Mansfield is the parish seat of DeSoto Parish Louisiana and is an ideal location for the family research material dedicated in honor of the Veach and Foshee families.

The Mansfield Female college is rich with memories of historical north Louisiana. It is located three miles from the Civil War battlesite of Mansfield/Pleasant Hill. The battle of Mansfield was an important struggle for control of one of the South's largest and richest cotton districts as well as Shreveport, the rebel capital of Louisiana. Information on this strategically important battle may be found on the site maintained by the Civil War Preservation Trust. Click here to visit the site.