1st Regular Battery, Confederate Light Artillery (Semmes') (Barnes') (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 1st Regular Battery, Confederate Light Artillery was also known as the Confederate 1st Artillery Battery and the Louisiana 1st Artillery Battery Regulars. It was organized October 29, 1861 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Surrendered on May 26, 1865. The captains were Edward Higgins, Oliver J. Semmes, and John T. Mason Barnes.
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Confederate Regular Troops 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.
- Confederate Regular Troops in the Civil War describes many Confederate sources 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[edit | edit source]
- Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies, (New York, New York : Facts on File, c1992-1995), volume 6, p. 163.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).