The Twenty-seventh Louisiana Volunteer Infantry was the first infantry division assigned to the defense of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The author, inspired by his great-grandfather, Burlin Moore Scriber, who served as a corporal in the Louisiana Infantry’s Company B, celebrates the undaunting courage of this regiment during the forty-seven-day siege by Union soldiers before the surrender of Vicksburg.
This valuable historical and genealogical resource includes details about the Louisiana Secession Convention in 1861, the creation of Camp Moore, and the battles of Champion Hill, Grand Gulf, and Black River Bridge. A wealth of archival information and photographs, The Twenty-seventh Louisiana Volunteer Infantry also includes a register of soldiers, including rank, promotions, service records, captures and paroles, medical history, and personal information.
About the Author
A former deputy sheriff with the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Scriber has worked for the past twelve years as a safety and loss-prevention manager for a major theme park, casino chains, and country clubs. Born in Delhi, Louisiana, Scriber attended Northwestern State University and now resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, Theresa. In addition to his writing projects and historical research, he enjoys touring Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields, museums, and cemeteries.
TWENTY-SEVENTH LOUISIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
By Terry G. Scriber
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
448 pp. 6 x 9
14 b/w photos 5 illus. 6 maps