Civil War Louisiana

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SCOPE & CONTENT

The goal of Civil War Louisiana 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. Civil War Louisiana seeks to also elaborate on the history of Union soldiers' role in Louisiana - their experiences, their perception of Louisiana's culture, climate, wildlife, etc., are all interesting materials as well.

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Captured Confederates at Gettysburg

Captured Confederates at Gettysburg
Confederates captured at Gettysburg. Some believe that these were three Louisiana "Tigers."

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fort Burton's Flag?

Flag of Fort Burton?



An old friend of mine, Steven Driskell, emailed me about Fort Burton's flag yesterday. Here is Steven's email:

"In regards to your Fort Burton post, a New York Times article (attached) mentioned that the rebel flag captured contained the following inscription: "God Armeth the Patriot." Curious about this, I did a Google search and found that a flag with the same inscription was sold at an auction in 2002.
See link:
http://antiquesandthearts.com/AW0-10-22-2002-12-27-34

I wonder if this is the flag of Fort Burton? "

It is VERY interesting that this flag would have THE exact wording on the flag as that of the New York Times article. Also, the article confirms it was a "Stars and Bars" flag. Here is part of the story below:


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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