GDG- BG Harry Hayes - Louisiana Tigers

George Connell georgeconnell at mac.com
Wed Jan 18 15:25:35 CST 2012


Jack,

I think that's another Looziana CW military entity. The Tigers, of course, were a brigade in the ANV and anything but bandbox soldiers.

Regards,

George
26ª11'56"N   81ª48'19W"

On Jan 18, 2012, at 4:07 PM, Jack Lawrence wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> They also "opened" their ranks to freedmen who had relatives still enslaved with a promise of freedom for their relatives.
> 
> The most egregious of this sort were the freedman with wives who were still slave who rented the marital beds for a dollar a week. They were cut off if not enlisted.
> 
> Even so, these were "bandbox" soldiers, used for display purpose. Only one unit was ever put in harms way, on a barrier island, but withdrawn prior to any action.
> 
> See: Thank God My Regiment's an African One: The Civil War Diary of Nathan W. Daniels by Nathan W. Daniels From LSU Press.
> 
> Rergards,
> 
> jack
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> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:33 AM
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>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> 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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