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Re: No Wine for the 93rd
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I didn't know about the 1779 piece either. I did know about the two companies who fought at the Battle of New Orleans, and Isiah Edwards was a source of a lot of info about that.
But it makes a lot of sense. Haiti was undergoing a lot of civil disturbance of its own, in 1779, they were in the midst of revolt. It's only reasonable that those who could, might make their way here, and even continue a battle begun there. Several thousand Haitian refugees made their way to New Orleans after the Haitian revolution. One more thing to learn about. I have often wondered about their contributions during the Civil War. I know nothing about how the Haitian emigrants melded within the New Orleans population, and where that history might fit within the gens de couleur and the Louisiana Native Guard. How many of those thousands stayed in New Orleans and Louisiana itself-intermarried with local freedmen and women? In almost fifty years it certainly seems likely that there is a largely untold piece there.
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