Bridge's Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery (Confederate)

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Brief History

Organized February 13, 1864 at Charleston, South Carolina from Louisianans who had been part of the 18th South Carolina Artillery Battalion. Bridge's Battery became Company D.  The unit served in Savannah, Georgia and then evacuated to Raleigh, North Carolina.  The men surrendered at Goldsboro, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. [1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.[2]

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.

Known as Company D of the 18th South Carolina Artillery Battalion.[3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 132 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. Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865, (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1989), 27–28. WorldCat 45731931 FHL Book 976.3 M2ba
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865, (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1989), 27–28. WorldCat 45731931 FHL Book 976.3 M2ba