Battle of Bayou Bourbeux
|Battle of Bayou Bourbeux|
|Part of the American Civil War|
Attack on the Sixtieth Indiana.
Frank Leslie, artist
|United States of America||Confederate States of America|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Stephen G. Burbridge||Thomas Green|
|Casualties and losses|
|26 dead||42 dead|
The Battle of Bayou Bourbeux also known as the Battle of Grand Coteau or the Battle of Carrion Crow Bayou (Carrion Crow is the Cajun French word for buzzard), which is present day Carencro Bayou, was fought in Southwestern Louisiana, west of the town of Grand Coteau, Louisiana during the American Civil War. The engagement was between the forces of Confederate Brigadier General Thomas Green and Union Brigadier General Stephen G. Burbridge.
Under orders from Major General Richard Taylor, Green launched the attack on the Union camp after receiving three infantry regiments on November 2. These regiments were led by Colonel Oran M. Roberts.
- The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate armies. Series 1, Volume 26 (Part I). United States War Department, 1889, Government Printing Office. See Official Records of the American Civil War.
- Colonel Oran M. Roberts Report, Battle of Bayou Bourbeux, November 3, 1863, Louisiana History, edited by Alwyn Barr, VI, No 1 (Spring 1965), pp 83-91
- The Civil War in Louisiana, John D. Winters, 1963, LSU Press, ISBN 0-8071-0834-0
- Yankee Autumn In Acadiana
- Confederate Mass Grave Historical Marker
- Lithograph of "Battle of Grand Coteau, La., November 3rd, furious attack on the Sixtieth Indiana, Colonel Owen, Frank Leslie, Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War, University of South Florida.
- Personal narrative from State Journal correspondent, November 9, 1863, Wisconsin Historical Society