ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

I wish to thank:

Stephen Achee, for information on the Allain family

Virginia Alonso-Tokarz, my Cormier cousin from Davie, FL, who provided invaluable information that helped me unravel the mystery of CPT Louis A. Cormier of Company C, 6th Louisiana Infantry, including a picture of the young Confederate hero, & information on Émile T. Cormier of Company C, 6th Louisiana Infantry, and Valéry Cormier of Company D, 18th Louisiana Infantry, & Company K, 2nd Louisiana Reserve Corps. Here is a perfect example of how I could not tell the true story of the Acadians in Gray without the assistance of my readers.

Michael Arceneaux of Washington, D.C., for information on his family

Horace Beach of Clayton, CA, for information on his Confederate ancestors, Joseph Michel Cantrelle and Moïse Deslattes of the 5th Louisiana Battery

The late Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., guru of Louisiana in the War of 1861, for information on Louisiana units.  The unit pages in this website would be mighty poor indeed without extensive quotes from his wonderful book, Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865, the vade mecum of any serious student of Louisiana's contribution to the War. 

Gerald Bertrand of Hammond, LA, for information on the Bertrands of the old Opelousas District

Velia "Bert" Bertrand, Jr., for information on the Bertrand families of Louisiana  

Claire Bettag of Washington, DC, for straightening me out on the Mire brothers 

Ronald V. Blake of Wisconsin for information on the Pitre family and for heads up on our Acadian cousins/cousines

Carole Blier of Canada and California for information on the Hamon/Emond family

Elaine Boston of Folsom, LA, for information on her husband's ancestor, François Vileor Gaudin of Company A, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, and for information on the Gaudins and related families

Marc Bourgeois of Canada for information on the Bourgeois family

Mariann Brownson of New Orleans and Fairfield, IL, for beaucoup information on the Acadian exiles in French St.-Domingue, today's Haiti

Don Boudreaux of Lafayette, LA, for information on the Boudreaux family

Tracy Lavergne Bowie of Monroe, LA, for information on his Lavergne ancestors

Ted A. Breaux for the photo of his Confederate ancestor, Camille Dennie Lalande of Company H, 2nd Louisiana Cavalry

Barbara Broussard of Rayne, LA, for information on her ancestor, Dejean Broussard of Company F, 7th Louisiana Cavalry, and on Norbert Blanchard of Company E, Consolidated 18th Louisiana Infantry

Garrett Broussard of Lafayette, LA, for information on the Broussards

Kirby Broussard of TX and his mother, Mildred Broussard of Lake Arthur, LA, for alerting me to the War Victims Memorial in the Abshire Cemetery in Vermilion Parish and directions to the cemetery

Gayle Campbell for information on the Arceneauxs of Iberville Parish

Thomas C. Cardwell of the 1st Louisiana Cavalry and the 9th Louisiana Infantry regiments, re-enacted, for his kind words about this website

Jimmy Chauvin of Lafayette, LA, for information on COL Alcibiades DeBlanc of the 8th Louisiana Infantry and on LT Louis Edmond LeBlanc of Alcibide's Company C, 8th Louisiana Infantry

Murphy Comardelle of Midlothian, VA, for information on his family and for passing a good time at the Old Towne Chester Reunion

Dave Comeau of Ottawa, ON, my Canadian "cuz," for information and photos on Louisiana battlefields in the Photo Gallery and for information on his family genealogy.  I thank him also for reading drafts of my Acadian history carefully and offering insightful comments that improved the narrative.

Toby Comeaux of Baton Rouge, LA, and Newport News, VA, for the grave site photos of Édouard Doiron of Company C, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery and Sgt. Théodore Doiron of Company H, 4th Louisiana Infantry

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino of Acadian Ancestral Home, for straightening me out on the Gaudet and LeBlanc pioneers

Lynn Consentino of Mesa, AZ, for information on the Gonsoulins and Broussards and on her ancestor, Victorin Allain of Company I, 2nd Louisiana Cavalry

Eva Miller Cormier of Jennings, LA, for such diligent work in finding Confederate veterans' tombstones in the cemeteries we have visited ... and for giving me life

Joseph A. Cormier of Hurlburt Field, FL, my courageous kid brother, for pointing out information on CPT Louis A. Cormier of Company C, 6th Louisiana Infantry, for enduring the rigors of the summer heat in several cemeteries filled with AIGs, and for helping to defend our nation against the evils of terrorism  

Louis Cormier, Jr., a Cormier cousin from Beaumont, TX, for information on Clémile Cormier of Company A, 26th Louisiana Infantry, my great-grandfather's younger brother

Michael Cormier of Chester, VA, for all the help and support he's given his old man, especially for his sharp-eyed assistance in spotting UCV grave markers in the cemeteries we have visited

The late Ollie "Cormier" of Hurlburt Field, FL, for sniffing out the AIGs in the Iota, Rayne, and Church Point cemeteries

N. Wayne Cosby of Watson, LA, for information on the 8th Louisiana Infantry 

Deborah Lynn Courville, for information on her grandfather, Donat Courville of Company B, 7th Louisiana Cavalry

Lee Crockett of Orange Park, FL, another newfound cousin, for information on the Comeauxs, Guilbeaus & Sonniers

Lou Curtis of New Orleans, LA, for information on Napoléon Melançon of Company A, 26th Louisiana Infantry and other members of that regiment and the 18th Louisiana Infantry, and on Louis Hulot of Company K, 2nd Louisiana Reserve Corps

Scott J. Daigle, MD of Minneapolis, MN, for information on his great-great grandfather, 2LT Oscar Gaudet of the Orleans Guard Regiment VST and the 5th and 6th Louisiana Batteries

Dave Dalton of Morgan City, LA, and Oilville, VA, for straightening me out on the Gautreauxs and on the settlement patterns of the Acadians on the river and upper Bayou Lafourche

Kinta Delamain of Kill Devil Hills, NC, for information on the Gourrier brothers of Iberville Parish, including a photo of CPT Thomas Édouard Gourrier of Company A, 3rd Louisiana Infantry

John Deroche of Halifax, NS, for information on his collateral ancestor, Basile Deroche 

Bill Diaz, for informaton on his great-great grandfather, Léo Pierre Champagne and Leo's brother Amédée, both of Company D, 18th Louisiana Infantry and Company E, Consolidated 18th Louisiana Infantry

Josie Dorman and Angela Dorman O'Connor, for use of their family's photograph of the Alexandre Mouton children

Carol Doucet of Lafayette, LA, for information on the parish registers of St.-Jean-Baptiste of Port-Royal

Keith Doucet of Galveston, TX, for his kind words and the link to the Doucet Family website, also for information on his ancestors Charles Doucet of Company D, 7th Louisiana Cavalry; Martin Doucet of Company B, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery; and Charles Duprée Lejeune of the Pointe Coupee Battalion Artillery; and information on the yDNA results for descendants of Germain Doucet, fils

Homer Dupuy of Scott, LA, for the wonderful photos and a newspaper clipping of the ceremony for BG Louis Hébert's reburial in Cecilia, LA, and for a photograph of the dedication ceremony for the UCV marker at the gravesite of Treville Broussard of the 26th Louisiana Infantry in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Lafayette, LA

George Edmonston, Jr. of Newberg, OR, for information on his ancestor, John Oscar Edmonston of Company F, 4th Louisiana Infantry

John M. Fleming of Metairie, LA, for information on his AIG ancestor, Louis Bonin of Company D, 7th Louisiana Cavalry

E. Clark Forrest, Jr. of Holden, LA, for information on the Gaudin/Godin family

Paula Frederick, for information on her AIG ancestors, Alexandre Dartez of Company I, 1st Regiment Heavy Artillery, and Hippolyte Smith of Company E, 26th Louisiana Infantry

Benny Furgeson of Bush, LA, for information on Étienne Lejeune of the 7th Louisiana Cavalry and Company B, 2nd Louisiana Reserve Corps and all kinds of other good information on the AIGs

Laura Gallant of Brundage Point River Centre, NB, for information on the lower passage of Rivière St.-Jean

The late Tim Gann of Thibodaux, LA, a high school classmate, for kind words, encouragement, and the Thibodaux area phone book.  Rest in peace, my friend...

Carl Garbarino of Lafayette, LA, for photos of the gravesites of AIGs in various cemeteries of southwest Louisiana

Jerry Gassie for information on his fascinating family

Denis Gaubert for information on Paul Aimé Melançon of Company I, 26th Louisiana Infantry

Josh P. Gaudet of Ottawa, Canada, for information on the Gaudet family. 

Edward Gauthier of Lafayette, LA, my dear cuz, for the Lafayette area phone book and newspaper clippings about the War of 1861 in the Sunset area

The late Mary Ann and J. C. Gauthier of Jennings, LA, my aunt and uncle, for information on and a photo of Anatole Martial Gauthier of Company D, Orleans Guard Battalion Infantry and Company A, 30th Louisiana Infantry and for directions to Anatole's burial site in the Jennings cemetery

Charles Gerard of Scott, LA, for information on and likenesses of Basile Sonnier of Company B, Confederate Guards Response Battalion Louisiana Infantry and his family

Patrick Guilbeau of Carencro, LA, for information on Lucien A. Guilbeau of Company A, Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry and Company D, Consolidated 18th Regiment and Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry

Jeremy Haag of St. Louis, MO, for information on his ancestor, Benjamin T. Andrus of Company F, 8th Louisiana Infantry

Liz Hall of Glendale, CA, for information on Constant Legere of Company E, 26th Louisiana Infantry, especially on his fourth wife Octavie

Andria Hardy for information on Charles dit Charlitte Trahan of Attakapas. 

David Hébert of Simpsonville, SC, for information on Simonet Lachaussée of Company C, 7th Louisiana Cavalry

Neal Hébert of Modesto, CA, for information on his ancestor, Dorcey Broussard of Company F, 7th Louisiana Cavalry

Zilda M. Hébert of Gun Barrel, TX, for information on her War of 1861 ancestors

Charissa M. Helluin of Vermilionville for help with a southwestern prairie place name and for being so sweet

Katy Guilbeau Hohmann of Charlotte, NC, for information on the Guilbeau family

Patty Hutchins of Castine, ME, director of the Wilson Museum, for information on Fort Pentagöuet and the third baron de Saint-Castin

Andre Janet of Connecticut for installing the memorial grave marker for CPT Louis A. Cormier of Company C, 6th Louisiana Infantry

Louise H. Jeter of Groves, TX, for solving the mystery of Anselme Le Borgne de Bélisle's first wife's name and for giving me a clue to the identity of Paul Babin's widow

Jack Johnson of Conway, AR, for information on his ancestor, Thomas Johnson of the 22nd (Patton's 21st) Louisiana Infantry and for the photos of his gravesite

Jo Johnson of Vicksburg, MS, for updates on the struggle there to maintain a clear view of the Mississippi from the Confederate battery positions in the national battlefield park

Patrick E. Johnson III of Huntsville, TX, for information on his great-great grandfather, Josiah Johnson of the Grivot Company Louisiana Cavalry and the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry; on the Johnson brothers--William C. III, John, and Soloman--of Company A, 29th (Thomas') Louisiana Infantry; and Edmond Comeaux of Company K, 7th Louisiana Cavalry

Raymond Johnson for information on the Moulaisons/Molaisons of Acadia and Louisiana and the Bernard du Montiers of Baton Rouge

David Jones of Michigan for setting me straight on the Gros family and for information on his Confederate ancestor, Merile Gros of Company C, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery

Karlos Knott, commander of the Major General Franklin Gardner Camp #1421, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Lafayette, for information on his ancestor Gustave Nott of King's Louisiana Battery and for spreading the good word about this website among the SCV camps down in the Bayous.  Also, thanks for information on the burial & re-interment of LT Louis Edmond LeBlanc of Company C, 8th Louisiana Infantry.

Ned Louis Labbe, Jr., presently of Sonoma County, CA, for information on the Labbé brothers of Company C, 8th Louisiana Infantry

Marsha Schneider Ladner of Picayune, MS, for invaluable assistance unraveling the mysteries of the Gousman family of St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes

Gerald LaLande of Lafayette, LA, for photos of the grave of his great-great grandfather, Pierre Théoland Lalande of Company B, Yellow Jackets Battalion Louisiana Infantry, for information on & the photo of his Confederate ancestor, Jules Morvant of Company A, 26th Louisiana Infantry, for information on the cemeteries in Abbeville and on the LaLande family in France

Bart Landry of Metairie, LA, for information on & a photograph of his great-great grandfather, Pierre Théolin Landry of Company G, 7th Louisiana Cavalry

Bob Landry of Jennings, LA, for information on the Landrys and Leveques of Company H, 4th Louisiana Infantry

Dale & Jason Langlinais of Broussard, LA, for information on & a photo of their ancestor, Onézime Langlinais of Company A, 26th Louisiana Infantry

Keith Lapeyrouse, for information on his family

Harrison Thomas LaTour for information on François Allain of Pointe Coupee, a former slave who himself was a slave holder

Amynthe Lavergne of Scott, LA, and Robert J. LeJeune of Arnaudville, LA, for information on Pierre Agerin Lavergne of Company E, Miles Legion Infantry, and Ovide Lejeune of Company I, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, and for permission to use photographs of Pierre Agerin Lavergne.  And thank you, Anna, for that excellent meal.

Chad J. LeBlanc, native of Pierre Part, LA, for information on the lineage of his cousin, alligator hunter Troy Landry of The History Channel's popular "Swamp People" series

Stanley LeBlanc, native of New Iberia, LA, living in Dallas, TX, and host of the website <thecajuns.com>, for straightening me out on the Simon LeBlancs of colonial Louisiana and other things

Tim Lecompte of Bourg, LA, for information on Justin Lecompte of Company H, 26th Louisiana Infantry

Kim LeDoux of Sulphur, LA, for information on Constant Legere of Company E, 26th Louisiana Infantry

Nancy Armentor Lees of New Iberia, LA, and Chapel Hill, NC, for information on her ancestor, Émile LaClair Romero of Company A, Consolidated 18th Regiment Infantry, and on the Broussards, including Beyonce Knowles's relationship to Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil ... which makes her my cousin

Ben Londeree of Columbia, MO, a Landry family historian, for straightening me out on many of the Landrys of Louisiana

Don Louviere of Houston, TX, for the nomination

Linda Louviere of Houston, TX, for straightening me out on the Louvieres of Louisiana

Pam Lynn of Austin, TX, for information on the Primeauxs. 

Helen M. Manley of Minneapolis, MN, for information on her ancestors, the Moutons

Steve Mayeux, chairman & historian, Friends of Fort DeRussy, for information on King's Louisiana Battery and on Louisiana POWs

Dawn McQuiston, for information on Villefred Chemin, her great-great-great grandfather, & his brother Jean Baptiste Chemin, both of Company F, 4th Louisiana Infantry, and on the Rivets

Keith Melançon for information on the 26th Louisiana Infantry, especially its battle flag, and for copies of pension files relating to his Confederate ancestors

Ralph Melançon of Thibodaux and St. Martinville, LA, for photos of AIGs and South Louisiana scenes and for his excellent new website, louisianeacadien.com.  And for just being Ralph. 

Miles Montegut of Texas City, TX, for information on the Monteguts

Walt Moss for information on the Lachaussée family

Barry Naquin of Thibodaux, LA, for information on Auguste Zenon Naquin of Company F, Lafourche Parish Regiment Militia

Sandi Nardone of Artfully Yours, North Prince George, VA, for designing the logo for "Acadians in Gray," for enhancing the photos in the Photo Gallery ... and for lighting up my life.  Please visit her wonderful website at www.sandra-nardone.artistwebsites.com.   She does great work, yah.

Pierre "Pete" Goudeau Normand, Jr. of Fort Worth and College Station, TX, for information on the Goudeau family and for shedding light on who is, and who is not, Cajun

Dr. Don Parker of Elkhart, IN, for information on the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry

Kyle Paxton, for information on Dr. John D. Trahan of the Grivot Rangers Company Louisiana Cavalry

Gilbert S. Pennison, Jr. of Houston, TX, for information on the Penissons of King's Battery & Company B, 26th Louisiana Infantry

Lee Roy Pitre, Jr. of Lafayette, LA, for a copy of his Pitre family history, which can be found at Amazon.com.

Vernal James Pitre for the photo of Jayhawker leader Ozémé Carriere

Lonnie Raffray of Baton Rouge, LA, a descendant of François Simoneaux, for straightening me out on the Simoneaux family's origins and for information on the Raffray family as well

Thom Raysor, Jr. of Chevy Chase, MD, for information on the AIGs from the National Archives

Alma Reed of Eunice, LA, for information on the true death date of Donat Courville of Company B, 7th Louisiana Cavalry

Joe Richard, for the use of his version of the 18th Louisiana Infantry flag  

Master Sergeant Edmond M. Rogers of the U.S. Air Force and Allen John Rogers of Springfield, OH, for information on the Rogers in Acadia and Louisiana, especially Louis Marcellus Roger of Company D, Orleans Guard Battalion and Company A, 30th Louisiana Infantry

Francine Ross of Lafayette, LA, for information on her ancestor, Christian François Mornhinveg, Jr. of Company K, 29th (Thomas's) Louisiana Infantry

Ulysse Roy of Québec for information on the Roy family of Acadia. 

Jerry Royer of San Francisco, CA, for information on the Royers and their cousins the Cormiers

Marlene Landry Royer of Jennings, LA, my first cousin on my Momma's side, for information on Siméon Ovid Landry, an oft-captured member of Company C, 8th Louisiana Infantry

John Rybiski of TX, for information on his collateral descendant, Pierre Caesar Rybiski of the Donaldsonville Artillery

Jay Shexnaydre of New Orleans for many many many corrected surname pronunciations and for information on his Clouâtre ancestors (pronounced clue-ott)

Lee Shaffer of Shriever, LA, for information on his great-grandfather, CPT John J. Shaffer of Company F, 26th Louisiana Infantry, and the captain's brother, 2LT Thomas J. Shaffer, also of Company F

Mardell Sibley of Sunset, LA, for information on the Rivet, Andrepont, Vidrine, and Hargroder families

Greg Simon for information on Jean-Baptiste Simon and his family

Pam Toffier Skinner for the proper pronunciation of her maiden name

Dave Smith, for his review of this website in the January 2001 issue of The Civil War News

Ethel "Jean" Granger Stelly of Houston, TX, for information on her ancestor, Cyprien Ardoin of Company A(1st), Daly's/Ragsdale's Battalion Texas Cavalry, and on the Stellys

Julie Stukel for information on her great-great grandfather, Joseph Numa Picou of Company E/H, 2nd Louisiana Infantry, & his brothers, Joseph Édouard Octave & Louis Gustave Picou

The late Mike Talbot of Metairie, LA, for information on the Talbot and Oncale families of the Bayou Lafourche valley, and the Villejoin family of the western prairies--two Acadian families in Louisiana that he helped bring to light here

Yann Tanguy of Brest, France, for information on the Calegan family

Marty Tate of Flower Mound, TX, for information on the Tate family of Louisiana

Whitney Telle, for information on William Tell Knoblock of Company I, 26th Louisiana Infantry

Paula Thornton, for the proper pronunciation of her mother's family name, Vige

Tom Villien of Charlottesville, VA, for information on & the postwar photo of his ancestor, Austin Lacombe of Company C, 6th Louisiana Infantry

Jean Vignes, for information on his family

Beryl Wallen of White, GA, for information on Aurelie Theriot of Company H, 26th Louisiana Infantry

Marcia Westerfield-Willis, for information on the Hébert family, especially anecdotes about her collateral ancestor, General Paul Octave Hébert

Todd Wilkinson of Springfield, MO, for information on the 3rd Louisiana Infantry

Judy Trahan Wostal, for information on her ancestor, Thomas Addison of the 7th Louisiana Cavalry

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