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.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

CWRT of North Louisiana

I had the pleasure of being the guest speaker at the Civil War Round Table of North Louisiana Tuesday night, 11 January 2011. The CWRTNL holds their meetings at the Bossier Parish History Center, located adjacent to the Bossier Parish Library. It is an extremely nice facility with a very nice and helpful staff. I presented a basic background the history & formation of the Adams-Gibson Brigade. The main topic was the stand of the Louisiana Brigade at Missionary Ridge on 25 November 1863. A big thank you to Mr. Billy Maples, Dr. Tom Pressly and Mr. Jerry Spears.

1 comment:

  1. I have written a Civil War era novel entitled "Penthe & Alphonse.

    It takes place in Louisiana.

    Shreveport is mentioned.

    Alphonse Vauchaise is a member of the Crescent (New Orleans) Regiment.

    He fights at Shiloh, Georgia Landing, Bisland, and of course Mansfield.

    He fires at the Union ship on the Grand River.

    The fall of New Orleans is shown.

    "Penthe & Alphonse" is a serious work of fiction.

    It will be available for purchase on by summer.


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