In honor of Veterans Day, the Mansfield Historic Site will look at the fate of those who survived the Civil War and what their lives were like once the war was over, as well as compare their stories with those veterans who returned home from war in later wars. We will also present stories of those who sought to make a new life for themselves as ranchers, cowboys, and prospectors in the open spaces of the American West. After the presentation, there will be a roll call in honor of all the regiments, United States and Confederate, that fought at the Battle of Mansfield.
Four volunteers are needed with Civil War uniforms, two Confederate and two Federal, to form a small honor guard and carry the Confederate and Federal colors. Following the annual presentation in the theater, there will be a formal roll call of the Confederate and Federal regiments that fought at the battle.
The site also wants to honor all American veterans that fought in the years before and since the Civil War.
The program will take place November 11 from 2- 5pm at the Mansfield State Historic Site located on La. Hwy. 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4.00 per person age 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are free. For more information, call (318) 872-1474 or (888) 677-6267, or visit our website at https://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/mansfie….