LOUISIANA IN THE CIVIL WAR

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Works by Art Bergeron

Whenever doing research on Louisiana in the Civil War there is one name that will ALWAYS appear: Art Bergeron. Art is well known in the Civil War community, greatly missed and greatly appreciated, especially by Louisianians. Thanks to Mr. Lawrence Hewitt, I am able to list books, articles, essays, etc. that Art published. You will notice a large percentage of his work focused on Louisiana/Louisianians in the Civil War.


BOOKS

Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, Volume 2: Essays on America's Civil War, with Lawrence Lee Hewitt (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010)

Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, Volume 1: Classic Essays on America's Civil Warr , with Lawrence Lee Hewitt (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010)

A Thrilling Narrative: The Memoir of a Southern Unionist (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2006)

The Civil War in Louisiana. Part B: The Home Front (Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2004)

The Civil War in Louisiana. Part A: Military Activity (Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2002)

Louisianians in the Civil War, with Lawrence L. Hewitt, (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2002)

"Duty Called Me Here:" The Soldier Comrades of the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier (Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, 2000)

Tudor Hall: The Boisseau Family Farm (Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, 1998)

The Civil War Reminiscences of Major Silas T. Grisamore, C. S. A. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993) - a selection of the History Book Club

Confederate Mobile, 1861-1865 (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1991) - a selection of the History Book Club - paperback edition, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989; paperback edition, 1996)

Boone's Louisiana Battery: A History and Roster, with Lawrence L. Hewitt (Baton Rouge: Elliott's Bookshop Press, 1986)

Miles' Louisiana Legion: A History and Roster, with Lawrence L. Hewitt (Baton Rouge: Elliott's Bookshop Press, 1984)

Civil War Records at the Louisiana State Archives (Baton Rouge: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1981)

Post Hospital Ledger, Port Hudson, Louisiana, 1862-1863, with Lawrence L. Hewitt (Baton Rouge: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1981)

Reminiscences of Uncle Silas: A History of the Eighteenth Louisiana Infantry (Baton Rouge: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1981)

Calendar of Documents of the Opelousas Post, 1764-1789 (Baton Rouge: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1979)


ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

“Fort Berwick and Fort Chene: Guardians of the Attakapas,” Louisiana History, Vol. XLVII, No. 4 (Fall 2006), pp. 435-50

“Captain Daniel Scully’s Diary of the Red River Campaign, 1864,” Military History of the West, Vol. XXXV (2005)

“Dennis Haynes and His ‘Thrilling Narrative of the Sufferings of...the Martyrs of Liberty of Western Louisiana,’” Louisiana History, XXXVIII (1997)

"The Jackson Barracks Civil War Document Collection," Louisiana History, XXXVI (1995)

"A Colonel Gains His Wreath: Col. Henry Gray's Louisiana Brigade at Mansfield," Civil War Regiments, IV (1994)

"Louisiana's Free Men of Color in Gray," The Journal of Confederate History, XI (1994)

"The Yellow Jackets Battalion: The 10th Louisiana Infantry Battalion," Civil War Regiments, III (1993)

"Fort Buhlow and Fort Randolph: Confederate Defenses on Red River," Louisiana History, XXXII (1991)

"Free Men of Color in Grey," Civil War History, XXXII (1986)

"Confederate Coastal Defences in Louisiana," Periodical (Journal of the Council of America's Military Past), XIII (1985)

"General Richard Taylor as a Military Commander," Louisiana History, XXIII (1982)

"A Report on Education in North Louisiana, 1871," North Louisiana Historical Journal, XI (1980)

"Genealogical Resources and Services of the Louisiana State Archives," Attakapas Gazette, XIII (1978)

"Robert C. Kennedy: Louisiana Confederate Secret Agent," Louisiana Review, VI (1977)

"Attempt to Seize the U.S.S. Rattler," North Louisiana Historical Journal, VIII (1977)

"The Twenty-Second Louisiana Consolidated Infantry in the Defense of Mobile, 1864-1865," Alabama Historical Quarterly, XXXVIII (1976)

"Skirmish at Boutte Station and Des Allemands," Louisiana Review, V (1976)--reprinted in St. Charles Herald, March 9, 1978

"Prison Life at Camp Pratt," Louisiana History, XIV (1973)

"'They Bore Themselves With Distinguished Gallantry': The Twenty-Second Louisiana Infantry," Louisiana History, XIII (1972)


CHAPTERS OR ESSAYS IN EDITED BOOKS

“Charles William Field,” “Richard Taylor,” and “Thomas Hart Taylor” in Kentuckians in Gray: Confederate Generals and Field Officers of the Bluegrass State, ed. by Bruce Allardice and Lawrence Hewitt (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2008)

"The Battle of Olustee," in Black Soldiers in Blue: African-American Troops in the Civil War Era, ed. by John David Smith (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002)

Seven entries in American National Biography, ed. by John A. Garraty (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

"Franklin Buchanan" and "Stephen Russell Mallory," in Encyclopedia of the Confederacy, ed. by Richard N. Current, 4 vols. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993)

"Mansfield Lovell," in Leadership During the Civil War, ed. by Roman J. Heleniak and Lawrence L. Hewitt (Shippensburg, Pa.: White Mane Publishing Co., Inc., 1992)

Sixty-one biographies in The Confederate General, ed. by William C. Davis, 6 vols. (Harrisburg, Pa.: The National Historical Society, 1991-1992)

"Thomas O. Moore," "Henry W. Allen," and "John J. McKeithen," in The Louisiana Governors, ed. by Joseph G. Dawson III (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990)

"The Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill," Civil War Battlefield Guide: America's Hallowed Ground, ed. by Frances H. Kennedy (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1990)

Eighty-four entries in A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography, Glenn R. Conrad (gen. ed.), 2 vols. (New Orleans: Louisiana Historical Association, 1988)

"The Civil War," in Iberville Parish History, ed. by Judy Riffel (Baton Rouge: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1985)

"The Civil War" in The Lafourche Country: The People and The Land, ed. by Philip D. Uzee (Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, 1985)

"Franklin Buchanan," "Josiah Gorgas," "Fitzhugh Lee," and "Leonidas Polk," in Dictionary of American Military Biography, ed. by Roger J. Spiller (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, Inc., 1984)

"Civil War," in A History of Pointe Coupee Parish and Its Families, ed. by Judy Riffel (Baton Rouge: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1983)

"Louisiana State Archives," in A Guide to the History of Louisiana, ed. by Light T. Cummins and Glen Jeansonne (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982)

"The Name 'Lecompte'" and "Civil War Touches the Area," in Lecompte: Plantation Town in Transition, ed. by Sue L. Eakin and Patsy K. Barber (Baton Rouge: Venture Publications, Inc., 1982)

"William Wright Heard," "Newton Crain Blanchard," and "Jared Young Sanders," in Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, edited by Robert Sobel and John Raimo, 4 vols. (Westport, Conn.: Meckler Books, 1978), Vol. II


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“Victor Braud, Released Upon Taking Oath, Finds ‘Job’ in Union Army,” Fort Delaware Notes, LVI (February 2006), pp. 19-20

“The Odyssey of a 30-Pdr. Parrott: Lost, Found, Buried, Rescued, Gone,” The Artilleryman, XXVI, No. 3 (Summer 2005)

"Three-Day Tussle at Hatcher's Run," America's Civil War, XVI, No. 1 (March

2003)

"The Battle of Mobile Bay," Blue & Gray, XIX, Issue 4 (April 2002)

"Introduction" to Delavan S. Miller, Drum Taps in Dixie: Memories of a Drummer Boy, 1861-1865 (reprint edition, Baltimore, Md.: Butternut & Blue, 2000)

"Introduction" to A. H. Newton, Out of the Briars: An Autobiography (reprint edition, Petersburg, Va.: Pamplin Historical Park, 2000.

"The Confederate Mine at Petersburg" and "The Battle of Hatcher’s Run," Civil War, Issue 67 (April 1998)

"Guns of Interest: Louisiana Bayou Cannon," The Artilleryman, XV (1993)

"'Free Men of Color' Fought for South," The Washington Times, July 25, 1992

"Roster of Captain Bailie P. L. Vinson's Company of Cavalry Scouts, C. S. A.," Le Raconteur, IX, Nos. 1 & 2 (June 1989)

"Foreword" to Edward Bacon, Among the Cotton Thieves (reprint edition, Baton Rouge: Louisiana Library Association, 1989)

"Captain Samuel Hynes' Company, Louisiana Reserve Corps," Le Raconteur, 1988 Annual Edition

"Guns of Interest: Port Hudson Shellgun," The Artilleryman, IX (1988)

"Civil War in the Bayou Country," Kinfolks, XII (1988)

"Iberville Parish Casualties in the Siege of Vicksburg, 1863," Le Raconteur, 1987 Annual Edition

"Researching Confederate Military Unit Histories," Le Baton Rouge, V (1985)

"The Louisiana State Militia, 1877," Le Raconteur, 1984 Annual Edition

"Kearney's Parrott Gun Detachment," The Muzzle Loading Artilleryman, V (1984)

"Officers of the Louisiana State Army, 1863," Le Raconteur, II (1980)

"List of Slaves on Payne Plantation, St. Charles Parish, 1856," Louisiana Genealogical Register, XXVI (1979)

"A 'Terrible Tornado'," Attakapas Gazette, XIV (1979)





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