POWELL A. CASEY COLLECTION

Mss. 1732, 2540, 2712

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2012

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

5.5 linear feet

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, La.

Inclusive dates.

1782-1972

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Retired officer of the Washington Artillery, the Louisiana National Guard, and writer on military history. Collection includes research materials and other items pertaining to the history of the Battle of New Orleans and the Washington Artillery; typescripts of published writings by Casey; and correspondence.

Restrictions on access.

Boxes 1-3 on Range 49 are unprocessed. Access requires permission of curator.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Powell A. Casey Collection, Mss. 1732, 2540, 2712, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

77:99-101, 49:6-7; OS:C, 98:

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Powell A. Casey served in the Washington Artillery, the famed New Orleans unit of the Louisiana National Guard, for twenty years including service during World War II. He also wrote on Louisiana military history subjects.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Collection includes research materials, including diaries, maps, rosters, and printed items pertaining to the Battle of New Orleans, the Civil War in Louisiana, the Washington Artillery, the Louisiana National Guard, the history of the Florida Parishes, and many other subjects in Louisiana history; a manuscript draft of Casey's "Try Us: The Story of the Washington Artillery in World War II" and typescripts of other of his published writings; and Casey's correspondence concerning historical research and subjects.

INDEX TERMS

Casey, Powell A.

Confederate States of America. Army. Washington Artillery Battalion (New Orleans, La.)

Florida Parishes (La.)--History--Sources.

Louisiana. National Guard.

Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources.

Louisiana--History--Sources.

New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815.

United States. Army. Field Artillery Regiment, 141st (Washington Artillery)

World War, 1939-1945--Artillery operations, American.

World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.

CONTAINER LIST

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77:99

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1

Correspondence (1930-1939)

2

Supplemental Outline History (1803-1894)

3

Notes from newspapers (1804-1908)

4

Notes from other sources (1782-1917)

5

Newspaper clippings (1938-1941, undated)

6-8

Battle of New Orleans Research Materials (1815, 1965, 1970, undated)

9

Washington Artillery Papers. Diary of Captain Warren S. Ducote (Aug 14, 1943-Jan. 30, 1944).

10

Washington Artillery Papers. Roster of 141st Field Artillery Regiment, World War II (undated)

11

Washington Artillery Papers. Roster of 141 Field Artillery Regiment (Jan. 19-20, 1941)

12

Washington Artillery Papers. List of Flags and Relics in Washington Artillery Armory (1898)

13

Washington Artillery Papers. Veterans’ Association (1966, 1969)

14

Washington Artillery Papers. Miscellaneous Items

15

Washington Artillery Papers. Souvenir Envelope

16

Washington Artillery Papers. Newspaper Clippings

17

Washington Artillery Papers. Miscellaneous Printed Items

18

Washington Artillery Papers. Photographs

19

Washington Artillery Papers. Autobiography of the Alexandria Cantonment (1918)

20

Washington Artillery Papers. Washington Artillery Yearbook (1922, 1928, 1930)

21

Washington Artillery Papers. Handbook of motor vehicles used by the United States Armed Forces (1944)

22

Washington Artillery Papers. Standard Operating Procedure (1956)

23

Washington Artillery Papers. Miscellaneous Printed Items (undated)

24-28

Powell A. Casey Writings. Manuscript Draft of Washington Artillery (undated)

29

Maps. Road Map Showing Advance of Washington Artillery in Italy (1944)

30

Maps. Copy of Map of Germany, from Washington Artillery (undated)

31-33

Maps. Combat Maps of Western Europe

34

Miscellaneous Printed Items.

35

Letter to Mr. Floyd B. Walton, Dec. 4, 1972.

36

Louisiana Confederate Memorial Monument Papers (Mar. 30-June 12, 1971, undated)

37

Writings of Powell Casey (May 1971-Sept. 1972)

38

Miscellaneous Society Papers (May 1971-Oct. 1972, undated)

39

Map of the State House grounds, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1847)

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2

40

Washington Artillery Rosters (1943-1944)

41

Printed Items.

42

Maps.

43

Correspondence (1971-1973)

44

Writings (1972-1973)

45

Papers concerning dedication of Gettysburg Memorial Monument of State of Louisiana (1971)

46

Miscellaneous Printed Items

47

Army shoulder patches, World War II. Fifth Army and Seventh Army.

48

Compilation of Union Regiments serving in Louisiana (1861-1965). Prepared by John Dutton (Colored regiments not included)

49

Louisiana Civil War volunteer military units. [Xerox copy of records in Louisiana State Archives and Records Commission]

50

Succession and inventory papers of General Eleazar w. Ripley [Xerox copy of records in East Feliciana Parish Archives]

51

“A List of Convederate Pensioners from North Louisiana during the period 1904-1906,” by Powell A. Casey. Feb. 15, 1906. Louisiana Documents, Vol. III, 1904-1906.

52

Howell Morgan Biographical Information. Compiled by Cecil Morgan.

53

“Petition of Charles Dehault Delassus, praying the repayment of a sum of money forcibly taken from him, for public service, at the capture of Baton Rouge, in 1810,” 25th Congress, 2nd Session. Senate. Doc. No. 401.

54

Civil War Military Items. Uniform of U. S. Sharpshooters (Berdan’s), 1862. Types of canteens used by Union and Confederate armies.

55

Published articles by Powell A. Casey. “When Revolution Spread to BR,” Sunday Advocate, Dec. 9, 1973. “The Ship That Wasn’t There,” Dixie Roto, Mar. 3, 1974.

56

Miscellaneous printed items.

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Published Volume: Memoirs and Favorite Recipes, by Camp Moore Chapter No. 562, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, 1973 [contains historic photographs of Tangipahoa scenes].

57

Rosters of Masonic Order, Capitol Lodge, 1959, 1964. “Masonic History, St. James Lodge, Baton Rouge, 1844 to 1940.”

58

Carbon Copy of letter, Aug. 27, 1974, containing biographical information about General Philemon Thomas, includes photographs of his grave marker.

59

Baton Rouge Civil War Round Table items. Programs, newsletters, newspaper clippings.

60

Marquis de Lafayette items. Pertain to visit of General Lafayette to Baton Rouge in 1825.

61

Augusto P. Miceli items. New Orleans lawyer and author. Review of The Man with the Red Umbrella: Giacomo Constantino Beltrami in America; two copies of “Bartolus of Sassoferrato”

62

Roster lists of troops from the Territory of Louisiana (Missouri) serving in

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the War of 1812.

77:100

2

63

Powell A. Casey, “General James Wilkinson at New Orleans in 1812-1813.” Typed copy of article and correspondence.

64

Louisiana Historical Association: Meeting minutes, 1974, 1975; program, 1975. Louisiana Historical Society: Bulletin, 1975; annual banquet programs.

65

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, including copies of “Louisiana Heritage,” television scripts published by Baton Rouge Morning Advocate-State Times, 1977.

66

Miscellaneous articles and publications:

Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., “The Attempt to Seize the U. S. S. Rattler,” North Louisiana Historical Association Journal, 1977.

Frederick Stephen Ellis, “American Activity in Louisiana and West Florida during the Revolutionary War,” St. Tammany Historical Society Gazette, 1975.

Albert Eugene Casey, “Easlea, Eseley, Easley, and collateral Lines of Elkins, Earle, Parker, Millington, Allen, Pleasants, Drury, warham, Taylor, and Travis,” 1976.

Donald W. Johnson, Mrs. M. Earl Denham, and Mrs. Warren Strickland, “1830 Enumeration Census of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana,” 1974 (2 copies).

Vivian Davis Borneman, “Early Roads in Louisiana, East of the Mississippi, with Parts of the Mississippi Territory. The Roads Which Were in Use in 1816,” undated

Vivian Davis Borneman, “U. S. Navy-Yard at Tchifonte, in War of 1812; Ship-Building Yard at Tchifonte; Camp Lance, at Mandeville, in War of 1812, Indians in St. Tammany Parish,” undated

67

Powell A. Casey, “Military Roads in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana,” 1974.

Rene Chartrand, “The Troops of French Louisiana, 1699-1769,” 1973.

Southeast Louisiana Historical Association Papers, 1974.

68

Historical research by Powell A. Casey: “Powers’ Statue of Washington, Returned to Louisiana but destroyed by fire in 1871”; bronze bell supposedly taken from Baton Rouge in 1862.

69

Miscellaneous correspondence (1972-1976)

70

Miscellaneous Printed Items, Invitations, programs, etc.

71

Paxton’s New Orleans Register, 1822 (selected pages, Xerox copies)

72

Miscellaneous Baton Rouge Items.

73-76

Items pertaining to historic Louisiana buildings and places.

77

Governor Henry Johnson items.

78

Materials for Livingston Parish History.

79

Materials for Tangipahoa Parish History.

80

East Baton Rouge City Parish Beautification Commission. Marker for Daniel Searles gunsmith shop (manufacturer of Bowie knife)

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81

East Baton Rouge City Parish Beautification Commission. Correspondence, research notes, and other materials pertaining to historical markers.

82

Civil Defense Administration Items.

83

U. S. S. Baton Rouge Items.

84

Miscellaneous notes by Powell A, Casey pertaining to the Battle of New Orleans

85

More miscellaneous notes by Powell A. Casey pertaining to the Battle of New Orleans.

86

Masonic Order items. Pamphlets, research notes, programs, printed items.

87

Masonic Order items. Miscellaneous items.

77:101

3

88-89

Washington Artillery of New Orleans, 141st Field ArtilleryRosters, World War II

90

Roster, 1953, of Louisiana personnel, Headquarters, 39th Infantry Division, LouisianaArkansas National Guard.

91

Photographs, 39th Infantry Division, LouisianaArkansas National Guard.

92

Miscellaneous items, 39th Infantry Division, LouisianaArkansas National Guard.

93

Miscellaneous items, National Guard Association of Louisiana.

94

The Louisiana Guardsman (1946-1947)

95-97

Louisiana Militia research materials

98

Letters from Bobby E. Gilliam pertaining to research on Louisiana Civil War units also copies of records, other research materials.

99

Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Daughters of the Confederacy Miscellaneous items.

100

Powell A. Casey, “Military Roads and Camps in or near Covington and Madisonville, Louisiana” unpublished article. (2 copies)

101

George Hall letters, 1861-1866. Typed translations of original letters. Description of Baton Rouge during Civil War; Magnolia Mound

102

Powell A. Casey, “Confederate Unites from North Louisiana.” Article published in North Louisiana Historical Association Journal, 1975 (notes, typed drafts)

103

Organization of the Confederate Forces, Apr. 30, 1864 (extracted from O. R.)

104

Membership roster, La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, Shreveport Voiture Locale No. 137 (1968)

105

Miscellaneous Newspaper clippings (Xerox copies)

106

Clark Forrest, Jr., Livingston Parish historian items by or compiled by:

Copies of miscellaneous documents pertaining to Southeast Louisiana, Spanish West Florida Records

Correspondence concerning Livingston Parish post offices

Description of Springfield and St. Helena Parish, copied from Darby, A Geographical Description of the State of Louisiana (1817).

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Correspondence concerning William E. Walker and the “Walker Roughs,” Company D, 16th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, Civil War.

Clark Forrest, Jr., “Dr. George Colmer (1807-1878): Preserver of Primary information on Livingston Parish.” Unpublished article.

Clark Forrest, Jr., “Gates, Livingston Parish, Louisiana.” Unpublished article.

77:101

3

107

Marcus Carter Rownd, Sr., “A History of Company D, 16th Louisiana Infantry, Confederate States Army (1861-1865).” Unpublished Article, 1946

108

Leonard V. Huber and Clarence A. Wagner, The Great Mail: A Postal History of New Orleans (Xerox copies of selected pages)

109

A. J. Duplantier, Jr., “The Most Memorable Year of My Life: World War II” -- Diary of military service in Europe, 1944-1946, especially of Battle of the Bulge.

110

The Field Artillery Journal, Feb.-May 1945 (4 vols.) Articles, maps, and photos about World War II.

111

“Clipped Wings” -- photographs, maps, reminiscences about American prisoner-of-war camp in Germany, World War II.

112

“World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Louisiana” (1946)

113

List of Signal Corps photographs of the 36th Infantry Division in World War II which are available in the U. S. Army Photographic Agency files.

114

Clippings: Life magazine coverage of Italian campaign, World War II; articles from Field Artillery Journal about World War II.

115

Official U. S. Army map of Epinal-Rambervillers area (Vosges Mountains), France.

116

State of Louisiana, Military Department invitation and program of dedication of Jackson Barracks Memorial Chapel, 1974.

117

Program, Convention of Washington Artillery Veterans’ Association, 1976.

118

Notes on St. Tammany Parish history

119

Miscellaneous Louisiana maps.

121

Powell A. Casey, “General Wilkinson and the Courts, 1806.” -- Unpublished article

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120

Military uniforms hand-colored prints of uniforms, accompanied by detailed descriptions.

98:

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“Some History of St. Landry Parish from the 1690s,” Supplement to the Opelousas Daily World (Nov. 3, 1955)

2

The Delta Gazette (Apr. 1972)

49:6-7

1-3

These boxes are unprocessed. Access requires permission of curator.

Notebooks, newspaper clippings, Washington Artillery File, index cards