Pointe Coupees Patriots: 1777 Pointe Coupee Militia: Louisianas Forgotten Soldiers of the American Revolution (240th Anniversary of the American Revolution: The forgotten Louisiana Troops)

Pointe Coupees Patriots: 1777 Pointe Coupee Militia: Louisianas Forgotten Soldiers of the American Revolution (240th Anniversary of the American Revolution: The forgotten Louisiana Troops) by Randy DeCur 1523261765 9781523261765
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Most Americans think of the Revolutionary War as happening in the original 13 colonies. But Louisianas French Creoles played a key role in the war, which captured the control of the Mississippi River from the British, blocking the British Army from this vital access route. Louisiana, although largely French in population, was under the Spanish flag, and when Spain entered the American Revolutionary War, the ancestors of several well known families Pointe Coupee and Avoyelles of today joined the local Spanish militia groups. They marched along the Mississippi River and were involved in the capture of five strategic sites: Thompson Creek, Amite, Maniac, Baton Rouge and Natchez. Most of these soldiers were second and third generation French Creoles, accustomed to the swamps and knew how to use a gun. Pointe Coupee Post had been founded by their parents French immigrants. Many of the soldiers were brothers, cousins, brothers in laws of one another. Some families produced as many as three brothers who fought including Bergeron, DeCuir, Joffrion, Pourceau and Porche This book gives some detail to the French Creole soldiers and officers who were on the 1777 roster and who fought in the war. Under Gen. Bernardo Galvez Lt. Charles Louis DeGranpre Roster of the Company of Militia of the Post of Pointe Coupee, taken June 1777. OFFICIERS (OFFICERS) ALLAIN, Sr, Captain ALLAIN, Jr., lieutenant MEULLION, lieutenant BORDELON, aid major SERGENS (SERGEANTS) 1. Etienne David 2. Jean Baptiste Legee 3. Simon Croat 4. Noel Roy CAPOREAUX (CORPORALS) 5. Joseph Bergeron 6. Pierre Ducote 7. Charles Emond 8. Joseph Porche FUSILLIERS (SOLDIERS) 9. francois le Gros 10. Joseph Labay 11. Joseph Patin 12. Jean Francois Porce 13. Simon Porche 14, Charles Dufour 15. Joseph Decuir 16. Simon LeGee 17. Francois Emond 18. Allan Dubourg 19. Pampalon 20 Presque LaVigneur (Delage) 21 Chenne pre (or Ver) 22. Louis Marionneaux 23 Pierre Dalleman 24. Baptiste Pourciaux 25. Jean Baptiste Leonare 26. Antoine Dauzat 27. Ignace Perne (Parnet) 28. Francois Sanson 29. Baptiste Lafleur 30. Joseph Lafleur 31. Francois Gremillion 32. Baptiste Lacourt 33. Jean paul Decuir 34. Rich 35. Joseph Mayeux 36. Baptiste Mayeux 37. Jean Pierre Champiignolle 38. Christophe Morin 39. Pierre Joffrin 40. Pierre Decoux 41. Joseph Joffrion 42. Jason Joffrion 43. Augustine La Luppe (Juneau) 44. Pallot 45. Jean Pierre Landreneaux 46. Jean Baptiste Rabalais 47. Simon Lavalle 48. Charles LARCHE 49. Jean Baptiste Dimanche 50. Joseph Ferrets 51. Augustin Gamache 52. Pierre Decuir 53. St. Romain 54. Charles Lejeune 55. Michel LeJeune 56. Baptiste Porche 57. Michel Porche 58. guillaume Budareaux 59. Pierre Guio 60. Francois David 61. Louis David 62. Jean Bapiste Olivier 63. Pierre LaDoux 64. Pierre Bergeron 65. Louis Bergeron 66. Honor Fabre 67. Joseph Roy 68. Francois Bizette 69 Joseph Janus 70. Jean Beaueron (Bergeron) 71. Etienne Bergeron 72. Francois Quebadeaux 73. Claude Delatte 74. Andre Bonaventure 75. Frances Demache 76. George Olivo 77. Jacques Fabre 78. George Bergeron 79 Pierre Cahot or Bahot 80. Lous Soucrie

Author: Randy DeCur

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 112

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2016-11-15

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