Texas 16th Infantry (Confederate)

    08 Apr 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Mansfield at DeSoto Parish, LA.

    The Battle of Mansfield
    The Battle of Mansfield

    The Red River Campaign of 1864 was one General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant's initiatives to apply simultaneous pressure on Confederate armies along five separate fronts from Louisiana to Virginia. In addition to defeating the defending Confederate army, the campaign sought to confiscate cotton stores from plantations along the river and to give support to pro-Union governments in Louisiana. By early April, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks' Union army was about 150 miles up the Red River threatening Shreveport. C… Read More

    26 May 1865

    Texas 16th Infantry mustered out at Texas.