DeSoto Parish Louisiana

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DeSoto Parish LA
& the War For Southern Independence

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Camp Mouton #41, UCV, Mansfield, LA, est. 1891
photo abt. 1900

Photo above is reproduced in Slawson's 1967 History of DeSoto Parish, with names as shown below, but it's hard to tell whether the "rows" indicated run vertically or horizontally.  There appear to be 48 people therein.  Forty-seven names are shown below, but "Greenings" may indicate that the seated lady is Rebecca [Bullock] Greening, wife of Camp member Swepson W. Greening.  The young lady on the far right is probably Lucille Williams, daughter of Camp member Boling Williams.  If you can identify others in this photo, please E-MAIL ME

Row- #1 Abington,  Thomas, Youngblood, G Jackson
Row #2-  B illingsley,  T. S. Sligh,  R. H. Jay,  Marshall,  McClanahan
Row #3- McMullin,  A P Reeves,  Harwell,  Sample,  Franklin
Row #4- Taylor,  Rogers,  Hamilton,  Peyton Rascoe
Row #5-  W W Hunt,  J Williams,  Powell,  Brownfield,  John J Vascoe
Row #6-  J O Beck,  McKinney,  Cunningham,  A F Jackson,  W R Jackson, 
Row #7-  H A Jenkins,  J Yarborough,  J J Gardner,  J W Pitts,  T. G. Pegues
Row #8- B. Williams,  Stribling,  Marshall,  B F Jenkins,  L Williams
Row #9-  A P Harris,  Greenings,  J T Smith ( J P ),  J M Parsons,  S F Walker
Row #10-  Andrew Hoy,  James H Hunter,  A DeValtz,  L M Rambin

NOTE: I think the man 4th from left (in my photo he is 4th from right) is my gg grandfather, John Abernathy Dixon (1830-1901).  Although he wasn't in the Battle of Mansfield, he did live at Longstreet/Grand Cane until his death in 1901.  The sword is a possible clue also as he was Major of the 12th Infantry Regiment at the end of the war under the command
of Joe Johnston.  He was also paroled at Vicksburg.
David Dixon

DeSoto Parish Military Links

  Levy S. Carnine
Civilian Reaction to the Red River Campaign, 1864, From Natchitoches to Mansfield, Louisiana Mansfield/Pleasant Hill
The World War II Memorial in Washington DC Miscellaneous Military Records
Friends of the Mansfield Battlefield  Second Troop Cavalry, First Squadron
Historic homes of the war The Letters of Pvt. Thomas H. Phifer, Co. D, 2nd Louisiana Infantry


Other Military Links

  The Louisiana State Archives Confederate Pension Database
Brothers Bound - A Source Page for Information on the Civil War Era Prisoner of War Experience
includes links to several searchable online databases of POW's 
The Red River Campaign Official Records and Battle Descriptions
  The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Civil War Center at LSU The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies
Journals of the Confederate Congress Vietnam Virtual Wall
The World War II Memorial in Washington DC Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan


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