||Old River Lake
||Ditch Bayou, Lake Chicot, Lake Village, Furlough, Fish Bayou, Grand Lake
||Expedition to Lake Village (1864)
||June 6, 1864
||Brig. Gen. Joseph A. Mower [US]; Col. Colton Greene [CS]
||Two brigades of XVI Army Corps [US]; Marmaduke's Division [CS]
||280 total (US 180; CS 100)
||Maj. Gen. A.J. Smith ordered Brig. Gen. Joseph A. Mower to demonstrate against Lake Village.
Mower camped near Sunnyside Landing on the evening of June 5 and took up his line of march again the next
morning. The skirmishing Confederates fell back to Red Leaf where Col. Colton Greene and his men were
encamped. As the Federals advanced, Greene’s men, assisted by artillery, fought a delaying action at Ditch Bayou
and then withdrew to Parker's landing on Bayou Mason. The Union troops advanced to Lake Village, camped there
overnight, and the next day rejoined the flotilla on the Mississippi River at Columbia. The Rebels delayed the Union
advance but, eventually, allowed them to continue to their objective: Lake Village.