The Civil War in Louisiana



Louisiana 1st Infantry Battalion (Wheat's)
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HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The Louisiana 1st Infantry Battalion [also called 2nd Infantry Battalion, 1st Special Battalion and Wheat's Tigers] was formed at Camp Walker, near New Orleans, Louisiana, in May, 1861, with five companies. Most of the men were military adventurers who were experienced fighters. It moved to Virginia and saw action at First Manassas, then was assigned to R. Taylor's Brigade and fought in Jackson's Valley Campaign and later the Seven Days' Battles. During the summer of 1862 the battalion disbanded.

FIELD OFFICERS:

    Majors:
    Robert A. Harris
    Chatham R. Wheat

    Major Chatham R. Wheat

BATTLES:

    First Manassas
    Jackson's Valley Campaign
    Seven Day's Battles

ROSTERS:

    Company A, "Walker Guards"
    Company B, "Tiger Rifles"
    Company C, "Delta Rangers"
    Company D, "Catahoula Guerrillas"
    Company E, "Old Dominion Guard"
    Company F, "Wheat's Life Guards"

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