Miles' Legion, Louisiana Volunteers (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Miles' Legion was organized at Port Hudson, Louisiana, during the early summer of 1862 with a cavalry and infantry battalion. Captured at Port Hudson in July, 1863. After being exchanged the battalion was not reorganized.
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.
- Company A – many men from New Orleans. Also known as Gibson's Battery. Fought at Nashville, Corinth Mississippi, and then became part of the Army of the Mississippi. At Tupelo on June 30, 1862, the unit was consolidated into Guibor's Missouri Battery and no longer existed as a separate unit.
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.