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Pleasant Hill

Battle Name : Pleasant Hill

Date(s) : 09 April 1864

Part of : American Civil War , Western Theatre, 1864 , The Red River Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for American Union Forces over American Confederate Forces

Type of battle : Land


After they had been "most gloriously flogged" the previous day at Sabine Crossroads and fallen back to Pleasant Hill, the Union army under Banks was given heart by the 2 veteran divisions under A.J.Smith formed up there ready to fight. Taylor was keen to repeat his victory of yesterday, and came on with speed, attempting another centre and flank attack to again break the line, but Smith's veterans held and counter-attacked the extended Confederate line turning defeat into victory for the Union. That night both sides withdrew.