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  Careers of the Officers Involved in the Louisiana Maneuvers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
One of the most important aspects of the Louisiana Maneuvers was to evaluate the performance of the officer corps of the Regular Army and the National Guard.
The Louisiana Maneuvers was the last campaign for the mounted cavalry units of the U.S. Army.
As a Colonel in the 1940 maneuvers, he and other officers interested in forming a new armored section in the Army, met with /general Adna Chafee in the basement of the high school in Alexandria, Louisiana, to discuss the creation of a separate Army mechanized branch, completely segregated from the infantry and calvary branches.
www.crt.state.la.us /crt/tourism/lawwii/Maneuvers/Robertson/Careers.htm   (1889 words)

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The Louisiana Maneuvers (August - September 1941) were the prelude to the greatest war the world has ever seen, World War II, and led to the birth of Camp Polk.
The maneuvers were a trial run for war battles between two armies and were judged by such top Army officers as Major Gen. George Patton, Gen. Krueger, along with Col. Dwight Eisenhower and viewed by the US Army's top General and Chief of Staff, Gen. Omar Bradley.
Louisiana was the proving ground for the coming age of mechanism, tanks against the horse cavalry.
www.beau.org /~velmer/local/ww2.html   (1002 words)

 Louisiana Redbones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The purpose of this paper is to pull together the scant writings on the Louisiana Redbones and to present from those materials an account of their arrival in Louisiana, where they settled and how they lived.
Louisiana has had its share of demagogues, discriminatory laws and practices, scandals, and racial and ethnic abuses (especially in regard to African Americans and slavery); but it has fostered, more than most southern states, a milieu in which ethnic groups could survive.
The earliest known progenitor of Louisiana Redbones to have come to the area was Thomas Nash, who was in the Mississippi Territory by at least 1781 when his son William was born on June 6 of that year.
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Louisiana embarked President Theodore Roosevelt at Piney Point, Md., 8 November for a cruise to Panama to inspect work on the construction of the Panama Canal Returning she briefly visited Puerto Rico, where the President studied the administrat ion structure of the Commonwealth's government, before debarking him at Piney Point 26 November.
After overhaul and maneuvers, Louisiana joined the 2d Division of the Atlantic Fleet 1 November 1910 and sailed for European waters to visit English and French ports before returning to the United States in the spring of 1911.
Returning from the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana was placed in reserve at Norfolk and, until the United States entered World War I, she served as a training ship for midshipmen and naval militiamen on summer cruises.
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 Marsh Maneuvers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Marsh Maneuvers is an innovative learning adventure designed for high school 4 - H students involving hands-on environmental education activities.
Students selected to participate in Marsh Maneuvers are 4-H club members who have taken at least one high school science course and have exhibited a keen interest in environmental subjects and issues.
The Marsh Maneuvers curriculum focuses on coastal ecology, wetland loss, and key social issues affecting the health and economic well being of Louisiana's coastal communities.
lamer.lsu.edu /projects/marsh_man/marsh1.htm   (500 words)

 LSU AgCenter . Wetlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
More than 75% of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands are privately owned, yet the majority of restoration funding provided through federal and state initiatives is directed toward large-scale, public restoration projects.
An historical overview of Louisiana fisheries in the context of pre- and post-levee construction on the Mississippi River.
In an effort to stem the relentless erosion of Louisiana's coastal wetlands, researchers at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center are applying proven plant breeding and genetic techniques to improve native marsh plants that can withstand the troublesome coastal environment.
louisianaenvironment.org /en/environment/conservation/wetlands   (630 words)

 Alexandria Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
As we strive to make Louisiana an ideal place for retirement, central Louisiana is improving community by community and we are also making it a great place to live, work, visit, do business and retire.
Louisiana College, located in Pineville, is a private four-year college offering a broad liberal arts education.
Louisiana State University at Alexandria, located just south of Alexandria, is a public four-year university and is a branch of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
www.apacvb.org /visitors/retirement.htm   (1350 words)

 War Games
The Carolina and Louisiana Maneuvers of 1940 and 1941 were devised for General George C. Marshall by Lieutenant General Lesley J. McNair.
The maneuvers functioned as a field laboratory to test new methods of applying tactical principles, such as experimenting with the use of new equipment and the means of defending against tanks.
To plan maneuvers so that some of the elements of friction are involved, which will train officers judgment, common sense and resolution is far more worthwhile than inexperienced people might think.
www.efour4ever.com /44thdivision/wargames.htm   (581 words)

 107th_Mech_Cav_Recon_Squad_Co_F - Page: 4 of 28   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
maneuvers to determine the relative effectiveness of horse Cavalry and the new mechanized cavalry.
maneuvers in late spring, Louisiana maneuvers during the summer, and the Carolina maneuvers in the fall.
Louisiana maneuvers the 107th Regiment was filmed by MGM for combat scenes in the motion picture, The Bugle Sound.
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However, other commanders, as well as many staff officers at higher levels of command, considered the maneuvering of tens of thousands of troops over millions of acres of land as a training aid which was far too expensive for the education of a relatively small number of commanders and their staff officers (p.
Following its corpssize maneuvers in Tennessee in June 1941, the Second Army's 130,000 men journeyed to Louisiana and engaged the Third Army, with a strength of 270,000, in a maneuver area of 30,000 square miles.
The purpose of the maneuver was to give commanders and their staffs the opportunity to wield armysize units.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usamhi/Bibliographies/ReferenceBibliographies/Training/unit/large.doc   (2686 words)

 lmmm_hist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In 1940 LTG Stanley D. Embrick of the U.S. Army Fourth Corps Area, Atlanta, Georgia, selected Central Louisiana as a site for training maneuvers to prepare American forces for possible involvement in the war in Europe.
Louisiana's 1941 maneuvers were the largest peacetime training exercise.
The Army conducted smaller scale maneuvers in 1942 and 1943 in the same area, but cancelled 1944 exercises to allow troops to participate in the D-Day invasion of Europe.
www.la.ngb.army.mil /dmh/immm_hist.htm   (191 words)

 WorldWarII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
By 1941, the Second Cavalry was participating in similar large-scale maneuvers in Louisiana.
The headquarters for the Louisiana Maneuvers were in the Bentley Hotel in Alexandria, Louisiana.
This rapid shift and change of direction of attack from the east to the north was one of the most noteworthy instances during the war of the successful employment of the principle of maneuver.
www.angelfire.com /va2/secondcavalry/WorldWarII.htm   (1355 words)

 Kisatchie Forest: Louisiana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Kisatchie National Forest is located in seven parishes in north and central Louisiana.
Unlike most of its counterparts, it is not contained in a single unit, but in eight separate geographical areas collectively totaling over 600,000 acres.
This came about in large part through the efforts of naturalist Caroline Dormon who had witnessed the depletion of Louisiana's lush forests and ecosystem at the hands of lumber companies.
ccet.louisiana.edu /04a_Environmental_Tour_Files/Kisatchie_Forest.html   (698 words)

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Robertson also said that one of his most prized possessions as a youngster during the maneuvers was when he found a "cavalry hat" lying in the road, that had been knocked from a soldier's head during a night attack.
By the end of the Louisiana Maneuvers, the beloved cavalry mounts were being traded for mechanized vehicles.
The maneuvers of 1942, 1943, and 1944 were anti-climatic compared to the action and size of the 1941 war games.
www.crt.state.la.us /crt/tourism/lawwii/Maneuvers/Robertson/Maneuvers_Stories.htm   (2802 words)

The 149th was on maneuvers in Louisiana from August 5th to October1st, 1941.
In September of 1942 they were sent to Louisiana on maneuvers again.
In January of 1943 the 38th Division was transferred from Camp Carrabelle to Camp Livingston, Louisiana.
www.wizardbrothers.com /war.html   (1379 words)

 773rd Maintenance Battalion
In preparation for the Louisiana Maneuvers, the unit was supplemented with platoons to form the 73rd Provisional Antitank Battalion.
The units official location was changed to Pineville, Louisiana on 1 May 1978 and later it was redesignated the 773rd Maintenance Battalion.
Scarlet and green refer to the French Croix de Guerre with Palm awarded to the unit for World War II action in the Moselle and Saar River valleys, and the blue disc is the color of the Presidential Unit Citation awarded for Argentan-Falaise action, also in World War II.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/773maint.htm   (515 words)

 Research Pharmacy jobs in Louisiana
The byways, which cross almost every area of the state, bring you into the heart of the distinctive scenic beauty and cultural uniqueness that is Louisiana.
Louisiana is blessed with a unique array of cultures not many states in America share.
The Louisiana Music Trail follows a path that meanders through countless cultures and generations of history.
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Alexandria claims the title of “Heart of Louisiana.” It’s also the tip of the “Cajun triangle,” and over a short span of miles you’ll notice the cane fields turning to cotton and the Breauxs and Bordelons on the mailboxes turning to Hawthornes and Honeycutts.
Eisenhower and Patton stayed at this hotel during the Louisiana Maneuvers before World War II, and Louisiana’s key role in those preparations is commemorated by the Louisiana Maneuvers and Military Museum at old Camp Beauregard.
North Louisiana is, however, the South, with all the rights and privileges thereto appertaining, and that includes your right to expect some of the good ol’ down-home cooking that made the South famous in the first place.
publications.neworleans.com /lalife/20.2.54-EXPLORINGLOUISIANA.html   (2390 words)

 American Profile: 5/19/2002 - 5/25/2002: When World War II Came To Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Richard Stillman was among the many soldiers who came to Pineville for an early maneuver in the spring of 1940, when approximately 66,000 soldiers were divided into Red and Blue armies.
From encounters with future world leaders—Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower was 3rd Army chief of staff—to everyday intermingling with soldiers, residents of Pineville and Alexandria were profoundly marked by the Louisiana Maneuvers, especially during the summer of 1941.
A Pineville attorney, Jones serves as president of the board of directors for the Louisiana Maneuvers and Military Museum, which commemorates the period from its site on the grounds of Camp Beauregard.
www.americanprofile.com /issues/20020519/20020519_2144.asp   (803 words)

 Shreveport Louisiana Army
Louisiana Residents who died as of result a the Vietnam War DistantCousin.com.
Louisiana Ammunition Army Plant Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant.
Louisiana Residents who died as a the of result Vietnam War 07/13/47, Louisiana Residents who died as a result of the Vietnam War.
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 Marsh Maneuvers
Marsh Maneuvers is an educational program of the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
An Advanced Marsh Maneuvers Camp was held at LUMCON in Cocodrie in September.
Marsh Maneuvers is sponsored by a grant from the Louisiana Fur and Alligator Council and is operated by the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Sea Grant Program.
lamer.lsu.edu /projects/marsh_man   (416 words)

 Louisiana Fisheries - Current News
The camps, which are offered several times each summer, highlight such issues as coastal erosion and give students a chance to discuss some of the erosion control options being proposed by the different state and federal agencies.
The number of participants is limited each summer – to provide youngsters with the most hands-on experiences they can have – and the individuals who take part are chosen by 4-H agents in the parishes slated to be involved in the camps that summer.
Shirley said the 4-Hers who come to Marsh Maneuvers aren’t necessarily interested in becoming marine biologists, but despite their variety of interests, the experiences are designed to help them learn the importance of Louisiana’s coastal environment while also having fun.
www.seagrantfish.lsu.edu /news/2005/marshmaneuvers.htm   (1011 words)

 Explore Louisiana - Regions : Crossroads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
And when the sun goes down, treat yourself to a stay in the ornate Hotel Bentley, dubbed “the Biltmore on the Bayous.” It was here that Generals Marshall, Patton and Eisenhower planned the “Louisiana Maneuvers,” the dress rehearsal for World War II.
Kate shocked Louisiana society by sitting with her legs crossed, and she shocked the world with the publication of The Awakening, a daring story of a woman’s quest for self-fulfillment.
Following the Louisiana Purchase, this area became neutral territory or “No Man’s Land,” as it was home to outlaws and renegade Indians and had no law or enforcement agencies.
www.louisianatravel.com /regions/crossroads.cfm   (611 words)

 War games come to Minden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
One of the most memorable events in our area in the early 1940s was the Louisiana maneuvers conducted by the U.S. Army during the late summer of 1941.
Although it was assumed from the first that Minden would be involved with these maneuvers, official word came the first week of April when the Minden Herald announced that the Army was seeking land along Highway 80 for use in the maneuvers.
At this point the attention of the local newspaper shifted as in the Minden Herald of June 20, it was announced that the Louisiana Ordnance Plant would be coming to Minden.
www.press-herald.com /echoes/2004/0123echoes.html   (1862 words)

 LSU AgCenter . 4-H’ers Learn Marsh Maneuvers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Since 1990, each week in July four parishes send four 4-Hers to Marsh Maneuvers camp on the coast of Louisiana to learn about the benefits of the coastal marsh areas and its marine ecosystem.
As part of the camp, Shirley stresses that coastal erosion is not just a Louisiana problem, but also is a national problem.
Maintaining the alligator population is a lot like the management of trees on tree farms in north Louisiana.
www.agctr.lsu.edu /en/kids_teens/4H/4Hers+Learn+Marsh+Maneuvers.htm   (959 words)

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When war erupted in Europe, no one in rural, sparsely populated west-central Louisiana could have imagined that the region would soon have no less than five military installations and that tens of thousands of soldiers would be all over the countryside engaged in mock warfare.
Involving about a half million troops, these maneuvers proved to be a significant testing ground for equipment and tactics that would be used successfully in the war.
Training maneuvers from Polk involving from 61,000 to 106,000 troops were held in the surrounding countryside in 1942 and '43.
www.beau.org /~velmer/local/uso.html   (1116 words)

On 30 December 1941 the Battalion was alerted for overseas duty and proceeded to Fort Dix Staging Area and on 19 February 1942 departed from the New York Port of Embarkation.
On the maneuvers “Dunky Duck” in January 1944, Crimson I and Crimson II in February and March, one Collecting Company and one platoon of the Clearing Company operated to evacuate actual casualties.
Supplemental to these maneuvers the Battalion scheduled its own organizational maneuvers, at which times various methods of evacuation were tried and perfected.
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/wwii/53dMedicalBattalion/53dMedBn1944.html   (7862 words)

 U.S. Army Aviation Museum | preserving the Past... for the Future
Interest in the concept of using small organic aircraft for fire adjustment became more widespread as a result of an article by Major (MAJ) William W. Ford, "Wings for Santa Barbara." The article was published in the Field Artillery Journal in April 1941.
Army General Headquarters conducted maneuvers in Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, and the Carolinas in 1941.
After the 1941 maneuvers, General Danford renewed his efforts to obtain War Department permission to conduct formal tests of light aircraft organic to Field Artillery units.
www.armyavnmuseum.org /history/war/ww2/overview.html   (866 words)

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