Deo Vindice

("If We Do Not Forget")


I salute the Confederate flag, with affection, reverence, and undying devotion to the Cause for which it stands.

Welcome to the Homepage of the

General Louis Hebert Camp 2032

Of The Sons of Confederate Veterans

Lafayette, Louisiana


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


 From the Commander
The SCV is  a very small group  of 30,000 people  across this great nation who are trying to prevent the War of Northern Aggression  from being stricken from the history books in years to come.  We must be visible to the public  in an honorable manner and membership is so critical to our cause. Please consider paying your dues each year and being on hand for every meeting possible.

Ask your friends to join us. Camp Genealogists are standing by to help determine if someone is eligible for membership.

Commander Mike Broussard wants to remind everyone that your dues are  payable now and are $35.00.  You may mail your dues to:

Commander George Michael Broussard
1156 Earlene Drive 
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517-6331

  Thank you.

This site is always under construction

Quote of the Month

A Nation That Suppresses Its History Is Doomed To Fail 

Submitted by 2nd Lt. Commander Terry Badon


Sick Call

Clarence Bonin

Long time Hebert Camp Commander, Charter member, and current Adjutant

 Clarence Bonin has been placed on our sick call list at his own request

Compatriot Bonin feels that due to health problems he can no longer be

an asset to the Hebert Camp. Clarence is a Life Member of the SCV and

 therefore will always be a member.

Adjutant Bonin asks that a member come forward to take his place as

 Adjutant. Jason Landry has stepped up to fill that position and Commander Mike Broussard will be training Jason for

 that position . Please consider helping the Camp in this regard, and honoring Commander Bonin's wishes.


Recent Meetings of the Hebert Camp

Nov 12, 2015 Meeting of The Hebert Camp featured a presentation  

 by  James D. Wilson The topic of his presentation  was

Francis T. Nicholls and the Struggle for Post-Reconstruction Political Control of Louisiana.


James Wilson is the Associate Director of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press and Assistant Director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at UL. He holds a B.A. in Political Economy and History from Tulane University and graduate degrees in History from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Cornell University. Wilson has taught Louisiana History at the college level for fifteen years and is currently completing a chapter on the Civil War and Reconstruction for a revised eighth grade Louisiana History text book.

A special event took place tonight with the initiation of John David Selby into the brotherhood of the Mechanized Cavalry  of the SCV. From left are Mechanized Cavalry members Fred O. Hebert, John David Selby, Dale T. Hebert, and SW Brigade Commander Archie Toombs who conferred that honor.

Brigade Commander Archie Toombs and the beautiful vest of the SCV Mechanized Cavalry.


Meeting of October 8, 2015

A meeting of Camp 2032 was held on October 8, 2015 in Lafayette, LA.

Our guest speaker was Compatriot Luke Dartez of the Captain James W. Bryan Camp #1390 of Lake Charles, LA

Also in attendance was Southwest Brigade Commander Archie Toombs.

Compatriot Dartez presented a detailed report of the Bryan Camp's continuing battle to prevent the removal of
The Defenders of the South Memorial in Lake Charles, LA.

 In the recent frenzy to remove everything connected with the Confederacy, local groups in the Lake Charles are trying

 their best to remove that monument. This is actually a  continuation of a battle of a several years ago to prevent the

 removal of the momument which was thwarted by the Bryan Camp at that time.

Luke Dartez addresses the Hebert Camp


Southwest Brigade Commander Archie Toombs inducts Joshua Bourque into The Hebert Camp and the SCV

photo courtesy of Allen Dale Belaire

Commander Mike Broussard welcomes Compatriot Joshua Bourque to the Hebert Camp

picture courtesy of Allen Dale Belaire

Camp Pratt Cleanup October 10, 2015

On Saturday October 10, 2015 the Hebert Camp conducted   a clean up of the Camp Pratt

 Historical site on Highway 182 between New Iberia and Lafayette and near

 Spanish Lake. The work will begin at 8:00 Am and consisted of cleaning the

highway right of way of paper and debris before our member Allen Dale

 Belaire mowed  the area with his Super Mower Dixie.

Thanks to Allen Dale Belaire, Mike Broussard, and Terry Badon who joined me at the site.

 This is the Hebert Camp part  of the   Official Adopt a

 Road program.

Our August  was held held on August 13, 2015 at Alesi Pizza. Our own

 Compatriot John Francois gave a talk  on "Reconstruction: the continuation

 of the war". John is a published author and had two of his books on

 this subject for sale at the meeting.

The July 2015  Meeting

A meeting of Camp 2032 was held at Alesi Pizza on July 9, 2015. This was a round table discussion on the current Flag removal frenzy in South Carolina.

It was a somber meeting and the general consensus was that we all need to make the SCV much stronger. Camp 2032 needs everyone to pay their dues and recruit new members from among your friends and family.

Thanks so much to Jason Landry for accepting the nomination as Camp Adjutant.

The Camp needs to draw strength from it's members. Nothing has changed and we continue to face many assaults on the memories of our ancestors. But this time the enemies of Southern History are being glorified by the mainstream media.  


The  June Meeting

The June Meeting  of The Hebert Camp was  held June 11, 2015

Compatriot Clyde Aucoin has been invited to speak at the  

  CAPTAIN FRANCIS MARION ROGERS Camp 873 , Amory, Mississippi in the coming month. Clyde intends to speak on the events leading up to and including the siege of Vicksburg . 

Clyde has previously presented  a portion of his presentation at a previous meeting of Camp 2032 and will conclude  his talk at our meeting June 11, 2015. 

When he called to advise me of his Mississippi trip, I joked that Clyde would be practicing his presentation at our meeting . Thanks to Clyde for traveling a long distance to make others aware of The General Louis Hebert Camp and our interest in education.

See the added link at the bottom of the Page for other SCV Camps Locations in the country.

William Thibodeaux speaks to the Hebert Camp on the history behind a

 Cannon that originated on the battlefield at San Jacinto, Texas, and ended

 up in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

photo by Allen Dale Belaire.

The April 9, 2015 meeting of the Camp

Compatriot Clyde Aucoin addresses the membership on his recent walking

tour on  private lands adjacent to Port Hudson State Historic Site. Only a

portion of the actual battlefield is currently within the park boundaries. 

The March 15, 2015 Meeting

John David Selby is the newest Hebert Camp Member

Lee Jackson Banquet

Lee Jackson Banquet was held on January 8, 2015 at  Alesi Pizza.

The Speaker was our own  Chaplain Charles McGowan

 Who spoke on the lives of Generals Lee and Jackson

Compatriot McGowan displays a picture he himself painted of General Lee

Remember that Guests are always welcome at all Camp meetings.  


Once more Compatriot Clarence Bonin is honored with an award


 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

The Salute



If you know of someone who may be interested in joining The SCV, and the General Louis Hebert Camp 2032,  please have them contact Toby Akers, David K. Landry, or Travis Callahan who are our Camp Genealogists. Their email addresses are listed below.


The following  are  the 2014 & 2015 Elected Officers of  The Gen. Louis Hebert Camp  2032 .

Camp Commander    George Michael  Broussard   la26th@yahoo.com                                                                                                               

1st. Lt. Commander    Dale Timothy Hebert   cajunrebel28@yahoo.com 

2nd Lt. Commander  Terry Badon      tgbadon@yahoo.com

Adjutant/Treasurer     Jason Charles  Landry

Chaplain      Steven Clark         clark.celticartist@gmail.com                                             

Historian     Clyde Aucoin                   aaucoin3@earthlink.net                                                                     


Appointed By The Commander

Judge Advocate  Position open

Genealogist/Webmaster /Acting Secretary  Travis Callahan    teejcee@cox.net

Genealogist      Irvin "Toby" Akers        imakers@cox.net

Genealogist   David K. Landry        davland@yahoo.com

Color Sgt.  Frederick  Hebert

Quartermaster     Position open

Newsletter is the  Hebert Camp Web Page 


Camp Associate member and acting Chaplain Charles McGowan installs

some of the new officers . They are left to right

Steven Clark, Camp Chaplain, Clyde Aucoin, Historian,  Adjutant Clarence

 Bonin ,and
 George Michael Broussard, Camp Commander.

ommander Mike Broussard presents former Commander and now

adjutant, Clarence Bonin with a certificate of appreciation. Bonin

has been Commander since the Camp was chartered ten years ago in 2003.

Commander Broussard explains the Flags of The Confederacy  to the

 group. All of these flags flew  over Louisiana during the War.

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.

Editor's note:

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.

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.






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

Picture appeared in the Franklin Banner Tribune on Thursday, May 2, 1963 . Bob Angers is asking for identification of those in the picture. On May 14, my great Aunt ( Mrs. Azema Dumesnil Tyler) states that the gentleman standing fourth from the right is Henry Penn. He was a member of the police jury during building of the past courthouse. Henry Penn was her grandfather and his first child, Annette Penn Dumesnil was born on the first day of the Civil War. They lived on the western part of the parish between Ashton and Adeline.


Prominent among the visiting Veterans were Gen. T, J. Shaffer, Commander of the Louisiana Division of the United Confederate Veterans, Col. Charles Santana, his Adjutant General, Major Thomas Higgins and Major John Cornahan, of New Orleans , Mr. F. L. Richarson, who was a gallant member of the famous St. Mary Volunteers, Major Paul DeCloutte and William Clegg, who fought from the beginning to the end under General Lee, in Virginia, both of Lafayette; Gen. John McGrath and Gen. A. B. Booth, the orator of the day.

  Original Article appeared in the Banner Feb. 28, 1914

Original picture was taken on Feb. 20, 1914 , unveiling of the Confederate Monument in the courthouse square, Franklin , La.


Editors Note:

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



Click here to view our Camp Honor Roll 




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.

  When you exit Highway 90 (exit 3211) at Franklin, you go left under Highway 90
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:

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which 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. 


Among them there was hardly a man who could not read and write, and who was not more intelligent than the great mass of American citizens; not one who had not 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 the enemy's lines, that he might himself stand by the South in her hour of great peril, and help her to defend her fields and her firesides. And among them all 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

Gen 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.







Replica Flag by the late member Donald Boudreaux 

Click on the line below for the


Compiled 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



Click on these other SCV Links


General Leroy Augustus Stafford Camp #358 Alexandria, LA


Ambassador John Slidell Camp #1727,Slidell, LA




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)


Click here to see where  the other SCV camps are located in our country. 

Camp Mailing Address 

Gen. Louis Hebert Camp 2032

Commander George Michael Broussard
1156 Earlene Drive 
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517-6331


Special Thanks to Dixie for the beautiful midi of Dixie click the link below for her page

Dixie's Music Page 


Special Thanks to the Savage Goodner Camp 1513 for the clipart used on this 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 11-07-15