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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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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Harvel W. Easley, 4th Louisiana Infantry

I wanted to spotlight an image that I was unable to include in Louisianians in the Western Confederacy (due to the time I was attempting to add the photo). The image is of Private Harvel W. Easley of the 4th Louisiana Infantry. Easley served with the regiment all the way through February of 1865. The 4th Louisiana was part of Brigadier General Randall Gibson's Louisiana Brigade and was licking its wounds from the disastrous Nashville Campaign. The brigade limped into Corinth, Mississippi in January. From there, the brigade was ordered to Mobile to join that city's garrison. It was at this time, many men were furloughed from the brigade to Louisiana. It was a furlough long overdue. Gibson's Brigade was constantly engaged from the first week of May through the later part of December in 1864 (which only breaks coming in mid September and late October). Easley received his furlough and from what records remains it looks as though he was not with the brigade when it fought through Spanish Fort or its surrender at Meridian.

I found it to be a very interesting photo.


  1. Yes, very nice picture. It show a rare regular uniforms: double breasted frock, with blu (or black)collar and pointed cuffs.


  2. Looking for a possible photo of Pvt. Thomas Chinn Robertson who was in the 4th. This is for a documentary on the battle of Shiloh. Please contact david.vanhooser@rcenter.org.

  3. Looking for a picture of the 4th Inf. Reg Band. If found, please send to tromboneplayer88@yahoo.com


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