Confederate Regiments & Batteries * Louisiana


1861
July 21 Organized at New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed from Company B of the 1st Louisiana Infantry Regiment and commanded by Captain Louis E. D’Aquin.
1862
Ordered to Virginia and assigned to the Department of Norfolk.
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

The battery was commanded by Captain Louis E. D’Aquin.

August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Assigned to Hays’ Brigade of Ewell’s Division in Jacksons Command and commanded by Captain Louis E. D’Aquin. The battery was equipped with one 10-pounder Parrot rifle and two 3″ Ordnance rifles. It fought along Hauser’s Ridge on the northern part of the battlefield, losing 1 man killed and 8 wounded.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

Captain D’Aquin was killed. Captain Charles Thompson then took command of the battery, It lost one man wounded and a gun was disabled.

1863
May 2
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 15
Second Battle of Winchester

Captain Charles Thompson was killed.

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was under the command of Captain Charles A. Green. It fought with Hampton’s cavalry at Hunterstown,  losing 2 men killed and 5 wounded.

October 9-22
Bristoe Station
November 7
Rappahannock Station

The battery’s position was overrun in a night attack.  41 officers and enlisted men were captured and the battery lost all four of its guns.

November Survivors of the battery were transferred to the Richmond defenses.
1864
The personnal of the battery manned siege artillery in the Richmond defenses.
1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The battery surrendered 17 enlisted men.