The Mansfield State Historic Site presents Riverboats in the Red River campaign. The event will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 21.
Using slides and images, this presentation will highlight the naval warships that were employed during the Red River Campaign, the Union’s failed attempt to capture Shreveport, Louisiana, in the spring of 1864. Learn about the capabilities and specifications of these 19th century vessels and compare them with naval ships of today. How these warships were used during the campaign and their fate afterward will also be discussed. (Photo: City-Class gunboat USS Mound City on Red River, spring 1864.)
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana. 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 locally, toll-free 888.677.6267.