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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mansfield, Louisiana

Clickable Map of De Soto Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> De Soto Parish, LA (46) Caddo Parish, LA (167) Natchitoches Parish, LA (51) Red River Parish, LA (2) Sabine Parish, LA (11) Panola County, TX (20) Shelby County, TX (13)  DeSotoParish(46) De Soto Parish (46)  CaddoParish(167) Caddo Parish (167)  NatchitochesParish(51) Natchitoches Parish (51)  RedRiverParish(2) Red River Parish (2)  SabineParish(11) Sabine Parish (11)  PanolaCountyTexas(20) Panola County (20)  ShelbyCounty(13) Shelby County (13)
Mansfield is the parish seat for De Soto Parish
Mansfield is in De Soto Parish
      De Soto Parish (46)  
      Caddo Parish (167)  
      Natchitoches Parish (51)  
      Red River Parish (2)  
      Sabine Parish (11)  
      Panola County, Texas (20)  
      Shelby County, Texas (13)  
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1Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross RoadsApril 8. 1864 — Area of Third Confederate Charge —
Maj. Gen Walker, with Waul's and Surry's brigades, passed here parallel to the road during a charge that turned the Federal left flank and gained a position on the road in rear of Federal line.Map (db m105303) HM
2Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross RoadsApril 8. 1864 — Rail Fence Used as Barricade —
Here the Federal line extending from the South turned East along a rail fence forming a V. General Mouton's Division charged this line in the bloodiest part of battle. In this, the first Confederate charge, General Mouton was killed and the gallant . . . Map (db m105307) HM
3Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross RoadsApril 8. 1864 — Confederate Battle Line at 4:00 P.M.~First Phase of Battle —
From this point the line extended about 400 yards Northeast, thence East about a mile. It extended about a half mile South from here.Map (db m105293) HM
4Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross RoadsApril 8, 1864 — Area of Second Confederate Charge —
Randal's Brigade of Walker's Texas Infantry Div. charged across this area traveling parallel to the road, supporting Mouton's Division which made the first charge on Randal's left.Map (db m105305) HM
5Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Capt. Elijah Parsons Petty
In Memory of Capt. Elijah Parsons Petty C.S.A. age 34. Enlisted May 13, 1862 at Bastrop, Texas, for the war. Mustered in same day as Capt.. Co. F., 17th Regt. Texas Volunteer Infantry. Fought in Battle of Mansfield, killed at Pleasant Hill, La. . . . Map (db m178236) WM
6Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Captain Seth Roberts Field Monument
(Front) Captain Seth Robert Field Fell at Battle of Mansfield, April 8, 1864 Aged 29 Member Crescent Regiment of N.O. (Rear) Greater Love Hath No Man Than This. That a Man Lay Down His Life for his Friends - Or His Flag. A Gentleman . . . Map (db m177690) HM WM
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7Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Double Churches1850 — Historic Site —
The Dolet Hills or "Double Churches" community was organized by homestead settlers in the 1850's on a late 1700's Spanish Land Grant to Pierre Dolet. The Lord, Griffith and Pace families were among the earliest arrivals. There were many family . . . Map (db m105342) HM
8Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — General Alfred Mouton Monument
(Front) General Alfred Mouton 1829-1864 (Back) Prince C. J. de Polignac Lt. Colonel July 1861 Col. 5th Tenn. Inft. Aug 1862 Brigadier General Feb 1863 Major General Apr 1864 Twice promoted for gallantry on the fields of Richmond, . . . Map (db m177857) HM WM
9Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — General Dick Taylor Monument
To commemorate the victories of General Dick Taylor and his gallant soldiers at the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, April 1864Map (db m177856) HM WM
10Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Grove Hill Veterans Memorial
Seminole War William Matthews Civil War George W. Berry Joel A. Carrell Moses W. Collins Devereaux J. Ferguson John F Ferguson Marshall D. Fleniken Edward J. Griffith Thomas E. Hart William J. Horn Stephen D. Lord . . . Map (db m177946) WM
11Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — In Memory of Lieut. Colonel Franklin H. Clack. C.S.A.1828-1864
Lieut. Colonel Clack Died April 24. 1864 from wounds received while leading the charge of the Crescent Regiment - Battle of Mansfield, April 8, 1864.Map (db m177937) WM
12Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — James H. Beard Monument
(Front) In memory of James H. Beard Col. of the Crescent Regiment Fell at the Battle of Mansfield April 8, 1864 Age 31 Years Beard (Back) First Captain of the Shreveport Greys (Side) First to raise the flag when Color Bearer . . . Map (db m177851) HM WM
13Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Las Ormigas Spanish Land GrantHistoric Site — 1795 —
Historic Site 1795 Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant Ceded by the Spanish Crown to Jaciento Mora Six leagues square (207,360 acres) Mora Sold this Grant to Samuel Davenport Luther Smith William Barr Edward Murphy . . . Map (db m105336) HM
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14Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Louisiana MonumentBattle of Mansfield
(front) On April 8, 1864 Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor rode in front of the Louisiana Brigade of Brig. Gen. Alfred Mouton's division to prepare them for the impending battle. Taylor would later write that he had told them... "As they were . . . Map (db m177553) WM
15Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Mansfield Battle Park
In loving memory of the brave Confederate Soldiers who fought in this battle and to the courageous women who so nobly did their part.Map (db m177911) WM
16Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Original De Soto Court House — 1843 - 1854 —
Restored 1989 De Soto Historical Committee Eileen Latham Nabors Raymond E. PowellMap (db m177525) HM
17Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Paul Boüet Laffitte(1746-circa 1815)
The progenitor of the Laffitte family in northwest Louisiana was born in Pouyroquelaure, Gascony, France on March 4, 1746 to Francois Jean Boüet and Marie de Laffitte. He immigrated to Louisiana in 1764 and eventually settled here in the Bayou . . . Map (db m105228) HM
18Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Mansfield — Texas Monument
Texas Remembers her sons by whose valor and devotion the federal enemy was defeated at Mansfield, April 8, 1864 and thereafter in several bloody engagements driven from the Red River valley. . . . Map (db m105467) WM
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Feb. 5, 2023