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Texas Infantry fight a rearguard action as the Confederates withdraw from Richmond, Louisiana

Skirmish at Richmond, Louisiana, June 15, 1863, Walker’s Texas Division Campaign Map, detail
06/15/1863
After Milliken's Bend, Federal forces advanced against Confederate General Walker's Texas Division and the Confederates were forced to pull back and abandon Richmond, Louisiana.  Units of the 18th Texas Infantry did fight a rear-guard action against General J. A. Mower's advancing force.  Although Walker's main force was able to escape, this only delayed the Union troops briefly and they were able to capture and burn the town.  Richmond was never rebuilt. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Richard Lowe, Walker’s Texas Division C.S.A.: Greyhounds of the Trans-Mississippi (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004), 105-106.
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