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 Posted: Thu Jan 11th, 2007 03:53 am
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I concur, Professor Jones' Lee's Tigers is an excellent work about the La regiments serving in the ANV. Some were very hard drinking individuals but overall hard fighting regiments. An uncle, James Bennett, served in the 9th LA from 1862 till Appomatox. Little known fact is that's how LSU got its name from them later in the 19th century. If you're interested in regimental/unit histories, check out Chicago Battery Boys (will post review next week). I picked it up b/o another ancestor Pinckney Cone served as a lieutenant. Chicago Merchantile Battery particpated in the Vicksburg and Red River Campaigns. Composed primarily of letters from one of the soldiers in the battery. Well written letters concerning day to day life during his years in the service.

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