Orleans Guard Battery (Ducatelís, LeGardeurís)

Orleans

 

 

From Sifakis, Compendium of C.S. Armies: Louisiana, 28-29:

Orleans Guard Battery

Organization:  Organized at New Orleans on March 6, 1862.  Organized for ninety days in Confederate service in March 1862.  It was armed with four 6-lb. Smoothbores and two 12-lb. Howitzers in March 1862.  Battery merged into the 10th Missouri Artillery Battery on July 21, 1862.  NOTE:  This battery was part of the same corps as the Orleans Guard Infantry Battalion.

First Commander:  Henry Ducatel, CPT [discharged June 5, 1862]

Assignments:  Department #1 (Mar 62): MOUTON's-Gober's-Reichard's Brigade, Ruggles' Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Apr-Jun 62); Reichard's Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Jun-Jul 62); Reichard's Brigade, Jones' Division, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Jul 62)

Battles:  Corinth Campaign (April-June 1862); Farmington (May 9, 1862)

Orleans Guard Battery A

Organization:  Organized by detaching those members of the 10th Missouri Artillery Battery who had previously served in the Orleans Guard Artillery Battery and forming this new company on July 11, 1863, per S.O. #183, Army of Tennessee.  This battery received the guns of the Chestatee (Georgia) Artillery Battery upon its arrival at Charleston, South Carolina in November 1863.  It was armed with two 6-lb. Smoothbores and two 12-lb. Howitzers from April 2, 1864 to May 3, 1864.  It was armed with four 12-lb. Napoleons and two 3.5" Blakelys on January 6, 1865.  

First Commander:  G[ustave] LeGardeur, Jr., CPT

Captain:  Camille E. Girardey

Assignments:  Artillery Reserve, Army of Tennessee (July-Sep 63); Robertson's Battalion, Artillery Reserve, Army of Tennessee (Sep-Nov 63); Unattached, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (Nov 63-Jul 64); Ripley's Brigade, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (Jul-Aug 64); Taliaferro's Brigade, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (Oct-Dec 64); 2nd Light Artillery Battery, Taliaferro's Division, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (Dec 64-Jan 65); Rhett's Brigade, Taliaferro's Division, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (Jan-Feb 65); Rhett's Artillery Battalion, Taliaferro's Division, Hardee's Corps (Feb-Mar 65); Rhett's Battalion, Artillery, Hardee's Corps (Mar-Apr 65); Rhett's Artillery Battalion, 3rd Corps, Army of Tennessee (Apr 65)

Battles:  Chickamauga (September 19-20, 1863); Chattanooga Siege (September-November 1863); Fort Johnson and Battery Simkins (July 10, 1864); Carolina Campaign (February-April 1865); Averasboro (March 16, 1865)

 

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 35-36:

"Organized March 6, 1862, at New Orleans, this battery moved to Corinth, Mississippi, with four 6-pounder guns and two 12-pounder howitzers.  The battery participated in the engagement at Farmington, May 9, 1862, during which 1 man was wounded.  Following the retreat of the army to Tupelo, the battery was disbanded July 21, and the men received assignments to other commands.  General Braxton Bragg reorganized the battery on July 11, 1863, and assigned it to the Artillery Reserve Battalion of the Army of Tennessee.  The battery saw some action at Chickamauga, September 19-20.  In November, the battery received orders to report to Charleston, South Carolina.  There it was reported as having two 6-pounder bronze guns and two 12-pounder howitzers.  The battery occupied various fortifications in the Charleston defenses until the evacuation of Charleston in February, 1865.  On July 10, 1864, the battery helped repulse a Union barge attack on Fort Johnson and Battery Simkins.  The battery served with General William B. Taliaferro's division during the Carolinas Campaign of 1865.  At the Battle of Averasboro, North Carolina, March 15-16, the two howitzers engaged the enemy, and one or both guns had to be abandoned during the retreat.  The battery surrendered with the army on April 26, 1865."

 

CSRC, M320, rolls 55-56

 

ROSTER

 

ALVAREZ, F. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ANGELLE, John. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: John Angell.

ARMANT, Jules. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BOUGERE, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BOULET, N. P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BRUNET, S. E. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Served also in Company C, 22nd Consolidated Regiment Infantry.

CAPDEVILLE, Paul. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: P. Capdeveille, Paul Capdeveille, P. CAPDEVILLE.  //  Served also in Company D, Orleans Guard Regiment Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry, & 2nd Battery.

DAIGLE [Dagle, Daygle], L. D. Pvt.  En. 1 Jun 62, Clear Creek.  Pres. Sep-Oct 62.  Trfr. to 5th Company, Washington Battalion Artillery, [n.d].  (B1:519)  

DE BLANC, E. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same E.D. as in Jefferson Mounted Guards Company Cavalry?

DEJEAN, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DEJEAN, B. E. Pvt.  Not in CSRC for this unit.  //  Bartlett, Military Record of La., 15.  

DELAHAYE, William. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DELAHOUSSAYE, Charles O. Pvt.   //  Bergeron, La. Confederate Units, 135: C. O. DELAHOUSSAYE; which says he commanded Company K, 26th Regiment Infantry & resigned as CPT in October 1862.  Booth, La. Confed. Soldiers, 2:585: C. O. DELAHOUSSAYE.  CSRC, Index: Chas. O. DELAHOUSSAYE, C. O. DELAHOUSSAYE.  //   Served also in Company K, 26th Regiment Infantry.

DUGAN, S. E. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DUPLESSIS, F. Pvt.  //  Bartlett, Military Record of La., 15.  CSRC, Index.

DUPRE, E. Pvt.  Not in CSRC for this unit.  //  Bartlett, Military Record of La., 15.  

DUREL, Arthur. Sgt.Maj.  //  CSRC, Index.

DUREL, Emile. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GAUDIN, V. Pvt. Cpl.  En. 7 Mar 62, New Orleans.  Pres. Jul-Aug 63.  Trfr. fr Barretís Batt., [n.d.]. Appt. Cpl., 8 Aug 63.  Pres. Jul-Dec 64.  POW prl. Greensboro, NC, 26 Apr 65.  (B1:987)  See also Bartlett, Mil. Record of La., 15.  

GERARD, Jules. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GUERIN, P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GUIDRY [Guedry], E.  Pvt.  En. 16 May 64, St. Tammany Par.  Pres. to Dec 64.  POW prl. Greensboro, NC, 26 Apr 65.  (B2:119)

GUIDRY, Joseph P. Pvt.  En. 11 Mar 62, New Orleans.  Trfr. to Co. A, 30th Regt. Inf., 30 May 62.  (B2:28)  Served also in Company A, 7th Battalion Infantry; Company D, Orleans Guard Battalion Infantry.  

HAYDEL, E. C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Served also in Orleans Light Horse Company Cavalry.

JOHNSON, T. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LACOUR, J. G. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LAFOREST, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same A.L. as in Pointe Coupee Battalion Artillery?

LAGRANGE, Paul. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LALANDE, A. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index: A. Lallande.

LAUVE, Alphonse. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LAUVE, N. O. 1LT.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Served also as LT & Asst. Adj., Cutts' Battalion, C.S. Artillery.

LAVERGNE, P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LE BLANC [Leblanc], A. Pvt.  Roll n.d.:  Ordered into svc. of the state of LA.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW cap. New Orleans, 20 Oct 62.  Exch. fr Steamer Frolic nr. Baton Rouge, 23 Feb 63.  [NER/NFR.]  (B2:689)  //  Same as O. LEBLANC in Orleans Guard Battalion Infantry, & Company A, 30th Regiment/Battalion Infantry?  

LEGENDRE, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LEGENDRE, P. H. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTINEZ, S. P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MAURICE, W. O. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MENARD, O. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MICHEL, F. Pvt.  Roll n.d.:  Ordered into svc. of the state of LA.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  [NFR.]  (B2:963)  

MOREAU, L. O. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index. 

NOTT, Edgard. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: E. NOTT, Edgard NOTT.  //  Served also in Bridges' Battery.

NOTT, G. W. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Served also in Bridges' Battery.

OLIVIER, P. Numa. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

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

PELLERIN, A. Pvt.  Roll of 23 Nov 61, New Orleans:  On parade.  [NFR.]  (B3:99)  See also Bartlett, Mil. Record of La., 15.  

PELLETIER, J. B. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RIVERO, J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ROMAN, Ed. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ROMAN, Paul. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SAUCIER, Clement. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SAUCIER, P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SIMONEAUX [Simmoneaux], O. Pvt.  En. 7 Mar 62, New Orleans.  Pres. Jul-Aug 63.  Trfr. fr Barrettís [?] Batt., [n.d.].  Pres. Sep-Dec 64.  [NER.]  POW prl. Greensboro, NC, 26 Apr 65.  (B3:567)

TRICHE, P. Elphige. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: P. E. TRICHE, P. Elphige TRICHE.  //  Served also in Company C, 26th Regiment Infantry.

VERRET, Jules. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

WILTZ, L. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

55  Orleans Gd. Batt.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALISON, H. Pvt. ARMORIEL, F. J. Pvt.
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