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Site of first Catholic school in Avoyelles Parish - 1855. Founded by Daughters of the Cross of Treguier, France, under Mother Mary Hyacinth Le Conniat on request of Bishop Martin. Battle of Mansura, May 16, 1864, began on Convent grounds.
Desfossé HouseDr. Jules Charles Desfossé, second mayor of Mansure, acquired this c. 1790 house and rebuilt is c. 1850. This Louisiana French Colonial style dwelling was the 1st structure in Avoyelles Parish listed on the National Reg…
Incorporated 1860. Long recognized for its culinary artistry in the preparation of Cochon de Lait. The 1960 Louisiana Legislature officially designated Mansura "La Capitale de Cochon de Lait" in honor of its Centennial year.
English SideConfederate 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.French SideBataille De MansuraLes Sudi…