Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Red River Campaign" Highlights Several New Displays At the Confederate Memorial Hall Museum

Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor
Confederate Cmdr. in Red River Campaign
(M.D. Jones collection)
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Red River Campaign was fought in Louisiana and Arkansas in 1864. Using artifacts donated long ago to Memorial Hall by participants in that crucial action, the museum revisits Louisiana's part of the Red River Campaign in a series of new displays in the Annex. Also, be sure to see their Photographic Exhibit on the Camp Nicholls Soldiers Home depicting the history of what was often the last "battle" engaged in by the Confederate veterans in New Orleans.
Other new displays showcase rarely seen flags and uniforms, some of which have not been on display in the modern era. Their recently produced DVD on the history of the Museum is also for sale in the gift shop and on their website. The website will also sport a new look, coming soon.

            The Confederate Memorial Hall Museum is located at 929 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130,
Here is a selected list of books on the Red River Campaign:
            One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864 (The American Crisis Series by Gary Dillard Joiner (Dec 20, 2002),
             Richard Taylor and the Red River Campaign of 1864 by Samuel Mitcham Jr. (Apr 27, 2012)
             The Red River Campaign of 1864 and the Loss by the Confederacy of the Civil War by Michael J. Forsyth  (Apr 13, 2010).
             War Along the Bayou: The 1864 Red River Campaign in Louisiana by William Riley Brooksher (Feb 2001).
             General Mouton's Regiment: The 18th Louisiana Infantry by Michael Dan Jones (Oct 1, 2012)


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