January 12, 2018 - 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. Why was the battle fought? What were the objectives of each side? At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, an in-depth presentation by the park historian using battlefield maps and informative slides will answer these questions and more.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Hwy. 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267, or visit www.LaStateParks.com