Louisiana Civil War Battles

Farragut captures New Orleans by Julian Oliver Davidson.

Farragut captures New Orleans by Julian Oliver Davidson.

Taylor’s Operations in Louisiana West of Mississipi

LaFourche Crossing – June 20-21, 1863

Donaldsonville II – June 28, 1963

Kock’s Plantation – July 11-13, 1863

Stirling’s Plantation – September 29, 1863

Bayou Bourbeux – November 3, 1863

Red River Campaign

Fort DeRussy – March 14, 1864

Mansfield – April 8, 1864

Pleasant Hill – April 9, 1864

Blair’s Landing – April 12, 1864

Monett’s Ferry – April 23, 1864

Mansura – May 16, 1864

Yellow Bayou – May 18, 1864

“The bullets flew like hailstones… The cries of the wounded was dreadful to hear. Their cry was water water but they could not be helped as they were between the two lines.”

— Union Corporal Abial Edwards, referring to the Red River Campaign

Compiled and edited by Kathy Weiser-Alexander/Legends of America, updated May 2021.

Civil War Battles in Louisiana.

Civil War Battles in Louisiana.

Also See:

Campaigns of the Civil War

Civil War

Civil War Timeline & Leading Events

Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War


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