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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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Monday, December 15, 2014

Governor's Mansion, Opelousas, La.

KLFY News out of Lafayette, La. did a small piece on the Governor's Mansion located in Opelousas February 12, 2014.

The Mouton House, or The Governor's Mansion, was originally built by a wealthy planter by the name of Lastie Dupre for his daughter and son-in-law: Celimere Dupre Mouton and Homere Mouton. The Mouton home became Governore Thomas O. Moore's residence when the capital of Louisiana was moved from Baton Rouge to Opelousas in May of 1862.

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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