18th Battalion Volunteer Cavalry

[also known as 10th Battalion Cavalry]



[Companies  F&S  A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   ?]


From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 63-64:

"This battalion, organized at Clinton about January 25, 1864, was originally called the 10th Louisiana Cavalry Battalion.  The battalion performed picket duty between Clinton and Baton Rouge and toward Springfield.  On several occasions, the men fought small skirmishes with enemy troops.  In March, six companies were transferred to Powers' Regiment and two others went into a temporary battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Fred N. Ogden.  On November 21, orders were issued reorganizing the 18th Battalion.  This did not take place until December, 1864, or January, 1865, while the men were on duty in central Mississippi with Colonel John S. Scott's cavalry brigade.  The battalion remained in that area and had problems with men deserting to go back to eastern Louisiana.  On April 6, the battalion participated in a skirmish in Pickens County, Alabama.  The battalion was surrendered and paroled at Gaineville, Alabama, on May 12, 1865."


CSRC, M320, roll 28




Field & Staff


ADDISON, Ashford. Asst.QM.  //  CSRC, Index.

1  F&S, 18th Bn. Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index


Company A (Ellis's)

St. Tammany, Livingston, & St. Helena


Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index