2nd (Dupeire's) Battalion Zouaves Volunteer Infantry

 

 

[Companies  A   B   ?]

 

From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 155:

"Governor Thomas O. Moore apparently authorized the formation of this battalion in June, 1861, but it was not until March, 1862, that Company A was mustered into Confederate service in New Orleans.  Company B was mustered in on April 22.  The two companies numbered 165 men.  At the evacuation of New Orleans, the companies went to Camp Moore.  The battalion was probably formally organized there in early May.  General Mansfield Lovell ordered the battalion to Vicksburg, Mississippi.  The men probably did picket duty near the city during the first Federal campaign against it, from May 19 to July 27.  On July 5, the Secretary of War ordered the battalion to report to the 1st [Coppens'] Louisiana Zouave Battalion in Virginia, probably intending to form a Zouave regiment.  Major Dupeire protested the order, and the battalion was allowed to remain at Vicksburg.  On October 3 and 4, the battalion fought in the Battle of Corinth; 2 of its men were killed and 14 were wounded.  The battalion returned to Vicksburg following the battle.  Later, the companies were attached to Waul's Texas Legion.  The men served with the legion during the Siege of Vicskburg, May 19-July 4, 1863.  At the surrender of Vicksburg, the men went home on parole.  In late 1863, Major Dupeire attempted to collect some of the men and recruit new men to form a battalion of mounted troops in south Louisiana.  He succeeded in forming two companies and went into camp at Bayou Portage.  On November 23, Federal troops surprised and overran the camp, capturing the battalion flag, 1 officer, and 25 enlisted men.  General Richard Taylor broke up the battalion in January 1864, because it had very few men left in it."

 

SPECIAL NOTE

[see 1st (Coppens') Battalion Zouaves Infantry]

 

ROSTER

 

Company A (O. Dupeire Jr.ís, Ducrosís)

Orleans

xBENOIT [Benot], Auguste. Pvt.  En. 22 Mar 62, New Orleans.  Des. 26 Apr 62.  [NFR.]  (B1:169a)  

BENOIT, Francois. Pvt. En. 22 Mar 62, New Orleans.  Pres. to Jun 62.  Jan-Feb 63:  Abs. sick in hosp., Jackson, MS.  Trfr. to Brookhaven [MS?].  [NFR.]  (B1:168a)  //  Same F.B. as in Co. B, Confederate Guards Response Bn. Inf.?  

*COMEAUX [Como], Pieri. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW cap. Vicksburg, 4 Jul 63.  Sent to Camp Morton, IN, fr Gratiot St. Prison, St. Louis, MO, 1 Aug 63.  [NER/NFR.]  (B1:402)  

*x$DUPUY, Jean. Pvt. En. 22 Mar 62, New Orleans.  Pres. to Feb 63.  POW cap. Vicksburg, 4 Jul 63. Sent to Memphis, TN, 18 Jul 63.  Fwd. to Gratiot St. Mil. Prison, St. Louis, MO, 26 Jul 63.  Trfr. to Camp Morton, IN, 1 Aug 63.  En. in U.S. svc., 7th IN Cav., Aug 63.  [NFR.]  (B1:728-9)  //  Same J.D. as in Frois Co., 3rd Regt. (Gde. Francais), European Brig. Mil.? 

xGIROUARD [Giraud], ______. Pvt. En. 22 Mar 6[2?], New Orleans.  Mar-Jun 62:  Abs. on furl.  Jan-Feb 63:  Des. 25 Apr 63.  [NFR.]  (B2:30)  

JOHNSON, Nicholas. Sgt. //  CSRC, Index.  

LEVEQUE, T. B. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LEVEQUE, T. D. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

xPOIRIER, Jean. Pvt.  En. 22 Mar 62, New Orleans.  Pres. to late Jun 62.  Regt. roll of Jul 62:  Abs. Jan-Feb 63:  Des. 16 Oct 62.  [NFR.]  Also Co. B, this battalion.  (B3:164) 

xSIMON, Nicolas. Pvt.  En. 22 Mar 6[2], New Orleans.  Late May 62-Feb 63:  Des. 28 Apr 6[2?] or 3 May 6[2?].  [NFR.]  (B3:574)

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Company B (Fleitasís)

 Orleans

BERGERON, David [Drosin]. Pvt. En. 22 Apr 62, New Orleans.  Pres. to Feb 63.  [NFR.]  (B1:172a) 

CAPDEVILLE, Jean. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Jean Capdeveille.  

POIRIER, Jean.  Pvt.  See Company A, this battalion. 

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No Company Designation

 

*xAUCOIN [Ancoin]. Theophile. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW cap. Vicksburg, 4 Jul 63.  Trfr. to Camp Morton, IN, fr Gratiot St. Mil. Prison, St. Louis, MO, 1 Aug 63.  Rel. on oath, 2 Jan 65.  [NER/NFR.]  (B1:57a)  //  Same T.A. as in Co. B, 1st Regt. Hvy. Arty.? 

*xDAVID, Alexander. Cpl.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW at New Orleans, rcd. 25 Nov 63.  Adm. St. Louis U.S. Gen. Hosp., New Orleans, 20 Jan 64.  Rel. on oath of alleg. taken at P.M.G.ís Office, 20 Jan 64.  [NER/NFR.]  (B1:543)  //  Same A.D. as in Co. K, 2nd Regt. Cav.? 

DE BLANC, H. Emanuel. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: H. E. DE BLANC, H. Emanuel DE BLANC.   //  See also Company C, 8th Regiment Infantry, from which he deserted.  Probably in 2nd Bn. Zouaves Inf.

DUPRE, A. A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: A. A. Dupree; says Co. C, but there was no such company in this battalion,

*GUILBEAU [Gilbeau], G. C. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW cap. St. Martin Par., 27 Oct 63.  Sent to New Orleans, 7 Jul 64.  Exch. Red River Landing, 22 Jul 64.  [NER/NFR.]  (B2:17)  //  Same G.C.G. as in Co. A, 30th Regt./Bn. Inf.? 

PATIN, Adolph. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Adolph Pattin.

PRUDHOMME, Joseph. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index. 

*RIVET, J. B.  Pvt.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW cap. Camp Force [Fausse] Point, 23 Nov 63.  Sent fr New Orleans to New Iberia for exch., 21 Dec 63.  Exch. 23 Dec 63.  [NER/NFR.]  (B3:334) 

ROBIN, Emile. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index. 

ROBIN, Louis. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index. 

STELLY, Carlisle. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

STELLY, Michel. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same M.S. as in Company K, Consolidated 18th Regiment & Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry?  

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