Civil War Saw Money Printed Here

Edward Everett, Jr.The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 Paper Bills Issued In All Denominations To Care For Situation Not many people now living in Union Parish have knowledge of the fact that at one time Union Parish printed, issued and circulated its own money, unless it may be some of those few who can still remember those … Continue reading Civil War Saw Money Printed Here

Lt. Col. Sidney H. Griffin, 31st LA Infantry

Written by Jon R. McKinnie Spearsville plantation owner Sidney H. Griffin raised a company of men from the northwestern portion of the parish for the Confederate service in early 1862; the men styled themselves the "Sparrow Cadets". The unit elected Griffin captain, and they entered the service of the Confederate States in Monroe, designated as Company … Continue reading Lt. Col. Sidney H. Griffin, 31st LA Infantry

Dr Thomas Parker Richardson, Surgeon for 17th La Infantry Regiment

Written by Jon R. McKinnie Ward Camp Historian Jon McKinnie’s wife, Phyllis Richardson, has an amazing family history of military & public service.  Her 2nd great grandfather, Dr Thomas Parker Richardson and two brothers served as surgeons during the Civil War.  Another brother fought the entire war (1861-1865) under General Robert E Lee, surrendering with him … Continue reading Dr Thomas Parker Richardson, Surgeon for 17th La Infantry Regiment