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History of the Cajuns: Encyclopedia of Cajun Life
Military

     As in Acadia, most Cajuns didn't want to get involved in miltary action.  Some did serve in the Spanish militia during the Revolutionary War.  In the War of 1812, there were hundreds of Cajun soldiers.  Even more were involved in the Civil War.  
     It is military service that accounts for the Americanization of many Cajuns.  In World War I and II, Cajuns were sent to distant places.  This expanded their horizons and may have led many to leave south Louisiana.
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