The following works were written in conjunction with the WPA (Works Progress Administration of Louisiana), ca., 1935. These documents have been recently digitized as part of the Louisiana Digital Library, and are… Read More
Northeast LA Civil War Map, ca 1864
From the Library of Congress, this map shows roads to Memphis, along with rail lines and transportation routes during the Civil War. To download the full map of Arkansas and Louisiana, visit… Read More
Former Confederate Captain R.H.G. Gaines Dies, 1922.
He has lived an exemplary life of honesty, faithfulness and service for good, and his influence will long be felt. He was as brave and unselfish and generous, a man as we have we have ever known, and his charity knew no bounds. His fearless and spotless manhood should be an inspiration to all his young friends.
The Last Confederate Veteran of Richland Parish – David Corbin Ker (1847-1940)
Concerning the joint convention of Union and Confederates veterans at Gettysburg in 1838, he stated: “My wife don’t want me to go, she thinks I’ll get in another fight with them d—Yankees, and maybe I would, Mr. Ker said.” David Corbin Ker
Girard Station – Confederate Camp Grounds, Field Hospital, ca 1863
Occasionally I’ve seen notes about a Confederate Civil War camp located at Girard (aka Girard Station), and often referred to as “Camp Taylor.” I think I’ve concluded that it did indeed exist…. Read More
Handwritten Letter from John W. Swett Detailing Service In Civil War
John W. Swett lived on Boeuf River on the Richland Parish/Caldwell Parish line. According to James Swett, one of his descendants, John W. Swett is buried in Etier Cemetery, located in Richland… Read More
Known Confederate Soldier Burials in Richland Parish
This list is a compilation of several lists. It is without question an incomplete list. If you know of additional confederate burials in Richland Parish, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Updated May 14, 2019… Read More
The Hon. John Ray, James Ray, Henry Bry, and Other Early Distinguished Settlers in Northeast Louisiana
The article below was printed originally in The Ouachita Telegraph on August 25, 1888. It details how this early settler in Northeast Louisiana came in contact with Davy Crockett in Little Rock… Read More
Local Book Review: Kate Stone’s Brokenburn, with Mentions of Delhi and Crew Lake
If you are interested in Civil War or local history in Northeast Louisiana, a really good book I recently read is one that was originally written during that time, called Brokenburn –… Read More
Remembering Richland’s Soldiers Lost on Memorial Day
The following is a list of known soldiers lost during times of war, from Richland Parish. If you know of additional soldiers that should be added to this list, please email email@example.com… Read More
Col. S. W. Hill – An Irish Confederate engineer, lain to rest in Richland.
Col. S.W. Hill, the oldest and one of the most respected citizens of Ouachita Parish, died at his home on South Grand Street, near the parish High School shortly before 2 o’clock this afternoon. He was 91 years old.
The Wynn Island Plantation, The First 150 Years
I recently came across an old printed copy of this story, and decided to transcribe it for interested readers. Many of the people mentioned as living are now deceased. The article was… Read More