(Right) U.S. Gunboat Fort Hindman - Mississippi River Fleet. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-34035. Click on image for full view.

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Forts Randolph and Buhlow

State Historic Site

135 Riverfront Street

Pineville, LA 71360

●  Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site

    The Confederates built Forts Randolph and Buhlow on the Red River at Pineville after the

     Red River Campaign. Their purpose was to thwart future Union attacks. The state historic

     site that interprets these Confederate forts also includes the remains of Bailey's Dam.


●  Bailey's Dam on the Civil War Trust website


●  Joiner, Gary D. Through the Howling Wilderness: The 1864 Red River

    Campaign and Union Failure in the West. Knoxville: University of Tennessee

    Press, 2006.


●  Nystrom, Justin A. "Red River Campaign." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of

    Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the

    Humanities, 2010. Article published July 27, 2011. http://www.knowla.org/



●  Winters, John D. The Civil War in Louisiana. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State

    University Press, 1963.

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