Madison Light Artillery Volunteers (Madison Tips, Moody's)




From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 34-35:

"Organized at New Carthage as an infantry company, this unit proceeded to Virginia and was mustered in at Lynchburg on May 23, 1861.  On August 23, it was converted into an artillery company.  After completing its organization at Richmond in October, the battery went to Manassas with two 12-pounder howitzers, two 3-inch rifles, and two 6-pounder smoothbores.  The battery saw its first fighting during the Seven Days' Battles, engaging the enemy at Garnett's Farm, Golding's Farm, and Fair Oaks Station, June 26-29, 1862.  During the 2nd Manassas Campaign, the battery served in General James Longstreet's corps but saw no fighting.  At the Battle of Sharpsburg, the battery reportedly had two 3-inch rifles and two 24-pounder howitzers.  The men helped to repulse numerous enemy attacks during the battle.  During the early stages of the Battle of Fredericksburg, the battery shelled the enemy-occupied city.  Late in the afternoon, two guns relieved the Washington Artillery on Marye's Heights and fired until they ran out of ammunition.  At Chancellorsville, the battery participated in artillery duels on May 3 and 5 near Salem Church.  The battery consisted of four 24-pounder howitzers during the Gettysburg Campaign.  It fought in support of elements of Longstreet's corps on July 2 and 3.  The battery accompanied the corps to Georgia in September, 1863, but arrived on the battlefield of Chickamauga after the fighting had ceased.  From November 4 to December 23, the battery participated in Longstreet's campaign against Knoxville.  The battery went back to Virginia in time to participate in the battles of the Wilderness Spotsylvania.  The men followed the fortunes of Longstreet's corps through the Petersburg Campaign and surrendered at Appomattox on April 9, 1865--3 officers and 41 men signing paroles there."


CSRC, M320, rolls 57-58




ADAMS, Hiram T. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ADAMS, Thomas A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ADAMS, Wesley S. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

ADAMS, William N. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

*x$BLANCHARD, Martin. Pvt.  En. 16 Mar 62, Vicksburg, MS.  Pres. to Apr 63.  Cap. Gettysburg, PA, 5 Jul 63.  Sent to Ft. McHenry, MD, 9 Jul 63.  Rcd. Ft. Delaware, DE, 12 Jul 63.  Sep-Dec 63:  Des. in PA, Jul 63.  POW.  Jnd. U.S. 3rd MD Cav., [n.d.].  [NFR.]  (B1:7b)  //  Probably, hopefully, not Cajun.

DUGAN, Michael. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, Robert. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, Robert T. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, William L. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

MARTIN, Columbus L. [C. S.].  Pvt.  En. 11 or 7 Feb 63, Monroe.  [Conscript?]  Pres. Feb 63-Oct 64.  Jan-Feb 65:  Abs. sick at hosp., Richmond, VA.  [NFR.]  (B2:889)  //  Probably not Cajun.

MILLER, John. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Martin. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Robert. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

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

SMITH, Samuel A. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

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

SMITH, William. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

TATE, Francis C. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

18  Madison Lt. Arty.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ABBAY, George Frederick. 1LT. ALFORD, Hartwell H. Pvt. ANDERSON, George A. Pvt. ANGLE, Lyndes E. Pvt.

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