Killed in Action

Written by Dr. Tim Hudson Since the earliest Europeans arrived in what is now Union Parish, young male residents have answered the call to defend their homes, state, and country. The War Between the States remains the conflict during which the largest number of Union Parish soldiers perished, both in battle and from disease. This … Continue reading Killed in Action

A Brief History of the European Settlement of Union Parish Louisiana 1540 – 1850

Researched and Written by T. D. Hudson French & Spanish Control of Louisiana (1540 – 1803) After Hernando De Soto's exploration of the Mississippi Valley during the 1540s, we have little evidence of any European activity in the Ouachita River valley until the latter 1600s. European interest in the region then came in three distinct … Continue reading A Brief History of the European Settlement of Union Parish Louisiana 1540 – 1850