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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Monday, July 6, 2020

11th Wisconsin Regimental History

The 11th Wisconsin Infantry was part of the XIII Corps that was transferred to the Department of the Gulf in August 1863. It took part in the Texas Overland Campaign in late 1863, then took part in Major General Nathaniel P. Banks' attack on the Texas coast, and upon their return to Louisiana in early 1864 they were "veteranized" and given a furlough to Wisconsin. The regiment returned to Louisiana in May 1864 (having outstanding luck in missing the disastrous Red River Campaign). It remained in Brashear City until late February 1865. At that time it was transferred to the XVI Corps and took part in the campaign against Mobile, Alabama. The regiment did not play an important role in any campaigns in Louisiana but it did serve in Louisiana. Christopher C. Wehner wrote a book on the regiment titled The 11th Wisconsin of the Civil War A Regimental History and has a website dedicated to his research on the regiment

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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