Crescent Artillery, Company A (Company C, Siege Train Battalion Heavy Artillery, Hutton's)




From Sifakis, Compendium of C.S. Armies: Louisiana, 19:

Organization:   Organized at New Orleans on March 27, 1862.  It served as part of the crew of the CSS Louisiana in April 1862.  Captured upon the fall of New Orleans on April 28, 1862.  Reorganized at Jackson, Mississippi in December 1862.  In 1863 it frequently served aboard the various vessels serving on the Red River.  It was serving as heavy artillery from January 1864.  Most of the company was captured at Fort De Russy, March 14, 1864.  The remainder was surrendered by General E. K. Smith, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department, on May 26, 1865.

First Commander:  T. H. Hutton, CPT

Assignments:  Department #1 [aboard the CSS Louisiana] (Mar-Apr 62); 4th Military District, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Dec 62-Jan 63); Artillery, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department [frequently serving gunboat crews] (Feb 63-Sep 64); Siege Train, Trans-Mississippi Department (Sep 64-May 65)

Battles:  New Orleans [aboard the CSS Louisiana] (April 18-25, 1862); Fort Taylor [capture of the USS Queen of the West] (February 14, 1863); Capture of the USS Indianola on the Mississippi River [aboard the CSS Webb] (February 24, 1863); Fort De Russy vs. USS Albatross [aboard the CSS Grand Duke] (May 4, 1863); Fort De Russy (March 14, 1864); Red River Campaign (May 10-22, 1864); Simsport [detachment] (June 8, 1864)


From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 28-29:

"Organized in New Orleans on March 27, 1862, this company manned guns aboard the Confederate ironclad Louisiana.  The men performed well during the engagements near Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip in April, 1862.  Following the scuttling of the Louisiana and the surrender of the forts, the men of the company became prisoners of war.  The company reorganized at Jackson, Mississippi, in late December, 1862, and, armed with muskets, acted as a provost guard in that city for several weeks.  In early 1863, the men reported for duty in western Louisiana and received orders to go to Fort DeRussy on the Red River.  The company manned some of the fort's heavy guns during the engagement with and capture of the Federal ram Queen of the West on February 14, 1863.  Placed aboard the cottonclad Webb, the men participated in the capture of the Federal ironclad Indianola on the Mississippi River on February 24.  Major Joseph L. Brent, commander of the expedition that captured the Indianola, praised the men for their gallantry and skill and named Lieutenant Thomas H. Handy of the company as prize master.  On May 4, the men worked the guns of the gunboat Grand Duke during an engagement with the Federal gunboat Albatross on the Red River near Fort DeRussy.  Following the evacuation of that fort, the men moved to Shreveport and garrisoned Fort Boggs.  They moved from there to Grand Ecore in August, 1863, and manned guns mounted overlooking the Red River.  In early February, 1864, the men again found themselves at Fort DeRussy, manning the water battery there.  They fought in the defense of the fort on March 14; 4 officers and 25 enlisted men became prisoners when the fort surrendered.  The remnants of the company served heavy artillery in the Alexandria defenses in the fall of 1864 and winter of 1865.  On November 19, the men were designated Company C, Siege Train Battalion.  From then until the end of the war, they garrisoned Fort Buhlow near PinevilleApproximately 118 men served in the battery during the war."


CSRC, M320, roll 52




ADAM, T. W. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  

BABIN, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: A. Barbin.

BORDELON, H. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BORDELON, Olomp. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BORDELON, V. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DELACROIX, C. F. Artificer.  //  CSRC, Index.  

DODD, J. J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GERARD, Joseph. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  //  Same as J.G. below?

GIRARD, J. Pvt.  [En. n.d.,n.p.]  POW cap. Ft. De Russy, 14 Mar 64.  Trfr. to Ship Island, MS, fr New Orleans, 7 Oct 64.  [NER/NFR.]  (B2:29)  Same J.G. as in Eulerís Co., 3rd Regt. (Gde. Francaise), European Brig. Mil.?  Same as J.G. above?

GUILLORY, I. P. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, C. M. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.  

LABORDE, C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, J. C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MOLLERE, P. C. C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: P. C. C. Moliere, P. C. C. Mollier, P. C. C. Molliere.  //  Served also in Mitchell's Co., Continental Regt. VST Mil. Inf. as Pvt.; & Company C, Siege Train Bn. Arty. as Sgt.

REED, Jackson. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RITTER, J. J. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SUTTER, W. T. Artificer.  //  CSRC, Index.

TATE, Charles. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

TRUXILLO, F. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

19  Crescent Arty., Co. A

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index


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