Monday, January 17, 2011

Secession Remberances Held by Louisiana Division


On Saturday Januray 15, 2011 the Louisiana Division held serveral events to mark the 150th anniversary of the secession of Louisiana in 1861. At 9:30 AM a re-enactment of the surrender of the Federal garrison at the Baton Rouge Arsenal was held. In the afternoon there was a re-enactment / theatrical production of the signing of the Louisiana Orinance of Secession held in the House Chamber of the Old State Capitol building - where the Ordinance was signed on January 26, 1861.

Following the signing of the Ordinance, a memorial service was held at the grave of Confederate general and war-time Governor of Louisiana Henry Watkins Allen who is buried on the grounds of the Old State Capitol.

The first link below takes you to the web page of WAFB-TV who covered the Ordinance signing and memorial service. When you open the webpage go to page "2" by clicking the "next" closest to (below) where the video plays on the website. The video title is: "Re-enactmetn ceremony honors Louisiana war history".

Below is a link to a photo gallery of the events:

Chuck Rand
Adjutant In Chief