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3rd Louisiana Brigade(Confederate)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

"3rd (Harrison's) Cavalry Regiment was organized during the winter of 1863-1864. It was made up of four cavalry regiments and was very active during the Red River Campaign, March–May 1864. It returned to northeast Louisiana.  Later that fall the brigade went into Arkansas with the Army of Western Louisiana. Later it skirmished in various conflicts in the Monroe area and disbanded in May, 1865. [1] [2]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the parishes 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 parish first. Because these are regimental units, the men were gathered from many parish areas. Click on the links below to see the parishes where many men came from in the respective regiments.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865, (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1989), 44. WorldCat 45731931 FHL Book 976.3 M2ba