The Story of Algiers 1718-1896

 

by

 

William H. Seymour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pelican Publishing Company Gretna 1971

Index copyright by Rita Curry-Pittman 2003

 



Abascal, Manuel 94, 131,

  134, 135, 137, 140

Abbot, Fred W. 139

Aikman, James 34

Alabama, the 21

Alexander, William 108

Alexander Memorial Library

  108, 109, 111

Algeria 24

Algerine, the 35

Algerine boathouse 36

Algiers

  annexed to N. O. 84

  boundary 15

  Court House fire 118

  court records lost 118

  ferry 32, 34, 73

  fifth district 84

  fire 114-141

    No. houses burned 123

    Relief funds 131, 137,

     140, 141

    Relief committee 134

  RR importance 60

  RR sketch 40

  origin of name 24

  paved streets, walks 142

  population 13

  railroad shop 53

  river front 47

  saw mill 71, 128, 137

  street car 71, 127

Algiers Court House 78,

  80, 80, new 142

Algiers Democrat 28, 32,

  76, 109

Algiers Democratic

  Association 31

Algiers Herald 109

Algiers Ice & Electric

  Light Company 57, 76

Algiers Independent 32

Algiers Iron Works & Dry

  Docks 79

Algiers Iron Works & Ship

  Repair 79

Algiers Newsboy 32

Algiers Saw Mill 128, 128,

  137

Algiers Station 42

Algiers Waterworks &

 Electric Light Co. 70,

  76, 77

Algiers Weekly News 32

Allen, Lange W. 50

American

  Louisiana Grays 85

  Washington Guard 85

American Brewing Co. 140

Anderson, James 64

Annexation to N. O. 35

artesian well 70

asphalt 140

Atlantic, the 65

Attakapas Hotel 31

Augustin, General 85

 

Bacon, A. B. 32

Bailey, Capt 64

Bailey & Hughes 64

Bakewell, Alex Gordon 104

Baltimore 17

Banks 14

Barataria 28

Barber Asphalt Co. 140

Barnes, J. F. 100

Barras, Alex 139

Battalion of Orleans

  Volunteers 85

Battle of Liberty Place 31

Bayley, G. W. R. 41

Bayou St. John 36

Bayou St. John Bridge 14

Beautiful Zion Church 108

Beaver, William 94

Bee, the 87

Behrman, Martin 32, 125,

  126, 131, 134, 137

Belleville Foundry 28

Belleville school 21, 22

Bemiss, E. L. 76, 77

Benedict, Aug. M 29

Bernard, Leon 39

Berthaut, E. 79

Bienville 14

Black, J. W. 65

Blanc, Bishop Antoine 34

blockade runner 68

Blue, Barthelemy end page

Board of Underwriters 137

boats or ships mentioned:

  Alabama, the 21

  Algerine, the 35

  Atlantic, the 65

  Clearwater, the 66

  Claude Melnotte, the 36

  Corsair, tug 122, 128

  Eclipse, the 64

  El Capitan, the 32

  El Chico, tug 122

  El Mozo, tug 57, 68, 128

  Elmer Woods, tug 128

  Endeavor, the 74

  Enterprise, the 68

  Essayon, the 84

  Ever Faithful Isle 55

  Illinois, the 65

  Kearsarge, the 21

  Lady of Lyons 35, 36

  Lillian, the 68

  Louisiana, the 30

  McAllister, the 94

  McClelland, cutter 21

  Maud Wilmont, tug

    123, 128

  Sumpter, the 21, 96

  Thomas Pickles 71, 73

  Water Witch 35

  Webb, the 21, 82

  Wilmont, tug 123, 128

boiler 70

Borepo, Louis 15, 80

Borne, Felix J. 100, 136

Borne’s shop 31

Bouffia, Paul 114, 115

Brashear City 42

brau meister 71

Breshwood, John G. 21

brewery 71, 140

Brigham, T. G. 131, 134,

  137

Brown, W. H. 28

Brownlee, Charles H. 106

Bullitt, Cuthbert 97

Burns, Gregory 63

Butler, General 32, 39

 

Camus’ plantation 30

Canal St. ferry landing

  73, 130

Carondelet, Gov. 14,

 Executive order, end page

Carpetbag rule 31

Carroll, Charles 76, 77

Carroll, Leigh 77

Carstens, Henry 134, 137

caving banks 24, 31, 35,

  36, 60

Cazadores, Spanish 85

Cazaubon, Joseph 97, 99

Cazelard house 17, 18, 18,

Central America 57, 69

Central Drug Store 47

Chalin, Louis F. 31

Chalmette battle 82

Charitable Association 140

Charles III 80

Chemical Engine Company

  No. 9 117

Cheniere Caminada 28

Cherbourg, France 21

Chetimach village 13

Christ Church Cathedral

  102

Chubbuck, officer 128

church fires 102

City Directory 30

Clark, Mr. 36

Clearwater, the 66

Clements, Peter 131, 134,

  132, 138

Claude Melnotte, the 36

coal 122

Code of Napoleon 17

Cogan, Richard 68, 69

Coin-Delisle 17

colored , see Negro

Columbia Exposition 16

Company’s Plantation 14

Confederacy 21

Confederate flag 82

Confederate prison 28

Confederates 38

Convention of 1861 34

Cooke, James 102

Corbett, George E. 140

Corsair, the tug 122, 128

Cotton Centennial Expo 14

Cour de Cassation 17

Coycault, Auguste 32

Coyle, W. G. & Co. 123

Craven, J. B. 77

Creole infantry

  Grenadiers 85

  Sappers 85

  Miners 85

  Mamelukes, mounted 85

Creoles 84

Crescent Docking Co 64

Crescent Lodge of Knights

 of Pythias, the 109, 123,

 137

Crittenden, Alexander P 32

Cuvellier, General 85

Cuvellier, Lt. Col. 85

Cuirassiers, French 85

 

Daly, Chief Engineer 115

Daly, Timothy

  Chief Engineer 116

Daniels, F. A. 76, 77

Daniels, Frank A. 131,

  134, 136, 138

Daniels, S. (?) 132

Daunoy, Major 85

Davis, Jefferson 18, 21,

  96, 97, 99

  property seized 97

Davis, Varina, Miss 21

Davis, Varina Howell 21,

  99

de Bore, Etienne 14

De Buys, General 85

de la Salle 25

Delord Plantation 14

Delpit, Albert 23

de Mandeville, Marigny 14

de Monasterio, A. 31

Depot des Cartes Marine a

  Paris 25

DeSeames, J. F. 31

DeSerigay 1719 map 25

Diocesan Council of

  Episcopal Church 102

Dix, John A. 21

dock, see dry dock

Donaldsonville 13

dry docks 63, 79

  #2-10 64

  #11-18 65

  #19 66

  operation of 66

  sinking of 64

  tugs serviced 68

Ducros, Ed., Capt 87

Duncan, J. N. 34

Duncan, James 101

Dunn, Rev. Mr 104

Dupiere, Jean B. 31

du Pratz, LePage 13, 15

Duverje, Alix (Miss) 80

Duverje, Bartholomi 15

Duverje, Barthelemy 80

Duverje, Evelina 80

Duverje, Octavie 34

Duverje Plantation 16, 28,

  cemetery 30

  Court House fire 118

  mansion 82

  mansion described 78

  home as court house 16

  sketch 16

Duvic, Arthur 131

 

Eclipse, the 64

Eighth Precinct Police

  Station 115, 119

El Capitan, the 32

El Chico, the tug 122

Electric Power-house 14

electricity 57, 70, 77

El Mozo, the tug 57, 68,

  128

Ellis, E. John 94

Elmer Woods, the tug 128

Endeavor, the 74

Enterprise, the 68 Episcopal Church 100, 101,

  102

Essayon, the 84

Etienne, Mr. end page

Eureka Hall 123, 131, 134,

  137

Eureka Homestead Co. 50,

  140

Ever Faithful Isle, the 55

 

Fabacher, L. 140

Fair-Greyson, Laura D. 32

Faithful Circle 111, 112

Farragut 14, 39, 82

Fazende, Edward 35

Featherling, Charles,

  engineer 128

ferry 32, 34, 71, 73, 124

Field, see Mackie

  Follett & Field 65

Fifth District 13, 78, 84

Filkins, Wm. W. 92

Finegan, James H. 94

Fire, the Algiers 114-141

  bedlam 124

  houses burned 123

  relief funds 131, 137,

   140

  relief committee 134

fire commissioner 139

fire company 30,

  fighting equipment 119

  No 7 and 9 117

  No 19 and 25 120

fire plugs 76

Firemen’s Building

  Association 140

Fitzpatrick, John, Mayor

  116, 121, 122, 125, 134,

  137, 138, 140

flags blessed 87

Flanders, B. F. 39

floods see caving banks

Follett, see Mackie

  Follett & Field, 65

Follett, John F. 66

Follett, O. F., Capt. 66

Fontaine, Edward 104

Fontaine, Lamar 104

Fort Rosalie 13

Fortier, Arthur 34

Fory, Augustine 102

Fory, Gordon C. 102

Foster, George W. 131,

  134, 136

Foto, Garaci & 140

French Cuirassiers 85

French Lancers 85

French Voltigeurs 85

Frenchmen 84

 

Gally, Major 85

Galveston tug 59

Gamble, Hamilton R. 139

Garaci & Foto 140

Gaster, Police Chief 121

Gayarre, Charles 101,

  death of, Judge 103

Gerard, Myra 31

Gerard, Mooney & 64

Gerdes, Thoens & 70

German Coast 14

German Evangelical

  Lutheran Trinity

  Congregation Church 108

German Yaegers 85

Gibbons, Father 107

Gibson, R. L. 94

Girault, J. F., Rev 106

Givens, (publisher) 32

Good Intent Dry Dock 65,

  66, 67

Gooldsboro 125

Gosselin, Bazile 32

Grand Isle

  depot 24, 36, 122, 130

  road 60

  roundhouse 127

Grand Opera House 140

Grand Terre 28

Grant 14

Gretna ferry landing 71

Gretna street car 127

Gretna Green 76

Guillaud, L. 93 (in ad)

Guillaud, Louis 34

Guillaud’s furniture 34

 

Halliday, Alex, Capt 71

Hambacher, Max 132, 134

Harrold & Hughes 34

Hardee, T. S. map 19

Hardie, W. T. 76, 77

Hasam, Josephine 113

Hasam, Thomas 64

Hasling, A. L. 31, 32

Havana 57, 66

Hayes, Margaret Howell 21

Hayes, President 96

Heap, Joseph 84

Hedges, C. S., Rev 100,

  106

Henley, Captain 28

Henning (draftsman) 52

Henning, Frank C. 131,

  134, 135

Hersheim Bros & Co, S. 140

Higgins, Thomas 134

Hilderbrandt (foreman) 51

Hilton, Charles W., Rev.

  104

historian 13

Holmes, D. H. 140

Holmes, D. H. Co. 56

Holy Name of Mary 34, 106,

  107

Hook & Ladder Company

  No. 7 117

Hopkins, George W. 32

Hotard, Albert E. 71, 76,

  77, 131, 132, 134

Hotard & Layton Mill 121,

  137

Howards, Annie 112

Howards, the 36

Howell, Beckett 96

Howell, Charles H, Capt 94

Howell, W. B. 18, 96

Howell, Varina Banks 96

Hudson, E. M., Mrs 109

Hughes Hotel 21, 22, 101

Hughes, John 39, 64

Hughes, Joseph 94, 141

Hughes, Thomas 102

Hughes, William G. 39

Hulburt, F. R. 132

Hurlbet, Flora 129

Hurlburt, F. R. 131, 134

Hutchinson, A. C. 42

Hyde, Mackie & 64

Hymel, L. A. 134

Hynson, George W 64

 

ice, making of 70, 77

Illinois, the 65

Interstate Transportation

  Company 68

Italians 129, 134

 

Jefferson Parish 87

Jennings, C. M. 32, 76

Jesuit fathers 14

Jonas, B. F. 94

justice of the peace 34

 

Kalk, Tilton & 65

Kearsarge, the 21

King of France 13

Knights of Pythias, The

  Crescent Lodge of  109,

  123, 137

 

Lacoste, Casimer 35

Lady of Lyons, the 35, 36

Lafayette 74

Lafayette Cadets 87

Lafayette Riflemen 87

Lafitte, Jean 28

Lamey, Fr. George 82

Lancers, French 85

Landry, J. S. 53

Latour (historian) 28

Latour, Charlotte Irma 34

Latour’s 1815 map 26-27

Laurent, Mr. end page

Lawrence, W. R. 32

Lawton, Peter S. 71, 131,

  134, 137, 138

Lawton family 96

Layton Mill, Hotard &  121

Leacock, William, Rev 104

Le Beuf, Martial 80

Le Beuf plantation 28

Lee, Fitz Hugh 99

Legion, the (troops) 84,

  85, 87

LeGrand, Mr. end page

Levy, Samuel, Judge 125,

  129, 140

Lewis, C. Uncas 123

Lewis, General 85

Lewis, George W. 34

Liberty Bell 14

Lillian, the 68

Llulla, Mr. 24

Loan, William Francis 34

Louis XV 15

Louisiana Dock Co. 64, 66

Louisiana, the 30

Louisiana Guards 87

Louisiana Grays 85

Louisiana Legion 85

Louisiana State Bldg 16

Louisiana State Rowing

  Association 36

lower coast 63

lumber 71

Lutheran church 108

Lyons, Joseph 94

 

McAllister, the 94

McClelland, the cutter 21

McCracken, Wm. C., Rev 106

McGinnis, Mrs 115

McLellan, A. 65

McLellan, O. I. 65, 131,

  134, 135, 140

McLellan, Brady & Cothell

  66

McLellan Dock Co. 65, 68

McDonogh 13, 17, 23, 30,

  82, 87, 88, 89, 89, 90,

  apportionment 92

  estate 90

  his plan 90

McDonogh’s letter 87

McDonogh School No. 4; 91,

  123

McDonogh classrooms 137

Mcdonoghville 13, 36

  street car 127

McDonald Brothers of

  Louisville, KY 100

 

Mackie & Hyde 64

Mackie, Follett & Field 65

Maguire, P. J. 50

Maher, T. F. 131

Mahoney’s ship yard 68

map, 1880 West Bank 19

map, 1719 DeSerigay 25

map, 1815 Latour’s 26-27

Marcade, Geraud 17

Marcy, Peter 64

Marigny’s Canal 85

Marine Dry Dock 65, 66, 67

Martin, James, Capt 65

Masonic Hall 123

Mathewes, J. C. 111

Matthewes, L., Capt. 63

Maud Wilmont, the tug

  123, 128

Mechacebe river 15, 25

Metairie 25

Methodist Epis. Ch. 108

Meyer, Adolph 140

military 84

Mississippi 35

Mitchell & Co 30

Morgan City 42

Morgan Line (ships) 43

Morgan Company No. 4 129

Monroe, Judge 18

Mooney, Judge 140

Mooney, Thomas J. 134, 135

Mooney & Gerard 64

Moore, Jesse S., Rev. 106

Morgan, Charles 41, 42

Morgan fled to Algiers 17

Morgan, LA & TX RR 39, 42

  photo 43

  round house 30

Morgan, LA & TX RR &

  Steamship Co. 42 

Morgan’s troops 28

Morse, A. W. 39

Morse, Captain 28, 55, 68

Morse, Charles W. 34

Morse, Mark A. 131, 134,

  136, 137

Mothe, E. J. 93

Mount Olivet Episcopal

  Church 100, 101, 101,

  102

Mount Pilgrim Church 108

 

Natchez 13

Navy Yard, U. S. 31

Negro(es) 14, 30, 129

  churches 108

  contribute 140

Nelson, Jacob 102

New Orleans Bee, the 87

New Orleans Battalion 85

New Orleans Brewing

  Association 140

New Orleans City Dir. 30 

New Orleans Floating Dry

  Dock Company 63

New Orleans, Ft. Jackson &

  Grand Isle RR 60

New Orleans, Opelousas

  & Great W RR sketch 40

New Orleans Picayune 140

New York 57, 59

Newman, Isadore 140

Nicholls, W. P. 76, 77

Nichols, R. F. 38

Nicholson, Bob 30

Nolan, J. P. 52

Noll, Arthur Howard, Rev.

  100, 102, 106

Norton, Mrs. 30

 

Ocean Dry Dock Co. 64, 65,

  65, 68, 94

O’Conner, Thomas, Chief of

  Fire Dept 115, 116, 121,

  126

O’Connor, D. 65

Old Rookery 114

Olivier family 31

Olivier, Jean B. 35, 39,

  80, 101

Olivier, Evelina Duverje

  80

Olivier, O. Charles 92

Olroyd, Foster 70, 77

Opelousas & Great Western

  RR 39, 40, 41, 42

Opelousas Hotel 31

Orange Blossom route 60

O’Reilly, Don Alexander

  15, 80

Orleans Battalion 87

Orleans Battalion of

  Artillery 85

Orleans Guard 88, 89

Orleans Riversides 36

orphan asylum 87, 140

Our Lady of Lordes 14

 

Packard, Stephen B. 34

Pandely, George 42

Pelican Club (rowing) 36

Pelican Dock 64

Pensacola 14

Peoples’ Advocate 32

Perche, N. J. 34

Percy, Mr. 14

Peterson, L. J.  139

Petit, Mr. end page

petite guerre 85, 87

Phillippe, Louis 14

Pickles, Thomas Capt 71,

  72, 140

Pitkin, Minister of the

  Argentine Republic 23

Planters’ Oil Works 124

Plaquemines 13, 35

pobladores 15

poem, The Embers 113

police chief 121

police jury 34, 35, 82

police station 115, 119

pontoon bridge 85

Powder street 24

powder guard 24

pumping station 76

Pythian Hall 109, 123, 137

 

race track 30

railroad sketch 40

Red River Line 65, 66

regatta 35, 36

Reid, Alexander 102

Reninger, Henry 71

reservoir 77, 142

Reynolds, James 115

Richardson, G. E. 63

right bank 13, 17, 25, 35,

  39, 84

Riley, John N. (artist) 22

Riley, W. H., M.D. 116

Roberts, Robert 102

Robertson, Major 65

Robinson, Charles 64

Rookery, Old 114

row boat 35, 36

Rutily, Joseph 93

Rutily and Mothe 93

 

S. Hersheim Bros & Co, 140

Sabine river 39

St. Barbe’s Day 87

St. Bartholomew’s 34, 106

St. Bernard 35, 87

St. Charles Hall 31

St. Charles Hotel 14

St. Charles Parish 14

St. James Parish 14

St. John Club (rowing) 36

St. Mark Negro Ch 108

St. Mary’s Cath. Club 107

San Francisco 59

Sarazin, William 94

saw mill 71

Schilinger walks 142

Schneidau & Co., Wood, 68

Sease, H. L. 134

secession 34

Security Brewing Co 71,

  140

Seger, A. B. 31, 39, 41

Semmes, Raphael 21

Sequin, Andre 28

Seymour, Judge 96, 126

Seymour, William H. 18,

  31, 34, 35

  sketch on frontispiece

Seymour, William H of

  Atlanta, GA 140

ship building 68, 69

  lighters 69

  masts for 71

ships; see boats

shipyard, first 28

Simonds, E. L. 77

Sisters of the Convent 141

Skelly, M., Miss 129

slaughter pens 28

Slave named Tom 34

Southern Dock 65

Southern Pacific RR Co.

  42, 140

  Algiers Station 42

  coach construction 53

  described 43-69

  dry dock 68

  importance 60

  Negro laborers 140

  new station opens 76

  regularity of 59

  route 59

  photo 41, 42,

  station described 74-76

  steamship 59

  transfer boat 74, 75

  tug 122

  washouts 60

Southern Telephone Co. 140

Spanish Cazadores 85

Squires, W. 41

standpipe 77, 142

Stanton, J. W. 39

Starbuck, Albert Wilson

  106

Stockton, James, Capt. 64

Stoddard (artist) 24

Stonewall, the great 99

street car line 71

street mains, water 76

streets paved 142

Stuart, Ruth McEnery 23

sugar elevators 55

Sumner, R. B. 39

Sumpter, the 21, 96

Swift, Leroy 94

 

Tchou-Tchouma 14, 82

Teal-Bensick, William 32

Tebault, W. G. 140

Thayer, J. 39

Thoele, Henry 29

Thoens & Gerdes 70

Thomas, Mark 64

Thomas Pickles, the 71, 73

Thomas, Stephen, Col. 31

Tilton & Kalk 65

Times Democrat 140

Toy, William H. 32

train coach constr.  51

Trepagnier family 31, 96

truck farms 63

Truslow, Charles P., Capt.

  66

Tunisburg 13, 18, 96

Turnbull, T. F. 134, 138

Twiggs, Major 85

 

Umback, W. T. 132, 134

Un Garde d’Orleans 87

Union 41

U. S. Marine Hospital 36,

  37, 38

U. S. Navy Yard 31

U. S. troops 87

Urquhart, Thomas 34

 

Vallette Dry Dock Co 65

Vallette, Francis 64

Vandenberg, A. G. 102

Vermont Volunteers 31

Verret, Furcy 28, 35

Verret Canal 28

Verret plantation 28

Verret’s sugar house 30

Vezien, Mr 137

Vignie, Capt 87

Villere, Caliste 35

Villere, Charles J. 34

Villere, Jacques 34

Voltigeurs, French 85

Volunteer Fire Co. 129

Voodou meeting site 30

 

Walker, Joseph, Gov. 101

Warren, Capt 94

Washington Guard 85

washouts 60

Water Witch, the 35

waterworks 70, 76, 77, 142

  reservoir 142

  standpipe 77

Webb, the 21, 82

Webert family 96

Whithall, Rev. Dr. 101

Whitmore, R. F. 132, 134,

  138

Whitney, C. A. 42

Whitney, J. P. 64

Willet family 96

Willet, Henry, Capt 102

Willow Grove Hotel 31, 35,

  36

Wilmont, the tug 123, 128

Wilson House 31

Wood, Schneidau & Co. 68

Wood’s Dry Dock 69, 130

Woods, the Elmer, tug 128

Worthington steam engines

  76

Wynn, Reverand 108

 

Yaegers, German  85

You, Dominique 28, 85

 

 

 

 


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Aurora Village Florist 95

Bayou Books 46

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Blaine Kern Artists 44

Bob McKinnon Chevrolet 83

C & C Offset Printing 81

Chicago Dental Parlor 48

D. H. Holmes 56

Dixie Buick, Gretna 62

Eureka Homestead

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Fifth District Homestead

  Society 61

Gretna Furniture Store 112

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Lou’s Beauty Salon 49

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