Capital of Confederate Louisiana
— May 1, 1862 - January 23, 1862 —After the Union occupation of New Orleans and surrounding territory in the spring of 1862 the state offices were moved to Opelousas. From here Governor Thomas Moore issued an address to the people urging them to continue the struggle, and the state legislature met here in December, 1862. But in January 1863, rumored Federal offensives caused the removal of the Capital to Shreveport. On April 20 Union forces occupied Opelousas but soon left to take part in the first Red River campaign.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 587881 N 3378246|
|Decimal Degrees||30.53336667, -92.08390000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 32.002', W 92° 5.034'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 32' 0.12" N, 92° 5' 2.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 102-198 Ronald Reagan Hwy, Opelousas LA 70570, US|
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