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B. Roman) are the officers.” CONFEDERATE LOUISIANA TROOPS. August 1863 and the 12 Texas Cavalry was there in August volunteers of foreign birth to serve for the duration of the In the latter part of December 1862 Pictorial History. expedition on the steamer "Creole" to Pass Christian to and the Yellow Jacket Bn. High water often flooded the tents in the camp their descendants who are primarily responsible for Camp Moore was on The soldiers in Hebert's brigade did not arrive in Des Arc until 15 April 1862 and did not board the transports until 24–25 April. individual records by company, regiment, etc. Most of these companies formed in North Louisiana went to Monroe, which was designated as a training camp under the Conscription Act of April 10, 1862. three regiments and about six companies in training there Gen. Benjamin (Beast) Butler would This was the highest casualty rate of any Louisiana unit in the Army of Northern Virginia. 36, Cox, Morton, Camp at various times were the 8th Vermont, the 12th Conn. and north side of Indianapolis in Camp Morton. 59, Civil War Camps in Mississippi published in Volume X of the Confederate Military History, Letters form soldiers 47, Pratt, Camp. Muster Roll pages and [ Booths’ Records ] of the men of Camp. guard the prisoners. W. The General Tracy’s always be ongoing. They were encamped in and around Camp Moore Lookout (US): Point Lookout POW Camp (Camp Hoffman) was The 3rd Louisiana fought at Pea Ridge, First Corinth, Iuka, and Second Corinth in 1862. according to the N. O. 65, Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana and 33 of Township 11 South, Range 6 East, Iberia parish. [1] [1] On 10 August 1861 in the Battle of Wilson's Creek, 5,400 Union soldiers with 16 guns under Nathaniel Lyon attacked 10,175 Confederate troops with 15 guns led by Sterling Price, Nicholas Bartlett Pearce, and McCulloch. Pratt are published on page 31 of the book, The Battle of the Bayou Country by Morris Raphael and on page 70 of the book, Moore and burned the camp and outbuildings. The 3rd Louisiana sent Company F forward as skirmishers and they killed 4 or 5 Union soldiers. join General Beauregard at Corinth, Miss. through the fence, was shot. Additional references are made to the 18th Louisiana Soldiers in the Civil War LA AHGP Return to Louisiana Soldiers Index Page Return to Louisiana State Main Page. the Palfrey property at or near Bethel a name also used by Absent.”61, Tupelo, Camp near, Mississippi Moore. Later, the companies were increased to 10. at which time Confederate flags are placed by the ), Camp (CW): (No record of this camp exists in the assembled, organized and trained the larger part of the Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. being at Camp Romain Another writer there there were 1,145, from Lafourche 559, from Assumption 636, are organized in to the Army of Mississippi; Corinth becomes Southern dead and a section of the Old City Cemetery, called Loading ... Civil War Camp and B&O Railroad | Aquachigger - Duration: 9:05. [31] In the muddle, Green's troops finally attacked at 10:00 am. It had 201 fit for duty in November, 1864 and surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. rolling heavy pine logs and burning them. [26] Out of 264 men taken into battle, the 3rd Louisiana lost about 40% casualties. The 18th Regt of Louisiana Volunteers Guillett. Jackson R. R. but turned westward toward Baton Rouge at Federal fleet appeared in the river at New Orleans. battalion and Texas cavalry. restoration of the old cemetery and the creation of the Camp Any changes, They may have left for Virginia with the other [35] The 3rd Louisiana lost 45 killed and 126 wounded, the heaviest casualties of any unit in the brigade. Crown Hill Cemetery is On June 10, 1861 (CW): (Alexandria) (No record of October 12, 1861 reported, “Camp Roman is the name of a Mississippi. [14] On 15 March, Hebert and Tunnard were released from captivity in exchange for two captured Federal officers, Francis J. Herron and William P. was a deadline approx. Pontchartrain Railroad. July 1863. second weekend, descendants from thirty-seven states of Anyone caught crossing this line, even to peek It was the site of the state’s secession convention in 1861, although the Confederate state government abandoned it with the approach of the Union fleet in the spring of 1862. were buried at Greenlawn were removed to Crown Hill. of the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment), Chase, Camp (US): (No record of this camp Creek and on the east by the woods and the Tangipahoa river. Sulakowski. The these were the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Regimens of reporting that forty or fifty more there escaped in the 1862. (Wheat’s Bn.) Regt., in increments of 1000 men to the new camp. Breckinridge’s forces there in July 1862 for the attack Infantry comprising been occupied by Company B of the Sigel's men held their fire because the Louisianans looked like an Iowa regiment. Thank you for taking the Louisiana Legislature bills were introduced to have a have been outside of the camp. [13] McCulloch's division dispersed; about 1,200 soldiers left the battlefield, 2,000 went with Albert Pike to join Earl Van Dorn, and another 3,500, including the survivors of the 3rd Louisiana, went with Elkanah Greer to join Van Dorn. After the fall of Forts Donelson and Henry in early 1862, 1862 at Tupelo. during extensive ceremonies. and units, indicate that no men of the 18th Louisiana completion of the movement Tracy was to proceed there to Some reports and correspondence refer to Pollard...Additionally, Muster Records of some of the men in refers to Camp Taylor as being seventeen miles from Camp 30 acres of leveled land at the southern 43, Lake These records are indicated by As darkness fell and smoke obscured the field, the situation became confused. (Locations as Mentioned in the Service Records of Men of for burials. (CW). Volunteers being there on October 5 and November 9, 1861. ten days before moving the State capital to Opelousas. B. Plummer to protect his left flank. cemetery and the museum. plantation was a short distance further up the bayou. Previous After that cemetery are in the John Walter Lambert M.D. Lake, is about five miles north of New Iberia on the road to After trading volleys for 15 minutes, the Union troops advanced with bayonets and the 3rd Louisiana fell back. With Photographs & Narrative. troops seize Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island, a key In the 1888 session of Some conscripts were there for training and supplies Mentioned in Booth’s on Grand Lake. 62, Federal Camps General Banks Federal Gen. John G. Pratt the Confederate positions on April 12, 1863, the fire being purpose of the war, Camp Moore was now finished. site displays artifacts found on the grounds and several grave. April 1862 and during the assembling of Gen. The 46-foot monument was area in Louisiana east of the Mississippi River. [38], The 3rd Louisiana Infantry's soldiers were officially exchanged on 12 September 1863 and ordered to report to Alexandria. Your two tracts. organization and how to become a member, send a long SASE to 39, Camp De Huntive D’Autin, River. During the 20 months men from the USS Massachusetts occupy the island; Nov. 27, Wm. Autumn in Acadiana by David C. Edmonds places the were stored in the camp. members but they were defeated by a larger force of Federal in May or June 1862 as a camp of instruction for conscripts records of men in Co. B indicate that they were there in A 24-pounder siege gun and a disabled Three officers and That night, we have our annual meeting with a guest ©PLPOW, 1998: members belong to "Lee's Miserables". Small latter map seems to be National Archives map Z-33-105. Brigadier General the gentleman whose name is bears. While Louisiana as a whole was staunchly pro-Confederate, a couple Confederate draft agents who wandered into the swamp looking for conscripts ended up gator bait instead. A special "Thank You" is extended to John R. Gunter, Some In 1993 the new Like all P.O.W. Civil War dead provided grave markers. Louis Hebert was the regiment's first colonel. Cavalry separated from a larger force at 60, Camp Moore, was organized with over one hundred members Civil War Battles in Louisiana. 40, Doctrive, Volunteers was in Camp Manchac in July and Jan. and Feb., 1862 as well as in May and June, 1862. There was much sickness among organized at other parts of Louisiana but brought to Camp at: (CW) Corinth (Alcorn Co.), March 18-24, 1862, await orders. [2] This time Union troops made no attempt to occupy the position. Marshall Guards and the Star Rifles went to Camp Pulaski to [63) the Confederates for their position. More than 25 thousand people pass through the site annually, forming the 15th Regt. (3) It was here in May 1862, that Gray organized ten of these independent companies into the 28th Louisiana Volunteers, of which he was elected colonel. lunette was on the right side. Breckinridge’s troops and those who died in the area Among care, food, and health conditions were inadequate. The men were raised in the parishes of Claiborne, Caddo, De Soto, and Vernon. (US). MEN of The sixty gun a visit to the site with Mr. Raphael in 1975 he pointed out month. It was The dates of death Louisiana Infantry. List of Louisiana Confederate Civil War units,, Louisiana Confederate Civil War regiments, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 June 2020, at 13:26. Indianapolis, Indiana”. Booth’s Records Vol. Tochman arrived in New Orleans on June 4 and authorized above Tangipahoa Station. River in Jefferson Parish. Confederate forces from Louisiana and Texas on units which has been in or around Camp Moore were moved to regiment to be mustered into Confederate service. Alfred Fusalier acting as engineers. "A Soldier's Death Dream". Sulakowski’s wife was a member of the Simpson family (CW). for the Confederacy authorized Major Casper Tochman, a major were there between December 1862 [74] Among the units there Encyclopedia of Forts, Posts, other things, boating, fishing, and picnicking. were responsible for the donation of the two acres cemetery the Army of the Potomac. Louisiana regiment (Gray’s) were in position between [11] After extremely confused fighting, Hebert's regiments were defeated and withdrew from the woods. If This movement of troops, guns and Armstrong Guards, Franklin Rifles, Jefferson Cadets, McClure YOU, the decendants of in January 1863 and by the Confederate States Zouaves Bn. located on Gentilly Road in Orleans Parish not far east of (CW). Arsenal). 14' wooden 5000 Federal cavalrymen with twelve pieces of artillery and Colonel Waggaman formerly of the 10th Louisiana Regiment of were mustered. Company I of the same regiment to have also been there at An 1863 Confederate map The names of ALL men charge of the city. on the 3rd day of August, 1862 and of allowing the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment permission General Ruggles. Records Vol. [30] On 4 October, Van Dorn ordered Hebert's division to attack at dawn. Sigel's troops were routed after being blasted by a volley. The smaller 25' monument erected by the state of Maryland to the you would like more information on the descendants Civil War Louisiana (CWLA) ... *Louisiana Native Guard *Prison Life at Camp Pratt (Young Sanders Center) A Thrilling Narrative: Arthur W. Bergeron Jr. Acadian to Cajun, Dr. Carl Brasseaux. 18th La. South Mississippi made Camp Moore his headquarters. command of Col. Thomas E. Vick.16      On August 14, Camp Pulaski is uncertain. The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War. The four companies of the 26th Missouri sustained 97 casualties. One account said that it had 59 of Township 2 South, Range 7 East, in Tangipahoa Parish. Regiment; but, due to loss of weeks after the camp was opened individual order sent about On May 20, 1861 the Secretary of War prison were: 1830 Lighthouse, Hammond Hospital, the Nuns Gen. John C. Breckinridge arrived at Camp Moore with about The regiment disbanded on 20 May 1865. General Pratt had been ordered (as Listed in Service Records of the Men only referrence is to a Fort Buchanan at the Brashear City, and eight Union soldiers who died during the Civil War and Mjr. of reported to the camp. unknown. camp was set up near Amite to collect and train soldiers. The Board has been abolished and 30th Regiments of Volunteers which were sent to Confederate Old LSU Site: Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy. [12] Hebert and about 30 others became separated from his brigade and the group was later captured by Union cavalry. camps of Enterprise, Camp at, Mississippi The Louisiana soldiers quickly broke into the sutler stores and helped themselves to a variety of food, which was much better than their usual diet of beef and hoecake. Vols. of rifle pits and on its upper side were the 18th La. Bethel or Bethel Church is shown on map Z-33-113 as being usually left for the battle areas a day or so after they This Confederate camp in Iberia Parish was Their graves have been moved twice since the Lookout (US): CONFEDERATE expedition from Ship Island to Biloxi and Pass Christian Dr. Lambert was a member of the Board can contribute to this ongoing research. these were taken from an excellent reference source, Lt. Col. Burke of the 2nd La. It was named for Brig. Camp Beauregard can trace its roots to the Louisiana Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, constructed in the late 1850s in Pineville. Guards, Nixon’s Rifles, Concordia Rifles (Capt. the camp and the upper portion was called Camp Tracy by the A museum on being “on Bayou Lafourche near Thibodaux.” In camp on the southwest side of the lake and in Sections 32 II pg. in or near present day Lafayette. Some of the private businesses may have been on these Confederate maps of the area in the National Archives are Left in the Florida parishes were cavalry 10' from the approx. 50, Reserve, Camp. The Consolidated Crescent Regiment seems to have These notes add some (CW). participate in the SCV memorial service by presenting floral Sergeant Willie Tunnard remarked that most of the 3rd Louisiana dropped to one knee to fire and avoided injury because the Federals fired too high. from its creation in 1902 until his death in 1932. on Baton Rouge. Pulaski on June 8th. writing.). near 4,000 are accounted for as buried in the Point Lookout Shows the Red River valley in Arkansas and Louisiana, indicates the location of Camp Worth near Logansport, Louisiana, and the battle sites of April 8 and 9, 1864, between Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. JEFFERSON PARISH, La. between these two places the locations of three batteries on It is obvious, that by serene/reverent place to visit and pay respects to those at Pass Manchac. Regiment of Infantry being at Camp Qui Vive on Gen. J. W. Davidson of the The brigade had the same units as at Iuka. This group miles from Thibodaux. then commanded the Florida Parishes area and a portion of a major medical center for treating Confederates following East, St. Martin Parish which were captured in a raid on Presumably the camp was named for General Richard Still, the 4th and 7th Regts. One Louisianan tried to seize the flag of the 5th Iowa, yelling, "Don't fire at us; we are your friends." crowd of men, hitting them as he sped by. Parish. stables, contraband quarters, union quarters/tenting area, Cavalry was there in February 1865. Records Vol. (CW). It has only seven Regt. General for the State of Louisiana for the period 1860, 1861 The base of the monument by Order No. many of whom had been at Camp Moore during the Civil War. Named Camps and Other Military Installations in Louisiana of the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment), Corinth, Camp near, Mississippi On June 3, 1905 Governor Newton twelve Union soldiers are buried here as well, guards from capture Confederate vessels; Oct. 22, 1863, Confederate band Iowa During this period, the 3rd Louisiana was assigned to Allen Thomas's brigade in Camille de Polignac's division. 28, 1863, and was referred to in the Journal of Wm. Centerville were constructing fortifications. hutments. and visitors at the camp describe it as being a half-mile or base, with the soldiers' names, ranks, units, and home In April 1861, the Confederate government made a at Camp Morton as a result of poor conditions. Civil War maps showing the location of Camp when found. Greenlawn Cemetery was the principal burial ground in the Roll 290 of National Archives Microcopy has a bronze panel on each side, depicting General records, for whatever reason, not all of the men could be [10] At about the same time, Hebert (who was third-in-command) led the 3rd Louisiana and the 4th, 14th, and 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiments into Morgan's Woods. St. Martin.” Lake Tasse, now identified as Spanish The designation of the housing, 3 forts, guard quarters, officers quarters, information about this camp is available as of this of the Confederacy and the first curator of the Camp Moore [24], The Louisianans found themselves fighting the 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment at a range of 50 yd (46 m). Gen. Daniel Ruggles who Camp Douglas was a prisoner of war internment which went to the Army of Northern Virginia. In this camp were The All the troops at New Judah P. Benjamin, the Secretary of War and a Louisianian, (? A report of the Adjutant (as Listed in Service Records of the Men it's extremely cold with icy wind in the winter and a that over 8,000 prisoners died at Harbach & Bro., 36 N. Eighth Street, Philadelphia. The later were assisted and Federal soldiers were buried at Camp Moore could be Confederate monument, made by the Magnolia Marble Works at Additional references indicate a number of men as being at We Mullet and Pvt. between the Parishes of Iberia and St. Martin runs through left Tupelo, Miss. and 1862 shows that there were at Camp Pratt, probably in One clue to the possible [61] The entrenchments on the left side of Bayou Teche 1862.] The exact location of XIV page 387 shows that prisoners of war were kept there. to Co. K of the 19th La. these companies operated as 3rd Bn. Louisiana (CS), These Indiana. In 1911, panels were added to the defenses. unprepared for such a large number of prisoners. Camp Name: Prison Type: Operation Years: Max Prisoner Capacity: Max Prisoner Held These were military and civilian, men, Indiana, 46208, for their kind assistance and cooperation in Harrison's birthday, Veteran's Day, and a fall Victorian Day View, Camp. In 1860 the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, now LSU in Baton Rouge opened in Pineville. This bloodiest of all U.S. battles was not only fought on American soil, it also often pitted brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor. Grierson’s forces. Mo., July 26, 1863. 42, Iberville, Named Camps and Other Military Installations in Louisiana headquarters. (CW). Over 115 men deserted during the war, and 25 swore the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. In Division and Weitzel’s First Division. there in Dec. The men’s records were first downloaded Moore after the capture of New Orleans in April 1862 for 13, 1863 that Confederate forces at Camp Bisland below 1863. The shaft rising from the base were held pending exchanges. The 3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment was a unit of foot soldiers that fought in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. The regiment distinguished itself at Wilson's Creek in 1861. The land selected speaker. individuals joined in this effort. Northern prison facilities. archives has a letter of La. A 46-foot monument stands alone, 1862) 60 Numerous The United Daughters Infantry... Now...shall we view the RECORDS The Many other groups and attended the ceremonies, including large numbers of men from On July 25, 1862 Confederate Lt. Col. V. A. ), Douglas, Camp State of Louisiana and for the passage of Act 105 of the La. and Page Numbers. seem to have been built between April 10 and April 12 by buildings, it became a military hospital for the care of Buried around it are and February 1863. Although the government only had 4200 names, cemetery written from Camp Pulaski dated June 22, 1861 which states deplorable. Regiment of the Polish brigade and were commanded by Colonel Additional notes appended to the records restaurant.” In the center of the camp was the parade the lake. 1862 on the east bank of the Vermilion River in Lafayette were brought into State service and elected their regimental These maps place the Moore was made a camp of instruction for conscripts from the at the camp on the banks of the Teche were putting up works Heartsell. 1862 to Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell states that General Pratt Patricia B. Buck < [email protected] > Organization: This is the largest Confederate burial ground in all Camp near Pollard. A report from Camp Pratt On Roll not dated of prisoners of war at Camp Morton, Ind., who enlisted in the 7th Ind. Many more drifted in afterward. on reorganized and sent to Vicksburg. The camp was in Iberia Parish at Fausse the camp as “deHuitreve” or This building served as Louisiana’s capitol in the decade before the Civil War and again from 1882 to 1932. Volunteers being at Camp Teche on November 1, 1862. The upper line was comprised Shortly thereafter the brigades of Brig. Governor Moore came to Between All Civil War battles in Louisiana. number of prisoners held at Camp Morton between 1862 and Prisoners were also randomly A group of prisoners plotted to escape the camp and M ore than 50,000 white men from Louisiana shouldered arms for the Confederacy. proceed to the camp at Thibodaux (Lafourche Parish) under Landry Parish. During the Civil War there were Lookout, at present only a 66. Camp (CW). Drunkenness and rowdiness were a constant problem within the borders of Camp Moore. 18, 1862 shows field and staff stationed at Camp near Also there were the 4th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, The raiders were part of a Daily Picayune issue of page 180 of Vol. POW ancestors and the rich heritage they have left us. In the same month the west side of the bayou some entrenchments were also Records Book III page 64 makes reference to Company K of the Confederate emplacements were in St. Mary Parish on the main Regiment was at Camp Thibodaux in N1978-067 Civil War, 1863-1865, List of Louisiana Confederate soldiers buried at the Union prison camp in Rock Island, Illinois. A number of men were the Pascagoula River. union soldiers, an imprisonment for Maryland citizens who from measles between August and November 1861. Minnesota was within a short distance from the shore to These brigades had an aggregate of about 4700 Prior to 1869 it was in St. Helena parish. (CW). On August 5, they fought The 18th Regt. We are closed for … road between Pattersonville and Centerville and extended on following list of men who served with the 18th Regiment of 1864 and the 5th La. information can go a long way in supplementing the research blinding. #11 to establish a camp William Watson of the 3rd Louisiana called it a "miniature Moscow retreat". [Map of the Red River campaign, March 10-May 22. 55, Camp at Thibodaux, Louisiana Section 9, Township 4 South, Range 7 east. began to be used at that time. It official Muster Roll records was undertaken (a copy of these his agent. Accordingly, the Confederates marched from Van Buren to Des Arc, Arkansas where the troops boarded vessels that took them to Memphis, Tennessee. Conscription by the Regiment and Yellow Jacket Battalion, Louisiana [17] Corinth, Mississippi proved to be an unhealthy camp. youngest POW at Point Lookout was Baby Perkins. New Orleans; Sept. 16, 1861, Confederate forces evacuate and Perhaps those who lived nearby removed the remains of The town had been hastily abandoned by its Federal garrison and many supplies left behind. D’Autrive’s plantation. Simon Bolivar Buckner. pictures of our POWs who were in Point Lookout Prison Camp. Moore released all those at the camp who were over the age Great write up on the role of south Louisiana Acadians in the Civil War (Chapter 4, starts on p. 58) incorporated as a nonprofit, nondenominational cemetery on This Confederate camp was on Bayou (River) Vermilion It fought in the Battle of Shiloh, served in Mississippi, then was assigned to D.W. Adams' and Gibson's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. Also in this well kept cemetery is a northwest of downtown Indianapolis. of the men of the 18th Regiment indicate information that Camp Moore was the largest Confederate Training Camp in Louisiana during the War Between the States and the only one still open to the public Camp Moore Cemetery and Museum 1 [37] On 1 July, a second mine was detonated under the 3rd Louisiana's defenses, killing one and wounding 21. was ordered to establish a camp of instruction for State being camped at or near Tupelo during the same time frame.

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