Daly’s/Ragsdales’s Battalion Volunteer Texas Cavalry

 

 

[Companies   A(1)   A(2)   B   C(1)   C(2)   D   E   F]

 

From Sifakis, Compendium of C.S. Armies: Texas, 96:

Organization: Organized with five companies ca. January 1864. Dismounted in February 1865. Surrendered by General E.K. Smith, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department, on May 26, 1865.

First Commander: Andrew Daly, LTC

Field Officer: Samuel G. Ragsdale, MAJ, LTC

Assignments: Eastern Sub-district, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department (Jan-Sep 64); Unattached, 3rd (Drayton’s) Texas Cavalry Division, 3rd Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department (Sep 64-Feb 65); 6th (HEBERT’s) Texas Infantry Brigade, 2nd (HEBERT’s) Texas Infantry Division, 3rd Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department (Feb-May 65)

Battles: Calcasieu Pass (May 6, 1864)

 

From Bergeron, "Free Men of Color in Grey," 251:

"This unit had moved into southwestern Louisiana [by September 1864] to perform guard and picket duty around the Calcasieu and Mermentau rivers and had enlisted several dozen Louisianians."

 

Art Bergeron to the author, February 1997:

"On several occasions during 1863 and 1864, Texas Confederate troops moved into southwestern Louisiana. These soldiers entered the state to collect supplies or to assist in protecting the area from Union invasion. While performing these tasks, the Texans took advantage of their situation to recruit local men into their military units. One unit that enlisted a sizeable number of Louisianians was Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Daly’s Texas Cavalry Battalion (later commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Samuel G. Ragsdale). Some of the Louisianians had served previously in units from their own state, while others were enlisting for the first time. The following list of soldiers in Daly’s Battalion is taken from ‘Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas’ (Microcopy No. 323, Rolls 210-212) in the National Archives. The spelling of all names is as it appears in those records."

 

ROSTER

 

Company A(1st) (?)

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ARDOIN, Cyprien. Pvt.  Not in CSRC or Booth.  Born 19 Aug 1845.  Son of Étienne ARDOIN & Félicité GUILLORY of Calcasieu Parish.  Died 1 Mar 1933, age 87.  LA Confed. Burials says buried Greenwood Cemetery, Jennings; source for his placement in this unit as well as birth & death dates.  However, descendant Ethel "Jean" Granger Stelly says he was buried in the Ardoin Cove Cemetery, south of Welsh; she is the source for his parents' names.

BABINEAUX, Wilmont. Pvt.  Resident of Calcasieu Parish.  No enlistment information.  On list, undated, of men with unserviceable horses. //  CSRC, Index: Willemond BABINEAUX.

BENOIT, Michel, fils. Pvt.  Born 1834, Calcasieu Parish.  Baptized St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Vermilionville, 13 November 1834, age 10 months.  Son of Michel BENOIT, père and Lise GRANGER of Calcasieu Parish.  Married, age 20, Marie Cleonise BABINEAUX, daughter of Alexandre BABINEAUX & Marie Cleonise DUGAS, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Vermilionville, 28 Feb 1854.  Occupation farmer.  Complexion florid brunet.  Hair black.  Eyes grey.  5’ 11".  Enlisted in Company A, 10 Apr 64, Calcasieu Parish, age 31.  Sep-Dec 64: Detailed. as hospital attendant.  Jan 65: Discharged on disability., Sabine, TX, 29 Jan 65.  //  CSRC, Undex:  Michael BENOIT.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:40:  Michel BENOIT.  

BERTRAND, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BOURGEOIS [Bourgois], Alcide. Pvt. Res. Calcasieu Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] On list, n.d., of men w/unservicable horses. [NER/NFR.]

DAVID, Antoine T. Pvt. Res. Calcasieu Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Jan 65: On furl. Feb 65: AWOL, detained by high water. On list, n.d., of men w/unserviceable horses. [NER/NFR.]  //  Same as Sgt. A. T. DAVID, Company K, 2nd Regiment LA Reserve Corps?

DEROUEN, A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DEROUEN, Leo. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DOIRON [Dourron], Charles. Pvt. En. 9 Sep [64], Sabine, TX, as cook. Oct 64-Feb 65: do. [NFR.]

DOIRON [Dourron], Edward. Pvt. En. 9 Sep [64], Sabine, TX, as cook. Oct 64-Feb 65: do. [NFR.]

DOIRON [Dourron], Vallery. Pvt. En. 9 Sep [64], Sabine, TX, as cook. Oct 64-Feb 65: do. [NFR.]

DOIRON [Dourron], Valmont. Pvt. En. 9 Sep [64], Sabine, TX, as cook. Oct 64-Feb 65: do. [NFR.]

DUHON, Clemile. Cpl. B. Vermilion Par., LA. Res. Calcasieu Par. Occup. farmer. Cmplx. fair. Hair brown. Eyes blue. 6’. Age 32. En. 20 Mar 64, Calcasieu [Par.]. Remarks: Co. F, Yellow Jackets [LA] Bn. [probably Co. F, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.]. On descriptive list of soldiers recruited & en. by S. T. Seawell into Co. A, Daly’s Bn. Mtd. TX Troops. Sep 64: Arrested as des., Sabine, TX, 22 Sep 64, to go to Gray’s Brig. Oct 64: Ret. to bn. for duty, Sabine, 16 Oct 64. Nov 64: Trfr. to orig. cmd. [Co. F, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.?], Sabine, 22 Nov 64. Mar 65: Detl. to remount himself. [NFR.]

FALCON, Juan J. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

GARCIA, Bernabel. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GARCIA, Feliciano. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GARCIA, Trinidad. Bugler.  //  CSRC, Index.

HEBERT, Desire. Sgt. 2LT. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Sep-Oct 64: Actg. Sgt.Maj. Dec 64: Elected 2LT, Sabine, TX, 19 Dec 64. Jan-Feb 65: Abs. on lv. Mar 65: Pres., Beaumont, TX. Apr 65: Pres. for duty, Post of Sabine Pass, TX. [NFR.]

HEBERT, Emanuel D. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Nov 64: Sick in Beaumont Hosp., TX. Dec 64: On furl. for 60 days fr 28 Nov 64. Jan 65: On furl. Feb 65: AWOL, detained by high water. [NER/NFR.]

HEBERT, Jean Baptist. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Nov-Dec 64: Detl. to get supplies for his family, 21 Nov 64. Jan 65: AWOL. [NER/NFR.]

HEBERT, Manuel D. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Mar 65: AWOL. [NER/NFR.]

HEBERT, S. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Sep 64: Cutting hay. [NER/NFR.]

HERNANDEZ, Dorotea. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, Edwardo. Pvt.  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, Fernando. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, Pablo. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, V. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LA FLEUR, Valcour. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index: Valcour Lefleur.  //  Same V.L. as in Company I, 29th (Thomas') Regiment LA Infantry?

LEBLEU, Belowell. Pvt.   //  CSRC, Index: Belowell Leblue.

LEBLEU, Francois. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Francois Leblue.

LEBLEU, Moise. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Moise Leblue.

LEDOUX, Joseph. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LOPEZ, Brigido. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LYONS, M. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index; says Company A only.

LYONS, Oscar S. Pvt.  Also Company B, this battalion.  //  CSRC, Index: Company A only.

MARTINEZ, Esperidion. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTINEZ, Francisco. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTINEZ, Vicente. 1LT.  //  CSRC, Index.

QUINTERO, Francisco. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

QUINTERO, Jesus. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

QUINTERO, Thomas. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

41  Co. A(1), Daly's/Ragsdale's Bn. TX Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company A(2nd) (?)

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+ARCENEAUX, Alexandre, fils. Pvt.   Born 20 Dec 1831, St. Mary Parish.  Son of Alexandre ARCENEAUX & Marguerite BROUSSARD.  Dark complexion. Black hair. Hazel eyes. 5’ 7".  Married Onesima BROUSSARD.  Farmer, living in Calcasieu Parish, when he enlisted in Company A (2nd), 10 Apr 64, Calcasieu Parish, age 35[sic].  On descriptive list of soldiers recruited & enlisted by S. T. Seawell into Company A, Daly’s Battalion Mounted TX Troops, remarks: Company F, Yellow Jackets [LA] Battalion (probably Company F, Consolidated 18th Regiment & Yellow Jackets Battalion LA Infantry, since the Yellow Jackets Battalion ceased to exist as a separate unit in Nov 1863 upon consolidation with the 18th Regiment Infantry).  This may mean that he was formerly of that unit, but there is no record of why he left it or when.  Roll Sep 64 of Daly's Battalion, arrested as deserter, 22 Sep 64, Sabine Pass, TX, & sent to Provost Marshal, Houston, TX, to be sent to Gray’s Brigade, the parent unit of the Consolidated 18th Regiment & Yellow Jackets Battalion LA Infantry.  Returned to battalion for duty, 16 Oct 64, Sabine Pass, TX.  Died of disease, Sabine, TX, 25 Nov 64, age 35[sic].  //  Bergeron, "LA Confeds. in a Texas Unit," 1-2: Alexandre ARCENEAUX.  Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:11:  Alexandre ARCENEAUX.  CSRC, Index: Alexandre Arcenaux.  //   Despite affiliation with a Louisiana unit, he is not in Booth.

BENOIT, John. Pvt. B. Calcasieu Par. Res. Calcasieu Par. Occup. farmer. Cmplx. dark. Hair black. Eyes hazel. 5’ 7". Age 28. En. 20 Apr [64], Calcasieu Par. Remarks: Co. B, Clack’s [LA] Bn. [Confed. Gds. Response Bn. Inf.] [probably Co. A, Con. Crescent Regt. LA Inf., Co. B, Confed. Gds. Response Bn. LA Inf. having been consol. into the Con. Crescent Regt. Inf. in Nov 63]. On descriptive list of soldiers recruited & en. by S. T. Seawell into Co. A, Daly’s Bn. Mtd. TX Troops. Sep 64: Arrested as des., Sabine Pass, TX, 22 Sep 64, to be sent to Gray’s Brig. Oct 64: Ret. to bn. for duty, Sabine,16 Oct 64. Nov 64: Trfr. to Yellow Jackets [LA] Bn. [actually Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf., the Yellow Jackets Bn. LA Inf. having been consol. into the Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. Inf. in Nov 63], Sabine, 22 Nov 64.

BERTRAND, Joseph. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

DAVID, Francois. Pvt. B. St Martin [Par.]. Occup. farmer. Cmplx. dark. Hair black. Eyes hazel. 5’ 6". Age 24. En. 12 Apr 64, Calcasieu [Par.]. Remarks: Co. F, Yellow Jackets [LA] Bn. [probably Co. F, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.] On descriptive list of soldiers recruited & en. by S. T. Seawell into Co. A, Daly’s Bn. Mtd. TX Troops. Sep 64: Trfr.[?] Mar 65: Temp. att. to Co. D. [NFR.] Same as F.T.D., Conscript, St. Martin Par., & Co. E, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. Inf.?

HEBERT [Herbert], Belizaire [Belezaire, Belzin]. Pvt. B. Lafayette Par. Res. Calcasieu [Par.]. Occup. farmer. Cmplx. dark. Hair black. Eyes hazel. 5’ 8". Age 27. En. 14 Apr 64, Calcasieu [Par.]. Remarks: Co. F, Yellow Jackets [LA] Bn. [probably Co. F, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.] On descriptive list of soldiers recruited & en. by S. T. Seawell into Co. A, Daly’s Bn. Mtd. TX Troops. Sep 64: Arrested as des., Sabine, TX, 22 Sep 64, to be sent to Gray’s Brig. Oct 64: Ret. to bn. for duty, Sabine, 16 Oct 64. Nov 64: Trfr. to Yellow Jackets Bn. [actually Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.], Sabine, 22 Nov 64. [NFR.] (B2:278-9)

HEBERT, Cezaire. Pvt. B. Lafayette Par. Res. Calcasieu [Par.]. Occup. farmer. Cmplx. fair. Hair dark. Eyes blue. 5’ 7". Age 29. En. 14 Apr 64, Calcasieu [Par.]. Remarks: Co. F, Yellow Jackets [LA] Bn. [probably Co. F, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.]. On descriptive list of soldiers recruited & en. by S. T. Seawell into Co. A, Daly’s Bn. Mtd. TX Troops. Sep 64: Arrested as des., Sabine, TX, 22 Sep 64, to be sent to Gray’s Brig. Oct 64: Ret. to bn. for duty, Sabine, 16 Oct 64. Nov 64: Trfr. to Yellow Jackets Bn. [actually Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.], Sabine, 22 Nov 64. [NFR.]

HEBERT, Lessin. Pvt. B. Lafayette Par. Res. Calcasieu [Par.]. Occup. farmer. Cmplx. dark. Hair dark. Eyes hazel. 5’ 8". Age 33. En. En. 14 Apr 64, Calcasieu [Par.]. Remarks: Co. F, Yellow Jackets [LA] Bn. [probably Co. F, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn.LA Inf.]. On descriptive list of soldiers recruited & en. by S. T. Seawell into Co. A, Daly’s Bn. Mtd. TX Troops. Sep 64: Arrested as des., Sabine, TX, 22 Sep 64, to be sent to Gray’s Brig. Oct 64: Ret. to bn. for duty, Sabine, 16 Oct 64. Nov 64: Trfr. to Yellow Jackets Bn. [actually 18th Con. Regt. LA Inf.], Sabine, 22 Nov 64. [NFR.]

LE BLANC [Leblanc], Dupre. Pvt. B. St. Martin Par. Res. Calcasieu or Vermilion Par. Occup. farmer. Cmplx. dark. Hair black. Eyes hazel. 5’ 7". Age 32. En. 10 Apr 64. Remarks: Yellow Jackets [LA] Bn. [probably Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.]. On descriptive list of soldiers recruited & en. by S. T. Seawell into Co. A, Daly’s Bn. Mtd. TX Troops. Jan 65: In Q.M. Dept. Feb 65: Bn. teamster. POW prl. New Iberia, LA, 12 Jun 65. See Co. F, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. LA Inf.  Same D.L. as Co. E, this battalion?

PELOQUIN, Cezaire. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

9  Co. A(2), Daly's/Ragsdale's Bn. TX Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company B (?)

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DUPRE, Emile. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: Emile Dupree.

HERNANDEZ, Ignacio. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LOPEZ, Carteno. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LOPEZ, Pedro. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LYONS, Oscar S. Pvt.  See Company A(1), this battalion.

PECK, Thomas. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RODRIGUES, Damacio. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RODRIGUES, Francisco. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RODRIGUES, Ventura. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ROMERO, Filipe. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ROMERO, Francisco. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, James B. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, John B. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

TAYLOR, Thomas W. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

14  Co. B, Daly's/Ragsdale's Bn. TX Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company C(1st) (?)

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GARCIA, Braulio. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

GARCIA, Francisco. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, Bicente. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, Lanterio. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LOPEZ, Julian. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTINEZ, Lauriano. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTINEZ, Ygnacio. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

RIVAS, Jose. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

8  Co. C(1), Daly's/Ragsdale's Bn. TX Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company C(2nd) (?)

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TAYLOR, J. C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

1  Co. C(2), Daly's/Ragsdale's Bn. TX Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company D (?)

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BELLARD, _______. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index: _____ Bellart.

DAVID, Francois. Pvt. See Company A(2), this battalion.

GARCIA, Librau. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

HERNANDEZ, Polinario. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MENDOZA, Florencio. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

5  Co. D, Daly's/Ragsdale's Bn. TX Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company E (?)

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ANDRÉ, Leo. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

LE BLANC, Dupre. Pvt.  Res. Vermilion Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. New Iberia, 11 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:692)  //   Same D.L. as in Co. A(2), this battalion?

SMITH, James. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SONNIER [Sonia], Arseliem. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Dec 64: Detl. herding fr 12 Dec 64. [NER/NFR.]

SONNIER [Sonia], John. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Sep 64: AWOL. Oct 64: Drp. as des., 6 Oct 64. Dec 64: Ret. fr des., AWOL, 11 Dec 64. Jan 65: Des. at Niblett’s Bluff, 26 Jan 65. Feb 65: Gain fr des., 1 Feb 65. [NER/NFR.]  //  Same J.S. as in Company B, Miles' Legion LA Infantry?

SONNIER [Sonia], Swan. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] Dec 64: Detl. herding fr 12 Dec 64. [NER/NFR.]

SMITH, Richard H. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

7  Co. E, Daly's/Ragsdale's Bn. TX Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company F (?)

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BELLARD, Paul. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

BLANC, Martin. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

FREDERICK, Tourian. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Reuben B. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

4  Co. F, Daly's/Ragsdale's Bn. TX Cav.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

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