FHL Heritage Lecture on Cajun-Creole Civil War Militia April 10

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s monthly Heritage Lecture will feature Michael Marshall, author and retired New Orleans Police Department detective and sergeant.

The lecture, titled “Gallant Creoles,” will be held Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.

Marshall’s presentation will be based on his book, Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers, which focuses on a militia of Cajun and Creole citizens who were the most active and highly regarded units in the Civil War.

He will discuss the lives and struggles of these soldiers.

The lecture is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. Calandro’s Select Cellars and Fine Wines will host the reception beginning at 6 p.m. with the lecture to follow in the East Room of the Old Governor’s Mansion at 502 North Boulevard.