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 May 6, 2009 The following article was published on April 29, 2009 where it indicated that work wastentatively scheduled for TODAY. 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: 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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