Battle of Port Jefferson

 

Date(s): May 6-8, 2011

Location: Jefferson, Texas

Description:

  • Union and Confederate re-enactors stage mock battle in Jefferson, Texas.

  • Jefferson's actual role in the Civil War was as a manufacturing and supply depot for the Confederacy.

  • More than 700 Civil War period military and civilian re-enactors descend upon Jefferson for the two-day engagement.

  • The situation presents what might have happened in and around Jefferson if Federal troops had been successful in the Red River Campaign and captured Shreveport.

  • The battles included infantry, cavalry, and artillery.

Red River Campaign [March-April 1864]*

Photogallery:

Parade on Austin Street

 

Skirmish on Austin Street

 

Battle at Tuscumbia Ranch

 

Results: Inconclusive

Battlefield Websites:

Lodging and Restaurants: Texas Tourism

Revised 07/20/2013