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.

Louisiana in the Civil War strongly supports the input of the Civil War community. Submissions of stories, information, etc. are welcome and full credit will be given for what we share.



Sketch of the Battle of Bayou Bourbeaux, November 3, 1863. The sketch is drawn from behind Union artillery facing west to northwest as Texas cavalry swarms the 67th Indiana.

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News Papers

We are attempting to provide as much online material for your convience in researching Louisiana in the Civil War. These links are to online databases for period newspapers.

  • New Orleans Bee: One of New Orleans' period newspapers-in French and English!

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