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The Shaifer Farmstead

From here you see where the nineteenth century path intersects with the auxiliary

From here you see where the nineteenth century path intersects with the auxiliary "plantation road." During the battle, this road provided the Union command a direct link with their left flank engaged along the Bruinsburg Road to the north.

Historically, the Shaifers had used this road to carry produce to the landing on Bayou Pierre for transport to market. Unlike many plantations that produced cotton almost exclusively, the Shaifer farm and others in this area grew fruits and vegetables commercially.

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