Pointe Coupee Artillery : A Confederate Battalion of Light Artillery from Pointe Coupee, East Baton Rouge, Orleans & Livingston Parishes
Overview - Revised second edition. "The action of Capt. Alcide Bouanchavid's command in front of Nashville, in the two days' desperate battle between Gen. Hood's army and that of Gen. Thomas, was the most gallant, heroic, and brilliant artillery fighting done during the war. Read more...
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Revised second edition. "The action of Capt. Alcide Bouanchavid's command in front of Nashville, in the two days' desperate battle between Gen. Hood's army and that of Gen. Thomas, was the most gallant, heroic, and brilliant artillery fighting done during the war. ....of (the) brave little French Pointe Coupee boys, many had poured out their blood and given their lives for the honor and glory of Louisiana. - report after battle of Nashville The Pointe Coupee Artillery One of the most distinguished units of the Confederacy, the Pointe Coupee Artillery was originally made up of French Creoles who saw service right across the river from their home parish of Pointe Coupee at Port Hudson, as well as in Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. The Pointe Coupee Artillery was organized in November, 1861. It was increased to a battalion with three companies at Abbeville, Mississippi ca. August 1862. Its members were originally recruited in Pointe Coupee, East and West Baton Rouge, Livington, Concordia and Orleans parishes. After Vicksburg, many of the paroled and exchanged prisoners ended up in the 6th Field Artillery Battery in late 1863. The battalion was consolidated into one company. It then joined the Army of Tennessee. With less than 25 men it surrendered on April 26, 1865. This edition contains a roster of the men of the brave Pointe Coupee Artillerymen. Where possible, photos and genealogical information has been added.
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- ISBN-13: 9781495382147
- ISBN-10: 1495382141
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Publish Date: January 2014
- Page Count: 166
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.35 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds