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  • The tools of war of the blue and gray: infantry, cavalry, artillery and the navy; a profusely illustrated guide to their equipment, clothing, organization, and weapons. Over 500 illustrations.
  • This book contains a history of Confederate Memorial Hall from its opening in 1891 to the present. It contains many early photo's of the building, and pictures of the Museum's vast collection of Civil War artifacts.
  • Michael Marshall presents an extensive history of the Donaldsonville Artillery detailing the roots of the unit through its many battles fought in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The book contains an extensive roster of every member of this little known Confederate Artillery company.
  • Essential to the serious Confederate scholar, Bergeron examines the 111 artillery, cavalry, and infantry divisions that Louisiana furnished to the Confederate armies. No other reference contains the complete and accurate record of Louisiana’s involvement in the Civil War. A brief account of its combat activities is provided for each unit. Also listed are the outfits’ field officers, the companies in each regiment or battalion, and the names of company commanders.
  • Based on Owen’s diary from 1861 to 1865 In Camp and Battle with the Washington Artillery of New Orleans delivers a sense of immediacy and intimacy, bringing to life the major figures and battles of the Army of Northern Virginia as well as lesser-known Civil War episodes. In addition, Owen offers a splendid portrait of soldier and civilian life behind the lines.
  • “It was the Tigers who blunted the initial Federal assault at First Manassas, played an important role in Jackson’s Valley campaign, held fast at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle, fought hand to hand at Fort Stedman, and led Lee’s last offensive at Appomattox. This is an excellent work, thoroughly researched, and well written. Lee’s Tigers is the first comprehensive study of all the Louisiana units operating under General Lee.” – Civil War History
  • Chivalrous, arrogant, and of exotic Creole Louisiana origin, Beauregard participated in every phase of the Civil War from its beginning to its end. He rigidly adhered to the principles of war derived from his studies of Jomini and Napoleon, and yet many of his battle plans were rejected by his superiors, who regarded him as excitable, unreliable, and contentious. After the war, Beauregard was almost the only prominent Confederate general who adapted successfully to the New South, running railroads and later supervising the notorious Louisiana lottery.
  • Located just north of Baton Rouge, the village was the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River and the site of the longest genuine siege in American military history. In Port Hudson, Confederate Bastion on the Mississippi, Lawrence Hewitt offers a compelling account of the Confederate occupation of Port Hudson in August, 1862, and the Union’s efforts to capture the stronghold, culminating in a final unsuccessful assault in May, 1863. Throughout his study, Hewitt offers a colorful narrative account of daily life in the garrison, the commanders’ strategies, and the importance of Port Hudson to the war.
  • Born into one of the best families of Baton Rouge, Sarah Morgan was not yet twenty when she began her diary in January 1862, nine months after the start of the Civil War. She was soon to experience a coming-of-age filled with the turmoil and upheaval that devastated the wartime South. She set down the Remarkable events of the war in a record that remains one of the most vivid, evocative portrayals in existence of a time and place that today make up a crucial chapter in our national history. Sarah Morgan herself emerges as one of the most memorable nineteenth-century women in fiction or nonfiction, a young woman of intelligence and fortitude, as well as of high spirits and passion, who questioned the society into which she was born and the meaning of the war for ordinary families like her own and for the divided nation as a whole.
  • On April 24, 1862, Federal Gunboats made their way past two Confederate forts to ascend the Mississippi River, and the Union navy captured New Orleans. In this study, Hearn examines the decisions, actions, individuals, and events to explain why. He directs his inquiry to the heart of government, both Union and Confederate, and takes a hard look at the selection of military and naval leaders, the use of natural and financial resources, and the performances of all personal involved.
  • This comprehensive history fills an important gap in the story of the Civil War. This book looks in detail at the military operations that occurred in Louisiana including the fall of Confederate New Orleans and the burning of Alexandria. It begins with the first talk of secession in the state and ends with the last tragic days of the war.
  • The second book by Stephen Hood, this one explores the new found "Hood papers" that have been called by historians "the most significant find" in Civil War scholarship in the last fifty years.  This will expand the understanding of one of the Confederacy's most misunderstood and maligned generals.