Mansura, LA

May 16, 1864

Looking north at center of Confederate battle line.  The line ran north and south out of town, blocking all routes into Mansura, and faced west, left.  The Federals attacked and after a 3-hour battle the Confederates withdrew.

Photo and caption by Dave Comeau, October 1997


State historical marker at the site:

Battle of Mansura

Confederate forces under General Dick Taylor here formed battle line May 16, 1864, barring passage of General Banks retreating Union army.  The Battle of Mansura ended in withdrawal of Confederates.