On April 8, 1864, the Battle of Mansfield had started and taken place in Louisiana.
The battle was against the Confederates and the Union army. The battle was fought to help stop the advancing of the Union army under General Nathaniel Banks.
The outcome of the war was the Union ended up suffering casualties, the loss of supplies, and was demoralized. The Federals continued with their retreat, which went through the night to Pleasant Hill. In conclusion, it was a Confederate victory.