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Belcher in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton

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Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
1. Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton Marker
Inscription. During the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the U.S. Army and Air Corps divided itself into two opposing armies for practice for possible war in Europe. Among the noted commanders in the maneuvers, was General George S. Patton. His mechanized armored forces launched a flanking attack on Shreveport from a point near Lake Charles and proceeded northward through East Texas and entered north Louisiana just north of Caddo Lake. Before attacking Shreveport from the north, his forces camped overnight on September 27th just to the west of Belcher. The next day the forces proceeded through Belcher and Dixie and successfully attacked Shreveport.
 
Erected by Red River Crossroads Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 44.832′ N, 93° 49.972′ W. Marker is in Belcher, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Gray Street (State Highway 3049) north of Parish Road 136, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Fire Station #4. Marker is in this post office area: Belcher LA 71004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belcher Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Belcher Mound (approx. mile away); First State Bank of Belcher
Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
2. Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Ruben V. Glassell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Bluff Ferry (approx. 2 miles away); Lynn Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Oil City (approx. 8 miles away); First Over Water Oil Well (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belcher.
 
Also see . . .
1. Louisiana Maneuvers - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 13, 2015.)
2. The U.S. Army GHQ Maneuvers of 1941 by Christopher R. Gabel. Detailed study on the Louisiana Maneuvers from the Center of Military History, United States Army. (Submitted on August 13, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
View to South Along Gray Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
3. View to South Along Gray Street
Marker is on left (east) side of street
View to North Along Gray Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
4. View to North Along Gray Street
Marker is on right (east) side of street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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