Aug 18, 2014 9:42 AM

Jeanerette Museum to Host Civil War Book Talk

Michael Marshall, author of "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Canonniers," will discuss his book at the Jeanerette Museum Wednesday, September 24 at 6 p.m.

The Donaldsonville Canonniers were one of the most active and highly regarded Louisiana units during the American Civil War in 1837. They were known as the Donaldsonville Artillery.

The Canonniers participated in a number of skirmishes, artillery duels and battles including Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines and many more. 

The Canonniers reorganized in 1875 and were accepted into Federal service during the Spanish-American War before disbanding in 1898.

Marshall is a retired detective and sergeant from the New Oreans Police Department. Marshall is also a former World History and Publications high school teacher and U.S Marine.

Representatives from the Jeanerette Museum disclose that the book discussion is best suited for an adult audience.

Copies of "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Canonniers" will be available for purchase following the program.



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