Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, La. Trivia: no battle occurred here, but Oak Alley like other plantations along the river. was bombarded by passing fedral gunboats that plied up and down the river between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Because it sat further back at the end of its alley oaks that lead from the river to the main house, it was perhaps harder for the cannon balls to hit the main house. Down river at Duparc & Locoul (Laura), the family made the escape to the Louisiana Teche area - escaping with baby Laura under cover of a silver serving piece. The town of Donaldsonville, about fifteen miles upriver was a major bombardment target by the Union forces.
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