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Brief History

The Louisiana 3rd Infantry Regiment was assembled during the spring of 1861 with men from Iberville, Morehouse, Winn, De Soto, Caddo, and Caldwell parishes. The unit fought at Wilson's Creek and Elkhorn Tavern, then moved to Mississippi where it was active in the conflicts at Iuka and Corinth . Later it was assigned to L. Hebert's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana and was captured in the fight at Vicksburg . After being exchanged, the regiment served in A. Thomas' Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It contained 271 officers and men in March, 1862, lost forty percent of the 264 at Iuka, and totaled 38 effectives in December, 1863. Early in 1865 the 3rd disbanded.  (Courtesy of The Civil War in Louisiana, Louisiana 3rd Infantry Regiment Accessed 4 November 2011.)

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit[1].

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[2]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,212 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


Company "A," Iberville Greys: Captain, Charles A. Brusle; First Lieutenant, T. C. Brown; Second Lieutenant, T. G. Stringer; Second Lieutenant, Jr., T. R. Verbois; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 87 strong. Many men from Plaquemine Parish. See Roster.


Company "B." Morehouse Guards: Captain, R. M. Hinson; First Lieutenant, W. S. Hall; Second Lieutenant, D. C. Morgan; Second Lieutenant, Jr., J H. Brigham; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 124 strong.Many men from Morehouse Parish. See Roster.


Company "C," Winn Rifles: Captain, David Pierson; First Lieutenant, Asa Emanuel; Second Lieutenant, William Strother; Second Lieutenant, Jr., W. C. Lurry; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 89 strong. Many men from Winn Parish. See Roster


Company "D," Pelican Rangers, No. 2: Captain, J. D. Blair; First Lieutenant, S. D. Russell; Second Lieutenant, W. E. Russell; Second Lieutenant, Jr., S. M. Hyams, Jr.; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 77 strong. Many men from Natchitoches Parish. SeeRoster.


Company "E," Morehouse Fencibles: Captain, J. F. Harris; First Lieutenant, P. C. Brigham; Second Lieutenant, P. Brooks; Second Lieutenant, Jr., W. D. Brigham; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 78 strong.Many men from Morehouse Parish. See Roster.


Company "F." Shreveport Rangers: Captain, J. B. Gilmore; First Lieutenant, W. A. Lacey; Second Lieutenant, O. J. Wells; Second Lieutenant, Jr., A. Jewell; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 115 strong.Many men from Caddo Parish. See Roster.


Company "G." Pelican Rangers, No. I: Captain, W. W. Brezeale; First Lieutenant, W. O. Brezeale; Second Lieutenant, G. W. Halloway; Second Lieutenant, L. Caspari; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 157 strong. Many men from Natchitoches Parish.See Roster.


Company "H." Monticello Rifles: Captain, J. S. Richards; First Lieutenant, W. D. Hardiman; Second Lieutenant, W. H. Corbin; Second Lieutenant, Jr., Cy. A. Hedrick; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 107 strong. Many men from Carroll Parish. See Roster.


Company "I," Caldwell Guards: Captain, W. S. Gunnell; First Lieutenant, J. C. Evans; Second Lieutenant, L. B. Fluitt; Second Lieutenant, Jr., T. J. Humble; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 116 strong. Many men from Caldwell Parish. See Roster.


Company "K," Pelican Rifles: Captain, John P. Viglini; First Lieutenant, John B. Irvin; Second Lieutenant, F. D. Tunnard; Second Lieutenant, Jr., F. R. Brunot; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 87strong. Many mane from East Baton Rouge. See Roster.

The above information about the companies and thier parishes if from A Southern Record the History of The Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry, by W H Tunnard.[3] Internet Archive.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Louisiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Louisiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Louisiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Tunnard, William H. A Southern record : the history of the Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082434 and (Dayton, Ohio : Morningside Bookshop, c1988), FHL book 976.3 M2t.
  • Watson, William. Life in the Confederate Army : being the observations and experiences of an alien in the South during the American Civil War. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) FHL Fiche 6082435

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. W.H. Tunnard, A Southern Record: The History of the Third Regiment Lousiana Infantry.Baton Rouge, Louisiana: S.P., 1866. pp.27-28.
  3. W H Tunnard, A Southern Record the History of The Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry, (Batoon Rouge: Tunnard, 1866). Internet Archive.

 

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