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The Battle of Irish Bend

Part of the Union advance through La. was known as the Teche Campaign. Union troops of the 4th Division XIX Army Corps tried to halt supplies for Confederate troops coming from Texas. On this site on April 14, 1863 Confederate Major Gen. Richard Taylor along with the 28th La. Inf., 2nd La. Cav., 12th Inf. Battn., 4th Texas Cav., St. Mary's Cannoneers and the Gunboat Diana halted the Union advance while the remainder of Taylor's army moved north. This marker honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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