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Harrison Thomas LaTour (born February 9, 1968), a native of Muskogee, Oklahoma,[1] a notable[2] genealogist,[3] historian,[4] and is known for being the first African Louisiana Creole member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Oklahoma Division .[5] He is a member of the SCV'sFirst Cherokee Mounted Volunteers [Cherokee Mounted Volunteers] [6] Camp #1501 (Edmond, Oklahoma). His great-great-great grandfather, Leufroy Pierre Auguste,[7][8][9] was a private in Co. K , 16th Regiment Volunteer Infantry [10][11] (Camp Moore) of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Private Leufroy Pierre-Auguste was a gen de couleur[12]libre creole Confederate soldier who served under Col. Daniel Gober,[13] Brig. Gen. Daniel Weisiger Adams, and Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, who became the 14th Vice-President of the United States.[14]


Ancestry of Harrison Thomas LaTour[]

Sons of Confederate Veterans member 2010


Mr. Harrison Thomas incorretly uses the surname La Tour. His link to the La Tour family is on his maternal side La Tour. His link to the La Tour family is on his maternal side.

References[]

  1. Muskogee Phoenix - Muskogee City Council Meeting: Received a request from Harrison Thomas LaTour to rename St. Andrews Court to St. Thomas Street.
  2. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Harrison Thomas LaTour for information on Francois Allain of Pointe Coupee, a former slave who himself was a slave holder.
  3. Shepherd Family History - John Shepherd Book Genealogy of John Shepherd 1728-1846. ... Has anyone made contact with Harrison Thomas LaTour, aka King Harry? I have sent a couple of emails.
  4. Muskogee Phoenix - Muskogee, Oklahoma Historical Society: Harrison Thomas LaTour
  5. Oklahoma Division - Sons of Confederate Veterans
  6. History of the 1st Cherokee Mounted Volunteers Rifles
  7. Louisiana Confederate Soldiers - Ancestry.com
  8. Auguste, Lufoy Pierre. Pvt. Co. K. 16th La. Infty. En. Sept. 29th, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on All Rolls from Sept., 1861, to Oct., 1862. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1862, ?Colored Man. Dropped from Roll by Order of Col. Gober, Dec. 8th, 1862.?
  9. Bergeron, Arthur. "Free Men of Color in Grey". Civil War History. 32, 1986: 247-255.
  10. 16th Louisiana, "Shiloh to Stones River, the True Story of Private John H. Sullivan," by Travis L. Ayres, great grand-son of John H. Sullivan of the Castor Guards.
  11. The Battle of Perryville, also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills, was fought on October 8, 1862, in the Chaplin Hills west of Perryville, Kentucky.
  12. President Obama honors black, Confederate soldiers - The Daily Illini
  13. Army of Mississippi - Left Wing, William J. Hardee
    2nd Brigade - Daniel Weisiger Adams
    Regiment - 16th Louisiana: Col Daniel C. Gober
  14. TIME MAGAZINE: America's Worst Vice Presidents - As the nation waits for John McCain and Barack Obama to announce their running mates, TIME looks back at the worst vice presidents in the country's history

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