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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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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Louisiana C.S. Representative: Duncan F. Kenner

Louisiana C.S. Representative Duncan F. Kenner

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

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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