Mansfield SHS presents Lafayette of the South: Prince Camille de Polignac

Mansfield SHS presents Lafayette of the South: Prince Camille de Polignac
March 14, 2020

Of all the general officers produced during the American Civil War, perhaps none was as intriguing as Prince Camille Armand de Polignac of France. Of noble lineage and the highest ranking foreign-national to serve in the Confederate army, Polignac led a brigade and subsequently a division of Louisiana and Texas troops with distinction at the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. A royal soldier of fortune and adventurer who excelled in mathematics, science, and the art of war, Prince de Polignac would serve in three major wars of the mid-19th century and become a skilled military officer. Come learn about this unique personality who would go down in history as "The Lafayette of the South."

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Hwy. 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267.

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Mansfield State Historic Site
15149 Highway 175
Mansfield, LA 71052