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)
Joseph Palmer Blessington, The Campaigns of Walker’s Texas Division (New York: Lange, Little & Co., 1875), 110-112.
Transcription adapted from The Campaigns of Walker’s Texas Division (1875), by Joseph Palmer Blessington
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College