Civil War

Author Mike Rubin’s new legal thriller is a suspense-filled journey through Louisiana history. “The Cottoncrest Curse,” set on a plantation in Acadiana, is a historical roadmap from the Civil War to present day. The book is published by LSU Press and Rubin says it was inspired by his Alexandria roots.

Northwestern State University’s Louisiana Folklife Center is hosting a symposium Tuesday featuring six historical military re-enactors who will discuss the cultural significance of reenactment.

Natchitoches attorney Eddie Harrington is one of the speakers. He’s coordinating the Battle of Natchitoches this weekend where soldiers will clash on Front Street.

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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.

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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.

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.