America’s Civil War author Richard H. Holloway explores six Civil War-era sites in Alexandria and Pineville, La. George Armstrong Custer and his wife, Libbie, briefly made the area their home as the war came to a close in June 1865.

Red River, Alexandria, Louisiana

Fort Randolph, Pineville, Louisiana

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Alexandria, Louisiana

Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pineville, Louisiana

Kent Plantation House, Alexandria, Louisiana

This article first appeared in America’s Civil War magazine

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