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The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War
Early in the Civil War, Louisiana's Confederate government sanctioned a militia unit of black troops, the Louisiana Native Guards. Intended as a response to demands from members of New Orleans' substantial free black population that they be permitted to participate in the defense of their state, the unit was used by Confederate authorities for public display and propaganda...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Louisiana State University Press
(first published 1995)
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