In partnership with the Louisiana Office of State Parks, Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will host a morning coffee chat entitled, “War on the Red: A look at the Red River Campaign of 1864” Saturday, April 28 at 10 am at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Grand Ecore Visitor Center.
Guest lecturer Scott Dearman, Park Manager of Mansfield State Historic Site will take guests on an examination of the Red River Campaign of 1864. “The Battle of Mansfield was one of the largest Civil War battles fought west of the Mississippi. Heroism and sacrifice abounded as both sides clashed from daybreak to sunset in the fields and woods of Northwest Louisiana, in what would become the last major victory of the War for Confederate arms,” remarked Dearman. During the lecture, Dearman will use battlefield maps and informative slides to answer questions about the logistics, objectives and outcomes of the campaign.
At the conclusion of Dearman’s presentation, guests are encouraged to stay for a Q&A segment where questions about the Civil War as well as artifacts found around the Grand Ecore site and Mansfield Battlefield will be taken.
The lecture is free and open to the public.