Upcoming event at battlefield site

Join living historian John Turner for this unique walk across the Mansfield battlefield. Authentically dressed as a soldier of a unit that participated in the battle, Turner will take guests into the unit’s lines, discussing its actions through the actual words and emotions of the soldiers who were there.

The gear and weaponry carried by Civil War soldiers in the field will also be presented and discussed.

The event will be held September 17th and is an ongoing event beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  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, or toll-free 888.677.6267.

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