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Welcome to the Homepage of the
General Louis Hebert Camp 2032
Of The Sons of Confederate Veterans
Louisiana Division Distinguished Camp 2005
Louisiana Division Distinguished Camp 2006
All comments on this page are my personal opinion and it is my privilege to provide this web page..
Travis J. Callahan SCV
3rd Louisiana Infantry Flag courtesy of Jim's Flags
Commander Mike Broussard wants to remind everyone that your dues are payable now and are $35.00. You may mail your dues to:
Adjutant Clarence Bonin,
108 Washitta Road
Lafayette, LA 70501-7756
Quote of the Month
Camp Calendar of Events
On May 10, 2014 a celebration to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the Battle of Calcasieu Pass, LA was held at the Cameron Parish Courthouse. Commander Mike Broussard, Historian Clyde Aucoin, and Hebert Camp Genealogists Irvin "Toby" Akers and Travis Callahan were in attendance. Also present were Micky Akers and Diana Callahan.
The entrance to the old Courthouse with the Veteran's Memorial
Some of the SCV members in attendance from East Texas and North and South Louisiana
General Louis Hebert Camp 2032
Historian Clyde Aucoin, Commander Mike Broussard, Camp Genealogists Travis Callahan and Toby Akers
Clyde Aucoin & Mike Broussard of The General Louis Hebert Camp 2032
Commander Mike Broussard of The General Louis Hebert Camp 2032 addresses the gathering
Meeting May 8, 2014
At the meeting of Camp 2032 on May 8, 2014, our speaker was history teacher and film producer Chris Veady .
Click here to see the work of Mr. Veade.
November 14, 2013 was our annual meeting where these officers were elected for the coming two years.
The following are the 2014 & 2015 Elected Officers of The Gen. Louis Hebert Camp 2032 .
Camp Commander George Michael Broussard email@example.com
1st. Lt. Commander Dale Timothy Hebert firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Lt. Commander Terry Badon email@example.comAdjutant/Treasurer Clarence Bonin firstname.lastname@example.org
Historian Clyde Aucoin email@example.com
Appointed By The Commander
Judge Advocate Position open
Genealogist/Webmaster /Acting Secretary Travis Callahan firstname.lastname@example.org
Genealogist Irvin "Toby" Akers email@example.comGenealogist David K. Landry firstname.lastname@example.org
Color Sgt. Frederick Hebert
Quartermaster Position open
Newsletter is the Hebert Camp Web Page
October 10 Meeting featured Clyde Aucoin and his second in a series of three programs describing General Grant's Vicksburg Campaign. Clyde has an exceptional memory and really makes the campaign come to life with his slide presentation from the battlefield.
I have communicated with the great grandson of General Pemberton for the past 20 years. J.D. Pemberton is over 90 years old at this time and is as sharp in memory as a person can be. Clyde recently spoke to Mr. Pemberton by phone about his famous ancestor.
Copy of the Original hand drawn Christmas Card at Camp Pratt in 1862
New Camp decals are now available from Commander Mike Broussard . The decal is actual size as shown and costs $6.00 each.
June 13, 2013 our speaker was Ted Brode, Commander, Louisiana Division
He spoke to the Camp about The Slave Narratives which were interviews with living former slaves.
Camp 2032 Commander Clarence Bonin (left) , Louisiana SCV Commander Ted Brode (center) , induct David K. Landry into the SCV .
Camp 2032 Adjutant George Michael Broussard and Commander Clarence Bonin present the 2013 Hunley Award to Sean Mowrey May 1, 2013 at Comeaux High School
Meeting May 9, 2013
Picture compliments of Allen Dale Belaire
May 9, 2013 our speaker was noted Columnist William Thibodeaux who spoke on the Jayhawkers in South Louisiana
The speaker at our September 12, 2013 meeting was our own Clyde Aucoin who spoke on another of his visits to historical places.
Meetings are held every second Thursday at Alesi's Pizza
Social hour is 6:00 with Meeting time at 7:00.
Alesi's is on
Johnston (4110 Johnston St) on the left at Brentwood Blvd., as
you come into Lafayette from the South. Plenty of parking next door at the bank.
April 11, 2013 Meeting
Our speaker for the April 11, 2013 meeting was John Reed who spoke on the period when Opelousas was the State Capital during the War.Opelousas became the capital of Confederate Louisiana in May 1862 after Union forces occupied Baton Rouge. The Lt. Governor at that time was Charles Homere Mouton, whose home in Opelousas became a temporary residence of the Governor at the time. Because of this, Moutonís home became the Governorís Mansion, a title it still bears today.
March 14, 2013 Meeting
February 28, 2013 Meeting
Noted Columnist William Thibodeaux spoke to the group on claims for restitution filed against the Federal Government by Southerners after the War.
Matthew Broussard is Inducted into Camp 2032 February 28, 2013
January 10, 2013 Meeting
Jason Oliver and Cullen Broussard were welcomed into the Hebert Camp at the Lee/Jackson Banquet.
Pictures courtesy of Clyde Aucoin
The Lee/Jackson Banquet was held January 10, 2013 at Alesi's Pizza Restaurant, Lafayette, LA. Our speaker was noted Author and Musician Ricky Pittman .
Rickey E. Pittman, storyteller, author, and folksinger was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, and is originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music and programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museums, Civil War Reenactments, and Celtic festivals throughout the South. His first CD of songs from the American Civil War is entitled Bard of the South. His second CD of Scottish and Irish songs, The Minstrel Boy, was released Jan. 2012. Pittman has a BA in New Testament Greek and an MA in English Literature from Abilene Christian University and currently teaches college level freshman composition and literature.
Another Adopt A Road clean up at Camp Pratt was held May 19, 2012 See pictures below.
Meeting October 12, 2012
Irvin "Toby" Akers is inducted into the Hebert Camp by 1st Lt. Commander Dale Hebert and Commander Clarence Bonin.
Photo by Allen Dale Belaire
Meeting September 13, 2012
Members of the Captain James W. Bryan Camp 1390 attended our meeting
These members of Camp 1390 visited with the Hebert Camp to discuss the many ways that they interact with their community to bring attention and honor to their Camp and the SCV.
From left to right, Greg Newton, Archie Toombs, Luke Dartez, and Andy Buckley.
Meeting of August 9, 2012
SCV Louisiana Division Commander Ted Brode presents the coveted award for Excellence to Hebert Camp Commander Clarence Bonin
Acting Chaplain Joshua LeBlanc hands over the badge for Color Sergeant to Fred Hebert
Compatriot Clyde Aucoin presents a talk on his attendance at the re-enactment of Brices Cross Roads Battle
where Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrestís 3,500 cavalry troops routed the Yankee force of 8,100 commanded by
Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis .
Meeting of July 12, 2012
David Bell is the Camp 2032 newest member shown here being inducted by Acting Chaplain Joshua LeBlanc
Mr. Charles McGowan speaks to the members on Religion in the daily life of a CSA soldier, Private Thomas Marion Shields. He read passages from a book written by the soldier's great granddaughter Aliene Shields.
The book is a collection of the soldier's letters home to his wife and comments by Aliene Shields.
Meeting of June 14, 2012
Ken Broussard is Inducted into The SCV by acting Chaplain Joshua Leblanc
Meeting of May 10, 2012
Our speaker was Ms. Donna Greco, long time educator and member of the United Daughters of The Confederacy on the life of General Lee after the War.
Pictures compliments of Compatriot Allen Dale Belaire
1st Lt. Commander Dale Hebert, left and Fred Hebert right honored Ray Schwartz
as they inducted him as a Member of the SCV Mechanized Calvary.
Learn about the Mechanized Calvary by clicking on this link
Pictures compliments of Compatriot Allen Dale Belaire
Meeting April 12, 2012
Gerald Gaspard is inducted into the General Louis Hebert Camp. Gerald is a descendant of
Private Charles Zepherin Gaspard of Co. G, 7th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment
Our Speaker was Mr. Michael Dan Jones the author of
A history of Company B, 1st Special Battalion (Wheat's) Louisiana Volunteers in the War Between the States.
Pictures compliments of Compatriot Allen Dale Belaire
Meeting March 08, 2012
John Reed gave a very interesting presentation to the membership on the operation of Cannons and the various artillery ammunition used during the war. John uses replicas of several types of ammunition that he fabricates himself in his presentations. John is a long time artillery re-enactor .
Photo By Allen Dale Belaire
Meeting February 9, 2012
Roland Robin was inducted into Camp 2032 at the February 8, 2012 meeting. Shown left to right are Commander Bonin , the inductee, Roland Robin and his sponsor Father Kenneth Domingue
Photo courtesy of Clyde Aucoin
Pictures from the Past
This picture is from the same date as the picture below. The Soldier in the middle is Col. Charles Santana
Above Picture submitted by August Gerard Schwartz, Orlando, Florida great great grandson of Col. Santana
Submitted by Compatriot Larry Bodin
appeared in the Franklin Banner
among the visiting Veterans
were Gen. T, J. Shaffer, Commander of the Louisiana Division of the
Confederate Veterans, Col. Charles Santana, his Adjutant General, Major
Higgins and Major John Cornahan, of
picture was taken on
Henry Penn was one of several of Larry's ancestors, (great grand-uncle) who fought in the war.
Old CSA soldier Henry Penn with his beloved dogs. Picture submitted by Larry Bodin
Recent Camp News
Some of our Crew of the Adopt A Road Project at Camp Pratt on Highway 182 are pictured below.
Below left to right Commander Bonin, Allen Dale Belaire and Dixie, his super mower, Travis Callahan, Ricky Hebert, Dale Hebert, and standing the late Donald Boudreaux, Mike Broussard, and Murphy Vincent.
Members of the crew not pictured are John Francois, Clyde Aucoin, and Terry Badon.
This picture is from a previous cleanup.
Clean up Pratt May 19, 2012 (1) photo by Dale Hebert
Clean up Pratt May 19, 2012 (2) photo by Clyde Aucoin
Note to Travis
Need civilian camera person for future group pictures
The Commander wishes to clarify the dues structure of The SCV. Normally there is a charge of $30.00 to National Headquarters and a $5.00 fee that is sent to Louisiana Division. Usually there is an additional $12.00 that goes to the Camp. Camp 2032 does not collect that $12.00 in order to keep your dues as low as possible. The Camp has no control over the practice of the Louisiana Division sending our members dues notices.
A new member is scheduled to be inducted into our Camp at the next meeting.
Remember that visitors are always welcomed by Camp 2032.
Click here to view our Camp Honor Roll
Members On Sick Call
Please let me know if you know of a member who is ill.
Compatriot Dale Hebert with a picture of the tombstone of his ancestor CSA soldier Edward Hebert
Visit The Young Sanders Center for the study of the War Between The States.
The following are directions
on how the get there compliments
of Compatriot Don Boudreaux.
underpass and just a few blocks on the left is Charlie's, you go about a mile and you will come to a dead end intersection at old Hwy 90 which is Franklin's Main Street. At that intersection you take a right and go on into town a couple miles until you get to the intersection of Main and Iberia Street (a stop light). You go on and the next intersection is Adams Street, the next street is Jackson Street, take a left there and go one block and that dead ends at the Bayou Teche. Take a right and that is Teche Street. On the right after Scelfo Cleaners is the Young-Sanders Center. There is parking in front on the left side next to the Bayou.
Click on the link below to visit the beautiful Young- Sanders Center for Research on the War Between The States located in Franklin, Louisiana. Please consider becoming a "Friend Of The Center".
Young-Sanders Center Foundation ( Franklin Museum)
The purpose of our Camp is to honor our ancestors who fought against overwhelming odds when their home states seceded from the union. They responded to their Country's call much like our current soldiers who now fight in Iraq. Many did not want to fight, much less die. But soldiers across history have responded to a call to service. I am proud of my ancestors service to their country and I am proud of my own service to my country. God Bless our soldiers who are now in harms way and fighting for our freedom.
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:
you, Sons of
Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause for which
fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate
good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his
perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious
you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true
history of the
South is presented to future generations."
- Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1906
The SCV does not condone or have any connection to any group which misuses Confederate Flags or symbols, or defames the name of the Confederate Soldier in the name of hatred or racism
The flag of General Hebert and his 3rd Louisiana Infantry and The General Louis Hebert Camp 2032 of the SCV
Click on this link to read the truth about the War of 1861
A lesson in History ( The War of 1861 )
Photo by Heathe Courville
This bust of General Louis Hebert was dedicated in 1910 and is located in the Vicksburg, Mississippi Battlefield Park. Click on the link below to get to the Vicksburg Park Service Commanders page, then select General Louis Hebert from the list.
Note: Everything is considered in the public domain on the Vicksburg Site including the bust of the General. It may be distributed or copied as is permitted by the law.
General Louis Hebert CSA
© 2004 Allen Dale Belaire
Click here to read General Hebert's Official Reports on the Vicksburg, Mississippi siege
Click here to see the Louisiana Civil War Map of Battles
The Dedication of the Confederate Memorial in Franklin, LA February 28, 1914 From the St. Mary Banner Newspaper. Picture submitted by Larry D. Bodin
For those who think that our ancestors fought to preserve slavery I submit the following :
In all their motley array there was hardly a uniform to be seen, and then, and throughout all the brilliant campaign on which they were about to enter there was nothing to distinguish their officers, even a general, from the men in the ranks, save a bit of red flannel, or a piece of cotton cloth, fastened to the shoulder, or to the arm, of the former. But for all that they were the truest and best of soldiers. Many of them, when just emerging from endured to the dangers and privations of the wilderness; and many had engaged in the hot strife which had ensanguined the prairies of Kansas.
there was hardly a man who could not read and write, and who was not
intelligent than the great mass of American citizens; not one who had
voluntarily abandoned his home with all its tender ties, and thrown
away all his
possessions, and left father and mother, or wife and children, within
enemy's lines, that he might himself stand by the South in her hour of
peril, and help her to defend her fields and her firesides. And among
there was not a man who had come forth to fight for slavery.
Thomas L. Snead, on the Missouri State Guard in his book, Fight For Missouri.
General Hebert's Life in Brief
Louis Hebert, a first cousin of General Paul O. Hebert, and a
brother-in-law of Gen. Walter H. Stevens, was born in Iberville Parish, La., March 13, 1820. His early education came from private tutors on the family plantation.
Later he attended Jefferson College in La. and graduated third in the class of
1845 at West Point. He resigned two years later to take charge of his father's
sugar interests. During the years before the outbreak of the War for Southern
Independence, he was an officer of militia; a member of the state senate, and
chief engineer of La. Hebert entered the Confederate Army as a colonel of the
3rd La. Infantry. He fought with credit at Wilson's Creek, and was captured
with a large part of his command at the battle of Elkhorn. After being exchanged,
he was promoted to brigadier general on May 26, 1862. He commanded the 2nd
Brigade of Gen. Henry Little's division of Price's army in North Mississippi,
taking a gallant part in the battles of Iuka, Corinth, and in the siege of
Vicksburg. He was subsequently and until the end of the war in charge of the heavy artillery in and around Fort Fisher, North Carolina; and also acted as chief
engineer of the Confederate War Dept in that state. He returned to La. upon the
cessation of hostilities and spent the remaining years of his life editing a
newspaper and teaching in private schools in Iberville and St. Martin Parishes, in the latter of which his death occurred on Jan. 7, 1901. He was buried near Cecilia, La. and later re-buried by the Sons of Confederate Veterans at St.
Joseph's Cemetery in Cecilia, LA.
Hebert Camp News
The Camp has now joined the Adopt-A-Road project and adopted both sides the road within 1/4 mile of the Camp Pratt Memorial Marker on Highway 182 North of New Iberia, LA. Signs have been installed by the Louisiana State Highway Department. Our mission is to keep the area at and near the marker litter free. Thanks to all our members who participated in the first clean up on April 15, 2006
Brig. General John G. Pratt Memory Honored
A year long project to honor further the memory of General John G. Pratt has finally come to fruition in Portland, Connecticut. Hebert Camp 1st.Lt.Commander , Perry Vannoy, started a search for the gravesite of the General and by library research and electronic communications he was able to contact and establish communications with Hartford, Connecticut Historian and Archivist Robert G. Carroon Mr. Carroon was able to locate the Pratt family burial plot in the town of Portland, Connecticut .There was nothing on the burial markers to indicate that Mr. Pratt had been a CSA General or a resident and sugar cane planter in Opelousas, Louisiana .
In a series of written and phone conversations over the course of a year , Compatriot Perry Vannoy and Mr. Carroon planned a memorial service to be held at the gravesite with local re-enactors of both the Union and Confederate Armies, all descendants of soldiers of the War Between The States in attendance.
The Louis Hebert Camp 2032 commissioned a bronze plaque to be manufactured with the inscription written by local Louisiana resident Mr. Pratt Munsen, great -great grandson of General Pratt.
On Sunday, July 30, 2006, in Portland, Connecticut, the above plaque was placed on the Pratt Tombstone in a reverent ceremony attended by Camp 2032 Commander Clarence Bonin and Compatriot Donald Boudreaux, and Mr. Pratt Munsen and a dozen members of his family all descendants of General Pratt.
General John G. Pratt has been honored and another historical project of the General Louis Hebert Camp 2032 SCV has been completed.
Click On The Camera for the Camp album page
Replica Flag by member Donald Boudreaux
Click on the line below for the
ANCESTRY OF CONFEDERATE BRIGADIER GENERAL LOUIS HEBERT
by Compatriot Donald J. Boudreaux
Click on the link below for the steps to joining our Camp
Use the site to see membership requirements and to print the application to join The General Louis Hebert Camp 2032 of the SCV.
How to Join The Sons of Confederate Veterans
Sites to help you Research Your Ancestors
Click Here to Research Your ancestors on Booth's Records
Research Soldiers Pensions at the LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES
Acadians in Gray by Steven A. Cormier
Click on these other SCV Links
Biographies or histories of the namesakes of the Camps of the Louisiana Division
The Constitution of The Confederate States
The Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
Click here to Visit the Web Page of the SCV
Tribute to General Robert E. Lee
Captain James W. Bryan Camp 1390
Brig Gen J.J. Alfred A. Mouton Camp 778
Major General Franklin Gardner Camp 1421
The Pelican Battery Living History Re-enactment Unit
Click on these other SCV Links
The Homepage of Cpl.Richard Buie ,Civil War Re-enactor
General Leroy Augustus Stafford Camp #358 Alexandria, LA
Col. Samuel D. Russell Camp #1617, Natchitoches, LA
Ambassador John Slidell Camp #1727,Slidell, LA
The web page of Author Charles Kelly Barrow honoring the Black Confederates
Other SCV Links
Missouri Division of the SCV
Sterling Price Camp No. 145
The 37th Texas Cavalry ( Honoring the men of color in the Confederacy, Black, Hispanic, Chinese and Native American )
Confederates of Color ( a page of the 37th Texas Cavalry)
Camp Mailing Address
Gen. Louis Hebert Camp
108 Washitta Road
Lafayette, LA 70501-7756
Special Thanks to Dixie for the beautiful midi of Dixie click the link below for her page
Dixie's Music Page
Click the button to send e-mail to Travis Callahan
Background of the homepage of General Hebert designed by Compatriot
Allen Dale Belaire of Erath, Louisiana
Dale is a descendant of :
Rosiclair Landry, Pvt. Co. F. Miles' Legion La. Vols. CSA
Hypolite Belaire , Louisiana Home Guards CSA
This page updated July 11, 2014
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