In fact, the cruise south was very easy for Louisiana's sailors. Here are members of the ship's 7th division with two ship mascots, a goat named Billy and what looks like a turkey. The ship also had a bull terrier as a mascot.
The ship's baseball team even took time out to get into their uniforms and take a team picture.
But when Louisiana arrived along with several other warships from the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, American forces found themselves engaged in street fighting with local militiamen and naval cadets loyal to Mexican president General Victoriano Huerta. Here, Louisiana's sailors are deployed in the streets with Krag rifles and Colt automatics.
Louisiana returned to Hampton Roads in August 1914, but the Navy ordered her back to Mexico in early 1915. At left, the battleship's company hand-fills bags of coal from a barge. The ship's coal bunker could hold over 2,000 tons of coal. After the 1915 deployment to Mexico, she returned home and the Navy placed her in reserve status.