Plains Store, LA

May 21, 1863

Crossroads where the most intense fighting of the battle occurred. The Union attack came from the left along that road, hitting the Confederates positioned at the crossroads. The Confederates then retreated back to Port Hudson along the road on the opposite side of the crossroads.

Photo and caption by Dave Comeau, October 1997


State historical marker at the site:

Battle of Plains Store

On May 21, 1863, a two-story building near this site housing Young's store and the Plains Masonic Lodge was the center of a battle between Colonel William R. Miles' Legion comprised of Confederate troops from Louisiana and units of General C.C. Augur's division of Union forces advancing on Port Hudson. Casualties: Union, 100; Confederate, 89.