5th Battery Volunteer Artillery (Pelican Artillery, 5th Field Battery, Fariesís, Winchesterís)

St. James

 

 

From Sifakis, Compendium of C.S. Armies: Louisiana, 10-11:

Organization: Organized on October 31, 1862. It was armed with two 12-lb. Howitzers and two 3" Rifles in March 1864. Designated as the 5th Field Artillery Battery on November 19, 1864. It was armed with six 3" Rifles in May 1865. Surrendered by General E.K. Smith, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department, on May 26, 1865.

First Commander: Thomas A. Faries, CPT [promoted MAJ April 17, 1864]

Captain: B. Felix Winchester [April 17, 1864]

Assignments: District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (Oct 62-Apr 63); MOUTONís Brigade, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (Apr-Jul 63); MOUTONís Brigade, Greenís Cavalry Division, Sub-district of Southwestern Louisiana, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (Sep 63); Majorís Brigade, Greenís Cavalry Division, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (Sep-Oct 63); MOUTONís Brigade, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (Oct-Nov 63); MOUTONís Brigade, MOUTONís Division, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (Nov 63); Artillery, Polignacís Division, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (Nov 63-May 64); Fariesí Artillery Battalion, Polignacís Division, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (May-Sep 64); 3rd (Fariesí) Mounted Artillery Battalion, 2nd (Polignacís) Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department (Sep-Nov 64); 4th (Squiresí) Mounted Artillery Battalion, 1st (Forneyís) Texas Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department (Dec 64-Jan 65); 3rd (Squiresí) Mounted Artillery Battalion, 2nd (Polignacís-Thomasí) Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department (Mar-May 65)

Battles: Petite Anse Island (November 21-22, 1862); Bayou Teche [section] (January 14, 1863); Fort Bisland (April 12-13, 1863); Vermilion Bayou [section] (April 17, 1863); vs. gunboats and transports on the Mississippi River (July 7-10, 1863); Coxís Plantation, near Donaldsonville (July 12-13, 1863); Stirlingís Plantation [in reserve] (September 29, 1863); Bayou Teche, near Patterson (November 3, 1863); Hog Point vs. gunboats and transports (November 18-21, 1863); Trinity [section] (March 1, 1864); Harrisonburg [section] (March 1-4, 1864); Red River Campaign (March-June, 1864); Mansfield [in reserve] (April 8, 1864); Pleasant Hill [in reserve] (April 9, 1864); DAVIDís Plantation, Red River (May 12, 1864); Marksville (May 15, 1864); Mansura (May 16, 1864); Moreauville (May 17, 1864); Yellow Bayou (May 18, 1864); Simsport (June 8, 1864)

 

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 23-24:

"This battery was organized October 31, 1862, primarily of men from St. James Parish. The battery first engaged the enemy on November 3, 1862, when it fired on four Union gunboats on Bayou Teche below Patterson[ville]. Two sections (four guns) of the battery occupied Petite Anse Island during late November. On January 14, 1863, one section participated in an engagement on Bayou Teche in defense of the Confederate gunboat Cotton, and three men received wounds. During the Battle of Bisland, April 12-13, the battery performed excellently and received praise from Generals Richard Taylor and Alfred MOUTON. One section fought in a skirmish at Vermilion Bridge on April 17. The battery accompanied Taylorís army when it moved back into south Louisiana and the Bayou Lafourche area in June and July, 1863. From July 7 to 10, two guns occupied a position at GAUDETís Plantation on the Mississippi River twelve miles below Donaldsonville and fired on all Federal vessels that passed their location. The entire battery fought in the Battle of Kochís Plantation near Donaldsonville, July 13. The battery went with Taylorís army during its marches in south Louisiana during the fall, usually being attached to MOUTONís infantry brigade. From November 18 to 21, the battery engaged in operations against Federal vessels on the Mississippi River at Hog Point, one mile below Red River Landing. Captain Faries led his men from Alexandria to the Ouachita River near Trinity in late February, 1864, and participated with General Camille J. Polignacís Texas brigade in engagements with Federal gunboats near Trinity and Harrisonburg, March 1-4. During the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, April 8-9, the battery was in reserve and not engaged. On May 12, four guns fired on a Federal tinclad gunboat on the Red River near Mrs. DAVIDís Plantation, driving the vessel away. The battery participated in the engagements at Marksville, May 15; Mansura, May 16; Moreauville, May 17; and Yellow Bayou, May 18. The battery followed Polignacís (later General John H. Forneyís) division in all its marches during late 1864 and early 1865. On November 19, 1864, the battery was officially designated the 5th Louisiana Field Battery. The men surrendered near Tyler, Texas, in early June, 1865. Of the approximately 183 men who served in the battery during the war, 2 were killed in battle, 5 died of disease, and 1 drowned."

 

CSRC, M320, roll 49

 

ROSTER

 

ALBERT, John. Pvt.  //   CSRC, Index.

ARNAUD, L. Jr2LT.  //  CSRC, Index: L. Arnauld.  //  Same L.A. as in Company D, Orleans Guard Regiment Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry?

AYRAUD, Charles. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index: Charles Ayroud.

BERNARD, J. Pvt.  Res. New Orleans. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Shreveport, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:176a)

BERNARD, J. Pvt.  Res. St. Landry Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Shreveport, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:176a)

BIENVENU, Charles. Pvt.   //  CSRC, Index: Charles Bienvenue.

BIENVENU, E. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BIENVENU, N. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BLOUIN, Richard. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BOURGEOIS, Adolphe [A.]. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. En. 15 Aug 61, St. Joe, in Watsonís[sic] Batt. Pres. Sep-Oct 62. [NER.] POW cap. & prl. Port Hudson, [?] Jul 63. Adm. to C.S. Gen. Hosp., Shreveport, 4 Dec 64. Ret. to duty 14 Dec 64. [NER.] Adm. C.S. Gen. Hosp., Shreveport, 21 Feb 65. Ret. to duty 16 Mar 65. POW prl. Washington, LA, 19 Jun 65. (B1:61-2b) On rolls of 5th Batt. as A. BOURGEOIS.

BOURGEOIS, F. Pvt. Res. St. Charles Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW cap. Newton, 17 Apr 63. Left at New Orleans. POW of det. of different cmds. prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:62b)

BREAUX, P. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 10 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:102b)

CAMBRE, C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

CANTRELLE, Joseph Michel. Pvt.  Resident of St. James Parish.  No enlistment information nor on any rolls of this unit in Booth.  End-of-war POW paroled Alexandria, 5 Jun 65.  Laborer.  Died of pneumonia, 18 Feb 1880, age 45.  //  Booth, La. Confed. Soldiers, 2: 246: I. CANTRELLE, J. CANTRELLE.  BRDR, 5(rev.): 134: Joseph Michel CANTRELLE.  CSRC, Index: J. Cantrele, J. CANTRELLE, Joseph CANTRELLE.   Horace Beach, descendant, who provided his postwar occupation, & cause & date of death.   //  Served also in St. James Regiment Militia.

CHRETIEN, H. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: H. Cretian.

CLOUATRE, T. Pvt.  Res. St. James Par.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65.  [NER.]  (B1:360)  

COMES, C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

COMES, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

COMSTOCK, Albert. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

COMSTOCK, John L. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same J.L.C. as in Company H, Confederate Guards Regiment Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry?

DARBY, Oscar. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DELATTE, Moise. Pvt.  Born 8 Sep 1833, Convent.  Baptized 3 May 1834, St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent.  Son of Jean Louis DELATTE & Marguerite SCHEXNAYDER.   No enlistment information nor on any rolls of this unit in Booth.  Appears only on U.S. POW register dated 25 Apr 63, captured on Gunboat Diana, 14 Apr 63, sent to New Orleans to be exchanged, no date of exchange given.  Died 1900, age 67.  //  Booth, La. Confed. Soldiers, 2: 612: M. Deslatres.  BRDR, 5(rev.): 196: Moise Deslattes.  CSR, Index: M. Deslatres.  Horace Beach, descendant, who provided his year of death & confirmed that Moise spelled his family name Deslattes.

DUGAS, A. Pvt. Res. Assumption Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 3 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:702)

DUGAS, Louis. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW cap. Bayou Teche, 14 Apr 63. Sent to New Orleans for exch., [n.d.]. [NER/NFR.] (B1:703)

GARIDEL, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GAUDET, A. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:985)

GAUDET, C. U. Cpl. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:986)

GAUDET, Michel Oscar. Jr2LT.  Called Oscar.  Not in Booth for this unit.  //  CSRC, Index: O. GAUDET.  Kinard, Lafayette of the South, 124-26: Oscar GAUDET.  //  Served also in Field & Staff, Orleans Guard Regiment Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry as Asst. Surg.; & 6th Battery.

GAUDIN, A. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 10 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:986)

GRAVOIS [Greavois], C. Pvt.  Res. St. James Par.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65.  [NER.]  (B2:83)

GRAVOIS [Greavois], D. Pvt.  Res. St. James Par.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65.  [NER.]  (B2:83)

HEBERT, C. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 10 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:246)

HYMEL, F. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LANDRY, B. Pvt.  [En. n.d.,n.p.] Adm. C.S. Gen. Hosp., [n.p.], 2 Feb 65. Rel. 3 Feb 65. [NER/NFR.] (B2:639)

LANDRY [Laundry], Donnet. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW cap. St. James Par., 11 Jul 63. Remarks: Probably on left bank for purpose of cutting telegraph wires. Testimony to that effect can be furnished by negroes. [NER/NFR.] (B2:672)

LANDRY, Gideon [G.]. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. On list n.d. of amnesty oaths administered at Donaldsonville, 14 Aug 65. [NER.] (B2:641)

LANDRY, H. B. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Adm. C.S. Gen. Hosp., Shreveport, 4 Feb 65. Rel. fr hosp., 12 Feb 65. [NER.] POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. (B2:641)

LANDRY, I. A. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:641)

LANDRY, J. T. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. [En. n.d.,n.p.] On roll of POWs of furl. & detl. men, prl. Shreveport, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:642)  Same J.T.L. as in Company D, 27th Regiment Infantry?

LANDRY, L. Pvt. Res. Ascension Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 4 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:643)

LANDRY, T. Pvt. Res. New Orleans. [En. n.d.,n.p.] On roll of POWs of furl. & detl. men, prl. Shreveport, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:646)  Same T.L. as in Squires' Battalion Artillery?

LANOUX [Lanaux], A. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:633)

LANOUX [Lanouse], L. L. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. New Iberia, Jul or Aug 65. [NER.] (B2:656)

LE BLANC [La Blance], A. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. POWs surr. & prl., rpt. & regis., Napoleonville, 1 Nov 65. [NER.] (B2:607)

LE BLANC [La Blanc], D. Pvt. Res. St. Landry Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 3 Jun 65. POWs surr. & prl., rpt. & regis., Napoleonville, 1 Nov 65. [NER.] (B2:607)

LE BLANC [La Blance], D. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:607)

LEBLANC, D. Pvt. Res. St. Landry Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Washington, 21 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:691)

xLE BLANC [La Blance], E. Cpl. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Adm. C.S. Gen. Hosp., Shreveport, 23 Mar 64. Rel. fr hosp., debility, 23 Mar 64. [NER.] On list of POWs who are des. fr C.S. Army & wish to take the oath of alleg., Donaldsonville, 11 May 65. Fwd. by Prv. Mar., Donaldsonville, 11 May 65. POW prl. Alexandria, 8 Jun 65. (B2:607)

LE BLANC [La Blanc], G. Pvt. Res. New Orleans. [En. n.d.,n.p.] On roll of POWs of furl. & detl. men, prl. Shreveport, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:607, 693)

LE BLANC, G. A. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Prl. Shreveport, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:693)

LE BLANC [Lablance], J. G. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 8 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:607)

LE BOEUF, Morse. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LE BOEUF, Paul. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LOUVIERE, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LOUVIERE, Douradon. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Douradon Louvierre.

MECHE, Hypolite. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MELANCON, R. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW cap. on gunboat Diana, 14 Apr 63. [Exch.?]. POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:942)

*xMELANCON, V. Pvt. En [n.d.,n.p.]. POW cap. Barris Landing, [?] Oct 63. Fwd. to New Orleans, 11 Nov 63. Rel. on oath, order of MAJ Porter, 1 Dec 63. [NFR.] (B2:942)

MIRE, B. C. Pvt.  Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 6 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:995)

ORY, James. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ORY, P. A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

OUBRE, Alphonse. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

POIRIER, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: J. Poyrier.

PONTIFF, H. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: H. Pontif.

RICHARD, J. A. Pvt. Res. Ascension Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B3:304) Same as J.R. below?

RICHARD, Joseph. Pvt. Res. Ascension Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 7 Jun 65. [NER.] (B3:305) Same as J.A.R. above?

RICHARD, O. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. [NER.] (B3:305)

RICHARD, T. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. [NER.] (B3:306)

ROBIN, Oscar. CPT.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same O.R. as in Reserve Corps?

SCHEXNAYDER, L. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: L. Schexnaidre.

SEGHERS, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: J. Seghus.

THIBODEAUX [Thibodaux], E. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Adm. C.S. Gen. Hosp., Shreveport, [n.d.]. Ret. to [duty?], 3 Feb 65. [NER.] POW prl. Alexandria, 5 Jun 65. (B3:800)

VINCENT, J. L. Pvt. Res. Assumption Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Alexandria, 4 Jun 65. [NER.] (B3:937) Same J.L.V. as in Co. C, Orleans Gd. Bn. Inf., & Co. F, 30th Regt./Bn. Inf.?

73  5th Batt.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALLEN, Harry. Pvt. ANDERSON, A. H. Pvt. ANDERSON, John. Pvt. ARCHEY, E. P. Pvt.
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