Three Major Skirmishes Took Place in St. Charles Parish

HAHNVILLE COURTHOUSE: On August 29, 1862, Union troops marched from Boutte to the courthouse to camp for the night. The next day they encountered troops delivering cattle to feed Confederate soldiers. A battle ensued and the Union forces prevailed.

BOUTTE STATION: A Union train with sixty men was ambushed by Confederate forces of Louisiana militia and volunteers on September 4, 1862. The train escaped to New Orleans after twenty-two Union soldiers were wounded and fourteen killed.

DES ALLEMANDS: Numerous skirmishes occurred at this location. The final outcome resulted in the capture of an entire detachment of Union soldiers led by General Richard Taylor on September 4, 1862.

The German Coast was to remain under federal occupation until 1877.



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Copyright © This text is copyright material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.