Avoyelleans at the Battle of New Orleans and in the War of 1812: French Creole Soldiers of Avoyelles Parish Who Fought in the Second American War Against the British by Randy Paul Decuir Sr.

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Randy Paul Decuir Sr.
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Avoyelleans at the Battle of New Orleans and in the War of 1812: French Creole Soldiers of Avoyelles Parish Who Fought in the Second American War Against the British

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BICENTENNIAL of THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS SERIES Avoyelles, one of the original parishes created of Louisiana, had only been part of the United States for less than a decade when the War of 1812 broke out. Most of the men of Avoyelles who went down to New Orleans to fight under Andrew Jackson were French Creoles, who only spoke French, and had been born as citizens of Spain or France. Yet they were loyal to this new country which had come in and purchased Louisiana in 1803. Many were the sons of French speaking Spanish soldiers who fought under Galvez to defend the British in Baton Rouge and New Orleans during the Revolutionary War in the 1780s. Now the British had returned to Louisiana and the Avoyelles men volunteered, picking up their arms and making their way to New Orleans for the famous Battle of New Orleans. Most of the veterans in Avoyelles who served in New Orleans were in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Consolidated Louisiana Militia. There were other veterans living in Avoyelles after the war who had moved in from other states and had served in the War of 1812 on the Eastern seaboard. Veterans include: ARMSTRONG, William AYMOND, Michel AYMOND, Pierre AYMOND, Etienne (Steven) BARON (probably George III or son, IV) BISSETTE, Francois, III, 17, 18, 19 Cons BORDELON, Augustin Private, 16 Reg't BORDELON, Celestin, Private BORDELON, Francois, Pvt/Corporal 17, 18, 19 BORDELON, Frasy, Private, 17, 18 & 19 BORDELON, fils BORDELON, Hilaire, Private 16th Regt BORDELON, Joseph 16th Regt. BORDELON, Louis, 17, 18 and 19 Cons. BORDELON, Valerie, Col., 17, 18, 19 Cons. BORDELON, Zenon, 16th Regt. BOTTS, John, Major BOWIE, Jim BOWIE, Rezin BROUSSARD, Joseph, DeClouet CAPPEL, Charles, 1st Lt. CHAPMAN, Joseph, De Clouet's Regt. CHARRIER, Antoine, 17, 18, 19th Cons. CHARRIER, Pierre, pension by legislature CHATELAIN, Belony, 17, 18, 19th Cons. CHENEVERT, Marcellin 17, 18, 19th Cons. COUVILLON, Adrien, Pvt.17, 18, 19 Cons. COUVILLON, Pierre, /Private/17, 18 19 DAUZAT, Antoine, 17, 18, 19th Cons. DAUZAT, Celestin 17, 18, 19th Cons. DAUZAT, Raphael 17, 18, 19th Cons. DAUZAT, Valery 17, 18, 19th Cons. DeBELLEVUE, F. B. - commander of Marines DeCUIR, Pierre Sgt, 1st Battalion DeRUSSY, Lewis Gustave, Engineer, New York DESSELLE, Lambert 17, 18, 19th Cons. DONAHEY, George W., Pension for injury DOUGHTY, Robert M., Cottonport DUBROC, Joseph Douclouet Regt DUBROC, Martin, granted pension DUCOTE, Jean Pierre, 17, 18, 19th Cons DUPUIS, Alexis 17, 18, 19th Cons DUPUIS, Maximillien 17, 18, 19th Cons DUPUIS, Pierre, II granted pension DUPUY, Noel Gaspard, 1st Lt., 44th US Inf GAGNARD, Bernard 17, 18, 19th Cons GAGNARD, Joseph 17, 18, 19th Cons GAUTHIER, Hypolite, Co. 17, 18, 19th Cons GAUTHIER, Joseph, Capt. Patterson Unit STEPHENS, Alexander, De Clouet's Regt. GOUDEAU, A. Legislative pension GUILLORY, Jean, Cappel’s Co GUILLOT, Alexis, Cappe’s Co GUILLOT, Celestin, 17, 18, 19th Cons GUILLOT, Joseph 17, 18, 19th Cons GUILLOT, Pierre, Capt. Cappel’s Co. HOLT, Benjamin, 17, 18, 19th Cons HOOTER, Louis 17, 18, 19th Cons HOOTER, Michael 17, 18, 19th Cons IRION, George Anderson, Major JOFFRION, Hypolite 17, 18, 19th Cons JUNEAU, Jean Baptiste 17, 18, 19th Cons KELLER, Jacob, De Clouet's Regt LABORDE, J. B Corp., 2nd Battalion LABORDE, Pierre DeClouet’s Regt LAZARUS, William Grafton’s Co, Miss Militia LEMOINE, Alexis 17, 18, 19th Cons LEMOINE, Jean Bap Guillaume 17, 18, 19th Cons MARCOTTE, Augustin, Corp., 5th Regt. MARSHALL, Roger Banks, land grant MAYEUX, Hypolite, 17, 18, 19th Cons. La McCRUMMEN, Kenneth, 17, 18, 19th Cons MILES, Lemuel M., Capt. Green’s Co, MISS NELSON, Hugh NORMAND Jean Pierre, Pvt., 8th Regt. PEARCE, Jonathan PLAUCHE, Joseph Alexandre PLAUCHE, Urbain REED, Stephen ROY, Joseph SAUCIER, Francois, 18th LA Militia Regt. SCALLAN, J. B. Ducloset, Pvt., Cappel’s SCROGGS, William, under capt. Patterson TREESNE, Widow on Holmesville TURNBULL, Walter, 2nd lt., De Clouet's VOORHIES, Cornelius, Judge VOORHIES, Peter Gordon, Kentucky

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