LOUISIANA IN THE CIVIL WAR

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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.



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Bourbeaux

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

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Thursday, April 15, 2010



Pvt. Jules A. Hebert, Co. E, 30th Louisiana Infantry

(Courtesy of Denis Gaubert)

I came across Denis Gaubert's website, The Hellfire Stew Mess. The Hellfire Stew Mess is a small group of dedicated living historians in south Louisiana based out of Houma-Thibodaux area. Denis has several images of soldiers and one that he allowed me to use was tha tof Jules A. Hebert of Co. E, 30th Louisiana. Hebert's regiment served in the Western Theater bouncing between the Port Hudson-Jackson-Mobile area before it was attached to Brigadier-General Randall L. Gibson's Louisiana Brigade in June 1864. Hebert's regiment served with that brigade for the remainder of the war to its surrender at Meridian, Mississippi in May of 1865. Hebert, though, ended up deserting his regiment while on furlough in August of 1863...oddly, though, he also appears as enlisting in the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry. His enlistment dates conflict and overlap BUT it appears he left the 30th Louisiana to join the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry.

Just a neat picture: Notice the "E" on his hat, civilian clothes and Denis points out that Hebert is wearing two earrings. Its very difficult to see in my image. Take a run over to The Hellfire Stew Mess to see for yourself.

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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