Browse Images on KnowLA

KnowLA contains more than 1,100 images, which have been contributed from many organization in Louisiana and outside of the state. The images are presented here in alphabetical order.


 

The Zouave Defender

Zouave Defender - Ephemera - Printed envelope, c.1861

During the Civil War some volunteer regiments, North and South, adopted the name and dress of the Zouave, French soldiers stationed in North Africa. Like their French counterparts, they wore short, open jackets and loose-fitting pants. ZoomifyView »

Wounded Soldiers in Zouave Uniform

Zouaves - Photograph - Wounded Soldiers in Zouave Uniform

The name "Zouave" is taken from French light infantry regiments in the 1800s who wore distinctive uniforms. In the US Civil War some soldiers, mostly volunteer and on each side of the conflict, called themselves Zouaves and wore similar uniforms. This photograph, of unknown date, shows a wounded Zouave. ZoomifyView »

Zouaves, Louisiana Civil War - Painting - By Charles Fischer

Color reproduction of a painting by Charles F. Fischer, depicting a Zouave soldier fallen on the battlefield. During the Civil War some volunteer regiments, North and South, adopted the name and dress of the Zouave, French soldiers stationed in North Africa. ZoomifyView »