Home State: Louisiana
Command Billet: Commanding Battalion
Branch of Service: Infantry
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.