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Chesson, Michael Bedout

Exile in Richmond

The Confederate Journal of Henri Garidel Michael Bedout Chesson and Leslie Jean Roberts, eds.

Expelled from occupied New Orleans by Federal forces after refusing to pledge loyalty to the Union, Henri Garidel remained in exile from his home and family from 1863 to 1865. Lonely, homesick, and alienated, the French-Catholic Garidel, a clerk in the Confederate Bureau of Ordnance, was a complete... More