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Near Tallulah in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Burning of Richmond

 
 
Burning of Richmond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
1. Burning of Richmond Marker
Inscription. During the second week of May 1863, the Federals abandoned their supply line connecting Milliken's Bend with Hard Times. On June 4, the Confederates reoccupied Richmond. From Richmond, Gen. Dick Taylor launched an offensive to destroy the Union bases at Lake Providence, Milliken's Bend and Young's Point. When these attacks failed, Taylor hastened to south Louisiana. Gen. J.J. Walker was left in charge of Confederate efforts to relieve Vicksburg from the west. Before Walker could act, the Federals sent a strong force, led by Gen. J.A. Mower, into Madison Parish. On June 15, the Federals moved against Walker's command. Following a brief rear guard action fought about three-quarters of a mile north of this point, the Confederates evacuated Richmond.
Before returning to his base, Mower had his soldiers burn Richmond.
The town was never rebuilt.
 
Location. 32° 22.95′ N, 91° 12.473′ W. Marker is near Tallulah, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker is on Old U.S. Highway 65 (State Highway 603) 1.2 miles south of Lee Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 362 Old U.S. Highway 65, Tallulah LA 71282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Burning of Richmond Marker & nearby Skirmish at Richmond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
2. Burning of Richmond Marker & nearby Skirmish at Richmond Marker
Skirmish at Richmond (here, next to this marker); Schicker Mound (approx. 1.5 miles away); Scottland Plantation House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Tallulah (approx. 2.1 miles away); Madison Parish Confederate Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Crescent Plantation (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle of Millikenís Bend (approx. 6.3 miles away); Fitzhugh Mounds (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallulah.
 
Regarding Burning of Richmond. The marker is part of the Grant's March Trail in Louisiana.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Richmond, Madison Parish, LA June 15, 1863. Official Confederate and Union Reports (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
Generals Taylor, Mower & Walker. image. Click for full size.
Public Domain © PD-old, PD-US
3. Generals Taylor, Mower & Walker.
Area view looking north on Old Highway 65. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
4. Area view looking north on Old Highway 65.
Area view looking south on Old Highway 65. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
5. Area view looking south on Old Highway 65.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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