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John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 2, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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rleans street—preceded a group of men, young when the century had fourteen years to its credit. On the banners of this group were inscribed the words, Veterans of 1814-15. The veterans came before the battalion of Orleans Guards, who bore their 417 muskets as if in protection of those old men, who marched with a soldierly swing in vogue forty-five years before. At their head appeared three men on whom the crowd looked with reverence. The people knew by intuition that the three were Maunsel White, the only surviving captain of that guard so famous in the past, and on either hand of Maunsel White Anthony Fernandez and M. M. Barnett, Sr., two of the oldest fighters of 1814-15, still hale and hearty. In front of the veterans could be noted their flag which Chalmette saw—or rather what remained of it—a bare pole with stripes of tattered silk. The white veterans were followed by their brethrenin-arms, the colored veterans of Chalmette. Jordan Noble, once drummer-boy at Chalmette
ing alluding to that affair, except the following sentence in the Picayune, under the head of "The City during the Week." "The city," I says, "has maintained its usual quietude for the past seven days, undisturbed by any great internal or external commotions. The commotions and struggles elsewhere have caused much talk and exchange of opinions, but everything is quiet here." This, no doubt, was written after notice from the Provost-Marshal. The same paper announces the death of Colonel Maunsel White, on the 17th ultimo. He was in his eighty-second year, and well known to the habitues of the city. The following is extracted from the True Delta, of the 15th ult.: "Provost Court-- A. A. Atocha, Judge.--A number of negroes were charged with having had a seditious religious meeting, praying for the return of their masters, for Beauregard and Jeff. Davis, saying that their expectations of Abe Lincoln had not been realized." This is significant enough. The negroes, a