Chalmette Regiment, Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry

 

 

[Companies   F&S   A   B   C   D     F   G   H   I   K   ?]

 

From Sifakis, Compendium of C.S. Armies: Louisiana, 120:

Organization: Called into Confederate service for 90 days ca. March 1, 1862. Mustered out in May 1862. Again called briefly into service in May 1863.

First Commander: Ignatius Szymanski, COL

Field Officers: George W. Logan, LTC; Eugene Soniat, MAJ

Assignments: Department #1 (Mar 62); Coast Defenses [Duncanís Command], Department #1 (Mar-Apr 62); Department #1 (Apr-May 62); District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (May 63)

Battles: New Orleans (April 18-25, 1862); Quarantine Battery (April 24, 1862); Fort Beauregard (May 10-11, 1863)

 

From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 181:

"In the early months of 1862 (February-April), Governor Thomas O. Moore arranged with Major General Mansfield Lovell to transfer three brigades of militiamen to Confederate service.  Lovell accepted the eleven regiments and two battalions of 'Volunteer State Troops' for the defense of New Orleans.  It appears, however, that Lovell had few, if any, of the men formally mustered into regular Confederate service.  Most of the men went into camps around the city for drill and discipline.  Napier Bartlett's Military Record of Louisiana places the strength of the three brigades at 9,113 men, but they probably had no more than half that number ready for active duty.  Lovell ordered the Chalmette Regiment to the Quarantine Station, six miles upriver from Fort St. Philip, to guard the rear of that bastion.  Bartlett gives the following account of the fate of these units: 'When the gunboats [of Union Flag Officer David G. Farragut] passed the forts [Jackson and St. Phillip] and Lovell carried off all transportation, [the regiments] were disbanded by Gen. [E. L.] Tracy.'  Farragut's vessels captured and paroled all of the men of the Chalmette Regiment at the Quarantine Station on April 24.  Many of the officers and enlisted men of the other units escaped the city before it surrendered and accompanied Lovell's regulars to Camp Moore.  Only one unit, the Sumter Regiment, maintained its organization; and it later became the nucleus for the 30th Louisiana Infantry Regiment.  Bartlett's account goes on to say, 'When [General Benjamin F.] Butler arrived, the officers and men [in New Orleans] were arrested as prisoners of war, paroled, and those who did not take the oath, were exchanged on the 8th of October following, being delivered at Vicksburg.'  While the majority of these 'Volunteer State Troops' took the oath, a number did find their way into Louisiana units on active duty in the Vicksburg area."

 

CSRC, M320, rolls 371-373

 

ROSTER

 

Field & Staff

 

VOISIN, H. D. Q.M.Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

1  F&S, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company A (Scandinavian Guards, Fry's)

Orleans

 

JOHNSON, E. A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARKS, M. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, Charles. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, Rasmus. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Laurence. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SUTTER, Adolph. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

6  Co. A, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ACK, H. Pvt. AMESLAND, Richard. Pvt. ANDERSON, John. Pvt.
3

 

Company B (Manassas Rifles, Andrews's)

Orleans

 

JOHNSON, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, T. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, V. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, W. C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, W. T. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

REED, T. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

6  Co. B, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

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ANDREWS, C. H. Sgt. ANDREWS, G. CPT.
2

 

Company C (Plauche Rebels, Chaeryís)

Orleans

 

BERNARD, W. C. Pvt.  Res. Mobile, AL. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Prl. Meridian, MS, 14 May 65. [NER.] (B1:178a)  //  Probably not Cajun.

FOLSE, Adam. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Adam Fols.

HERNANDEZ, G. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, C. W. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, George W. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same G.W.J. as in Company C, 16th Regiment Infantry?

JOHNSON, M. N. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MATHIAS, Horn. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

NOTT, Chs. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

POIRIER [Porier], A. S. Pvt. Res. Shreveport. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Meridian, MS, 14 May 65. [NER.] (B3:174)

ROTH, Ant. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ROTH, Martin B. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SELLERS, John M. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same J.M.S. as in Company G, 16th Regiment Infantry?

SMITH, E. N. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Peter. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SONNIER [Sonia], E. Pvt. Res. Rapides Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Meridian, MS, 14 May 65. [NER.] (B3:648)

TATE, F. M. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

17  Co. C, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALTING, John. Pvt. ANDREWS, James E. Pvt. ARBUTHNOT, S. V. Pvt.
3

 

Company D (Howard Guards, Massicotís)

Orleans

 

MANGER, P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTIN, P. T. Pvt. Res. Rapides Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Meridian, MS, 14 May 65. [NER.] (B2:897)  //  Probably not Cajun.

MAYER, D. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Frank. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Gabriel. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

5  Co. D, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company E (Gulf Guards, Wiltzís)

Orleans

 

ADAMS, G. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ADAMS, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ADAMS, L. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GARY, P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: P. Garry.

JEFFRIES, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTIN, Henry. Cpl. Res. New Orleans. See Company H, 13th Regiment Infantry.  //  Probably not Cajun.

PERRY, William. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, N. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

WILTZ, Louis A. CPT.  //  CSRC, Index.

9  Co. E, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

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Company F (Heation Guards, Chapmanís)

Orleans

 

BARKER, A. J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same A.J.B. as in Company I, 16th Regiment Infantry?

GUILLOT [Guyot], Charles. Pvt.  Roll of 2 Mar 62: Pres. Roll n.d.: Abs. Govt. duty. [NFR.] (B2:142)

LEONARD, G. W. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same G.W.L. as in Company K, 16th Regiment Infantry?

MANUEL, Adam. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, Charles. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

TATE, Charles. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

TAYLOR, John. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

VIDRINE, Leon. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

8  Co. F, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

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Company G (Gentilly Rangers, Valetonís)

Orleans

 

BAUDOIN, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BOURGEOIS, A. Pvt.  Res. St. James Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Meridian, MS, 13 May 65. [NER.] (B1:61b)

JOHNSON, Money. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LABB…, John. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MAYER, Frank. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, G. J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, J. G. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

REINE, M. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Welearn. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, William. 2LT.  //  CSRC, Index.

10  Co. G, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

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Company H (Frappe díAbord, T. Wiltzís)

Orleans

 

BERTRAND, P. A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BLOUIN, F. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BORNE, B. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

CHARPIOT, P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DAVID, D. C. Pvt. Res. East Baton Rouge [Par.]. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Meridian, MS, 14 May 65. [NER.] (B1:543)  //  Same D.C.D. as in Co. B, 7th Regt. Inf.?

DAVID, W. S. Pvt. Res. East Baton Rouge [Par.]. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Meridian, MS, 14 May 65. [NER.] (B1:546)  //  Served also in Co. B, 14th Bn. S.S. Inf.

EDMOND, M. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

FAUCHEUX, E. 1LT.  //  CSRC, Index.

GUERIN, Alf. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, D. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, Manuel. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LAMBERT, A. Pvt. Roll n.d.: Ordered into svc. of the state of LA. Pres. Mar 62-[?]. [NFR.] (B2:628)

LAMBERT, J. Pvt. Roll n.d.: Ordered into svc. of the state of LA. Pres. Mar 62-[?]. [NFR.] (B2:629)

LAMBERT, L. Pvt. Roll n.d.: Ordered into svc. of the state of LA. Pres. Mar 62-[?]. [NFR.] (B2:630)

LAMBERT, L. E. Pvt. Roll n.d.: Ordered into svc. of the state of LA. [NFR.] (B2:630)

LEMAITRE, John. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LOPEZ, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTIN, Octave. Pvt. En. [n.d.,n.p.]. Pres. Mar 62. [NFR.] (B2:897)

MARTIN, Onezime. Pvt. En. [n.d.,n.p.]. Pres. Mar 62. [NFR.] (B2:897)

MATHERNE, P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ORY, C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same O.C. as in Watson Battery?

POIRIER [Poirer], J. B. Pvt. Res. E. Baton Rouge [Par.]. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Meridian, MS, 14 May 65. [NER.] (B3:164)

ROGER, L. Jr2LT. En. [n.d.,n.p.]. Roll n.d.: Ordered into svc. of the state of LA. Pres. Mar 62. [NFR.] (B3:371)

ROUSSEAU, J. C. 1Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SAUCIER, Victor. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SEGUIN, James. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

WILTZ, Theophile. CPT.  //  CSRC, Index: T. WILTZ.

WILTZ, Thomas. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

28  Co. H, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

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ANDERSON, Charles A. Pvt.
1

 

Company I (DeFeriet Guards, Losbergís)

Orleans

 

AGUILLARD, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BERNARD, James. Pvt. Roll n.d.: Working for the Govt. [NFR.] (B1:176a)

MILLER, Barney. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

3  Co. I, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

AOSLING, Barney. Cpl. APPEL, Michael. Cpl.
2

 

Company K (Clouet Guards, Jaquetís)

Orleans

 

BAYHI, E. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BAYHI, L. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BAYHI, Leo. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BENOIT, Cyprien. Pvt.  Enlisted in Company K, 6 Mar 62, New Orleans. No further record in Booth.  Buried St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Rayne; his UCV grave marker provides his first name.  //   Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:168: C. BENOIT.  //  [photo]

xBLANCHARD, Peter [D.]. Pvt. En. 2 Mar 62, New Orleans. Mar 62: On the day we left the city said member refused to come to camp. Roll n.d.: Abs. w/o cause. [NFR.] (B1:7b)

CONSTANT, Henry. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GUENARD, A. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

GUENARD, Charles. Jr2LT.  //  CSRC, Index.

GUENARD, H. LT.  //  CSRC, Index.

GUENARD, W. 1Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOLY, E. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOLY, F. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOLY, G. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTIN, F. Pvt. En. 2 Mar 62, New Orleans. [NFR.] (B2:890)

MOLAISON, D. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RODRIGUES, D. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SAVOIE [Savoi], P. Pvt. En. 2 Mar 62, New Orleans. Mar 62: Pres. or abs. not stated. [NFR.] (B3:459)

17  Co. K, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

No Company Designation

 

TAYLOR, J. B. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

1  ?, Chalmette Regt. VST Mil. Inf.

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