Battle Of Irish Bend

Battle Of Irish Bend (HM1LM8)

Location: Franklin, LA 70538 St. Mary Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 47.49', W 91° 30.004'

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April 14, 1863

Also called by the Confederates the battle of Nerson's Woods or Franklin. In the Teche campaign the Federals followed the retreating Confederates from Bisland. Units of the Federal army under Gen. C.C. Grover landed from transports on Grand Lake and were engaged by the Confederates under Gen. Richard Taylor two miles northeast of this site. Meanwhile other Federals under Gen. Godfrey Weitzel entered Franklin from the east, forcing Taylor to abandon his lines. A stubborn delaying action by Gen. A.A. Mouton enabled Taylor to cross Bayou Yokeley and march to Jeanerette up the old Iberia Road.
HM NumberHM1LM8
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Date Added Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 2:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 644974 N 3296625
Decimal Degrees29.79150000, -91.50006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 47.49', W 91° 30.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 47' 29.4" N, 91° 30' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)337, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-197 LA-3069, Franklin LA 70538, US
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