The Civil War in Louisiana



Louisiana 2nd Infantry Regiment

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HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Louisiana 2nd Infantry Regiment [also called Louisiana Zouaves] was formed at Camp Moore in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, during the spring of 1861. Its companies were drawn from De Soto, Natchitoches, Lincoln, St. Landry, Claiborne, Rapides, and Caddo parishes. Ordered to Virginia the unit was assigned to the Department of the Peninsula and in April, 1862 totalled 782 men. Later it was placed in H. Cobb's, Starke's, Nicholl's, Iverson's, Stafford's, and York's Brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor , served with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, then was active around Appomattox . The regiment lost 30 killed and 152 wounded at Malvern Hill , had 25 killed and 86 wounded at Second Manassas , and sustained 62 casualties at Sharpsburg . It reported 15 killed and 90 wounded at Chancellorsville , and of the 236 engaged at Gettysburg , twenty-seven percent were disabled. Only 3 officers and 41 men surrendered in April, 1865.

FIELD OFFICERS:

Colonels Ross E. Burke, Lewis G. De Russy, William M. Levy, and Isaiah T. Norwood; Lieutenant Colonels Michael A. Grogan, Jesse M. Williams, and John Young; and Majors Richard W. Ashton and Martin C. Redwine.

BATTLES:

Yorktown Siege (April-May 1862)
Lee's Mill (April 5, 1862)
Lee's Mill (April 16, 1862)
Seven Pines (May 31-June 1, 1862)
Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862)
Cedar Mountain (August 9, 1862)
2nd Manassas (August 28-30, 1862)
Harpers Ferry (September 12-15, 1862)
Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862)
Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
Chancellorsville (May1-4, 1863)
2nd Winchester (June 14-15, 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign (October 1863)
Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863)
The Wilderness (May 5-6-, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864)
North Anna (May 23-26, 1864)
Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
Lynchburg Campaign (May-June 1864)
Monocacy (July 9, 1864)
Kernstown (July 24, 1864)
Shepherdstown (August 25, 1864)
3rd Winchester (September 19, 1864)
Fisher's Hill (September 22, 1864)
Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864)
Petersburg Siege (December 1864-April 1865)
Hatcher's Run (February 5-7, 1865)
Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
Sayler's Creek (April 6, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

ROSTERS:

Company A ~ Lecompte Guards
Company B ~ Moore Guards
Company C ~ Pelican Greys
Company D ~ Pelican Rifles
Company E ~ Vernon Guards
Company F ~ Claiborne Guards
Company G ~ Floyd Guards
Company H ~ Atchafalya Guards
Company I ~ Greenwood Guards
Company K ~ Vienna Rifles

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