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Front Headquarters Department of the Gulf (U.S.A) Alexandria, LA., April 2, 1864 Maj. Gen. H.W. Halleck Headquarters of the Army Washington, D.C. General: — Our troops now occupy Natchitoches, and hope to be in Shreveport by…
Pleasant Hill was occupied by Union armies on April 7, 1864 beginning 3 days of fighting which culminated in the largest battle of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River being fought in and around the village on April 9, 1864. …
Front Battle for Shreveport The Confederate capital of Louisiana had been moved to Shreveport, also the headquarters of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department (All of the Confederacy west of the Mississippi River). The Red River Valley w…
Front You are standing on the corner of Main and 1st Streets downtown. The stores and shops were mostly to your left and behind you along Main Street. Some were along 1st Street. About 150 feet to your left was 2nd Street etc. Houses were scatt…
Front The Village of Pleasant Hill was founded at this location just inside the DeSoto Parish in 1846. Pleasant Hill was a major road intersection with roads radiating to Mansfield, Natchitoches, Grand Ecore, Ft. Jessup, Many, Red River (Pleasant…
The Stage Coach station was at this point, near the center of the Village of Pleasant Hill.
After the Battle of Pleasant Hill many brave men were put to rest her. Some wore gray, some wore blue.
By 1850 Old Pleasant Hill was a thriving community settled by the Blackshear, Jordan, Chapman, Childers and Elam families. Significant structures included the Methodist Church, Pierce-Payne College, Childers Mansion and the Elam House. When the Te…
Front In memory of the thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers buried in unmarked graves on this battlefield Rear At Pleasant Hill On the Battle-field at Pleasant Hill, the night following the engagement, a boy only ninete…
In Memory of the Confederates killed in the Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9, 1864