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.

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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