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Civil War Portraits of Avoyelles The Faces of Avoyelles Soldiers and Citizens Who Contributed to the Cause

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ISBN-10: 1489548408

ISBN-13: 9781489548405

Edition: N/A

Authors: Randy DeCuir

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Over 1000 men from Avoyelles Parish served during the Civil War. Bordered by two rivers, the rich soil of the Mississippi and Red River valleys enabled some large and many small plantations. This planting class produced its share of soldiers on both sides of the battlefield. About 100 or so men from Avoyelles, and at least one woman, gave their lives either during a battle or from disease. Many of the local men were in one of a handful of units which were formed in Avoyelles. These French speaking soldiers spread out and collectively fought in just about every battle in the war, from Gettysburg to Mansura.This book is the culmination of over forty years of collecting old photographs by the…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 5/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Randy DeCuir has been in the newspaper business for over 30 years in Louisiana and is the author of over a dozen regional histories of the central Louisiana area.Carlos Mayeux, Jr has a life long dedication to education and history. He is president of La Commission des Avoyelles, a member of the Avoyelles Parish School Board and a director of the Avoyelles Commissin of Tourism.