An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes it located and its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi delta, which protects the city's residents from flooding or other natural disasters.

Baton Rouge, LA

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the…

Judah Philip Benjamin (August 6, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was an American politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and member of the cabinet posts in the Confederate States of America.

Judah Philip Benjamin

Judah Philip Benjamin (August 6, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was an American politician and lawyer. He was…

(1680-1767) Governor of French Louisiana.

Sieur de Bienville

(1680-1767) Governor of French Louisiana.

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. It took place about five miles south of New Orleans on the grounds of Chalmette Plantation.

Chalmette's Plantation

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, and was the final major battle of the War of…

First Governor of Louisiana

William C. C. Claiborne

First Governor of Louisiana

A cotton press yard of the Cotton Centennial in the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cotton Centennial

A cotton press yard of the Cotton Centennial in the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.

James Biddle Eustis (August 27, 1834 - September 9, 1887) was a United States Senator from Louisiana.

James Biddle Eustis

James Biddle Eustis (August 27, 1834 - September 9, 1887) was a United States Senator from Louisiana.

Edward Livingston (26 May 1764–23 May 1836) was a prominent American jurist and statesman. He was an influential figure in the drafting of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1825, a civil code based largely on the Napoleonic Code. He represented both New York, and later Louisiana in Congress and he served as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1831 to 1833.

Edward Livingston

Edward Livingston (26 May 1764–23 May 1836) was a prominent American jurist and statesman. He was…

The official seal of the U.S. state of Louisiana in 1889.

Louisiana

The official seal of the U.S. state of Louisiana in 1889.

The state banner of Louisiana, the pelican state.

Louisiana

The state banner of Louisiana, the pelican state.

Seal of the state of Louisiana, 1876

Louisiana seal

Seal of the state of Louisiana, 1876

Seal of the state of Louisiana, 1876

Louisiana seal

Seal of the state of Louisiana, 1876

Seal of the state of Louisiana, 1890

Louisiana seal

Seal of the state of Louisiana, 1890

Seal of the state of Louisiana, 1904

Louisiana seal

Seal of the state of Louisiana, 1904

New Orleans in 1719

New Orleans

New Orleans in 1719

A scene of swampy New Orleans, Louisiana in 1719.

New Orleans in 1719

A scene of swampy New Orleans, Louisiana in 1719.

The levee at New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1800's.

The Levee at New Orleans

The levee at New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1800's.

A drawing of a street in old New Orleans, Louisiana.

A Bit of Old New Orleans

A drawing of a street in old New Orleans, Louisiana.

Port Eads, Louisiana, is located at the southern tip of the Mississippi River, also known as South Pass in Plaquemines Parish. It is the southern most point in Louisiana.

Port Eads

Port Eads, Louisiana, is located at the southern tip of the Mississippi River, also known as South Pass…

"Ship Island, near the mouth of the Mississippi- United States war steamer "Mississippi" firing on a Confederate steamer." —Leslie, 1896

Ship Island

"Ship Island, near the mouth of the Mississippi- United States war steamer "Mississippi" firing on a…

John Slidell (1793 – July 26, 1871) was an American politician, lawyer and businessman.

John Slidell

John Slidell (1793 – July 26, 1871) was an American politician, lawyer and businessman.

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Southern Republic Built From The Ruins

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.