The Natchitoches Rotary Program for April Fool’s Day was no joke, but a real surprise when Interpretive Park Ranger, Michael Mumaugh arrived dressed in period costume as a Confederate soldier and read a letter written by one of the participants of the Battle of Mansfield to his wife. Representing the Interpretive Center at the Mansfield State Historic Site, Michael provided an historic overview of the most important Civil War battle west of the Mississippi as well as the exhibits, dioramas, and audio-visual presentations at the Center. He further addressed the battle strategy of the opposing forces along with the blunders of both. After many questions about the life and times of the soldiers in this historic battle, he invited everyone to visit the Mansfield Interpretive Center and pointed to upcoming 150th Anniversary Re-enactment of the battle set for April 26 and 27. For more information go to email@example.com.