Battle of Opelousas

Battle of Opelousas (HM1M3E)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 29.763', W 92° 5.316'

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Here, on October 21, 1863, during the Great Texas Overland Expedition, Union troops under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks, forced Confederates, under Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor, to evacuate Opelousas and move his defensive line 7 miles north. 12 days later, Taylor reclaimed Opelousas and pushed Banks south, ending Banks' 1863 campaign to capture Texas.
HM NumberHM1M3E
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Sons of Confederate Veterans, Mouton Camp No. 778
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Date Added Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 587463 N 3374106
Decimal Degrees30.49605000, -92.08860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 29.763', W 92° 5.316'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 29' 45.78" N, 92° 5' 18.96" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5985-6005 LA-182, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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