(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
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.
● Joiner, Gary D. Through the Howling Wilderness: The 1864 Red River
Campaign and Union Failure in the West. Knoxville: University of Tennessee
● 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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