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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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rumble with Louisiana Prisoners

Terry Jones forwarded this little newspiece to me regarding captured Louisiana soldiers after the Battle of Rappahannock Station (Nov. 7, 1863). Hays' Louisiana Brigade (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Regiments) and Hoke's North Carolina Brigade were smashed as this engagement and a large number of Louisianians were captured. GREAT piece, thanks Terry.

Hornellsville (New York) Tribune, November 12, 1863

The prisoners taken make the usual brags of how Meade will soon be whipped, and give out mysterious hints as to his being drawn into a trap. The Rebels confirm the reported destitution of their army, and the North Carolina troops captured declare that they will not again take up arms. The North Carolinians and the LouisianaTigers had a fight in the cars, on their way to town, upon this topic the former boldly saying they were heartily sick of the war and did not wish to be exchanged. The latter called them "paltroons," and at length the two parties came to blows.

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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