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I've been puzzling over this name for a little while, and thought I would ask around here. The name "Mershon" is mentioned on two separate maps that I have from the Civil War. They are Confederate maps of roads and general land information around northwest Louisiana, and presumably where used during the Red River Campaign.   In one instance, a… (Show more)
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A few years ago I did a project in Northwestern Louisiana, within which I geoferenced scans of a few maps in the NARA Z-33 record group. You can see them at crhim.legiongis.com/map by activating the "Confederate Maps" or "Confederate Road Survey" layer in the Historic Maps menu.   At the time I was not able to find much information on these maps,… (Show more)