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Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Alexis Ferry journals

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-331
Scope and Contents In these journals, Alexis Ferry, a sugar plantation owner, wrote about the events that defined the Civil War era in the South. From 1842 to 1883, Ferry wrote about his family, his health, and his business. Several entries contain his opinions on the issues of slavery, race, religion, and state sovereignty. He also wrote about his interests in astronomy as well as several political and philosophical ideas about society. Ferry had a knack for sketching realistic representations of ships,...
Dates: 1840s-1883

Alfred A. Parmenter papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-690
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily made up of the correspondence of Alfred A. Parmenter (1836-1880), a musician in the 26th Regiment Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, to his parents, Horace and Betsey Parmenter in Lowell, Massachusetts (1861-1862). Parmenter corresponds with his parents while he is stationed at Ship Island, Quarantine Station, Fort Saint Philip, New Orleans, and on board the Steamship Constitution. He often describes Ship Island, drilling operations, regimental organization, and...
Dates: 1861-1862; 1962-1963; Other: Majority of material found within 1861-1862

Alfred S. Lippman collection of Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-993
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Antebellum and Civil War letters collected by donor Al Lippman. The letters were primarily written by Union soldiers in the south to their families in the north. The letters describe news of skirmishes and fighting, daily camp life, illness and disease, slavery and opinions and observations about their experiences. Many of the letters were written by soldiers stationed in Louisiana. The collection also contains 41 Civil War postal covers.

Dates: 1848-1866

Charles Edmond Marc Civil War Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-B-9
Scope and Contents

Two bound volumes of news clippings from New Orleans French newspapers compiled by Charles Edmond Marc. Newspapers include La Renaissance, Louisianaise, Propagateur Catholique, La Courier Français and L'Union.

Dates: 1863-1864

Charles Erasmus Kennon papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-948
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of Charles Erasmus Kennon (1839-1878) to his wife, Susan Kent Kennon (1848-1922); his older sister, Elizabeth Almeria Kennon; his mother, Nancy Nelson Kennon; and others.  Also included are other documents of the Kennon family of Louisiana as well as poems, a map of the Battle of Shiloh (1862), and special military orders (1865).

Dates: 1854-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1860-1880; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/1997

Civil War diary of Simon M. Bott

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-1156
Scope and Contents The diary of Simon M. Bott, private in the 120 infantry regiment of Ohio (E Company). Bott was a Union soldier whose regiment was in Louisiana from 1863-1865. Bott mustered out of the army while in New Orleans on June 5, 1865. Interesting entries include: a brief mention of an injured friend in a lone entry on April 4th 1864, dated accounts of marching travel between Alexandria and Morganza (May 12th to the 21st), the mentioned burial of C. Bandanston on Aug 11th 1864, and Bott’s...
Dates: 1864-1868

Clara Compton Raymond memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-766
Scope and Contents The memoirs of Clara Compton-Raymond cover her childhood in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, during the Civil War, post-war years in Switzerland, and return to Rapides Parish during Reconstruction. She gives detailed descriptions of the furnishings and household ritual at Evergreen and Flowerton Plantations. Among the subjects mentioned are Indians coming to trade, slavery, Union soldiers, governor Thomas Overton Moore's status after the war, sugar production, river travel, and plantation social...
Dates: 1896; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1978

Cummings and Black families papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-98
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, certificates, reciepts and photos of the Cummings and Black families. The Cummings and Black families papers house Civil War correspondence and documents, as well as World War I correspondence and documents, which can be found in boxes 1, 2, and 3, respectively. One item of particular imporantance in this collection is the First Louisiana Regiment Civil War records, which can be located as oversize volume 1.

Dates: 1844-1962; Other: Majority of material found in 1861-1958

David W. James diary

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-1100
Scope and Contents

Diary covering David W. James' service in the 56th Ohio Infantry from 1863 August 24 to 1864 May 26. The 56th Ohio participated in the Teche Campaign and the Red River Campaign. The collection includes entries from Camp Carrollton, Berwick Bay, Bayou Teche, Opelousas, Vermillionville, New Iberia, Camp Algiers, Madisonville, Franklin, Alexandria, Natchitoches, Mansfield, and New Orleans. The collection also includes photocopied supporting documents.

Dates: 1863-1864

Degas and Musson families papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-226
Scope and Contents This is an online version of “The DeGas-Musson Family Papers: An Annotated Inventory,” Marilyn R. Brown, 1991. All translations are by Marilyn R. Brown. The collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Michel Musson, a New Orleans businessman and uncle of painter Edgar Degas. There are letters concerning the Musson family's cotton business and its financial relations with the transatlantic import-export company operated by Degas' brothers René and Achille, as well as with the...
Dates: 1834-1950

Franklin G. Allen Civil War Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-B-358
Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks of clippings, mainly from New Orleans newspapers concerning battles and political events of the Civil War.

Dates: 1860-1866

Gen. G. F. Shepley letters

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-B-16
Scope and Contents

A collection of letters written to Gen. G.F. Shepley, military commandant of New Orleans by various city officials. They all state their refusal to sign the oath to support the constitution and laws of the U.S. referred to in Order #41 of Major General Butler.

Dates: 1862

Hutson family papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-140
Content Description The collection comprises correspondence among members of the Hutson family. Topics of interest include letters and diaries from the Civil War, letters concerning the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, and the correspondence of Albert Hutson, Jr. when he was stationed in Asia and Russia during World War I with the U.S. Navy. Letters from Sarah and Hugh McClung about the early days of the Hollywood movie industry are included in this collection. Also included are poetry, plays, prose,...
Dates: 1807 - 1955

John W. Emmett Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-B-324
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing newspaper accounts of battles during the Civil War, chiefly in Virginia and accounts of heroic deeds performed by volunteers in Louisiana. Also letters, broadsides and invitations pertaining to Washington Artillery in Louisiana.

Dates: 1865

Lansing Porter family papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-1065
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Captain Lansing Porter of the 75th New York Infantry and his wife, Elizabeth Porter. Capt. Porter served first at Fort Pickens, Florida, but was soon transferred to Louisiana under the command of General Godfrey Weitzel. The correspondence dates from January 1861 to March 1863.

Dates: 1861-1863, 1906.

Merrick-Jones family papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-572
Scope and Contents This collection consists of certificates, photographs, post cards, a telegram, typed and handwritten correspondence, manuscript poetry, clippings, printed material and legal documents relating to the Merrick and Jones families.Biographical Note: Prominent family members' papers in this collection include: Edwin Thomas Merrick (1808-1897), appointed Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1855; Joseph Jones (1833-1896), Civil War physician; and Joseph Merrick Jones...
Dates: 1855-1962

New Orleans Civil War Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-B-269
Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings regarding Civil War and activities in New Orleans.

Dates: 1861-1862

Record Book of the 27th Regiment of the Louisiana Volunteers

 Collection — Volume LaRC B-369
Identifier: LaRC-B-369
Scope and Contents

Record book of the 27th Regiment of the Louisiana Volunteers, maintained by Edward D. Seghers from August 17, 1862, when Seghers was promoted to Segeant major and became responsible for recording the company records, to February 14, 1863. Includes personnel lists, orders of the day, and summaries of the days events. The regiment surrendered at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863.

Dates: 1862 August 17 - 1863 February 14

Richard Taylor papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-40
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Civil War millitary papers of Confederate Lieutenant General Richard Taylor. Included are handwritten telegraph books and letterbooks which detail the official private communications between Lt. Gen. Taylor and numerous parties including Confederates Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard, Daniel Weisiger Adams, William Wirt Adams, Nathan Bedford Forrest, George B. Hodge, John Bell Hood, and Braxton Bragg, as well as Union general Edward Canby regarding...
Dates: 1864-1865

The Weekly Rice Planeter

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-B-107
Scope and Contents

The March 22, 1862 issue of The Weekly Rice Planter published at Pointe-a-la-Hache, Parish of Plaquemines, and called the official journal of the Parish. It is a one page newspaper, in English on one side and French on the other titled Le Rizier. There is a short editorial entitled, "Soldiers for the War," and a statement that martial law had been declared in the Parish and in three others.

Dates: 1862

U.S. Army Quartermaster records

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-356
Scope and Contents

This collection contains account records of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in New Orleans during the Civil War. Accounts vary but include accounts for living expenses of officers, inventories of goods of registered enemies seized and sold, payrolls, and accounts of articles purchased (mostly ships).

Dates: 1863-1865