Civil War Louisiana (CWLA)

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Civil War Louisiana (CWLA)
CWLA seeks to provide an online resource of any and all material of the Civil War relating to Louisiana with a special interest in the war in Acadiana in southwest Louisiana.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Louisiana Jewish Surgeon


Dr. Joseph Bensadon

Dr. Joseph Bensadon was born in New York in 1819. In 1840, he graduated with honors as a Doctor from Charleston University. He served as a surgeon in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War and when war erupted in April of 1861 he joined the Confederate service as well. Bensadon served with the Army of Tennessee throughout the war and was paroled at Meridian, Mississippi on May 15, 1865. From 1847-1871 (minus his four years in the field with the Confederate army) Bensadon practiced medicine in New Orleans. A significant portion of that time was with the Touro Infirmary.

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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