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Fort DeRussy Battlefield

The Fort DeRussy State Historic Site on the Red River consists of an earthen fort and water battery. Union forces captured the fort as part of the Red River campaign in 1864.  The fort became a Louisiana State Historic Site in 1999.  Some of the earthworks, protected by the Friends of Fort DeRussy, are still discernible.  A cemetery is accessible from Route 1192.

Fort DeRussy Battlefield: What's Nearby

Marksville, LA
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort DeRussy State Historic Site
Marksville, LA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Kent Plantation
Alexandria, LA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Rosemont Plantation/ Home of Jefferson Davis
Woodville, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins
Frogmore, LA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Longwood
Natchez, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
The William Johnson House
Natchez, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Melrose
Natchez, MS
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Natchez National Cemetery
Natchez, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Grand Coteau, LA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Centenary State Historic Site and Jackson Confederate Cemetery
Jackson, LA

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 73 acres at Fort DeRussy Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Marksville, LA | March 14, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
317
Union
48
Confed.
269