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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org… Read More
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.
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