Key facts about the Battle of Mansfield, also known as the Battle of Sabine Crossroads.
Also Known As
- Battle of Sabine Crossroads
- April 8, 1864
- Mansfield, Louisiana
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Nathaniel P. Banks
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General Richard Taylor
Union Forces Engaged
- Army of the Gulf
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Assembled soldiers from the Trans-Mississippi Department
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 12,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 14,000
Estimated Union Casualties
- 694 killed/wounded and 1,423 captured/missing
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 1,000 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
- Confederate victory
- The Battle of Mansfield was the deciding engagement in the Red River Campaign.
- The Confederate victory at the Battle of Mansfield marked the beginning of the Union retreat from the Red River Valley during the Red River Campaign.
- The Confederate victory at the Battle of Mansfield was the last major victory by a Confederate army during the Civil War.
Timeline of the Red River Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Red River Campaign in order.