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The information in the lists of Louisiana Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier. <br>
 
The information in the lists of Louisiana Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier. <br>
<center>'''Louisiana Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 30px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-align: center"></div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">'''''Confed. Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units 1st through 3rd|1st-3rd]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units 4th through 22nd|4th-22nd]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units 23rd through 36th|23rd-36th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units A through E|A-E]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units F through M|F-M]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units N-Z|N-Z]]</div><div style="float: left; width: 100%"><br><center>'''Louisiana Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 30px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-align: center"></div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">'''''Confed. Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Infantry Confederate Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Cavalry Confederate Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Artillery Confederate Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Rifle Confederate Units|Rifles]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Local Confederate Units|Local Units]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Other Confederate Units|Other]]</div><div style="float: left; width: 100%"><br></div></div>
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<center>'''Louisiana Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 30px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-align: center"></div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">'''''Confed. Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units 1st through 3rd|1st-3rd]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units 4th through 22nd|4th-22nd]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units 23rd through 36th|23rd-36th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units A through E|A-E]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units F through M|F-M]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Confederate Units N-Z|N-Z]]<br></div></div>
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</div><div style="float: left; width: 100%"><br><center>'''Louisiana Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 30px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-align: center"></div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">'''''Confed. Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Infantry Confederate Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Cavalry Confederate Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Artillery Confederate Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Rifle Confederate Units|Rifles]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Local Confederate Units|Local Units]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Other Confederate Units|Other]]</div><div style="float: left; width: 100%"><br></div></div>
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<center>'''Louisiana Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Union Units 1st through 7th|1st-7th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div>
 
<center>'''Louisiana Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Union Units 1st through 7th|1st-7th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Louisiana Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div>
 
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Revision as of 20:05, 14 February 2011

United States   Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military   Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana   Gotoarrow.png   Louisiana Military   Gotoarrow.png   Louisiana in the Civil War


Battle of New Orleans, April 24, 1862

Introduction

Before the Civil War, Louisiana was a major slave state. In 1860, 47% of the population was in slavery. However Louisiana also had one of the largest free black populations in the United States.[1] 

On January 26, 1861, Louisiana seceded from the United States. However sections of the state were strongly Union, so the U.S. Congress made those parts a state and allowed it to have a governor and U.S. Congressmen.[1] 

Louisiana formed 265 military units for the Confederacy[2] and 23 for the Union.[3] [4]

For additional information, see the Wikipedia article, Louisiana in the American Civil War.

Louisiana Military Units

Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units.

The information in the lists of Louisiana Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. This web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.

Louisiana Units by Number or by Name
Confed. Units
1st-3rd
4th-22nd
23rd-36th
A-E
F-M
N-Z

Louisiana Units by Type of Unit
Confed. Units
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Rifles
Local Units
Other

Union Units
1st-7th
A to Z





Louisiana Units by Number or by Name
Union Units
1st-7th
A to Z




Louisiana Units by Type of Unit
Union Units
Infantry
Cavalry
Colored Troops
Other





Confederate Units

St. John the Baptist Reserve Guards, Louisiana Militia (Confederate)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Union Units

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia.com, Louisiana in the American Civil War, (accessed 14 February 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 14 February 2011).
  3. Civil War Archive, Union Regimental Index, Louisiana, (accessed 14 February 2011).
  4. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System lists only 11 Union Units for Louisiana(accessed 14 February 2011).