Mansfield State Historic Site Maps

Mansfield, LA

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Mansfield State Historic Site Description

With the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson in July 1863, the Mississippi River was entirely controlled by the Union. President Lincoln and his staff decided that the capture of Texas and the Trans-Mississippi headquarters at Shreveport, Louisiana, would be the next objective. The Union surmised that a successful Red River campaign would accomplish several important goals, from the confiscation of cotton to preventing French-Mexican forces from providing supplies and support to the Confederate troops. Like many important battles, the Mansfield-Pleasant Hill engagement was actually a series of

: 32.011, -93.665
: 178 acres (0.72 km²)
Official Link
: Mansfield State Historic Site

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