Hollandsworth, James G. Jr.

The Louisiana Native Guards : The Black Military Experience During the Civil War - Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 1995. - 1 online resource (169 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Defenders of the Native Land; 2 Great Pride in the Business; 3 Woe to Any Man Who Flinches; 4 When Tried, They Will Not Be Found Wanting; 5 I Regard It as an Experiment; 6 The Equal of Any ""Yankee Troops"" You Will Find; 7 Unsuited for This Duty; 8 We Shall Eventually Come Out Ahead; 9 Diggers and Drudges; 10 Manhood of the Colored Race; Appendix: Black Officers in the Native Guards; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W

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 purposes but was not allowed to fight. After the fall of New Orleans, General Benjamin F. Butler brought the Native Guards into Federal military service and increased their numbers with runaway slaves. He intended to use the

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African American soldiers - Louisiana - History - 19th century.
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Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
Louisiana - Militia - History - 19th century.
Louisiana -- Militia -- History -- 19th century.
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Participation, African American.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.


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