2nd Battalion Volunteer Heavy Artillery

 

 

[Companies  A   B   C   D   E   F   I   ?]

 

From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 9-10:

"Although authorized in October, 1863, the battalion did not complete its organization until February, 1864, probably at Columbia.  The men of the unit came from the northwestern parishes of the state and were both volunteers and conscripts.  On March 2, 1864, the battalion was subjected to bombardment from six Federal gunboats at Harrisonburg but probably had no cannons with which to return the enemy fire.   Several weeks later, the battalion received two 24-pounder guns and remained near the Ouachita River in case Federal gunboats again moved up the stream.  In early April, 1864, the men buried their guns near Columbia and marched to Shreveport.  For about one week, the man manned Fort Boggs to help defend the capital city from Major General Nathaniel F. Banks's Red River expedition.  The battalion returned to Columbia in late April to retrieve its two cannons, and the men operated near Pineville while the Union army occupied Alexandria.  Following the Union evacuation of Alexandria, the battalion remained in the area of the town until early 1865, when it moved to Natchitoches.  At the end of the war, the battalion apparently had no cannons and was attached to Brigadier General William R. Bogg's infantry brigade.  The men of the battalion disbanded near Mansfield in May, 1865."

 

CSRC, M320, roll 46

 

ROSTER

 

Company A (Scullyís)

?

 

HEBERT [Ebert], Essex [Essick]. Pvt.  Res. Rapides Par.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW prl. Monroe, 8 Jun 65, or Alexandria, 13 Jun 65.  [NER.]  (B1:750, 2:247)

HENRY, O. P. Pvt.  Res. Union Par.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW prl.  Monroe, 8 Jun 65.  [NER.]  (B2:275)  //  Probably not Cajun.

JOHNSON, G. D. W. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LEMOINE, C. L. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LEMOINE, Clement. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTIN, M. B. Pvt.  Res. Union Par.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW prl.  Monroe, 8 Jun 65.  [NER.]  (B2:896)  //  Probably not Cajun.

MILLER, E. W. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RACHAL, Franceton. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RACHAL, T. A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  

SMITH, John A. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

10  Co. A, 2nd Bn. Hvy. Arty.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALLEN, W. J. Pvt. ANTE, Lewis. Pvt. ARINETTO, Pauline. Pvt.
3

 

Company B (Duke's)

?

 

ADAMS, I. I. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SEELY, Lambert D. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

2  Co. B, 2nd Bn. Hvy. Arty.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALTER, Daniel. Pvt.
1

 

Company C (Parkerís)

?

 

FREDERICK, John T. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, John B. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

2  Co. C, 2nd Bn. Hvy. Arty.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

Company D (Davenport's)

?

 

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALFORD, G. B. Pvt.
1

 

Company E (?)

?

 

LEONARD, Lemuel. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

1  Co. E, 2nd Bn. Hvy. Arty.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company F (Cann's)

?

 

TAYLOR, Ivy A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

1  Co. F, 2nd Bn. Hvy. Arty.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

AFFERMAN, H. Pvt.
1

 

Company I (?)

?

 

MARTIN, J. W. Pvt.  Res. Rapides Par.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW prl. Alexandria, 7 Jun 65.  [NER.]  (B2:893)  //  Probably not Cajun.

1  Co. I, 2nd Bn. Hvy. Arty.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

No Company Designation

 

JOHNSON, Phillip. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

1  ?, 2nd Bn. Hvy. Arty.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

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