Civil War Louisiana (CWLA)

Civil War Louisiana (CWLA)
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Floating Arsenal!

The Carrollton Sun (Carrollton, Jefferson Parish) had this article printed on May 01, 1861:

A Floating Arsenal. - The Pensacola correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser under date 15th, writes:

A shark was caught this morning with a pair of red breeches and a whole parcel of bowie-knives in his belly, supposed to be the remains of a Zouave. I didn't see the shark. It will be remembered I reported the drowning of a Zouave the other day.

1 comment:

  1. That is a neat article. Here is another shark caught up the MS River in 1878 in Point Coupee.


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