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From: patej <>
Subject: Re: [11TH-TEXAS-BATTALION] Rawls brothers - Co. D of 11th
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 20:54:53 -0700
The Louisiana Society Order of Confederate Rose is the one putting up the
Historical Markers. The state has to approve the historical accuracy and
then the marker cost $1700 apiece. They will be putting one up at Georgia
Landing in the very near future.
They put one at Sterling plantation a few years back and we were able to
camp on the battlefield. The sugar house where Spaight's fought has long
been gone, but you can go to the spot where they stood. Bricks are still
there and I was able to collect one. It is out in the middle of a sugar
There is a local man named Buck Tucker that is an expert on the area and
the battle. He is usually more than glad to show people around.
On Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:09:30 -0500, Don Singleton
> Thank you Jim for that wonderful information. Happy new year.
> Sent from my iPhone
> Donald W. Singleton
> On Dec 31, 2009, at 7:05 PM, jim hays <> wrote:
>> Don: I am Dorothy's brother and I have been looking at some of my
>> about Spaight's Battalion Company D.
>> Company D served under Col. Ashley Spaight.as a volunteer
>> of infantry men who fought in the civil war
>> along the gulf coast of Texas and into Louisiana. This company
>> along with several others, literally marched all over
>> ----- Louisiana. The largest battle they fought was The battle of
>> Sterling's Plantation on Sept. 29, 1863. Several
>> men from from Company D were killed or wounded on that day.
>> Spurlock of the company also died. The old Sterling
>> Plantation Battlefield. is just a few miles south of Morganza La. We
>> told there is now a
>> historical marker at the site. I think my sister and I
>> bugged the
>> state enough, to finally get the marker up. Well
>> enjoy your search, if we can help let us know. Jim
>> From: "Don Singleton" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:32 AM
>> Subject: [11TH-TEXAS-BATTALION] Rawls brothers - Co. D of 11th
>>> Hi Friends: I am new to this site. I just found out I am a direct
>>> descendant of the 6 Rawls brothers (My mother was a Rawls) who
>>> fought in
>>> D of Spaight's 11th. Can anyone tell me how I can find more (as
>>> much as
>>> possible) information about these boys? Thanks in advance!
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