150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mansfield

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Battle of Mansfield was fought on April 8, 1864, just south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana.

The Battle of Mansfield was fought on April 8, 1864, just south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana.  Confederate forces commanded by Major General Richard Taylor attacked union forces commanded by Major General Nathaniel P. Banks a few miles outside the town of Mansfield, near Sabine Crossroads.  The battle was a decisive Confederate victory which stopped the advance of the Union army’s Red River Campaign during the American Civil War. 

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mansfield.  The reenactment will take place on April 26th & 27th at 2:00 p.m.