War on the Red: A look at the Red

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In partnership with the Louisiana Office of State Parks and the Mansfield State Historic Site, Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) opened a temporary exhibit entitled, “War on the Red: A look at the Red River Campaign of 1864.” The exhibit is on display until June 30 at the US Army Corps of Engineers Grand Ecore Visitor Center.

Cane River National Heritage Area Ranger Michael Mumaugh will lead a lecture that examines the River Campaign in April 1864 on Saturday, May 12 at 2 pm at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.

“At the time of the Red River Campaign, the outcome of the Civil War appeared to be decided,” remarked CRNHA Heritage Ranger Michael Mumaugh. The Red River Campaign, which included the largest combined army- navy operation of the war, has been referred to as the last decisive Confederate victory of the war. The lecture and exhibit are free and open to the public.