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The Battle of Sabine Crossroads was a skirmish fought between the Confederate and Union soldiers on the 8th of April, 1864. It was one of the battles that formed the Red River Campaign. The Red River Campaign was a series of battles along the Red River during the Civil War where Union troops attempted to take the capital at the time, Shreveport. The Union troops ultimately lost The Red River Campaign and marked a substantial victory for the Confederate States.