Sabine Crossroads(săb'ēn`), locality, De Soto parish, NW La., near Mansfield. There in the Civil War, Union forces under Nathaniel P. BanksBanks, Nathaniel Prentiss,
1816–94, American politician and Union general in the Civil War, b. Waltham, Mass. After serving in the Massachusetts legislature (1849–53), Banks entered Congress as a Democrat, was returned in 1855 as a Know-Nothing and became speaker of
..... Click the link for more information. , advancing on Shreveport, were defeated and driven back by Gen. Richard TaylorTaylor, Richard,
1826–79, Confederate general in the American Civil War, b. near Louisville, Ky.; son of Zachary Taylor. A Louisiana planter, he attained some political prominence and was a member of the Louisiana secession convention.
..... Click the link for more information. on Apr. 8, 1864.