Holmes's Battery Volunteer Artillery
From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 32-33:
"This battery was organized March 24, 1864, probably at Clinton, and was attached to the 1st Louisiana Cavalry. The men were members of the Crescent Regiment who had become stranded on the east side of the Mississippi River. The battery had two 12-pounder howitzers and two 6-pounder smoothbores. The men saw no real action until October 5 , when they fought the enemy at Woodville, Mississippi. There the Federals captured Captain Holmes, 50 of his men, three of his guns, and most of his wagons. Though it was only a recently organized battery, one superior officer pronounced it "the most efficient arm of the [artillery] service" in eastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi. The remaining officers and enlisted men, with their one gun, served temporarily as part of Bradford's Mississippi Battery. In early 1865, the remnants of the battery were gathered at Mobile, Alabama, and assigned to man the cannons in Battery Missouri. They evacuated their post with the army in April, 1865, and were paroled at Meridian, Mississippi, on May 14, 1865."
CSRC, M320, roll 52
BOURGEOIS, Ar. Pvt. En. 13 Aug 61, New Orleans. [NFR.] (B1:62b)
DAVID, V. Pvt. En. 5 Mar 62, New Orleans. Roll n.d.: Abs. POW. Roll n.d.: AWOL since 26 Feb
65. [NFR.] (B1:546) // Same V.D. as in Co. A, Orleans Gd. Regt. VST /Mil. Inf.; & Co. F, 30th Regt./Bn. Inf.?
LANDRY, Lazare St. Jacques. Pvt. Res. St. James Par. Temp. asgn. by S. O. No. 64, Dept. H.Q., 8 Mar 65. POW prl. Meridian, MS, 14 May 65. Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):643:
L. St. James LANDRY, L. St. J. LANDRY. // Served also in Watson Battery.
MILLER, Franklin. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
REINE, M. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
TAYLOR, J. B. Pvt. // CSRC, Index.
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