Rebels on the Red (150th Anniversary of the Civil War in Louisiana) [ePub]

by Randy Decuir

Over 50 portraits of Confederates dressed in uniform are included in this short illustrated history of the Red River Campaign.

The Red River Campaign
Spring, 1864

AVOYELLES PARISH
March 11 – Yankees cross Atchafalaya at Simmesport 
March 13 - Boute de Bayou skirmish near Moreauville
March 14 – Confederate Fort DeRussy is captured 

RAPIDES PARISH
March 16-20 –Union troops occupy Alexandria 
March 21 – Skirmish at Henderson Hill 

NATCHITOCHES PARISH
March 31 – Union troops occupy Natchitoches 
April 2 – Skirmish at Crump’s Corner 
April 3 – Union captures Port of Grand Ecore 

DESOTO PARISH
April 7 – Skirmishes at Wilson’s Farm & Tenmile Bayou 
April 8 – Battle of Sabine Crossroads (Mansfield) 

SABINE PARISH
April 9 – Battle of Pleasant Hill 

NATCHITOCHES PARISH
April 10-21 -Union troops hold up at Grand Ecore 
April 23 - Battle of Cloutierville & Monette’s Ferry 

RAPIDES PARISH
May 1 – Entire Union army back in Alexandria 
May 7 – Union navy retires to Alexandria 
May 11 -13 Bailey’s Dam built to free trapped ships 

AVOYELLES PARISH
May 4 - USS Covington & Warner sink at Dunn’s Bayou
May 16 - Battle of Marksville
May 17 – Battle of Mansura 
May 18– Battle of Moreauville
May 18 – Battle of Yellow Bayou 
May 19- Union army re-crosses Atchafalaya and retreats to Baton Rouge

14.10.2011

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