Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton

Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton (HM1MUC)

Location: Belcher, LA 71004 Caddo Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 44.832', W 93° 49.972'

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During the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the U.S. Army and Air Corps divided itself into two opposing armies for practice for possible war in Europe. Among the noted commanders in the maneuvers, was General George S. Patton. His mechanized armored forces launched a flanking attack on Shreveport from a point near Lake Charles and proceeded northward through East Texas and entered north Louisiana just north of Caddo Lake. Before attacking Shreveport from the north, his forces camped overnight on September 27th just to the west of Belcher. The next day the forces proceeded through Belcher and Dixie and successfully attacked Shreveport.
Placed ByRed River Crossroads Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 421974 N 3623568
Decimal Degrees32.74720000, -93.83286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.832', W 93° 49.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 49.92" N, 93° 49' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320 Gray St, Belcher LA 71004, US
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