Historic SiteDuring the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the U.S. Army and Air Corps divided itself into two opposing armies for practice for possible war in Europe. Among the noted commanders in the maneuvers, was General George S. Patton. His mechanized armored forces launched a flanking attack on Shreveport from a point near Lake Charles and proceeded northward through East Texas and entered north Louisiana just north of Caddo Lake. Before attacking Shreveport from the north, his forces camped overnight on September 27th just to the west of Belcher. The next day the forces proceeded through Belcher and Dixie and successfully attacked Shreveport.
|Placed By||Red River Crossroads Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 421974 N 3623568|
|Decimal Degrees||32.74720000, -93.83286667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 44.832', W 93° 49.972'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 44' 49.92" N, 93° 49' 58.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 320 Gray St, Belcher LA 71004, US|
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