LOUISIANA IN THE CIVIL WAR
The goal of Louisiana in the Civil War is to provide an online resource of information and links to our great state's involvement in the war. Topics expected to be commonly covered are: Battles fought in Louisiana, battles that Louisianians participated in, unit histories, rosters, uniforms and equipment of Louisiana soldiers, personalities to include not only the leadership of the state and armies but the common soldier, flags and resources to research/read on the state's role in the war.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
THE QUESTION OF ARMING NEGROES
The Mobile Advertiser and Register publishes the following communication:(Published: November 13, 1864)
Saturday, August 18, 2012
"In this campaign into Southwest Louisiana we suffered much from the extreme heat in the early part of the campaign, also from want of water which was fit to drink. Much of the time the only water we could get was in sloughs covered with a heavy green scum and so warm and muddy that it was sickening and caused many of our soldiers to die of fever. Most of the country we passed through was beautiful to look at and was mostly prairie. The Bayous, as they ware called, were more like sluggish or dead-water rivers. All were alive with alligators. There is a skirt of timber all along these bayous, mostly live oak and the trees are covered with Spanish moss which hangs clear to the ground. When the wind is blowing and the moss is waving to and fro it is a beautiful sight. I saw a few large sugar plantations with vats filled with thousands of barrels of Orleans molasses. All the people, both white and black, in Southwestern Louisiana spoke French and very few could understand English. All the able bodied negroes were gone from the plantations, some had enlisted in the Union army, others had been put in the rebel army by their masters and were building fortifications, but we found hundreds of negro women and children on these plantations."
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The list below are all the movements of the 6th Missouri Cavalry's (U.S.) service in Louisiana:
Moved to the Dept. of the Gulf August. Near Morganza, La., September 8.
Atchafalaya September 8-9.
Sterling's Farm, on Bayou Fordoche, near Morganza, September 27.
Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30.
Reconnaissance toward Opelousas October 20.
Opelousas, Barre Landing, October 21.
Washington October 24.
Bayou Bourbeaux November 2.
Carrion Crow Bayou November 18.
Bayou Portage, Grand Lake, November 23.
Near Vermillionville, La., November 30.
Red River Campaign March 10-May 22.
Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26.
Bayou Rapides March 20. Henderson's Hill March 21.
Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30.
Natchitoches March 31.
Crump's Hill, Piney Woods, April 2.
Wilson's Farm April 7.
Bayou de Paul, Carroll's Mill, April 8.
Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8.
Pleasant Hill April 9.
About Cloutiersville April 22-24.
Bayou Rapides Bridge and McNutt's Hill, Alexandria, April 27-28.
Retreat to Morganza April 13-20.
Wilson's Landing May 14.
Avoyelle's (or Marksville Prairie) May 15.
Expedition to Clinton, La., August 23-29.
Expedition from Baton Rouge to Clinton, Greensburg, Osyke and Camp Moore October 5-9. Expedition from Baton Rouge to Brookhaven, Miss., and skirmishes November 14-21. Davidson's Expedition from Baton Rouge against Mobile & Ohio Railroad November 27-December 3.
Expedition from Baton Rouge to Clinton and Comite River March 30-April 2, 1865.
Duty in District of Baton Rouge, La., until July and the Dept. of Texas until September. Mustered out September 12, 1865.