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.



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Bourbeaux

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

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

4th Wisconsin's Service in Louisiana

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was a regiment that served most of its career fighting in Louisiana. From the Battle of Baton Rouge, Teche Campaign of 1863 and the Siege of Port Hudson. Below is the history of the 4th Wisconsin from The Military History of Wisconsin by Edwin Bentley Quiner (1866).  The 4th Wisconsin was organized in June of 1861 and mustered into U.S. service in July of 1861. It was transported to the east coast shortly afterwards to Baltimore, Maryland. From here, the regiment was organized to be part of Benjamin Butler's expedition to take New Orleans, Louisiana. The following images are pages 498-507. You can click on the images to read them individually.



















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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