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M.A. Coppens

M.A. Coppens

Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Marie Alfred Coppens

Home State: Louisiana

Command Billet: Commanding Battalion

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Louisiana (Zouaves) Infantry Battalion

On the Campaign

"With General McClellan closing on his scattered Corps faster than expected, Lee summoned his army together at Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Louisianians arrived on the afternoon of September 16th. The Zouaves were now under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Marie Alfred Coppens, Lt. Colonel Gaston Coppens had been placed in command of the 8th Florida Regiment."

The rest of the War

He retired from service on account of wounds on 17 November 1864.

References & notes

Some service details from Bergeron1. The photo above is from a tinted ambrotype sold by Cowan's at auction in 2004.


1   Bergeron, Jr., Arthur W., Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996, pg. 152  [AotW citation 1056]