Saturday, December 05, 2009

Acadian Soldiers

In my last blog I mentioned the journal of the english soldier Jonathan Bancroft who overseen the deportation of the Acadians from Grand Pre in 1755. This is more precious than gold,it is a part of our history come to light through the eyes of a simply 30 year old soldier. If he were alive today he would be surprised at seeing how important this little diary of his was.
Speaking of soldiers, our Acadian Ancestors fought in wars too. There was the battle of Bloody Creek in the 18th century, then Beausoleil Broussard was a freedom fighter.
The Acadians were not fighters as a rule but there were Acadians in the Military,in Canada or elsewhere. In Canada's two World Wars, they were soldiers but rarely officers. Some Acadians were involved in the major American war in the 19th century, the American Civil War. Most Cajuns like more Creole officers where on the side of the Confederacy defending Louisiana. They even had their own general Alfred Mouton. He was killed in action at the age of 35. He was the first American Hero of Acadian origin.
There were also Acadians on the blue side as well as the gray. Dosithe Porelle was born in Shediac NB ,he joined the New Hampshire Volunteers in 1862. He fought in the famous battles of Wilderness and Shenandoah Valley. He was promote many times for bravery proving that Acadians were good in military action. Today we have Acadian soldiers all over the world, Cyprus,Bosnia,Afghanistan. I am certain that all these Acadian soldiers have families at home ,waiting who are so very proud of them.
Now to my store information. Remember the song the 12 days of Christmas? Well today is the third day of Christmas Deals, Today any orders over 25 dollars gets free shipping, and the mugs of yesterday is still on, buy two get 50% off. Just in case this message touches someone who wants to buy something for Christmas. The code will be at my store that you use at the checkout.
Have a great day thanks for the visit

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