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.



Louisiana in the Civil War strongly supports the input of the Civil War community. Submissions of stories, information, etc. are welcome and full credit will be given for what we share.

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Bourbeaux

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

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Words of a Texan Passing Through

Captain E.T. Broughton was part of the 7th Texas Infantry in the Civil War. Him and his unit saw no action in Louisiana but Broughton spent some time at Port Hudson, Louisiana. The 7th Texas was captured at Ft. Donelson in February of 1862 and was not paroled until September of that same year. After his parole was up, Broughton left Texas and traveled to Port Hudson (per orders). While in Louisiana, Broughton wrote five letters home. His letters provide a little glimpse into life around Port Hudson in early 1863. Broughton's letters have been put online by his Great Granddaughter Mary Lee Anderson Barnes. Please visit her website to see Broughton's letters. I have linked directly to his letters from Port Hudson 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