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Ulloa, Antonio de

Explorer, astronomer, and administrator Antonio de Ulloa was the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, serving from 1766 to 1768. Read »

Unionism in Louisiana

Contrary to conventional assumptions, many Louisianans opposed secession and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Read »

Unionist Troops in Louisiana

Five thousand to ten thousand white Louisianans fought for the Union during the Civil War. Read »

Unzaga y Amezaga, Luís

Luís Unzaga was the third Spanish governor of Louisiana, serving from 1769 until 1777. Read »

Ursuline Convent

The old Ursuline Convent remains as the only French colonial structure in the French Quarter known to have survived the fires of 1788 and 1794 and one of the oldest buildings in the Mississippi Valley. Read »

US Custom House

The US Custom House at the foot of Canal Street in New Orleans is one of the most significant mid-nineteenth-century buildings in the nation. Read »