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    This Date in History

    April 9, 1864 the largest battle of the War for Southern Independence, known erroneously as "the Civil War," west of the Mississippi River, was fought at Pleasant Hill, Sabine Parish. The previous day, April 8, was the Battle of Mansfield.

    On April 8 Confederate forces under General Richard Taylor attacked Union forces, under the command of General Nathanial Banks, catching the Yanks piecemeal. Taylor had only 8,800 men while Banks had over 25,000 but Taylor stacked up the Federals on the narrow road through the wilderness. After the initial fight in the open, Moss Plantation, the Confederates used the thick woods to neutralize the numerically superior Union forces.

    The beaten Yanks retreated during the night, 17 miles, back to their base at Pleasant Hill. On the 9th Taylor, now with 12,500 men thanks to the arrival of Churchill's Corps of Arkansas and Missouri troops, attacked Bank's army. Banks had retained 12,100 men in line of battle while half his army, mostly the routed 13th Corps, limped back to Natchitoches. The Battle of Pleasant Hill began with Churchill's men striking the Yankee left flank, while General John Walker took Taylor's best unit, the Texas Division, straight down the road hitting the Union center. General Camille Polignac was in command of the remnants of the Louisiana Division which had done the bulk of the fighting the previous day, was depleted and held in reserve on the 9th. General John Major led Confederate cavalry around the Union right flank and captured the Blair's Landing Road. Turned on both flanks it looked bad for the Yanks but the Union 16th Corps, under General A.J. Smith, which was Banks' best unit, made a bold counter-attack and drove both Churchill's corps and Walker's Texans back. The fighting was up close and brutal. Walker stabilized his line just inside a stand of woods and stopped the 16th Corps' advance. Darkness put an end to the fighting.

    The next day, the beaten Federal army retreated back to Natchitoches and Grand Ecore.

    A little history...April 9th.

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    Re: This Date in History

    I assume Grand Ecore was a major crossing point back then?
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    Re: This Date in History

    And exactly one year later:

    General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

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    Re: This Date in History

    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    I assume Grand Ecore was a major crossing point back then?
    Not really a major crossing point, just down the river at St. Maurice, was the main east-west road and the ferryboat crossing of the Red River. The road from Natchitoches going east crossed at St. Maurice then went on to Harrisonburg and on to Natchez, Mississippi.

    Grand Ecore was a port. The Red River had changed course by-passing Natchitoches so a port was established there. Union gunboats and the supporting troop transports, supply ships, etc...were anchored at Grand Ecore.

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    Re: This Date in History

    May 23, 1934 a couple of crooks were gunned down in Bienville Parish, about 9 miles below Gibsland.

    You know who.

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    Re: This Date in History

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    May 23, 1934 a couple of crooks were gunned down in Bienville Parish, about 9 miles below Gibsland.

    You know who.
    For decades, one of my great uncle's ran a shoe shop in downtown Arcadia. He died many years ago (1990?). But I still remember him telling the story of that day in Arcadia, and how the Bienville Parish Sheriff's department brought the bullet-riddled car and mutilated bodies of Bonnie and Clyde up onto the courthouse steps for everyone to see up close and take pictures with. It was a public showing, and people drove in from miles around to see these dead bodies and that car up close that day. People were absolutely fascinated with Bonnie & Clyde, and that car. My uncle said people were taking pictures with the dead bodies right there on the steps and when the bodies were still in the car. Apparently the bodies were never removed from the car until they towed it to the courthouse. This was a very big deal for country people.

    Sometimes I wonder what ever happened to all those old, grotesque, personal photos that were taken that day? Years later when some of the citizen subjects in those old photos had passed on, did family members just throw the pics away? Did they keep 'em? Do they still have them, 4 or 5 generations later? It could be quite a shock for some young person today to be rummaging around in great, great, grandpa's old boxes only to find THAT. LOL!

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    Re: This Date in History

    B & C's car was displayed down by the old RR depot on Monroe street n Ruston. Vagely remember seeing it I believe it was a caramel brown
    color.

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    Pretty sure they toured the car to various towns for many years after they were killed.

    Here's a story on the story...

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    I seem to remember going to the State Fair, this would have been in the mid-70s, and them having an exhibit where you could pay to see the car. Don't know if it was really the car and I didn't go into the exhibit.

    My Great Aunt told me she once feed Bonnie and Clyde. She lived in Dubach near the railroad tracks and indicated Clyde came to the door asking if she could spare any food, said they were walking the tracks between towns. She did. Said he seemed like a nice enough fellow. Again don't know how much of that is factual, though it definitely was to her.

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    The wax museum in Arlington had the shot up car used in the movie. They had a lot of stuff about Bonnie and Clyde in that museum. This was back in the 70's. The Rangers had just started playing across the interstate.
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    Re: This Date in History

    It's D-Day...76 years ago our gallant troops were storming the beaches of Normandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    It's D-Day...76 years ago our gallant troops were storming the beaches of Normandy.
    Systemic racism says that was not a good day for the world.
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    July 2, 1863

    In Vicksburg the Confederate defenders were near the end. For 6 weeks they had held out against Grant's army, twice crushing Union attacks, but now the siege had taken its toll. There was no more food or fresh water to be found inside the city. The official surrender would come on July 4th because Confederate commander, General Pemberton, a native to Pennsylvania, thought the yankees would be in a concilatory mood on Independence Day and offer better terms. One of the most famous regiments in V'burg was the 3rd Louisiana Infantry, manning the redan by its own name, and surviving the mine blast and yankee attack thru the gap. There were companies, in the 3rd, from across north Louisiana.

    In Gettysburg, on this date, 1863, the second day of the great battle was raging. The Confederates had won on Day One, pushing the yanks back thru town. Day Two was highlighted by Longstreet's attack to the south, ending up at Little Round Top. That portion of the fight gets most of the press. But to the north, at Cemetery Hill, Confederates had charged up the hill and seized Union cannons. This attack was led by the famous (or infamous) Louisiana Tigers. The boys from the Pelican State held off two yankee counter-attacks but they were played out and needed reinforcements to hold the hill. Those were supposed to come by way of Anderson's Division, of North Carolina troops. But the Tar Heels got pinned down by yankee cannon fire and never reached the hill. Desperately the Tigers held off a third yankee attack. Then night fell. Seeing help would not arrive and knowing they could not hold on any longer, the Tigers were ordered to retreat. Reluctantly, amidst much grumbling, the Louisiana boys used the cover of darkness to steal away back to their own lines. There was also brutal fighting near there on Culp's Hill and a similar scenario played out and the Confederates also retired during the night.

    Day Two of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, was the single bloodiest day of the whole three-day battle. On the Union side a Minnesota regiment went into battle that morning with 378 officers and men...by that night, only 22 were left. The regiment had been wiped from the books.

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    Re: This Date in History

    I donít know how you got a normal soldier to do a head on charge against a position after him being in battle two other times. The carnage was brutal and relentless. It amazed me they never used a strategy attacking them and withdrawing and bleeding them rather than what was used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech70 View Post
    I don’t know how you got a normal soldier to do a head on charge against a position after him being in battle two other times. The carnage was brutal and relentless. It amazed me they never used a strategy attacking them and withdrawing and bleeding them rather than what was used.
    According to the sheeple, they were fighting and dying for the right to own slaves. Nothing to do with states rights and being over taxed. Just as long as slavery was not abolished. I suppose that was worth dying for?
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