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As a result of rapid industrial development and the changing demands of an evolving economy during the late 1940s, the people of the Sabine River area, both in Texas and Louisiana, realized a need to provide for the future of the area. In 1949, th…
Established in 1822 under Gen. Zachary Taylor as a major American fort on the southwestern frontier. It later became known as the Cradle of the Mexican War.
Historical park 125 yards from here.
...and remaining buildings of
old Fort Jesup.
Erected by the State of Louisiana
and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Entrance to controversial Neutral Strip bounded by Sabine River West and Arroyo Hondo East. It was claimed by the U.S. after Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and by Spain as the ancient boundary of Mexico.
Both Gen. Taylor's and Gen Banks' troops obtained drinking water from this cistern while each army occupied Pleasant Hill during the Red River Campaign in April 1864. The stage coach station stood a few feet north of here.
On this 4 square miles in around the village of Pleasant Hill, approx. 15,000 Confederates under Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor attacked approx. 25,000 Union troops under Maj. Gen. N. P. Banks on April 9, 1864. That was the 3rd day of fighting …
This road leads
to old cemetery where
soldiers of both armies
who fell in the
Battle of Pleasant Hill,
On this site, then the town of Pleasant Hill, on April 9th, 1864 Gen. Richard Taylor with 12,000 Confederates attacked the town, occupied behind log breastworks by Gen. Banks and 25,000 Federal troops. Through the afternoon the battle raged. That …
Pierce and Payne College building used for a Federal hospital to care for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Pleasant Hill was near here.
Sabine River was the western boundary of the neutral stripfrom 1806 to 1820Pendleton CrossingMarked by the State of Louisianaand the Daughters of the American RevolutionA.D. 1951