Sirs and Ladies:
Mr. Gordon Kwok is trying to document all of the Asian-Americans and Asian-Confederates who served in the "late unpleasantness."
I ran across an account from a fellow in the Delta Rifles, 4th LA Infantry, that said, in part:
"...At the time of my appointment I was a member of the Delta Rifles, of the 4th Louisiana Infantry, a company composed very largely of young sugar planters and slave-owners of parishes contiguous to Baton Rouge. Wealthy, refined, gentlemanly fellows they were, those Delta Rifles, my dear reader, and you may imagine my dismay as I stepped ashore at the wharf at Mandeville, and cast my eyes upon as cosmopolitan a body of soldiers as there existed upon the face of God's earth. There were Frenchmen, Spaniards, Mexicans, Dagoes, Germans, Chinese, Irishmen, and, in fact, persons of every clime known to geographers or travellers of that day...." (Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. XXXI, Richmond, Va., January-December. 1903, "In A Louisiana Regiment," pp. 103-104)
Mr. Kwok would love to have a look at any rosters that may exist for this company in order to look (with his expert eye) at the various last names of its members in order to see if any may have been Asian-Confederates.
If any kind reader knows where on the Net I might find such a roster, I'd be most happy to hear from him or her!
Many thanks, Louisiana! -- Jim Huffman, Gainesville Vols