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3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Organized the the fall of 1863 from the 15th Cavalry Battalion and three independent companies. Part of the Red River Campaign and Harrison's Brigade. Fought in Arkansas in September and October of 1864, then returned to the Monroe area. The unit saw little combat after January 1865. Many men deserted and returned to their farms. The remaining men surrendered May 26, 1865 in the Monroe area.
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"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[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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 779 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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
  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), 43–44. WorldCat 45731931 FHL Book 976.3 M2ba