Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Louisiana


1861
August Organized at New Orleans under Colonel Valery Sulakowski, Lieutenant Colonel Richard W. Jones and Major Zebulon York and originally known as Sulakowski’s 1st Regiment Polish Brigade.
The regiment lost 7 dead and 19 wounded in drunken rioting in Grand Junction, Tennessee, several shot by Colonel Sulakowski. The officers of the Franco Rifle Guards were forced to resign and the company split up and distributed around the regiment.
September Assigned to the Department of the Peninsula
1862
January Assigned to Rains’ Division, Department of the Peninsula
February Colonel Sulakowski resigned. Lt. Colonel Jones was promoted to colonel, Major Zebulon York was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain David Zable of Company K was promoted to major
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg

The 14th Louisiana lost 194 men. Lieutenant Colonel York and Major Zable were wounded.

June 30
Battle of Glendale (Frayser’s Farm)

Captain Toler was badly wounded in the thigh.

August 10 Colonel Jones resigned. Lieutenant Colonel York was promoted to colonel, Major Zable was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain William H. Toler of Company C was promoted to major.
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

Colonel York was wounded.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Commanded by Lt. Colonal David Zable

October 5 The 14th Louisiana transferred from Harry Hays’ 1st Louisiana Brigade to Starke’s Brigade in Jackson’s Division, exchanging for the 9th Louisiana
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

Commanded by Captain Henry M. Verlander

1863
May 1-3
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 14-15
Battle of Stephenson’s Depot

The brigade helped cut off the retreat of Union General Milroy’s army from Winchester, turning it into a rout and comletly destroying his army.

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lt. Colonel David Zable and brought 281 men to the field. It lost 15 men killed, 50 wounded and an unknown number of missing or captured.

1864
May 5-6
Battle of the WIlderness
May 12
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 31 Colonel York was promoted to brigadier general. Lt. Colonel Zable was promoted to colonel
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 1864
Early’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Assigned to Stafford’s Brigade (Colonel Eugene Waggaman commanding) of Brigadier General Zebulon York’s Consolidated Louisiana Brigade in Gordon’s Division of the Army of the Valley

July 9
Battle of Monocacy

Commanded by Lt. Colonel David Zable

September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 21-22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October The ten regiments of the Louisiana brigade were reorganized as a battalion of six companies with less than 500 men, although it would continue to be referred to as a brigade. Colonel Raine Peck (at 6’3″ and 300 pounds known as “Big Peck”) was given command of the brigade.
November 24 Major Toler was dropped.
December The regiment left the Army of the Valley and returned to the Petersburg defences with the remnants of the Second Corps
1865
January-March Siege of Petersburg
February 5-7
Battle of Hatcher’s Run
February 18 Colonel Peck promoted to brigadier general and transferred to the Western Theater. Colonel Eugene Waggaman of the 10th Louisiana was given command of the brigade of 400 men
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The 14th Louisiana surrendered 2 officers and 25 men. The entire brigade ony had 373 men.