Portrait of Richard Taylor

Major General Richard Taylor’s victory at the Battle of Mansfield was the last major victory by a Confederate army during the Civil War. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Mansfield Facts

April 8, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Mansfield, also known as the Battle of Sabine Crossroads.

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Also Known As

  • Battle of Sabine Crossroads

Date

  • April 8, 1864

Location

  • Mansfield, Louisiana

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

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)

Result

  • Confederate victory

Significance

  • 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.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Mansfield Facts
  • Coverage April 8, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Mansfield
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date November 28, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 15, 2021
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