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July 12, 2012

Jones published again in New York Times

Dr. Terry Jones, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently had another of his articles concerning the Civil War published in The New York Times.

The article, titled “Brothers in Arms,” tells the story of how a group of Louisiana Civil War soldiers known as the Louisiana Tigers fought hand to hand with a Union unit known as the "Irish Brigade" at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia, on July 1, 1862.

After the Civil War, the Irish Brigade became part of the New York National Guard, and today's Louisiana National Guard traces its ancestry back to the Louisiana Tigers. 

In 2004, Louisiana and New York National Guard units were joined together to fight in Iraq. 

"The last time they met face to face was nearly 150 years earlier when they bayoneted and clubbed one another on the slopes of Malvern Hill," said Jones. 

"During their time in Iraq, seven of the men were killed together in an IED attack. I find it rather moving that the descendants of soldiers who fought against one another so fiercely during the Civil War died together for a common cause.”

Brothers in Arms can be read online at the Times' Web site.


For Further Reading

The New York Times has published six other articles by Jones between 2011-2012, and are available for reading on Times' Web site:

The Jewish Rebel (April 2012), which delivers an insightful look into the life of Confederate War Department Secretary Judah P. Benjamin;

The Fall of New Orleans (April 2012), which details how Union Flag Officer David Farragut and the Navy won a "stunning victory" that put the Union one step closer to securing the entire Mississippi River;

The Beast in the Big Easy (May 2012), describes Benjamin F. Butler's brutal rule over New Orleans;

Tiger Execution (Dec. 2011), details how two Louisiana soldiers were among the first to be executed in the Civil War;

The Terrifying Tigers (Sept. 2011), tells how Louisiana soldiers in Virginia became famous for both misbehaving and battlefield heroics; and

The Southern Cross (July 2011), which details how Louisiana soldiers gave birth to the famous Confederate battle flag.

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