Tag Archives: Nathaniel P. Banks

Purge of the Second Louisiana Native Guards

Sometimes courage and leadership among military officers lies not in leading a battlefield charge, but challenging injustice directly. Such leadership occurred by the line officers of the Louisiana Native Guards, the largest concentration of African American military officers in the … Continue reading

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“By His Aid was that Flag Preserved”: The Shenandoah Valley’s African Americans’ Support for the Union War Effort

ECW is pleased to welcome back our friend Jonathan A. Noyalas, director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University. This article is adapted from portions of Noyalas’ recently released Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the … Continue reading

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Battlefield Protection at Mansfield

This spring, the Civil War Trust, along with Cleco, announced the protection of more than a dozen acres of battlefield ground in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Louisiana’s Lt. Governor, Billy Nungesser, as well as Civil War Trust Chairman emeritus John L. … Continue reading

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