GDG- BG Harry Hayes - Louisiana Tigers

Andy Mills amills at
Wed Jan 18 10:33:50 CST 2012

I got to thinking about another story told during the "Ghost Tour" and wondered if this is a true story.

The Louisiana Tigers were recruited from the seediest elements  underbelly of the Louisianan society.  That Louisiana opened their prisons to anyone who would volunteer and should they survive the war, they will be granted their freedom, as well as the criminal elements around New Orleans and the hardened backwoodsmen of the Bayous' and as a result, this made them one of the most feared troops in both armies.

Is this another "good story" or did they fill their ranks in this manner?


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