Category Archives: Civil War

>Deep Delta Civil War Symposium

>From Camp Moore Historical Association on fB: Another date to mark on your calendars: Saturday, June 4, 2011. Southeastern Louisiana University will once again host the Deep Delta Civil War Symposium. As soon as more information is posted we will … Continue reading

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1891 and 1870 Grant and Carroll Parish and Natchitoches

US Congressional Serial Set 1891 – In this title I read that C. C. Dunn was a plantation owner in Grant Parish. However, in the 1870 Census Christopher C. Dunn is noted to be a Dry Goods Merchant. Further reading … Continue reading

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Jean Durand Frankfort Street New Orleans

Jean Durand died in New Orleans possibly July 31st, a Thursday in the year 1887. He was buried in the Potters Field per a NYT article August 7, 1887. The article also states that Jean Durand was a Union Civil … Continue reading

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>Jefferson Davis, Betsy Young, and The New Liberty Bell 1881

>1881 Warsaw Daily Times September 6th Image from URL with more on the bell’s history.  From the newspaper article: “In the bell is a key that was sent as the key to the great jail of ancient Venice and used … Continue reading

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>Gutta Percha and telegraphs during the 1850′s Louisiana

>Somehow or another I was led to the term, “gutta percha”. What the heck is “gutta percha?” Evidently, it is rubber!  I see now that gutta percha was used in many things including military uniforms of the Louisiana Zouave during … Continue reading

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Louisiana Civil War Blog

Louisiana History and Civil War blog : Louisiana in the Civil War

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Sold to the highest bidder! A piece of history from Louisiana

This was in my news this morning from Antiques and the Arts Online:“A Civil War standout was an important Confederate flag for the Second Louisiana Cavalry, captured at Henderson, La., March 21, 1864, by William Ayers, second sergeant of Company … Continue reading

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>Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana

>News about Louisiana Cemeteries from Google Alerts taphophiles.blogspot.com May 6, 2009 The following article was published on April 29, 2009 where it indicated that work wastentatively scheduled for TODAY. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2009/apr/29/news/chi-ap-la-shreveportcemeter Michigan archaeologist to study ex-pauper cemetery Associated Press SHREVEPORT, La. … Continue reading

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>Oh! My! Twittering genealogy!

>An Oh!, My!, a twittering genealogy moment! Ancestry adds a few things.Genealogy website adds slave manifests, letters, more from the Sun Herald.The Sun Herald went a step further and added these links: Link: Confederate Pension Records Link: http://www.ancestry.com Link: Georgia … Continue reading

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>Irish Creole

>Has anyone ever heard of Irish Creole? Recently, I found references in Civil War documents to “Irish Creoles”. It was a surprise as I had never thought that the Irish could be considered Creole. However, the author of the Civil … Continue reading

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