5th Company, Washington Battalion Volunteer Artillery (Hodgson's, Slocum's)
From Sifakis, Compendium of C.S. Armies: Louisiana, 41-42:
Organization: Organized for 90 days in Lafayette Square, New Orleans on March 6, 1862. It was armed with two 6-lb. Smoothbores, two 6-lb. Rifles, and two 12-lb. Howitzers on April 6-7, 1862. It was armed with two 6-lb. Smoothbores and two 12-lb. Howitzers on March 29, 1864. Surrendered by Lieutenant [General] Richard Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, at Citronelle, Alabama on May 4, 1865.
First Commander: W. Irving Hodgson, CPT [resigned June 13, 1862]
Captain: Cuthbert H. Slocomb [June 13, 1862]
Assignments: Department #1 (Mar 62); Anderson's Brigade, Ruggles'-Cheatham's-Ruggles' Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Mar-Jun 62); Anderson's Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Jun-Jul 62); Anderson's Brigade, Jones' Division, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Jul-Aug 62); Anderson's-Adams' Brigade, Anderson's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Aug-Nov 62); Adams' Brigade, Anderson's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee (Nov-Dec 62); Adams' Brigade, Breckinridge's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee (Dec 62-May 63); Adams' Brigade, Breckinridge's Division, Department of the West (May-Jul 63); Artillery Battalion, Breckinridge's Division, Department of the West (Jul 63); Artillery Battalion, Breckinridge's Division, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Jul-Aug 63); Artillery Battalion, Breckinridge's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee (Aug 63-Feb 64); Cobb's Battalion, Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee (Feb-Apr 64); Cobb's Battalion, Artillery, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (Apr 64-Jan 65); Cobb's Artillery Battalion, Right Wing, Defenses of Mobile, Artillery Reserves, etc., District of the Gulf, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana (Mar-Apr 65); Cobb's Battalion, Smith's Artillery Regiment, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana (Apr-May 65).
Battles: Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862); Corinth Campaign (April-June 1862); Monterey (April 29, 1862); Farmington (May 9, 1862); Kentucky Campaign (August-October 1862); Munfordville (September 17, 1862); Perryville (October 8, 1862); Overall's Creek (December 31, 1862); Murfreesboro (December 31, 1862-January 3, 1863); Jackson Siege (July 10-17, 1863); Chickamauga (September 19-20, 1863); Chattanooga Siege (September-November 1863); Chattanooga (November 23-25, 1863); Atlanta Campaign (May-September 1864); Resaca (May 14-15, 1864); Dallas (June 25-27, 1864); Atlanta Siege (July-September 1864); Franklin (November 30, 1864); Murfreesboro (December 5-7, 1864); Nashville (December 15-16, 1864); Mobile (March 17-April 12, 1865); Spanish Fort (March 27-April 8, 1865).
From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 14, 24-25:
"Probably the most famous Louisiana unit in the Confederate army next to Wheat's Tiger Battalion, the Washington Artillery traces its lineage back to 1838 in the state militia. ..."
"Transferred to Confederate service March 6, 1862, with about 160 officers and men, this battery moved to Jackson, Tennessee, to reinforce the army of General Pierre G. T. Beauregard. Assigned to the brigade of General J. Patton Anderson, the battery played an important role in the Battle of Shiloh, April 6, by driving the Federals from some of their camps and bombarding the enemy soldiers trapped in the Hornet's Nest area. Three guns participated in a skirmish at Monterey, Tennessee, April 29. Two guns fought in the engagement at Farmington, Mississippi, May 9. Transferred to General Daniel W. Adams's (later Randall L. Gibson's) Louisiana brigade, the battery accompanied the Army of Tennessee on its invasion of Kentucky in September. The battery fought in the Battle of Perryville, October 8, losing two caissons. In the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the battery was only lightly engaged until January 2, 1863, when it supported an attack against the Federal left flank. The men went with the brigade to Jackson, Mississippi, in May and fought in the campaign there, July 5-25. Returning to the Army of Tennessee, the battery fought in the Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-20; about 33 of its men were killed or wounded. The men participated in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, and lost their guns to the Federals during the retreat of the army. At Dalton, Georgia, the battery received four new guns in early 1864. In the Atlanta Campaign, the men frequently engaged the enemy. Three of the battery's guns became disabled during the fighting at Resaca, May 14-15, and Dallas, May 26-28. After the battles around Atlanta in July and August, the battery accompanied the army on its invasion of Tennessee. Assigned to General William B. Bate's division, the battery participated in operations near Murfreesboro. The men repulsed a charge by enemy soldier's on December 4 but lost two guns to the enemy on December 7, when the horses were killed. In February 1865, the battery received orders to report to Mobile, Alabama, to man heavy artillery emplacements there. The men moved to the Spanish Fort defenses in March and fought in the operations there from March 27 to April 8. After the evacuation of Mobile, the battery again received some field pieces and went with the army to Cuba Station. The battery was at Meridian, Mississippi, at the surrender, May 8, 1865. During the war, approximately 382 men served in the battery. Of that number, 43 were killed in battle, 1 died in an accident, and 6 died of disease."
CSRC, M320, rolls 62-71 [entire battalion]
ADAMS, C. A. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
ADAMS, James. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
ADAMS, S. H. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
ALLAIN, A. Cpl. Res. W. Baton Rouge Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.]. POW prl. Meridian, MS, 10 May 65.
[NER.] (B1:43a) // Same as A.P.A. below?
ALLAIN, Alexander Pierre. Pvt. Cpl. Born 25 Mar 1844, West Baton Rouge Parish. Baptized 16 Oct 1845, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Baton Rouge. Son of Pierre Théophile ALLAIN & Aspasie LEBLANC of West Baton Rouge Parish. Resident of Baton Rouge when he enlisted in this company 5 Mar 62, New Orleans, age 18. Present Mar 62-Oct 63.
Furloughed for 40 days by LG Hardee, Nov-Dec 63. Present Jan 64-Apr 65. End-of-War POW paroloed Meridian, MS, 10 May 65, age 21. Died probably New Orleans, 30 May 1910, age 66. Buried Metairie Cemetery, Metairie, Army of Tennessee vault. // Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:43: Alex. P. ALLAIN.BRDR, 6:9: Alexandre Pierre ALLAIN. LA Confed. Burials: Alexander Pierre ALLAIN; gives birth year of 1844, death date of 30 May 1910, & burial info. // Brother of Villeneuve Francois. ALLAIN of this company. // Same as A. ALLAIN above?
ALLAIN, Villeneuve Francois. Pvt. Born 14 Oct 1838, West Baton Rouge Parish. Baptized 20 Apr 1839, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Baton Rouge. Son of Pierre Théophile ALLAIN & Aspasie LEBLANC of West Baton Rouge Parish. Not in Booth. Died probably St. Francisville, 9 Nov 1880, age 42. Buried Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Francisville. // BRDR, 5(rev.): Villeneuve Francois ALLAIN. CSRC, Index: V. F. ALLAIN. LA Confed. Burials: V. F. ALLAIN; gives birth date of 14 Oct 1836[sic], death date of 9 Nov 1880, & burial info. Richey, Tirailleurs, 52: Villeneuve ALLAIN; gives relationship with Alexander Pierre ALLAIN. // Brother of Cpl. Alexander Pierre ALLAIN of this company.
ARMANT, A. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
BELANGER, Alf. Cpl. // CSRC, Index: Alf. Bellanger.
BELSON, D. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
BELSON, F. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
+BELSON, Joseph, Jr. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
BOUDREAUX, John J. Pvt. Res. New Orleans. En. 1 Jun 63, Mobile, AL. Pres. Jun 63-Apr 65. Prl.
Meridian, MS, 10 May 65. (B1:54b)
DAIGLE [Dagle, Daygle], L. D. Pvt. Trfr. fr Orleans Guard Battery, [n.d.]. Pres. Jan-Jun 63. [NFR.] (B1:519)
GOMEZ, James. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
HAMILTON, G. W. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
HARDY, Henry. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
JOHNSON, Charles G. 2LT. // CSRC, Index.
MARKS, Henry J. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
MARTIN, William P. Pvt. Res. New Orleans. En. 24 Feb 61, New Orleans. Pres. to Apr 65. POW prl. Meridian, MS, 10 May 65. (B2:900) // Probably not Cajun. What a record!
MILLER, B. R. Pvt. // CSRC, Index. // Same B.R.M. as in Company F, Jeff Davis Regiment, Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry?
MILLER, D. C. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
MILLER, Henry. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
MILLER, John. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
SMITH, D. W. Sgt. // CSRC, Index.
SMITH, John H. Sgt. // CSRC, Index.
SMITH, John M. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
+VINCENT, Louis. Pvt. En. 6 Mar 62, New Orleans. [Cap. ?] POWs lving Cairo, IL, en route for
Vicksburg for exch., 25 Oct 62. Exch. fr Steamer Emerald, nr. Vicksburg, 1 Nov 62. Pres. Jan 63-late Aug 64. Sep 64-Feb 65: KIA, battle of Jonesboro, GA, 1 Sep 64. (B3:937) // Same L.V. as in Company B, Crescent Regiment Infantry? Probably not Cajun.
WEBRE, Jules. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
YOUNG, John. Driver. // CSRC, Index.
YOUNG, John. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
YOUNG, John R. Pvt. // CSRC, Index; says only that he was in a LA artillery company, but his record points to this unit.
31 5th Co., Washington Bn. Arty.
Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index
ABBOTT, John. Pvt. ALLEN, T. C. Sgt. ALLYN, Oscar. Pvt. ANDERSON, John R. Pvt. ANTHONY, John W. Pvt. 5
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