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The Resource Cheneyville rifles : from Bayou Bouef to Gettysburg ; Company H, 8th Louisiana infantry, part of the famous Louisiana Tigers, Confederate States Army from the Bayous of Avoyelles and Rapides, Randy DeCuir

Cheneyville rifles : from Bayou Bouef to Gettysburg ; Company H, 8th Louisiana infantry, part of the famous Louisiana Tigers, Confederate States Army from the Bayous of Avoyelles and Rapides, Randy DeCuir

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Cheneyville rifles : from Bayou Bouef to Gettysburg ; Company H, 8th Louisiana infantry, part of the famous Louisiana Tigers, Confederate States Army from the Bayous of Avoyelles and Rapides
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Cheneyville rifles
Title remainder
from Bayou Bouef to Gettysburg ; Company H, 8th Louisiana infantry, part of the famous Louisiana Tigers, Confederate States Army from the Bayous of Avoyelles and Rapides
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Randy DeCuir
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eng
Summary
The Cheneyville Riflemen was a Civil War group formed in Central Louisiana to serve in the Confederate Army. This unit was made up primarily from young men who were members of planter's families along Bayou Bouef and Bayou Rapides in Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes. Some men were added to their units from New Orleans and they became part of the famous Louisiana Tigers who fought so bravely in the Civi War. Patrick Keary, whose later wife was President Jefferson Davis's niece, recruited the original group of volunteers. The group organized as a company in Rapides Parish, and the young men elected Keary as their captain. The men left Cheneyville for Camp Moore at Tanghipahoa in the summer of 1861. There, more recruits were added from New Orleans and the Cheneyville Rifles were commissioned as part of the 8th Louisiana Infantry and were designated as Company H. The Cheneyville Rifles, along with the 8th Louisiana, left for the war front within days, and spent the next four years the Virginia Theatre. These brave central Louisiana men participated in dozens of battles, including Gettysburg, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and Appomattox
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DeCuir, Randy P
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  • Confederate States of America
  • Soldiers
  • United States
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Cheneyville rifles : from Bayou Bouef to Gettysburg ; Company H, 8th Louisiana infantry, part of the famous Louisiana Tigers, Confederate States Army from the Bayous of Avoyelles and Rapides, Randy DeCuir
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"Formed under the Bayou Bouef planter Patrick Keary who married in the family of Confederate President Jefferson Davis"--title page
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unspecified
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  • zu
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781497442337
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(softcover)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Cheneyville rifles : from Bayou Bouef to Gettysburg ; Company H, 8th Louisiana infantry, part of the famous Louisiana Tigers, Confederate States Army from the Bayous of Avoyelles and Rapides, Randy DeCuir
Publication
Note
"Formed under the Bayou Bouef planter Patrick Keary who married in the family of Confederate President Jefferson Davis"--title page
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781497442337
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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