Also the Battle Of Pleasant Hill,LA-April 9,1864. I visited Mansfield Battlefield State Park on Saturday. The park itself is relatively small. The good thing about is that it does sit at the site of the worst fighting. The park rangers were very helpful. The area where the Visitors Center is located and where the 77th IL,130th IL,48th OH and 96th KY were was called the "Hornet's Nest" of Mansfield. There is a walking trail around the area of the park on the north side of the Mansfield Road(now Hwy 175). There are markers along the trail that show the location of those Regiments and some other things of note. Honeycutt Hill,noted on the map,is a distinct feature. The open fields, across which the Confederate forces charged,are wooded now so it's hard to look out and visualize how much ground they had to cover under cannon fire before the Rebel infantrymen could engage. There was a moment when a chill went up my spine as I was standing on that hallowed ground. I read some of the soldiers' accounts of the battle in the Museum before I walked the grounds. The Park and Museum aren't the greatest picture taking venues,but I did take some. All-in-all it was a good day and well worth the time driving there and spent there.