Commentary on contemporary and historical issues related to Confederate Heritage.
The South's Defenders Monument
Lake Charles, Louisiana
The Fighting First Louisiana Infantry
The 1st Louisiana Infantry Regiment was one of the hardest fighting units of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the War for Southern Independence. This is its story.
Swamp Angels: A History of the 11th Battalion (Spaight's) Texas Volunteers
From the First Battle of Sabine Pass to battles in Louisiana, the 11th Battalion (Spaight's) Texas Volunteers fought in defense of Texas and Southern Independence.
Niblett's Bluff in the War Between the States by Michael Dan Jones
This is the story of an important Confederate fortification on the Texas-Louisiana border.
General Mouton's Regiment: The 18th Louisiana Infantry by Michael Dan Jones
This is the history of General Alfred Mouton's regiment, the 18th Louisiana Infantry, which he led throughout the War for Southern Independence, from Shiloh to Mansfield. Click on image for more information.
Confederate Guards Response Battalion
History of the one of the hardest fighting Louisiana units during the War for Southern Independence.
1st Louisiana Zouaves
This is the story of one of the most unique and famed Louisiana units in the War for Southern Independence, the 1st Louisiana Zouaves . Made up largely of foreigners from many countries, the men wore the gaudy French Zouave uniform and fought with a fierce determination for the new Southern Republic.
Dick Dowling and the Jefferson Davis Guard
This is the story of one of the most famous and celebrated Confederate units. Click on image for details.
Confederate States Rangers of the 10th Louisiana Infantry
Company K in the War for Southern Independence
Lt. Col. King Bryan of Hood's Texas Brigade
Freedom Fighter for Texas and Southern Independence
The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou by Michael Dan Jones
This is a concise history of the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi from December 26-29, 1862. Also covered are the preliminary cavalry raids of generals Earl Van Dorn and Nathan Bedford Forrest. The book contains maps, photographs and illustrations, bibliography and index.
9th Battalion Louisiana Infantry
This is the history of the 9th Battalion Louisiana Infantry which fought at the Battle of Baton Rouge and the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana in the War for Southern Independence. The unit took part in the famous charge of Allen's Brigade at Baton Rouge. The men of the unit were fighting in defense of their own home area since most were from East Baton Rouge and nearby parishes. Click on image for more information.
Mouton's Charge at the Battle of Mansfield and the Red River Campaign
This is the story of the famous attack at the Battle of Mansfield, La., April 8, 1864, led by Brig. Gen. Alfred Mouton.
The Vicksburg 28th Louisiana Infantry
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The Tiger Rifles: The Making of a Louisiana Legend
The Toughest Fighting Men in the Confederate Army
The Battle of Calcasieu Pass
A history of the May 6, 1864 battle in Southwest Louisiana between two Union gunboats and a diverse group of Confedrates. Click photo for more information.
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS ANNIVERSARY -- A GLORIOUS DAY -- 150--YEARS--AGO
DAILY GAZETTE & COMET [BATON ROUGE, LA], January 10, 1860, p. 2, c. 1
The Eighth.—As the "Glorious Eighth" did not come until the 9th, the demonstration was given us yesterday, in a very neat and creditable manner. The Pelican Rifles made their first regular turn out—armed and equipped. How the times have changed! Twenty years ago, Sunday would have been the day of all others for the Anniversary. Indeed, when such events came by appointment of the Almanac, in the early time, then the gallant Chasseurs, and the Guards, would fix Sunday for the parade, and come down early in the morning with an assault on Old Michael's; firing, but not falling back, until the going down of the sun. We have improved in more than one respect since the early time; though on the backward track in many things. Music came up from below by appointment, and at 12 o'clock every thing was in readiness to move from the head quarters of the company in Third street. So dense was the throng of men, woman [sic] and children who took possession of the capitol to witness the ceremony of presenting the banner, that the idea was abandoned of getting into the Senate chamber, which had been prepared for the purpose. The presentation took place on the steps of the east gate of the building.—Miss Phillie Nolan, presented it, in the name of the donor (our fellow-citizen Wm. S. Pike, Esq., and the citizens of Baton Rouge.) The speech was an elegant and appropriate one, and responded to by Capt. W. F. Tunnard, Commander of the company. After the presentation—and after parading through town, the company marched to the Harney House, where a sumptuous repast was spread for them, under the direction of the host of that establishment, Col. Rhodus. A long life to the Pelicans say we; may they prosper and grow strong with age, and turn out, long after many of us have turned under and gone to the great rest, that knows no waking. Where pray, was Col. Peirce and the Dragoons, on this occasion? Certainly they are not already hors du combat. Will the Col. drop us a line on this subject from Fort Hamilton?