The Battle of Irish Bend

The Battle of Irish Bend (HM21DT)

Location: Franklin, LA 70538 St. Mary Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 48.548', W 91° 28.289'

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Part of the Union advance through La. was known as the Teche Campaign. Union troops of the 4th Division XIX Army Corps tried to halt supplies for Confederate troops coming from Texas. On this site on April 14, 1863 Confederate Major Gen. Richard Taylor along with the 28th La. Inf., 2nd La. Cav., 12th Inf. Battn., 4th Texas Cav., St. Mary's Cannoneers and the Gunboat Diana halted the Union advance while the remainder of Taylor's army moved north. This marker honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
HM NumberHM21DT
Placed ByLouisiana Society Order of Confederate Rose
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 647712 N 3298615
Decimal Degrees29.80913333, -91.47148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 48.548', W 91° 28.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 48' 32.88" N, 91° 28' 17.34" W
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Area Code(s)337, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2027-2221 Irish Bend Rd, Franklin LA 70538, US
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