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Mansfield, Louisiana Historical Markers

 
Battle of Mansfield entrance next to truck in distance. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
Battle of Mansfield entrance next to truck in distance.
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads April 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
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads April 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
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads April 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
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads April 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
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Double Churches 1850 Historic Site
Historic Site 1850 Double Churches 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 . . . — Map (db m105342) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant Historic 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
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Paul Boet 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 Boet and Marie de Laffitte. He immigrated to Louisiana in 1764 and eventually settled here in the Bayou . . . — Map (db m105228) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Texas Monument
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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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