The Louisiana Slave Rebellion 1811
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Patriots and Adventures








The generation of 1860 is notable for its military service. In 1862 these people furnished two regiments of volunteers to the Union army and several officers to a third regiments were composed of men who were officers and soldiers from our most illustrious free families.

These valiant patriots, worthy descendants of their forebears who fought in the wars of 1815 and 1845, burned with the desire to take up arms for the cause of freedom. At the first call for volunteers, they enlisted for three years. They participated in several major battles and impartial history has recorded the quality of their valor.

The bravery and the fearlessness of the Creole troops excited the admiration, not only of the other American people, but of the entire world.


Andre Cailloux


The conduct of Captain Andre Cailloux was adequate proof for the minds of skeptics and it silenced the enemies of the black man. The eyes of the world were indeed on this American Spartacus.

The hero of ancient Rome displayed no braver heroism than did this officer who ran forward to his death with a smile on his lips and crying, "let us go forward, O comrades!" Six times he threw himself against the murderous batteries of Port Hudson, and in each assault he repeated his urgent call, "let us go forward, one more time!" Finally, falling under the mortal blow, he gave his last order to his attending officer, "Bacchus, take charge!" If anyone should say the knightly Bayard did better or more, according to history, he lies.



Buckaneers in Louisiana
by: Tommy Thompson


A point important to the race problem was resolved: Andre Cailloux certainly proved that the black man is able to fight and die for his county.

Our grateful people honored him with an elaborate funeral after the enemy finally released his remains which had lain out on the plains for two months. All those whom Captain Cailloux had glorified by his heroic death came to show their recognition on this solemn occasion.

Never before, with one exception, had New Orleans been the theater of such a demonstration. Men, women, and children, all wearing mourning, followed the coffin of this hero to his tomb where his mutilated remains were laid to rest.

In all history there was but one Andre Cailloux! May our compatriots remember him! May they erect a monument or a statue that will save his name from oblivion.

Our people and Our history
by: Rodolph Lucien Desdunes


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