Weapons and Military History

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Weapons and Military History


These weapons and military documents were collected at past history harvests. They are evidence that war has played a roll in Louisiana French heritage. Louisiana has had an influence in most wars throughout US history. The cannon ball which was used during the civil war (1860s) that was found in a shipwreck. Louisiana played a big roll in the Civil War. A creole, General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, was the first confederate commander to assault federal troops. The Cajun Blades are a collection of three knives used by Louisianans. One of the objects from the previous history harvest that correlates to weapons are the projectile points. These points are considered arrow heads; they show that Louisiana had a war culture long before western influence.


Louisiana & The Civil War: http://www.louisianatravel.com/articles/louisiana-civil-war-sites
Military History of LSU: http://www.lsu.edu/hss/milsci/overview/history.php

Items in the Weapons and Military History Collection

Acadian Blades
There are three knives in total. All of them are handmade. The handles offer superior grip being made of cow bone. This is much like Acadian settlers would have used. The blades are made from high carbon steel that was originally on a tree band saw.…

An Old Man's Secret Weapon
For the Nunu’s history harvest in Arnaudville, Yvonne Olivier brought in a sword cane that belonged to one of her ancestors named Joseph Frozard. Mrs. Olivier talks about her cane in the video above.
There where multiple Joseph Frozards in her…

Fire away: Civil War cannonball
The civil war http://www.louisianatravel.com/articles/louisiana-civil-war-sites/ began in 1861 between the United States and other confederate states. It began when the confederate army captured Fort Sumter. The states involved in the war…

Projectile Points
Projectile Points, commonly known as Arrow Heads.
Found in the Plaissance area of Louisiana

Navy Photograph #3
A black and white photograph of a group of Sailors enjoying a meal as a waiter tends to them.


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