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Brief History

1st Zouave Battalion was formed in March, 1861, at Camp Walker, near New Orleans, Louisiana, by G.A.G. Coppens. Totalled 9 officers and 32 men in September and appears to have disbanded in December.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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. Many Louisiana units were known by a local designation or nickname. Follow both the regiment and company name as well as other organizational names. [2]


Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company F

The correct names of the companies are unknown but The Catahoula Guerillas, the Cresecent City Blues, and St. Paul's Foot Rifles all transferred into the battallion during the war. [3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,567 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Andrew B. Booth, compiler. Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands. New Orleans, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1920.
  3. Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1989, p. 252

 

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