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As a rule, all the batteries needed horses. With both armies in Louisiana and outside the city, horses were valuable from their scarceness.that, bearing the name she did, the Mississippi should end as our Louisiana and our Arkansas had ended—set on fire—burning down to her engine the face of an enemy, made him an enigma among the commanders of Louisiana. On July 4th, reporting his success in southern Louisiana, he sasouthern Louisiana, he said, I have used every exertion to relieve Port Hudson and shall continue to the last. But on that very day Vicksburg was surrendered. He theithout illusions. He felt assured that if Banks meant to overrun Louisiana it was within his power to do so. He saw in the rise of the Missicould send his gunboats and transports into the very heart of western Louisiana. On his side, Kirby Smith, writing from Shreveport on July 1's eye, single to his State's interest, one acre of the soil of west Louisiana looked larger than the whole State of Texas, vastest of the Con
ward within a mile of the breastworks. Col. W. R. Miles, Louisiana legion, commanded in the center; Gen. W. N. R. Beall watc of the defense. The parole rolls showed the following Louisiana commands at Port Hudson: Fourth Louisiana (detachment), Cay; Thirteenth regiment (detachment), Capt. T. K. Porter; Louisiana legion, Col. W. R. Miles; Boone's battery, Capt. S. M. Thin of his little army, with which were seven regiments of Louisiana troops and several artillery organizations. Below is a roll of death, which Louisiana, deprived of brave sons by wounds received during the siege, signed in tears with her blood oLouisiana, Capt. J. Ryan, Lieut. G. H. Mann; Twentysecond Louisiana, Capt. F. Gomez, Lieut. R. E. Lehman; Twenty-sixth Louisi Winder, Lieuts. M. Arnaux, Peter Feriner; Twentysev-enth Louisiana, Lieut-Col. L. L. McLaurin, Lieut. Geo. Harris, Col. L. D. Marks, mortally wounded; Twentyeighth (Twenty-ninth) Louisiana, Capt. F. Newman, Lieuts. B. F. Millett, I. G. Sims; Thirty-
. The winter of 1863-64 was without stirring events in Louisiana Banks was taking breath and stock in New Orleans. Taylorwed by 10,000 men loaned by Sherman for the punishment of Louisiana. The news was no sooner given out than Alexandria was prConfederate. For the year 1864, operations began in North Louisiana as early as March 1st. On that day, Black river was tposing advance. If numbers could win in this campaign in Louisiana, there were chances with odds for his success. Gen. A. JTrans-Mississippi department, as the central point for west Louisiana, and to the inadequacy of his available forces, GeneraConfederacy and the war capital of the (Confederate) State of Louisiana. The enemy was operating with a force of full 50,000of his weak play. In Mouton's command were the following Louisiana forces: Eighteenth regiment (Armant's); Crescent regiment8, 1864, as a day of fasting and prayer. The women of west Louisiana were on their knees weeping before their altars. Its
, history was preparing a trophy of arms for the honor of Louisiana Leaving Green, of the cavalry, in command of the front, Torded of any of its actors than that of Alfred Mouton, of Louisiana. Taylor's report gives the bald truth. It is told in egiment. The consolidated Crescent regiment was the only Louisiana regiment that proved so unfortunate as to lose all its fi officers in a single battle.—Report of Adjutant-General (Louisiana), 1892. Not once, in spite of these permanent losses, didat gallant soldier whom France had given to her daughter, Louisiana, continued the movement forward. While Mouton still led,owing general order: Soldiers of the Army of West Louisiana: At last have your patience and your devotion been rewardous day's work had been done by the soldiers of Texas and Louisiana. * * * This was emphatically the soldiers' victory. In she brilliant successes obtained by them over the enemy in Louisiana during the past year, and particularly for the victories
rkansas would be surely disposed of. As to west Louisiana, Smith was without fear. General Taylor, the campaign now striking the rivets from West Louisiana. Cornay, who had kept his cannoneers alwae preferred to fall, his face to the foe. Louisiana, recalling his truth and their constancy, shmit Richard Taylor, Liberator of Confederate Louisiana, to his fame. General Banks found in his S. Canby. General Canby did no fighting in Louisiana For that, Mansfield and Pleasant Hill had amother campaign on the Red river. With other Louisiana troops reported there, was the Seventh cavalalion; Col. Frank P. Powers' Mississippi and Louisiana cavalry. The First Louisiana heavy artillerginia, or teaching Banks the art of war in West Louisiana. On May 8, 1865, he surrendered to GeneraCitronelle, 40 miles north of Mobile. North Louisiana, when freed by Richard Taylor, one of herto the author, had better war-governors than Louisiana had from 1861-65. One, Thomas Overton Moore,[6 more...]
n's battery, under Beltzhoover, immortalized! At a later date all of these Louisiana commands, except Beltzhoover's battery, were at Island No.10 and New Madrid, s, one of the Confederate North and two of the Gulf. It had been drawn from Louisiana, Alabama and Kentucky, General Lovell himself having brought a brigade of volunteers from New Orleans. The Louisiana commands assembled to fight at Shiloh were: The Eleventh was with Tennesseeans in the brigade of Col. R. M. Russell Colon aide-de-camp, were among the officers wounded. Ruggles' division was mainly Louisiana troops, the other brigades being Patton Anderson's and Preston Pond's. Andersigor. In this movement he was aided by the simultaneous advance of Ruggles' Louisiana division, which by its fiery onset nearly captured two brigades forming the rhe Confederate army of the Mississippi. Braxton Bragg had been a resident of Louisiana for several years before the war. In 1861, the general assembly provided for
of Adams' brigade the Washington artillery Tullahoma campaign the great conflict on Chickamauga Creek Adams' brigade Turns the Federal line action of other Louisiana commands. The next encounter of the armies was in Tennessee. Rosecrans, the new commander of the army of the Cumberland, vice Buell, gave the command of his n the Crescent Rifles—the first command to leave the city, May 15, 1861—and had been on the Peninsula with Dreux‘ battalion. His death was a serious blow to our Louisiana contingent in Tennessee. He was a gallant officer, who in danger possessed that coolness which, while it attracts peril, minimizes it. Devoted to his men, he wawho volunteered for the battle. Scott's cavalry brigade was under Forrest's orders in this campaign; the First Louisiana cavalry under Nixon, and a section of Louisiana howitzer battery under Lieut. Winslow Robinson. He skirmished with the enemy about Ringgold for a week, and then drove in the advance of Granger's corps, within<
Chapter 18: The Georgia campaign Louisiana commands with Johnston and Polk their service from Dalton to Atlanta the siege battle of Jonesboro General Hood Withdraws to Alabama. In November, 1863, Grant, victorious at Vicksburg, appeared at Chattanooga, where the Federal army was beleaguered by Bragg on Missionary Maj. Samuel L. Bishop; the Fourth battalion by Lieut.-Col. J. McEnery, Maj. Duncan Buie; the Fourteenth battalion by Major Austin. (Return of April 30th.) The Louisiana cavalry was represented by Guy Dreux‘ company at headquarters, the artillery by Vaught's company with Hardee's corps and Capt. Charles E. Fenner's with Hood's. of Tennessee suffered a heavy blow in the death of Lieut.-Gen Leonidas Polk. The united armies, though facing desperate perils, took time to mourn the bishop of Louisiana. He had ever been a pillar of strength to his people. Gentle in peace and undaunted in the field, he is remembered as the militant bishop of the Confederacy. t
1864, to the department of the West, including the department commanded by Hood and that of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, to which Lieut.-Gen. Richard Taylor had been assigned. Neither of the subaltern commanders was displeased at the seook the enterprise, but unfortunately was hindered by perilous delay. In his welcome advance, the larger contingent of Louisiana men fought in Gibson's brigade, Clayton's division. The Twelfth infantry, Col. N. L. Nelson, was in its old brigade (capt. John A. Dixon, Lieut.-Col. E. M. Graham, in Loring's division, Stewart's corps. Also with Johnston's army was the Louisiana battery of Capt. William M. Bridges, and Battery A, Orleans Guard, Capt. G. Le Gardeur, two organizations which had parant battery was practically ended. Sergeant Guibert was mentioned by General Taliaferro for gallantry and energy. The Louisiana infantry, under Walthall and Loring, had their last battle at Bentonville, March 19th. In his last report, General Wal
r-scarred features, had ceased to be a Capua. The Louisiana regiments, once so petted, had not been spoiled fogaily said—somewhere on the road to Washington. Louisiana showed a considerable forge in this campaign, begie soldiers explained the rout by gasping—D—n those Louisiana Tigers—born devils, every one of them! hastened upis position and the day is ours. Three cheers for Louisiana! Cheers were given with the voice of many-throategs—a great army utterly despoiled. In a work on Louisiana, three points for the greater honor of the soldierlace (bearing in mind his compliments to the other Louisiana commands already quoted): 1. General Beauregaror the Washington might be enlarged to cover every Louisiana command composed of the native troops. ThroughoutAs then in war, now in peace the National Guard of Louisiana will compare more than favorably with competitors d to cry with General Beauregard: Three cheers for Louisiana. The loss of the Louisiana commands particip
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