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Adolph Bollack

Posted on March 11, 2024

Adolph Bollack was born in Riedselz, Alsace, France in 1841. At 15 years old he immigrated to the United States on a 3-mast sailing ship. The voyage was beset by storms andtook 57 days. He moved to New Orleans to start a business. When Louisiana joined the Confederacy, Adolph was conscripted into the Confederate Army Continue Reading »

Bernard Kowalski

Posted on February 24, 2024

First a US Soldier then Confederate Soldier Bernard Kowalski was born in Inowrazlaw, Poland in 1821. He immigrated to the United States in 1841 locating in New Orleans where he became a successful businessman. In 1846 he was naturalized as an American citizen and joined the US Army to serve in the Mexican War. He Continue Reading »