Gras-Lauzin Family Papers

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Creator:Lauzin, Henrietta, b. 1842
Title:Gras-Lauzin Family Papers

Henrietta Bernadine Lauzin (1842-1929) was born in Pointe Coupée Parish, the daughter of Leocadie Teetzman and Dr. Jean Lauzin, and the great-grand-daughter of Antion Gras, a settler from Spain and prominent merchant and landowner of Baton Rouge. By 1860, her father had died, and Henrietta, her mother and brother Leopold Paul (1846-1863), and grandmother Leocadie Gras Teetzman Walters and three of her children from her second marriage were living in Baton Rouge. During the war she corresponded with female friend Amelia Faulkner of Faulkland Plantation and Confederate soldiers Francis Palms and Frank Babin, among others.

Francis Palms (1837-1904) enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army on May 23, 1861, at Camp Moore, Louisiana. He was assigned to Co. F of the Delta Rifles, which was part of the 4th Louisiana Infantry. Following the war, he returned to his birthplace of Detroit, Michigan, where he helped to manage his father's many interests. Frank Babin enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army and was assigned to Company I, which was a part of the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry. At one point in their correspondence, he asks Henrietta to marry him.

Henrietta Lauzin married Virginia native and Civil War veteran John William Amiss on August 5, 1867.

This collection is comprised of 70 Civil War-era letters and documents from the Gras-Lauzin Family Papers. The majority of the items are letters between Henrietta Lauzin and her friends and family between 1861 and 1867. Some letters include full-text searchable transcriptions.

Subjects:Lauzin, Henrietta, b. 1842 | Babin, Frank | Faulkner, Amelia | Lauzin, Paul, d. 1864--Death and burial | Palms, Francis F., 1837-1904 | Youngblood, J. W. | Young women--Louisiana--Social conditions--19th century | Corinth (Miss.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States, Louisiana, 30.984298, -91.962333 | United States, Mississippi, Corinth
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Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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