York’s Louisiana Battalion Infantry

in Louisiana Infantry

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Note: The two Louisiana brigades in the Second Corps consisted of the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Louisiana regiments, and then the 2nd, 10th, 14th, and 15th Louisiana regiments as well as the 1st Louisiana Volunteers.  These units were so badly depleted prior to the Petersburg Campaign that they were made into one battalion of six (6) companies in October 1864 (citation needed).  Despite this reorganization, the unit was still referred to as a “Brigade” during the Siege of Petersburg.  For this web site’s purposes, this unit will be treated like any other battalion listed here.

Muster In: Created in October 1864 from the remnants of two Louisiana brigades.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Brigadier General William R. Peck
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Colonel Eugene Waggaman (of the 10th LA)
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.6
  • Commander: Brigadier General Zebulon York (August 19, 1864) (But York did not command troops at the Siege of Petersburg.  He was severely wounded on October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek and never returned to active duty.)7
  • Unit Strength: 614 officers and men PFD (August 19, 1864)8
  • Weapons: Enfield Rifles and Smoothbore Muskets (Remnants of Hays’ Brigade); Enfield Rifles (Remnants of Stafford’s Brigade) (August 19, 1864)9
  • Units:10
    • Remnants of Hays’ Brigade, Colonel William Monaghan (of the 6th LA), 427 officers and men PFD
      • 5th Louisiana, Major Alexander Hart, 54 officers and men PFD
      • 6th Louisiana, Lt. Col. Joseph Hanlon, 57 officers and men PFD
      • 7th Louisiana, Lt. Col. Thomas M. Terry, 62 officers and men PFD
      • 8th Louisiana, Captain Louis Prados, 102 officers and men PFD
      • 9th Louisiana, Captain William R. Peck,  152 officers and men PFD
    • Remnants of Stafford’s Brigade, Colonel Eugene Waggaman (of the 10th LA), 181 officers and men PFD
      • 1st Louisiana Volunteers, Captain Joseph Taylor, 36 officers and men PFD
      • 2nd Louisiana, Lt. Col. Michael A. Grogan, 54 officers and men PFD
      • 10th Louisiana, Lt. Col. Henry D. Monier, 24 officers and men PFD
      • 14th Louisiana, Lt. Col. David Zable, 41 officers and men PFD
      • 15th Louisiana, Captain Henry J. Egan, 26 officers and men PFD

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.11

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.12

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: York’s Command | Evans’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander: None listed (December 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The two Louisiana brigades in the Second Corps consisted of the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Louisiana regiments, and then the 2nd, 10th, 14th, and 15th Louisiana regiments as well as the 1st Louisiana Volunteers.  These units were so badly depleted prior to the Petersburg Campaign that they were made into one battalion of six (6) companies in October 1864 (citation needed).  Despite this reorganization, the unit was still referred to as a “Brigade” during the Siege of Petersburg.  For this web site’s purposes, this unit will be treated like any other battalion listed here.
  • Note: The Second Corps, in the Shenandoah Valley since June 1864, was ordered to rejoin Lee at the Siege of Petersburg on December 9, 1864.  The Second Corps moved to Richmond and Petersburg over the next several days, remaining with Lee’s army through Appomattox.15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: York’s Command | Evans’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17,18,19

  • Commander:
    • Colonel (Brigadier General) William R. Peck (promoted to Brigadier General on February 18)(took a leave of absence starting on February 27)(January & February 1865)20,21
    • Colonel Eugene Waggaman (February 1865)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The two Louisiana brigades in the Second Corps consisted of the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Louisiana regiments, and then the 2nd, 10th, 14th, and 15th Louisiana regiments as well as the 1st Louisiana Volunteers.  These units were so badly depleted prior to the Petersburg Campaign that they were made into one battalion of six (6) companies in October 1864 (citation needed).  Despite this reorganization, the unit was still referred to as a “Brigade” during the Siege of Petersburg.  For this web site’s purposes, this unit will be treated like any other battalion listed here.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: York’s Command | Evans’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Eugene Waggaman (March 1865)25
    • None listed. (April 1-2, 1865)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The two Louisiana brigades in the Second Corps consisted of the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Louisiana regiments, and then the 2nd, 10th, 14th, and 15th Louisiana regiments as well as the 1st Louisiana Volunteers.  These units were so badly depleted prior to the Petersburg Campaign that they were made into one battalion of six (6) companies in October 1864 (citation needed).  Despite this reorganization, the unit was still referred to as a “Brigade” during the Siege of Petersburg.  For this web site’s purposes, this unit will be treated like any other battalion listed here.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles27:

  • Petersburg Siege (from December 1864)(June 1864-April 1865)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
  • Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99
    3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99
    4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99
    5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99
    6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99
    7. Confederate Inspection Report 9-P-17: Hays’ and Stafford’s Brigades, August 19, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    8. Confederate Inspection Report 9-P-17: Hays’ and Stafford’s Brigades, August 19, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    9. Confederate Inspection Report 9-P-17: Hays’ and Stafford’s Brigades, August 19, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. Confederate Inspection Report 9-P-17: Hays’ and Stafford’s Brigades, August 19, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99
    12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 376
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1180: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., pages 183-184
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1271: “Organization of the Infantry and Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, February 28, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from February 28, 1865.  However, leaders listed are from January.  I’ve chosen to ignore the leaders and just use this source for the organization of the order of battle.
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1180: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
    27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 64-65, 68-70, 75-77, 78-80, 80-82, 83-84, 85-87, 88-90, 96-98, 98-99

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