The goal of Civil War Louisiana 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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Captured Confederates at Gettysburg

Captured Confederates at Gettysburg
Confederates captured at Gettysburg. Some believe that these were three Louisiana "Tigers."

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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