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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


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 80 acres at Fort DeRussy Battlefield.

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Avoyelles Parish, LA | March 14, 1864
Result: Union Victory
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