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    • Letter, 1815 Mar. 1

    • Fort Daarby (La.); Fort Bowyer (Ala.); Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777-1849; Louisiana--History--War of 1812--Personal narratives; Louisiana Purchase; Military bases--Louisiana--History--19th century; Bayous--Louisiana; Great Britain--History,...
    • [4] p. on 1 leaf; 33 X 40 cm. folded to 33 X 20 cm. 4 digital pages.
    • Adolphe Gueymard oral history interview, 2005.

    • Gueymard, Adolphe, 1913- --Interviews; Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College—Students; Military education--Louisiana--Baton Rouge; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--Personal narratives, American; World War,...
    • Adolphe Gueymard discusses his family, his attendance and military training at Louisiana State University, and his training after being called to active duty. Gueymard described especially his service in Europe during the war at Normandy, France;...
    • [Eason's recollections of duty on the Mexican border]

    • United States. Army--History--Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916--Personal narratives; United States. Army. 141st Field Artillery; Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948; Military life
    • Eason describes his service in General Pershing's raid into Mexico against Pancho Villa. Eason describes life in the military camp in Donna and McAllen, Texas.
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Dear Parents"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Beloved Mother"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Dear Parents"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Carrollton, Louisiana, to "Dear Father and Mother"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Federal Soldier's Letter from Port Hudson, La.

    • Massachusetts Cavalry. 3d Regiment. 1862-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American, [Indian, etc.]; African American soldiers; Port Hudson (La.)--History--Siege, 1863; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Identified only as Townsend, the writer of this letter appears, from internal evidence, to have served in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry, in which blacks were enlisted. Townsend's letter offers evidence of his strong dissatisfaction with the policy...
    • Federal Soldier's Letter from Port Hudson, La.

    • Massachusetts Cavalry. 3d Regiment. 1862-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American, [Indian, etc.]; African American soldiers; Port Hudson (La.)--History--Siege, 1863; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Identified only as Townsend, the writer of this letter appears, from internal evidence, to have served in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry, in which blacks were enlisted. Townsend's letter offers evidence of his strong dissatisfaction with the policy...
    • Letter, Clark S. Willy to  "Dear Sister"

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Finance, commerce, confiscations, etc.; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
    • In an experiment which quickly proved unsuccessful, General Nathaniel Banks in January 1863 established several large camps of contraband in the vicinity of Camp Parapet, where Willy writes a colorful description of the arrival by steamboat of all...
    • Republic of Louisiana Letter

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; New Orleans (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Cotton Industry; St. Charles Hotel (New Orleans, La.); Women--Louisiana--New Orleans; New Orleans (La.)--History--Civil War,...
    • In four closely written pages, an unidentified matron of New Orleans writes this incomplete letter to her father describing life in the newly created Republic of Louisiana. Caution pervades every aspect of trade; people are collecting debts and...
    • Letter, F. S. Twitchell to "Bill"

    • Weitzel, Godfrey, 1835-1884; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Women soldiers--United States--History--19th century; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • In this long letter, Twitchell describes his participation in the expedition led by General Weitzel to subdue the Lafourche district, an important source of soldiers and supplies for the Confederacy. Twitchell tells of the occupation and looting...

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