Related Program: History Matters History Matters: April is full of historical milestones for Louisiana By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • May 6, 2014 Related Program: History Matters TweetShareGoogle+Email Commentator Gary Joiner compiled a historical roundup of the month of April. He explains how those events hundreds of years ago literally shaped the State of Louisiana today. Credit Press Image / LSU Shreveport Listen Listening... / 4:30 History Matters #365 - April in Louisiana history Tags: King Louis XIVNew OrleansFlorida ParishesTerritory of LouisianaCivil WarGen. P.G.T. BeauregardColfax MassacrePres. Rutherford B. HayesTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content History Matters: A Civil War veteran scrutinized every turn in the Battle of Mansfield By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Apr 1, 2014 Press Image / LSU Shreveport Commentator Gary Joiner remembers Civil War veteran James A. Jarratt who wanted to ensure his firsthand account of the Battle of Mansfield helped lend clarity to history. History Matters: Civil War historians follow the footsteps of Union soldiers By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Aug 13, 2013 Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a road trip. We follow the Red River Campaign that Civil War historians like to travel to follow in the footsteps of the Union army soldiers who moved through the area more than 150 years ago.