LOUISIANA IN THE CIVIL WAR
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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Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
On November 20, 1894, the newspaper Gettysburg Compiler reported that a delegation of Louisiana Confederate veterans had arrived in town to help the Gettysburg National Park Commission locate the positions the Louisiana troops occupied during the battle. The Louisiana veterans were the first state delegation to begin work with the commission. The veterans included Pvt. Eugene H. Levy of the Donaldsonville Artillery; Capt. Andrew J. Hero of the Washington Artillery; Lt. Col. David Zable of the 14th Louisiana; Sgt. Hugh H. Ward of the 7th Louisiana; Corpl. Albert M. Levy of the Louisiana Guard Battery; and Sgt. Maj. C. L. C. Dupuy of the Washington Artillery. The Louisianians worked with John B. Bachelder, who devoted his life to studying and preserving the battlefield, and park commissioner Major William Robbins of the 4th Alabama and commission chairman Brevet Lt. Col. John P. Nicholson of the 28th Pennsylvania.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Duncan F. Kenner was a member of the Louisiana Constitutional Conventions of 1845 and 1852. He was a planter that founded Ashland Plantation in Ascension Parish. He also had financial investments in six other plantations (Bowdon, Houmas, Hollywood, Hermitage, Fashion, and Roseland). He was also the brother-in-law of Richard Taylor. He served in the 1st and 2nd Confederate Congress as a C.S. Representative from the state of Louisiana until being sent on a secret mission to Britain and France to acquire peace by means of emancipation.
Duncan F. Kenner's obituary in the New York Times, July 4, 1887
Friday, July 6, 2012
An Ordinance Organizing and Establishing Patrols for the Police of Slaves in the Parish of St. Landry (1863)
Interesting and unique piece in regards to slavery in St. Landry Parish.