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The First Louisiana Native Guards
November 17, 2004
I was researching Ernest Morphy and came across something interesting, if inconclusive, on a page for the Louisiana Native Guards
The Louisiana Guards were a regimen of black soldiers formed after the fall of New Orleans by Gen. Butler, by an order issued August 2, 1862, from the remnants of a failed Confederate attempt to arm freed blacks and mulattos.
The story is quite fascinating and can be read at the above link.
But what caught my eye was a name in the muster roster:
note that Ernest Morphy was an officer.
This page gives further insight:
Sarah's Serendipitous Chess Page
The Life and Chess of Paul Morphy
Sarah's Chess History Forum
chess - general
chess - history
Mark Week's History on the Web
Chess Journalists of America
Chess History Newsgroup
Chess Tourn. & Match History
Super Tournaments of the Past
La grande storia degli scacchi
Bil Wall's Chess Pages
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