Civil War Symposium

A free event commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Red River Campaign in Avoyelles Parish

Battle at Fort DeRussy, Battle of Mansura, Battle of Yellow Bayou is on May 17, 2014

Fresh Catch Bistreaux, 109 Tunica Drive E, Marksville, LA   71351

10:00am  – Civil War Overview in Avoyelles, Randy DeCuir, Author & Parish Historian

10:15am –  David Siess guides troops through Avoyelles, Carol Seiss Mills-Nichol, Author “The Forgotten Jews of Avoyelles Parish, La.”

11:00am –  “Battle at Fort DeRussy,” Steve Mayeux, Author

12:30pm – Optional Lunch at Fresh Catch Bistreaux (Buffet), $10  per person

1:30pm – Depart for Fort DeRussy

2:00pm – Fort DeRussy Site, 379 Fort DeRussy Road, Marksville LA   71351

Doyle Jennings, Marksville State Historic Site Manager

Angleo Piazza, Re-enactor

Fort DeRussy Cemetery,  250 Fort DeRussy Cemetery Lane, Marksville LA   71351

David Bettevy

Cemetery Volunteer

5:00pm – 150th Anniversary of Battle of Mansura

Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, L’Eglise Street, Mansura, LA   71350

(Soldiers will guard church entrance as in 1864), Cannon will be fired down Main Street after Mass by Mayor Kenneth Pickett and Judge Angelo Piazza and crew.

To  Register     Call 318.253.0585, 318.964.2025, 800.833.4195