Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Small Bayou Battle

The Battle of Bayou Bourbeux was fought November 2nd 1863 in Southwestern Louisiana.

The Battle of Bayou Bourbeux [also known as Battle of Grand Coreau] took place west of the town Grand Coteau, Louisiana November 2nd 1863.  Confederate Brigadier General Thomas Green received orders to make an attack on the Union camp located there, from Confederate Major General Richard A Taylor.  The Union camp was under the command of Brigadier General Stephen Gano Burbridge.

The casualties were light with  26 Union dead and 42 Confederate dead.

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