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The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War

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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 Lsu Press (first published 1995)
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Alan
Apr 12, 2015 Alan rated it really liked it
A great historical resource about this fascinating group I had never heard of before. Hollandsworth provides tons of original source references and does a fine job weaving them into a chronological account that is a supremely readable read.

Mom bought me a group of books about the Louisiana Native Guards during a recent trip to Beauvoir in Biloxi, and this is the 1st I read.

The vast majority of black officers during the Civil War were in the Native Guards. The book reveals the enormous spectrum o
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