Civil War Louisiana (CWLA)

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.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Alex Morgan Letters, 19th Louisiana

Baylor University has put on display letters from Dr. Alex Morgan of the 19th Louisiana.  The 19th Louisiana was part of Colonel Randall L. Gibson's Brigade at the Battle of Shiloh. Gibson's Brigade included the 1st Arkansas, 4th Louisiana, 13th Louisiana and 19th Louisiana. Morgan's letters describe his life in camp and his involvement at the Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862). The charge he talks of was made on April 6, 1862 against the Hornets' Nest in the center of the Union line. Gibson's Brigade made three charges against this position and lost about 1/3 of his brigade's strength. To learn about the 19th Louisiana and Gibson's Brigade at Shiloh just grab a copy of my book ;) on the Louisiana Brigade of the Army of Tennessee: Louisianians in the Western Confederacy: The Adams-Gibson Brigade in the Civil War.

Links directly to Baylor's online posting of Dr. Morgan's letters:

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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