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Irish Bend Marker Dedication

The Louisiana Society Order of Confederate Rose is proud to announce that we will be dedicating our 5th Louisiana State Historical Marker at the Battle of Irish Bend on September 30 at 10:00 a.m.
The marker says the following:

The Battle of Irish Bend
Part of the Union advance through La.
was known as the Teche Campaign. Union
trooops 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. Infl, 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.

Erected by the Louisiana Society Order of Confederate Rose