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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 22, 2014

Jayhawkers Raid Mallet Woods

Opelousas Courier, November 5, 1864:

THE JAYHAWKERS AT WORK - During the night of the 2d inst., a band of about 20 Jayhawkers carousing about Mallet Woods, set fire and burned the residences of Messrs. Charles Dorosier, Sylvain Saunier and Jos. B. Young leaving their respective families to take care of themselves as best they can, and prevented them even of saving the most necessary clothing. Young Saunier was shot at and wounded, while in the act of escaping.

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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