LOUISIANA IN THE CIVIL WAR

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SCOPE & CONTENT

The goal of Louisiana in the Civil War is to provide an online resource of information and links to our great state's involvement in the war. Topics expected to be commonly covered are: Battles fought in Louisiana, battles that Louisianians participated in, unit histories, rosters, uniforms and equipment of Louisiana soldiers, personalities to include not only the leadership of the state and armies but the common soldier, flags and resources to research/read on the state's role in the war.



Louisiana in the Civil War strongly supports the input of the Civil War community. Submissions of stories, information, etc. are welcome and full credit will be given for what we share.

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Bourbeaux

Bourbeaux
Skirmish at Buzzard's Prairie (Chretien Point Plantation), October 15, 1863

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Monday, January 11, 2010

GOOGLE BOOKS: GREAT RESOURCE

Google Book downloads and Internet Archive downloads for Louisiana units. Again, this will be a work in progress. Here are a few to get you started. Click on the links below to download older books on these regiments (which are great resources):

3rd Louisiana Infantry

26th Louisiana Infantry

Richard Taylor's Destruction and Reconstruction

The Campaigns of Walker's Texas Division. This division of Texans fought across Louisiana from Millikens Bend in the Northeast to the Opelousas area in the south. Great account of events in Louisiana in 1863-1865.

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Coppens' Zouave Battalion

Coppens' Zouave Battalion
Lt. Colonel George Coppens (seated) and brother, Captain Marie Alfred Coppens.Image sold at auction on Cowan Auctions, for $14,375