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New Orleans (La) -- History -- Capture, 1862

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred A. Parmenter papers

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

Charles L. Harrod journal

Identifier: LaRC-M-923
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Charles L. Harrod's journal that contains copies of letters as well as an account of Christ Church in New Orleans when it was taken over by General Benjamin Butler's military authority in October 1862.

Dates: 1862-1865

Frank Brunet scrapbook

Identifier: LaRC-143
Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains clippings from the New Orleans Daily Crescent and the Daily Picayune relating to the Civil War. There are several poems and the scrapbook is made out of an 1851 ledger. On eight of the pages, the clippings have become unmounted, revealing handwritten account notes dated 1851. Among the subjects mentioned are Yankee raids in Tensas Parish, the funeral of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Didier Dreux, occupation of New Orleans, and the Battle of Manassas.

Dates: 1851-1867; Other: Majority of material found in 1861-1867