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Simmesport in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle Of Yellow Bayou

 
 
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September 2, 2016
1. Battle Of Yellow Bayou Marker
Inscription. Also known as Norwood's Plantation, fought on May 18, 1864. Last battle of Banks' Red River Campaign. General Richard Taylor's Confederate army failed to prevent Union army crossing Atchafalaya River at Simmesport.
 
Erected 1974 by Louisiana Tourist Development Commission.
 
Location. 30° 59.452′ N, 91° 50.536′ W. Marker is in Simmesport, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on State Highway 1 0.3 miles east of South Wayside Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Simmesport LA 71369, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Hall Plantation House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Moreauville (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); For God and Country (approx. 8.6 miles away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and Cemetery (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Battle Of Yellow Bayou Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
2. Battle Of Yellow Bayou Marker
Earthen Works at battle site image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
3. Earthen Works at battle site
Located in the Yellow Bayou Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2016. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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