"The enemy had silently massed several regiments [actually just the 28th Louisiana] on the right of our brigade, and had suddenly opened such a front and flank fire up on the unionists there as mowed them down by scores. A few moments of stubborn fighting, and they retreated in disorder to teh middle of the large field whence they came...All the horses of Birge's staff officers, except one, were killed or wounded. The rebels with their peculiar wild-cat yell rushed upon them [Birge's staff] and made many prisoners."
LOUISIANA IN THE CIVIL WAR
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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