Louisiana 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment

The 1st Regular Artillery Regiment was organized during the spring of 1861 with men from New Orleans and the surrounding area.

Louisiana 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment


    This regiment contained ten companies, but there were a number of consolidations during the war, and in 1865 it appears that only four remained. A heavy artillery unit, it served at Forts Jackson and St. Phillip at New Orleans, then was part of the river batteries at Vicksburg. Here it was captured on July 4, 1863. After being exchanged and reorganized, it was stationed at Mobile and saw action at Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan, and Spanish Fort. On May 4, 1865, the unit surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.


    Hebert, Paul O. - Colonel, promoted brigadier general August 14, 1861
    Duncan, Johnson K. - Major, promoted colonel in Provisional Army of the Confederate States
    Fuller, Charles A. - Lieutenant Colonel, promoted colonel August 14, 1861
    Beltzhoover, Daniel - Major, Promoted Lieutenant Colonel April 25, 1865
    Bond, Richard C. - Major Capers, W. C. - Major
    Montaigne, Raymond - Major, died July 24, 1864
    Clinch, Henry A. - Major, promoted Lieutenant Colonel  


    Fort Jackson
    St. Philip
    Fort Gaines
    Fort Morgan
    Spanish Fort