Confederate Regiments & Batteries * Louisiana

July Organized near Richmond from the 3rd and 7th Louisiana Infantry Battalions under Colonel Edmund Pendleton (still in Federal prison after being captured in the Seven Days), Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Wilkinson and Major McGavock Goodwyn.
July 26 The regiment was transferred to the newly-formed 2nd Louisiana Brigade with the 1st, 2nd and 10th  Louisiana Infantry Regiments under Brigadier General William E. Starke, which was briefly attached to A.P. Hill’s Division.
Early August The regiment, with Starke’s Louisiana Brigade, was transferred to Jackson’s Division
August 5 Colonel Pendleton was exchanged and returned to the regiment.
August 28-30
Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

Lt. Colonel Wilkinson was killed. Major Goodwyn was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Andrew Brady of Company A was promoted to major. The regiment is referenced on a trailside marker on the Deep Cut loop trail on the Manassas battlefield.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Edmund Pendleton.

From the War Department marker for the brigade on the Sharpsburg battlefield:

On the evening of September 16, Starke’s Brigade formed line perpendicular to this road on the left of Taliaferro. When the Brigades of Jones and Winder were forced back on the morning of the 17th, this Brigade advanced with Taliaferro’s and the rallied Brigades, but was driven back. Supported by Early’s Brigade it again advanced, but was obliged to retire and reformed, with its Division, beyond the West Woods, where it supported the assault of McLaws’ Division on Sedgwick’s Division of Sumner’s Corps. During the engagement, General Starke was killed and the command devolved upon Colonel L. A. Stafford of the 9th Louisiana.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was in reserve.

May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

Colonel Edmund Pendleton and Lt. Colonel Goodwyn were wounded.

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 destroying Milroy’s command.

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Major Andrew Brady and brought 186 men to the field. It lost 3 men killed, 35 wounded and an unknown number of missing or captured.

May 5-6
Battle of the WIlderness
May 12
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
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

Summer Major Brady left for detached duty in Louisiana and the Trans-Mississippi.
July 9
Battle of Monocacy

Commanded by Captain H.J. Egan

September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 21-22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

Lieutenant Colonel Goodwyn was wounded.

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.
December The regiment left the Army of the Valley and returned to the Petersburg defences with the remnants of the Second Corps
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 15th Louisiana Infantry surrendered 2 officers and 17 men. The entire brigade only had 373 men.