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    Found under New Orleans old house.

    My Son found this while refurbishing an 1800s home in the New Orleans French Quarter a couple blocks from the river. I thought a cigarette case, My son thought percussion cap case. It looks to be made of copper. Anyone know what it is?
  2. vmicraig

    Walkabout in the New Orleans Garden District

    Yesterday, my wife and I spent the day in NO to have brunch and took a stroll through the Garden District to look at some of the cool architecture - found Archie Manning’s house, as well as John Goodman’s. Totally unexpected, we walked right past this monument, almost missing it. Glad we...
  3. luinrina

    Martin Luther Smith - the Confederacy's most accomplished engineer?

    Reading up on the Vicksburg Campaign, I became interested in learning more about this gentleman: Martin Luther Smith was born on September 9, 1819 in Danby, New York. In 1838, he entered West Point and graduated 16th out of 56 four years later. His class would furnish 22 Civil War generals...
  4. Joshism

    Discussion The Lost Cause 1903

    I came across this in the New Orleans Times-Democrat (May 20, 1903) because it happened to be on the same page a something else I was looking for. The reunion in question was the 13th National UCV Renunion held in New Orleans on May 19-22, 1903.
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    Could the CSA have realistically defended New Orleans?

    It surrendered after being bombarded by the US Navy. Could the Confederates have done something different to hold the city for longer than they did?
  6. Eleanor Rose

    This Historic Church is Worth a Visit!

    The feeling of peace and tranquility that one experiences upon entering this church is indescribable. It is truly a respite from the busy streets of New Orleans. The Immaculate Conception church, locally known as Jesuit church, is a Roman Catholic church in the Central Business District of New...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Halloween Comes But Once A Year? Not So Fast- Our Ancestors' Masquerade Balls, 1861-1865

    " Fancy Dress " costumes, not Halloween- for a children's Masquerade Ball. Let's see, a jockey, an entire ABC primer, a Bee Hive, Fairy and ( I think ) what was known as a Flower Woman? From Godey's Lady's Book, 1865, these illustrations are scattered through periodicals and ads for " Masquerade...
  8. JPK Huson 1863

    A Ladies Voyage; From The Bonny General Banks Of Lake Pontchartrain

    ' Registered enemies ' didn't look that way and scenes like this further dispelled hostile intent, as an oath discouraged open revolt. Banks knew, however, what havoc could still be his, were sleeping tigers awakened. Those refusing to take the oath were escorted, in great ceremony, to '...
  9. Liberty and Secession

    Fall of New Orleans - Court of Inquiry - Judge Advocate Major L. R. Page

    Hello folks- I'm researching the fall of New Orleans in April 1862. After the fall of the city, in 1863, the Confederate government held a court of inquiry to investigate General Mansfield Lovell. The judge advocate for this court of inquiry was Major L. R. Page. Can anyone point me in...
  10. JohnW.

    History Cafe du Monde

    Here is a good one to try when your travels take you to the Big Easy :D THE ORIGINAL FRENCH MARKET COFFEE STAND SINCE 1862 • NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Coffee Black or Au Lait Coffee first came to North America by way of New Orleans back in the mid-1700's. It was successfully cultivated in...
  11. skb8721

    Restricted Copy of My Feedback to CNN.com re: Jefferson Davis Statue Removal Report

    [COPY] Dear CNN.com: Regarding the CNN.com article of this morning titled "New Orleans Begins Removing Second Confederate Monument": Actually, the monument removed this morning is the first "Confederate monument" to be taken down in New Orleans. This is because the previous monument to be...
  12. AUG

    Crescent Regiment (24th La. Inf.)

    Crescent Regiment (24th Louisiana Infantry) From Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865 by Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., pp. 130-32: COLONELS. Marshall J. Smith, resigned July 28, 1862; George P. McPheeters, killed October 27, 1862; Abel W. Bosworth. LIEUTENANT COLONELS. George...
  13. 18thVirginia

    Some Civil War related sites in New Orleans

    We visited the Crescent City for a birthday celebration last weekend and stopped by several places that related to Civil War individuals. Thought I'd share some photos. Leonidas Polk was named Bishop of Louisiana in 1841. In Louisiana Polk was active in establishing new churches and building a...
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