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Civilians Under Siege: A Confederate Woman’s Diary of the War in the Trans-Mississippi

I first encountered Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861–1868 in an undergraduate course on the topic of great Civil War writers. Looking at the syllabus at the start of the term, I circled the diary as a text I … Continue reading

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Untangling the Marmillions, Part 1

On January 30, 1864, Harper’s Weekly published a set of accounts from formerly enslaved blacks from New Orleans. Emancipated by Benjamin Butler during the Federal occupation of the town, these individuals came forward to give their testimonies to the atrocities … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Louisiana’s Most Endangered Historic Places, 2021

The following original press release came from the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation: Announcing the 2021 Louisiana Most Endangered Places (For Immediate Release) Baton Rouge, LA -?Louisiana is known for its rich history and cultural diversity. Louisiana’s historic sites represent … Continue reading

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Civil War Cooking: Colonel Bartlett’s Dinner with the 49th Massachusetts

“I invited George Wheatland (of Salem), Major of the Forty-eighth, to dine with me this evening. We dine at six. I gave him a very good dinner. We used the new mess pail; just right for three. I had a … Continue reading

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“Were you ever at Camp Moore?” – Louisiana’s Largest Training Camp – Part II

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Sheritta Bitikofer… Part II of II…see Part I here Though it wasn’t the only training camp in southeast Louisiana (Chalmette and Benjamin/Jerusalem, among others) Camp Moore continued to be a major hub for … Continue reading

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“Were you ever at Camp Moore?” – Louisiana’s Largest Training Camp – Part I

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Sheritta Bitikofer… Part I of II…see Part II here Nestled deep in the woods of St. Helena Parish, along the New Orleans & Jackson Railroad, seventy-five miles north of the famous Crescent City, … Continue reading

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Captain Emile Locoul and the Defense of St. James Parrish

Emile Locoul was a third generation Louisiana plantation owner. He was considered a Creole, which in Louisiana meant a person’s whose ancestors came when Louisiana was a colony and who maintained the colonial traditions. Most Creoles were of French, Spanish, … Continue reading

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