Confederate States Zouave Battalion Infantry

   

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Note: Also known as Coppens’ Zouaves or the 1st Louisiana Zouaves Battalion

Muster In: Organized with six companies at Pensacola, Florida on March 27, 1861.  Companies B and C, 7th Louisiana Battalion were added in May 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Major Fulgence DeBordenave
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Hicksford | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Hicksford | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Hicksford | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Hicksford | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Garnett’s Brigade (at Hicksford) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7,8

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Garnett’s Brigade (at Hicksford) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Major Fulgence DeBordenave10
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Garnett’s Brigade (at Hicksford) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

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    • Major Fulgence DeBordenave (November 1864)13
    • None listed. (December 1864)14
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Garnett’s Brigade (at Hicksford) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)17,18
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Garnett’s Brigade (at Hicksford) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)21,22
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles23:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Hicksford (December 7-12, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 62-63
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 62-63
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
      8. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1313.
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      23. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 62-63

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