Donaldsonville Battery Volunteer Artillery (Donaldsonville Artillery, Maurin’s, Landry’s)

Ascension

 

 

From Sifakis, Compendium of C.S. Armies: Louisiana, 20-21:

Organization: Organized and mustered in Confederate service in August (actually September) 1861. It was armed with two 10-lb. Parrotts, one 3" Rifle, and three 6-lb. Smoothbores in August and September 1862. It was armed with one 10-lb. Parrott and two 3" Rifles on July 1-3, 1863. It was armed with two 12-lb. Napoleons and two 10-lb. Parrotts on December 28, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

First Commander: Victor MAURIN, CPT [promoted MAJ July 11, 1864]

Captain: R. Prosper LANDRY

Assignments: Artillery, Department of the Peninsula (Sep 61-Jan 62); Rains’ Division, Department of the Peninsula (Jan-Feb 62); Unattached, Longstreet’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia (Apr-Jun 62); Pryor’s Brigade, Longstreet’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia (Jun 62); Pryor’s Brigade, Wilcox’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Aug-Sep 62); Artillery Battalion, Anderson’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Sep 62-May 63); Artillery Battalion, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (May-Jul 63); Garnett’s-Richardson’s Battalion, Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Jul 63-Apr 65)

Battles: Yorktown Siege (April-May 1862); Williamsburg (May 5, 1862); Seven Pines (May 31-June 1, 1862); Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862); Gaines’ Mill (June 27, 1862); Frayser’s Farm (June 30, 1862); Beverly Ford and Rappahannock Station [skirmishes] [section] (August 23, 1862); 2nd Manassas (August 28-30, 1862); Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862); Shepherdstown Ford (September 19, 1862); Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862); Chancellorsville [not engaged] (May 1-4, 1863); Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863); Williamsport [skirmish] (July 6, 1863); Bristoe Campaign (October 1863); Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863); The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864); Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864); North Anna (May 23-26, 1864); Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864); Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865); Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865); Fort Gregg (April 2, 1865); Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

 

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 29-30 [also Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles, passim]:

"An old state militia company formed in 1837, the battery organized for Confederate service in August [actually September 13], 1861 [at Donaldsonville] and [via Natchez, Vicksburg, and Memphis by steamer Prince of Wales and then by railroad through Chattanooga, Knoxville, Bristol, and Lynchburg] arrived in Richmond, Virginia, on September [actually October] 5 with [its original] three 6-pounder guns. [While the battery bivouacked at Rocketts on the James,] the government furnished three rifled cannons [12-pounder Blakelys] and [on November 6] ordered the battery to Yorktown [, which it reached on November 13 via James River steamer North Hampton and an overland march from Kingsmill Wharf.  The battery occupied Big Bethel defenses November 18 to December 9  and saw its first action near Hampton November 25.  The battery held a position at Wynn's Mill December 9 to December 14 and marched back to the Yorktown defenses December 15, where the men fashioned winter quarters at Camp Randall, named for a popular Southern song writer.  The battery was ordered to Young's Mill March 2, 1862 but returned to Camp Randall the next day.  The battery moved to Ship Point March 6, was ordered to Bethel Church March 9, moved back to Ship Point March 12-18, returned to Bethel Church via Howard's Mill, and was back at Camp Randall March 20.]  During the Federal operations against Yorktown, April 5-May 4, 1862, the battery occupied a position at [Redoubts No. 4 and 5 near] Wynn’s Mill.  [The batter evacuated the Yorktown lines and fell back to Williamsburg May 3-4.]  At the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, the three 6-pounders were engaged in defending Fort Magruder late in the action.  The battery suffered no significant casualties. [During the action at Fort Magruder, the battery's three Blakely rifles remained in reserve.  The entire battery retreated from Williamsburg to Bottom's Bridge on the Chickahominy May 6-7 and remained there a week.  After being assigned to Longstreet's division, Army of Northern Virginia, the battery marched towards Richmond May 16-17 and bivouacked at Stearn's Farm on the James below Richmond May 17-25.  The battery bivouacked at Fairfield Race Course northeast of Richmond May 25-30 and on the battlefield near Seven Pines May 31.]  On June 1, the battery [actually, two of the Blakely rifles] played a small part in the Battle of Fair Oaks [Seven Pines] [before falling back towards Richmond.  The battery occupied various positions in the defenses east of Richmond, including Harrison's Farm near Oakwood Cemetery, until late June.  Corporal James Kellet died at Louisiana Hospital, Richmond, of erysipelas on June 4, the first member of the battery to die during the war; he was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.  The battery moved from Harrison's Farm to the York River Railroad June 11.  The battery returned to defenses along Williamsburg Road June 22 and was lightly engaged at Oak Grove June 25.  The battery was assigned to Roger A. Pryor's Brigade of Longstreet's division along Williamsburg Road June 26 and, with the brigade, crossed the Chickahominy near Mechanicsville and took position that night overlooking Beaver Dam Creek.]  During the Seven Days’ Campaign near Richmond, the battery [continued to serve] with General James Longstreet’s division.  The men saw action at Gaines’ Mill, June 27-28, and Glendale, June 30; 1 man was killed [Artificer Joseph S. Stanley, the first of the battery to die in action, at Dr. Catlin's overlooking Beaver Dam Creek, the morning of June 27; he, too, was buried in Hollywood Cemetery] and 3 were wounded [all at Dr. Gaines's House on the afternoon of June 27] in those battles.  [The battery recrossed the Chickahominy June 29 and bivouacked that night at Pioneer Baptist Church on Darbytown Road.  After the Battle of Glendale June 30, the battery slept on the field and was in reserve on July 1 during the Battle of Malvern Hill.  The battery accompanied much of the army to the vicinity of Harrison's Landing July 5, where they remained until July10.  They returned to Stearn's Farm July 12 and bivouacked at Camp Longstreet on Almond Creek.  In July, the battery exchanged one of its Blakely rifles for a 3-inch ordnance rifle captured at Glendale.  The battery moved to New Market Heights July 25 and performed picket duty at Malvern Hill until August 10, when it returned to Camp Longstreet.  The battery marched through Richmond August 11 and arrived at Gordonsville via Louisa Court House August 14.  The battery marched to Orange Court House August 16 and crossed the Rapidan at Raccoon's Ford August 20.  Three of the battery's rifled guns saw action at Mountain Run near Kelly's Ford August 21.  The battery halted at Stevensburg and Brandy Station August 22.]  The battery was attached to General Richard Anderson’s division of Longstreet’s Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, for the Second Manassas Campaign [but was still attached to Pryor's Brigade].  On August 23, the battery had one section [two Blakely rifles under Lieutenant Prosper LANDRY] engaged in skirmishes at Beverly Ford and Rappahannock Station but suffered no casualties.  [The battery bivouacked at Hazel River August 24, on the upper Rappahannock August 25, crossed near Henson's Mill August 27, bivouacked near Big Cobbler Mountain August 28 and east of Hopewell Gap August 29.  While two of the battery's sections camped near Gainesville, Landry's section of rifles supported first "Stonewall" Jackson's and then Longstreet's corps at Second Manassas August 29-30.  The battery crossed Bull Run August 31 and picketed during the night at Cedar Spring.  After rejoining Longstreet's corps west of Bull Run September 1, the battery bivouacked near Chantilly, where they remained until September 3, when they marched as far as Dranesville.  The battery crossed Goose Creek September 5 and bivoucked at Big Springs near Leesburg until September 7.  Before crossing into Maryland at White's Ford September 8, the battery's 2 Blakely rifles were replaced with captured 10-pounder Parrott rifles.  The battery bivouacked at the Monacacy River aqueduct September 8 and, after rejoining Pryor's Brigade, on the Monocacy near Frederick September 9.  After marching through Frederick, the battery bivouacked at Middletown September 10.  The battery joined McLaws's command September 11 and marched to Burkittsville, crossed South Mountain at Brownsville Gap on September 12, and engaged enemy cavalry near Weverton on the Potomac.  The battery guarded Weverton Pass September 13 and held positions near Knoxville and Weverton Pass September 14-15.  The battery crossed to Harpers Ferry September 16 and marched to Shepherdstown, where they recrossed the Potomac at Boteler's Ford early on September 17.]  The battery fought at Sharpsburg, September 17, [remaining all day in their position west of the Hagerstown Pike] and again had no men injured [actually, four men fell wounded, one of them mortally].  During the retreat from Maryland, the battery lost one gun, overrun by a Federal attack, and had 1 man killed and 2 wounded in a skirmish at Shepherd’s [Boteler's] Ford, September 18 [19].  [The battery bivouacked on Opequon Creek near Martinsburg September 20-25.]  At the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, the battery occupied cannon pits to the left of the Plank Road on Marye’s Heights. One gun became disabled because of a broken wheel, and casualties amounted to 1 man killed and 6 wounded.  The battery was not engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville.  In the reorganization of the army, the battery was assigned to the [Third] Corps.  At the Battle of Gettysburg, the battery saw action only on July 1, 1863, near Cemetery Hill.  The men fought in the skirmish at Williamsport, Maryland, on July 6 during the retreat from Pennsylvania.  The battery was involved in both the Bristoe Station Campaign, October 9-22, and Mine Run Campaign, November 26-December 2.  During the spring and summer of 1864, the battery participated in all of the operations of Robert E. Lee’s army, including the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor operations.  The men occupied various fortifications in the Petersburg defenses during the operations there from the summer of 1864 to the spring of 1865. The battery was included in the surrender of Lee’s army at Appomattox, on April 9, 1865. Captain LANDRY, 3 lieutenants, 64 enlisted men, and 4 servants were present at the surrender. Of the approximately 158 men who served in the battery during the war, 16 died in battle and 20 died of disease."

 

CSRC, M320, rolls 54-55

 

ROSTER

 

ACOSTA, Hypolite. Pvt. Cpl.  Enlisted in this company, Donaldsonville, 13 Sep 61.  Present May 62-Jun 63.  No further record in Booth.  //  Booth, La. Confed. Soldiers, 1:25.  CSRC, Index.

xARCENEAUX, Laurent Desire. Pvt.  Called Desire & L. D.  Born near Convent, St. James Parish, 18 Nov 1838.  Baptized St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, 9 May 1839.  Son of Désiré ARCENEAUX & his second wife Anne Gracieuse DICHARRY of St. James Parish.  Living in Donaldsonville when he enlisted in this company, Donaldsonville, 13 Sep 61, age 25.  Present Mar 62-Dec 63.  AWOL Jan-Apr 64.  Probably did not return to his unit.  End-of-war POW paroled Natchitoches, 6 Jun 65.  Married Estelle, daughter of Jean Baptiste THERIOT & Elize COMES, Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville, 15 Jan 1866, age 28.  Died Donaldsonville, 21 Jun 1883, age 44.  Buried Ascension Catholic Church Cemetery, Donaldsonville.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:80: Desire Arseanux, L. D. Arsenaux.  BRDR, 5(rev.):22, 10:17, 553:  Desire ARCENAUX, L. Desire ARCENEAUX.  CSRC, Index: Desire Arsenaux.  LA Confed. Burials: Desire ARCENEAUX.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles

AUCOIN, Evariste. Pvt.  Born c.1844.  Hazel eyes.  Dark hair. Light complexion. 5’ [?]".  Living in Donaldsonville when he enlisted in this company, 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville, age 17 or 18.  Present May 62-Dec 63.  Detached as wagoner with battalion, Jan-Feb 64.  Present on rolls  Mar-Dec 64.  Surrendered & paroled, Appomattox Courthouse, VA, 10 Apr 65, age 21.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:87.  CSRC, Index.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 49.

BABIN, Felix. Pvt. En. 3 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar 62-Dec 63. Jan-Feb 64: Abs. on furl. Mar-Apr 64: AWOL. [NFR.] (B1:97a)

BABIN, Turiaffe [Turlaffe]. Pvt. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar 62-Dec 63. Jan-Feb 64: Abs. det. w/ambul. drv. w/bn. Pres. Mar-Dec 64. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H.?], VA, [Apr] 65. On list of POWs, 19 Jun 65, signed by CPT R. P. LANDRY. (B1:98a) Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 49: Turlaffe BABIN.

BARRAS, Emile. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BERGERON, Emile. Pvt. En. 28 Feb 62, Williamsburg, VA. Pres. Mar 62-Feb 65. POW surr., prl., & regis., 1 Nov 65, Napoleonville. (B1:172a)

BESSON, C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BLANCHARD, Severin. Pvt. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. to Oct 63. Nov 63-Apr 64: Abs. Detl. as wagoner w/ord. train. Pres. Jul 64-Feb 65. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H.], VA, [10 Apr] 65. On list of POWs, 19 Jun 65, signed by CPT R. P. Landry. POW surr., prl., rpd. & regis., 1 Nov 65, Napoleonville. (B1:7-8b) Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 57.

BLOUIN, Theophile. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

*BOUDREAUX [Boudreau], Gustave. Pvt. En. 16 Apr 62, New Orleans. Pres. to Feb 65. POW cap. Hatcher’s Run, VA, 2 Apr 65. Sent to City Point, VA, 4 Apr 65. Rel. on oath of alleg., Point Lookout, MD, 9 Jun 65. (B1:50b)  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother of Octave BOUDREAUX of this unit.  //  Same G.B. as Indpt. Rangers of Iberville Sqdn. Cav./Mil.?

BOUDREAUX [Boudreau], Octave. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. Cmplx. light. Hair light. Eyes blue. 5’ 8". Age 23. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Jan 63-Feb 64. [NER.] Mar-Apr 64: Abs. on furl. of indulgence. Pres. Jul-Dec 64. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H., VA], 10 Apr 65. (B1:51b)  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 59: O. Bondrean.  //  Brother of Gustave BOUDREAUX of this unit. 

CARMOUCHE, Desire. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

*CHARLET, Gustave. Pvt.  Born 16 Nov 1840, Assumption Parish.  Baptized 24 Jun 1841, Assumption Catholic Church, Plattenville.  Son of Son of Pierre CHARLET & Estelle LANDRY of Assumption Parish.  Light complexion.  Brown hair.  Hazel eyes.  5' 3".  Living in Assumption Parish when he enlisted in this company, 13 Sep 61, age 20.  Present on all rolls to Feb 65.  On U.S. POW rolls, captured Petersburg, 2 Apr 65, sent to City Point, 4 Apr 65.  Released from Point Lookout, MD, on oath of allegiance to U.S., 10 Jun 65.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:316.  BRDR, 6:147: Gustave CHARLET.  CSRC, Index: Gustave CHARLET, Gustave Charlett.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother of Alphonse CHARLET of Company H, 29th (Thomas') Regiment Infantry; & Pierre Alcee CHALET of Company H, 2nd Regiment Cavalry.  Uncle of Moleon Macoire CHARLET of Company H, 2nd Regiment Cavalry.

CIRE, Bienvenu. Artificer.  //  CSRC, Index: B. CIRE, Bienvenu CIRE.

COMES, Louis M. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

COMSTOCK, Arthur. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

COMSTOCK, Philip. Artificer.  //  CSRC, Index: P. COMSTOCK, Philip COMSTOCK.

DECOUX, Cyrille. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DUFFEL, Henry. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: H. Duffell, Henry DUFFEL.

DUGAS, Gontran [Gondran]. Pvt. Res. Ascension Par. Cmplx. dark. Hair dark. Eyes gray. 5’ 8". En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. to Dec 64. On roll of prl. POWs residing in S. states, H.Q., Prv. Mar., Alexandria, 29 Apr 65. Name appears as signature to an oath of amnesty, Alexandria, 9 May 65: Prl. POW, voluntarily surr. his prl. Oath administered in accordance w/letter of LG Grant, 8 May 65. (B1:702) Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 92: Gontran DUGAS.

DUGAS [Deyas], Leon [L.]. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. Cmplx. dark. Hair black. Eyes gray. 5’ 10". Age 32 [probably 1865]. En. 16 Apr 62, New Orleans. May-Jun 62: Sick in hosp., [n.p.]. Pres. Jul 62-Feb 65. POW prl. Farmville, VA, 14 Apr 65. [NER.] (B1:703)

DUPUY, Archilles [A. D.]. Pvt. En. 22 May 63, Mobile, AL. Pres. to Feb 64. Mar-Apr 64: Abs. sick at hosp., [n.p.]. Pres. Jul-Dec 64. On list of POWs, 19 Jun 65, signed by CPT R. P. LANDRY. (B1:727) Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 93: Achilles P. Dupuy.

GAUDET, J. B. Pvt. En. 16 Apr 62, New Orleans. Pres. to Jun 62. Jul-Oct 62: Pres., on sick furl. in LA. Nov 62-Feb 63: Pres., sick at hosp., Richmond, VA. Pres. Mar 63-Dec 64. On list of POWs, 19 Jun 65, signed by CPT R. P. LANDRY. POW prl. [?], VA, [?] 65. (B1:986)  Not in Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles.

GAUTREAUX [Gauthreau, Gauthreaux], Alfred [A. J.]. Pvt. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar-Jun 62. Jul-Oct 62: Pres, w/remarks: Sick at hosp., Richmond, VA. Nov 62-Feb 63: Pres. w/remarks: AWOL. Pres. Mar 63-Dec 64. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H.], VA, [9 Apr] 65. On list of POWs, 20 Jun 65, signed by CPT R. P. LANDRY. (B1:989)  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 106: Alfred Gauthreaux.

GIROIR, Alcide. Pvt. En. 16 Jun 63, Chancellorsville, [VA]. Pres. May 63-Feb 65. [NFR.] (B2:31) Not in Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles.

*GUIDRY [Guedry], Jules. Pvt. En. 21 Mar 62, New Orleans. Pres. to late Jun 62. Jul 62-Feb 63: Pres. Sick at hosp., Richmond, VA. Pres. Mar 63-Aug 64. Sep-Oct 64: AWOL. POW cap. Osyka, MS, 7 Oct 64. Fwd. to Baton Rouge, 10 Oct 64. Rcd. New Orleans, 14 Oct 64. Trfr. to Ship Island, MS, 20 Oct 64. Rcd. Ft. Columbus, NY Harbor, 16 Nov 64. Sent to Elmira, NY, 20 Nov 64. Prl. Elmira, 9 Feb 65. Exch. Boulwares and Cox’s Wharves, James River, VA, 20-21 Feb 65. [NFR.] (B2:119-20)  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother-in-law of Alfred MELANÇON of this unit.   //  Same J.G. as Co. A, Ogden’s Regt. Cav.?

GUIDRY [Guedry], Lubin [L.]. Pvt. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar 62-Dec 64. [POW prl. Appomattox C.H., VA, 9 Apr 65.] On list of POWs, 20 Jun 65, signed by CPT R. P. LANDRY. (B2:120, 127) Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 112.

HARDY, Eugene. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HEBERT, Felician. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar-Jun 62. Jul 62-Jun 63: Abs. on wd. furl. in LA [having been wounded at Sharpsburg, MD, 17 Sep 62]. Sep-Oct 63: AWOL in LA. Nov-Dec 63: Abs. wd. in LA. Jan-Apr 64: AWOL in LA. POW prl. Natchitoches, 6 Jun 65. (B2:247)

HEBERT, Olibert. Pvt. Asst. Artificer. En. 16 Apr 62, New Orleans. Pres. Mar 62-Jun 63. Sep 63-Apr 64: Abs. Detl. as blacksmith at Confed. works, Gordonsville, VA, w/CPT Duffy. Pres. Jul-Dec 64. POW prl. Appomattox C.H., VA, [?] Apr 65. (B2:250) Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 120.

+HEBERT, Valentin. Pvt. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar-Apr 62. May-Jun 62: Sick at hosp., [n.p.]. D. LA Hosp., [Richmond, VA?], 15 Aug 62. (B2:251)

HERNANDEZ, John. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JUDICE, Gustave. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same G.J. as in Company G, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry?

KLING, Gabriel. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LANDRY, Adolphe. Artificer. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Mar-Apr 62: Sick at hosp., [n.p.], & disch. since. [NFR.] (B2:638)

LANDRY, Aristide. Cpl. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. to Feb 63. [NFR.] (B2:638-9)

LANDRY, Cleophas. Pvt.  Res. Paincourtville. Cmplx. fair. Hair light. Eyes blue. 5’ [?]". Age 21. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Pres. to Aug 63. Sep 63-Aug 64: Abs. Detl. as wagoner w/Ord. Train. Pres. Sep-Dec 64. Jan-Ffeb 65: Abs. Detl. w/CPT Thorsburn, order of COL Walker. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H., VA], 10 Apr 65. (B2:639-40)  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 142: Cleophus LANDRY.

LANDRY, Hermond. Pvt. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. May-Oct 62: Pres. sick at hosp., Richmond, VA. [NFR.] (B2:641)

LANDRY, James. Pvt. Res. Paincourtville. Cmplx. light. Hair dark. Eyes gray. 5’ 10". Age 22. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. to Feb 65. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H., VA], 10 Apr 65.  //  Booth, La. Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):642.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 142.  //  This Cajun cannoneer was present on every roll from Sep 61 to Feb 65, with no accounts of illness or wounds, and paroled at Appomattox!  A most unusual record.

LANDRY, Louis Aristide. Cpl. Sgt. Called "Tip."  Res. Ascension Par. Cmplx. light. Hair black. Eyes hazel. 5’ 8". Age 24. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar-Dec 63. [NER.] Jan-Feb 64: Abs. on furl. Pres. Mar 64-Feb 65.  POW prl. Lynchburg, VA, [?] Apr 65. (B2:643)  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Second cousin of J. T. LANDRY of this unit. 

LANDRY, Maurice. Pvt. En. 16 Apr 62, New Orleans. Pres. to Feb 64. Mar-Apr 64: Pres. Detl. as wagoner w/bn. Pres. Jul 64-Feb 65. [NFR.] (B2:644)

LANDRY, Jean Reynaud Jacques Prosper. Pvt. 2LT. CPT.  Called R. Prosper.  Born 2 Mar 1826, probably Donaldsonville.  Baptized 8 Jun 1828, Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville.  Son of Isidore Valéry LANDRY & Felicite Desirée REYNAUD of Ascension Parish.  Graduated Georgetown College, Washington, DC, 1846.  Studied law at State University (today's Tulane University), New Orleans, graduated 1854.  Married, age 28, Adele, daughter of Pierre PEDESCLAUX & Artemise LANDRY, 16 Feb 1855, Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville.  Enlisted in this company 13 Sep 61 as Pvt., age 35, & promptly elected 2LT.  Mar-Apr 62: Presence or absence not stated.  Jul-Oct 62: Recapitulation 2LT, present for duty. Present Nov-Dec 62. Jan 63-Feb 64: Recapitulation 2LT, present for duty. Mar-Apr 64: AWOL. Jul-Oct 64: Recapitulation, present for duty. Signs roll as commanding company.  Also signs certificate as Inspector, Mustering Officer. Present Nov-Dec 64. Jan-Feb 65: Present CPT commanding company. Also certified as Inspector & Mustering Officer. [POW paroled Appomattox Court House., VA, 10 Apr 65.]  //   Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 29: R. Prosper LANDRY.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):645:  R. Prosper LANDRY.  BRDR, 4:335, 8:346: R. Prosper LANDRY, Renaud Jacques Prosper LANDRY.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 142: R. Prosper LANDRY.  //  First cousin of J. T. LANDRY of this unit.  Second cousin of the LANDRY brothers--Amedee, Pierre Belisaire, Simon Alcide, & Trasimond--of Company H, 4th Regiment Infantry.

LANDRY, Jean Trasimond. Cpl. Sgt.  Called John or J. T.  En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar-Jun 62. Jul 62-Feb 63: Pres., w/remarks: Abs. on sick furl. in LA. Pres. Mar 63-Apr 64. Jul-Oct 64: Abs. Detl. at Treasury Dept., Richmond, VA. Nov 64-Feb 65: Abs. Detl. at Auditor’s Office, Richmond. [NFR.] (B2:642)  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  First cousin of Prosper LANDRY of this unit.

LANDRY, R. Octave [R. D.]. Pvt. En. 24 Mar 62, New Orleans. Pres. to Dec 64. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H.], VA, [10] Apr 65. (B2:645) Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 142.

LANDRY, Sylvere A. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. Cmplx. dark. Hair dark. Eyes dark. 5’ 11". Age 24. En. 22 Mar 62, New Orleans. Pres. to Feb 64. Mar-Apr 64: Pres. w/remarks: Detl. as forage drv. w/Bn.. Pres. Jul 64-Feb 65. POW prl. [n.p.], 1 May 65. (B2:646)

LANOIX [Lanois], Louis. Artificer. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Mar-Apr 62: At hosp., Richmond. Disch. since. [NFR.] (B2:656)

LE BLANC [Leblanc], Dernon. Pvt. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. to Oct 62. Nov 62-Oct 63: Pres. w/remarks: Wd. [n.d.,n.p.], in hosp., Richmond, VA. Nov-Dec 63: Disch. fr svc., [n.d.]. [NFR.] (B2:692)

LE BLANC [Leblanc], Octave. Pvt. Res. Donaldsonville. Cmplx. dark. Hair dark. Eyes gray. 5’ [?]". Age 24 [Apr 65?]. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. to Dec 64. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H., VA], 10 Apr 65. (B2:696) Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 143.

LION, Sylvain. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARKS, William M. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MAURIN, Victor. CPT.  Promoted MAJ, 11 Jul 64.  Succeeded in command of battery by R. Prosper LANDRY.  //  CSR, Index.

MELANÇON, A. J. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] [NFR.] (B2:940)  //  Probably the same as A.J.M. below

+MELANÇON, Alfred Prosper. Pvt.  Born 5 Jan 1839, Ascension Parish.  Son of Marcellin MELANÇON & Mathilde MELANÇON of New River, Ascension Parish.  A clerk residing in Donaldsonville when he enlisted in this company at Donaldsonville, 13 Sep 1862, age 22.  Present Mar-Jun 62.  Jul-Oct 62: [M]WIA [at Sharpsburg, MD, 17 Sep, leg shot off; left in Federal hands at Shepherdtown, MD; paroled by Federals 30 Sep & died of wounds "some days after"].  At hospital, no date given.  On List, no date or place given: Amnesty oath, subscribed & sworn to at no place given, 1 Aug 65 [the date probably wrong, since he was dead by then].  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):940;  Alfred MELANÇON.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother-in-law of Jules GUIDRY of this unit.  //  Same as A.J.M. above?

MOLLERE, Jean Baptiste Camille. 4Cpl. Jr.2/Jr.1LT.  //  CSRC, Index: C. MOLLERE, Camille MOLLERE; says he also served in Company B, Richardson's Battalion Confederate Light Artillery, which is another designation for the Donaldsonville Artillery.

MOLLERE, Joseph Duffosard. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: says he also served in Company B, Richardson's Battalion Confederate Light Artillery, which is another designation for the Donaldsonville Artillery.

MONTERO, Francis. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MORIN, Edouard. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Edward Morim.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother of Mathieu MORIN & son of Michel MORIN of this unit. 

MORIN, Mathien. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Mathien Morim.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother of Edouard MORIN & son of Michel MORIN of this unit.

MORIN, Michel Celicour. Pvt.  Artificer.  Called "Calabasse."   Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  CSRC, Index: Michel Morim.  //  Father of Edouard & Mathieu MORIN of this unit. 

NEWCHURCH, Edward. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother of Henry & William NEWCHURCH of this unit. 

NEWCHURCH, Henry. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: H. NEWCHURCH, Henry NEWCHURCH.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother of Edward & William NEWCHURCH of this unit.

NEWCHURCH, William. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  //  Brother of Edward & Henry NEWCHURCH of this unit. 

OUBRE, Justinien. Artificer.  //  CSRC, Index.

RICHARD, Aime. Artificer. Q.M.Sgt. Res. Donaldsonville. Cmplx. light. Hair dark. Eyes grey. 5’ 7". Age 26 [Apr 65?]. En. 15 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar 62-Feb 65. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H., VA], 10 Apr 65. (B3:302)  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 185: L. A. Richards.

RICHARD, Jean Marie Mathieula. Pvt.  Called John.  Res. Donaldsonville. Cmplx. fair. Hair dark. Eyes blue. 5’ 10". Age 27 years [Apr 1865?] En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar 62-Feb 64. Mar-Apr 64: Detl. as wagoner w/bn. Pres. Jul-Dec 64. On regis. of POWs, [n.d.,n.p.]. [POW prl. Appomattox, VA, 9 Apr 65.] On list of POWs, 19 Jun 65, signed by CPT R. P. LANDRY (B3:304)  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 185.

RODRIGUEZ, Adam. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

xROUGEAU, Adolphe Auguste. Pvt.  Born 28 Aug 1836, Assumption Parish?  Baptized 10 Sep 1836, Assumption Catholic Church, Plattenville.  Son of Pierre ROUGEAU & Josephine BALDERAS.  Married, age 20, (1)Elodie LEBLANC, daughter of Elois LEBLANC & Emilite GRAVOIS, 30 Sep 1856, Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville.  Enlisted in this company, Donaldsonville, 13 Sep 61, age 25.  Present on all rolls to Dec 63.  His second daughter, Marie Adolphine, was born 10 Jun 62, & baptized 19 Jun 62, Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville.  Reported AWOL, Jan-Apr 64.  No further record in Booth.  Probably did not return to his unit.  Married, age 28, (2)Mathilde Josephine TOUPS, daughter of Etienne TOUPS & Carmelite PART, & widow of Aristide BARRAS, 10 Jan 1865, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Paincourtville.  Not at Appomattox Courthouse, VA, 9 Apr 65.  Married, age 30, (3)Amelina BABIN, daughter of Casimir BABIN & Nanette BOUDREAUX, 10 Aug 1867, Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville.   //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):397: Adolphe ROUGEAU.  BRDR, 5(rev.):527; 8:510, 9:473, 10:506: Adolph ROUGEAU, Adolphe ROUGEAU, Adolphe Auguste ROUGEAU.  CSRC, Index: Adolphe ROUGEAU.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 189.  //  Brother of Ignace ROUGEAU of this company.

+ROUGEAU, Ignace Louis. Pvt., Cpl.  Born 1 Feb 1840, Assumption Parish?  Son of Pierre ROUGEAU & Josephine BALDERAS.  Enlisted in this company, Donaldsonville, 13 Sep 61, age 21.   Present Mar 62-Aug 64.  KIA, [Petersburg, VA?], 3 Sep 64, age 23.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):397: Ignace ROUGEAU.  BRDR, 6:567: Ygnace Louis ROUGEAU.  CSRC, Index: Ignace ROUGEAU.  //  Brother of Adolphe ROUGEAU of this company.

RYBISKI, Pierre Caesar. Pvt.  Called Caesar.  Born c1843, probably Ascension Parish.  Son of Antoine Thomas RYBISKI of Ascension Parish, native of Poland.  Light complexion.  Black hair.  Blue eyes.  5' 8".  Living in Donaldsonville when he enlisted in this company, 13 Sep 61, age 18.  Present on all rolls, Mar 62-Dec 64.  Surrendered & paroled, Appomattox Courthouse, VA, 10 Apr 65, age 22.   //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):299, 429: P. C. Ribisky, Caesar Rybisch.  CSRC, Index; Caesar Rybischi.  Marshall, M., Gallant Creoles.  Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles, 185: P. C. Ribisky.  John Rybiski, collateral descendant; source of his full name & personal information.

SANCHEZ, Antoine. Jr2LT.  //  CSRC, Index.

*SAVOIE, Clerville. Pvt. Res. Assumption Par. Cmplx. light. Hair brown. Eyes brown. 5’ 8¾". En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. to Feb 64. Mar-Apr 64: AWOL. Pres. Jul 64-Feb 65. POW cap. Petersburg, VA, 2 Apr 65. Rcd. Point Lookout, MD, fr City Point, VA, 4 Apr 65. Rel. on oath of alleg. to U.S. fr Point Lookout, 19 Jun 65. (B3:459)

SAVOIE, Jules. Pvt.  Served in Company E, 1st (Dreux's/Rightor's) Battalion Infantry from 16 Apr 61.  En. in Donaldsonville Artillery, 28 Feb 62, Williamsburg, VA. Pres. to Apr 63. May-Oct 63: Abs. sick, hosp., [n.p.]. Nov-Dec 63: Abs. on sick furl. Jan-Apr 64: AWOL. [NFR.] (B3:459)  

SUAREZ, Andre. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SUAREZ, John. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SUAREZ, Raphael. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

TAYLOR, William. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same W.T. as in Company C2), 1st (Dreux's/Rightor's) Battalion Infantry?

TEMPLET, Camille. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Served also in Company H, 2nd Regiment Cavalry.

TEMPLET, Hypolite. Pvt.  Called "Hip."  //  CSRC, Index.

THERIOT [Terrio], Edward [Ed. C.]. Pvt. Bugler. Res. St. Landry Par. Cmplx. light. Hair dark. Eyes blue. 5’. Age 25 [Apr 65?]. En. 13 Sep 61, Donaldsonville. Pres. Mar 62-Feb 65. List, n.d.: C.S. POWs prl. by T. L. Barker, LTC, 36th MA Vols. P. M., at Farmville, VA, between 11-21 Apr 65, by order of BG Massey, Prv. Mar., AP. POW prl. [Appomattox C.H., VA], 10 Apr 65. (B3:792) Not in Nine & Six, Appomattox Paroles.

*THIBODEAUX, Simon. Pvt. From Co. E, 1st (Dreux’s/Rightor's) Battalion Infantry. En. 28 Feb 62, Williamsburg, VA. Pres. Mar 62-Apr 63. May 63-Feb 65: Abs. Cap. nr. Green Castle, PA, [n.d.]. POW cap. Gettysburg, PA, 3 Jul 63. Rcd. Ft. Delaware, DE, 7-12 Jul 63. Prl. Ft. Delaware & fwd. to City Point, VA, for exch., 7 Mar 65. Exch. Boulware’s & Cox’s Wharves, James River, VA, 10-12 Mar 65. [NFR.] (B3:803) Not in Nine & Wilson, Appomattox Paroles.  //  Listed also as in 1st Battery.

TRICHE, Armace. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Annace TRICHE, Armace TRICHE; also Company B, Richardson's Battalion Light Artillery.

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Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALBA, Charles. Pvt. ALBARES, Augustin. Pvt.
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