Green's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Louisiana Guard Battery)(Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Louisiana Guard Light Artillery was organized during the winter of 1861-1862 at New Orleans, Louisiana, with men of this city. Originally the men were Company B of the 1st Louisiana Infantry. The unit was detached and served as an independent battery beginning July 21, 1861. The unit fought at the Second Battle of Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. It lost 2 killed and 5 wounded out of the 60 at Gettysburg. Most of the company was captured. Those who remained served at Richmond, was part of the retreat to Appomattox and surrendered with no officers and 17 men.
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.
Many men from Orleans Parish.
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.