Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Louisiana


1861
April Six comanies organized at New Orleans under Lieutenant Colonel Charles Didier Dreux
Moved to Virginia and assigned to the Department of the Peninsula
June 11 Captain Nicholas H. Rightor of Company E was promoted to major.
July 5 Lieutenant Colonel Dreux was killed near Newport News.
August 16 Major Rightor was promoted to lieutenant colonel and James H. Beard was promoted to major.
The battalion mustered 315 effectives and was assigned to General Griffin
1862
June The battalion disbanded and the men were transferred to other Louisiana units. Lt. Colonel Rightor resigned and Major Beard was transferred to the 11th Louisiana Battalion.