Alexandria - Pineville, LA

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Forts Buhlow and Randolph
Park Museum and Visitor Center
Red River Campaign Overview
2. Alexandria: Wikipedia
3. Pineville: Wikipedia
4. Civil War Traveler: Louisiana: Alexandria and Pineville
5. Off the Beaten Path in Alexandria, Louisiana

6. Alexandria National Cemetery
7. Louisiana History Museum, Alexandria, Louisiana
8. Bailey's Dam

9. Bailey's Dam: Wikipedia
10. Bailey's Dam Site - Archiplanet

11. Louisiana Riverfronts: Alexandria-Pineville - Louisiana
12. Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site
13. State park featuring Civil War-era forts opens in Pineville
14. State park in Central Louisiana features 2 Civil War-era forts

Alexandria and Pineville are on opposite sides of the Red River 125 miles south of Shreveport. An Alexandria & Pineville historic tour guide and the booklet "Away For A Day In Central Louisiana" are available from the Alexandria-Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Alexandria-Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 8110
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301
Telephone (318) 443-7049

Bailey's Dam   2
Bailey's Dam Marker
Confederate Hospital Site
Confederate Monument (Alexandria)
Fort Buhlow
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Fort Randolph   2
Kent House
Lake Buhlow
Lake Pierson
National Cemetery
O. K. Allen Bridge  2   3
Old LSU   2
VA Hospital

(March 1996)  Looking up the Red River at Alexandria

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(March 1996) Pineville marker for Bailey's Dam. US-71 near approach to the  O. K. Allen Bridge

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(November 27, 2010Enlarge Red River Looking from Pineville to Alexandria

This is a photo taken on Saturday Nov 27, 2010 in the morning on a cool but clear day looking from the Bailey's Dam overlook on the Pineville side of the Red River to Alexandria, Louisiana across the Red River

During the Red River Campaign, Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter's fleet was stranded here due to extremely low water levels. Currently there are a series of locks to make the river easier to traverse, so it is difficult to visualize the low water level in the Spring of 1864 from the current photo. The city of Alexandria was burned to the ground by Federal troops on their retreat so all buildings in this view post-date the war

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(November 27, 2010Enlarge The Dam Works

This interpretive marker at the Bailey's Dam overlook tells of the success of Bailey's Dam which saved the Federal fleet

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(November 27, 2010Enlarge The Red River Campaign March 1864

This interpretive marker largely gives information about the naval operations in the Red River Campaign. This marker is located at the Bailey's Dam overlook pavilion

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(November 27, 2010Enlarge Bailey's Dam Overlook

There are panels and a covered pavilion on the shore of the Red River. Near this site was a swing-dam designed by Lt. Col. Joseph Bailey which allowed the water levels to rise high enough for the Union fleet to escape

As a sidelight, Alexandria is located in Rapides Parish and the parish name is for the rapids in the river which would undoubtedly be a hazard to shipping. Today dredging and modern locks have changed the river so only the name is a reminder of past challenges

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