This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Battle of Mansfield. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Battle of Mansfield, LA, formed part of the Red River Campaign, when Union forces were attempting to occupy the state capital Shreveport. The Confederate commander Major General Richard Taylor chose Mansfield as the place where he would make his stand against the advancing Union army under Nathaniel Banks.
Taylor concentrated his forces at Sabine Crossroads, knowing that reinforcements were nearby. Banks prepared for a fight, though his own army was not fully assembled. After a brief resistance, the Union army was routed by the Confederates, consisting mainly of units from Louisiana and Texas, reportedly strengthened by hundreds of men breaking parole.
Banks’ mission was to destroy the Confederate army under Taylor and capture Shreveport, LA, thus seizing control of the Red River, and further tightening the Federals’ grip on the Confederacy.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of Mansfield Battlefield
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This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the American Civil War.