2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Union)
Organized at New Orleans, La., November 25, 1863, as 3rd Louisiana Infantry. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf. Consolidated with 1st Louisiana Cavalry September 7, 1864.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 2nd Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 20 April 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 2nd Louisiana Regiment Infantry, (accessed 29 November 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).