1st Louisiana Heavy 
Artillery Regiment
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(The units that are very small are incomplete)
Organization: Organized in militia service on February 5, 1861. Transferred to Confederate service on March 13, 1861. Companies B, C, D, E, F, H, and K surrendered at the fall of Forts Jackson and St. Philip on April 26, 1862. These seven companies were exchanged in the fall of 1862. Regiment surrendered at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi on July 4, 1863. Paroled at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi in July 1863. Declared exchanged in early 1864. Six companies surrrendered by Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, at Citronelle, Alabama on May 4, 1865.

First Commander: Paul O. HÉBERT, COL [promoted BG August 14, 1861]

Field Officers: James B. Anderson, MAJ; Daniel M. Beltzhoover, MAJ, LTC [August 14, 1861]; [Richard C. Bond, MAJ]; William Capers, MAJ [April 25, 1865]; Henry A. Clinch, MAJ [July 24, 1864], LTC [April 25, 1865]; Johnson K. Duncan, MAJ [promoted COL in P.A.C.S.]; Charles A. Fuller, LTC, COL [August 14, 1861]; Raymond Montaigne, MAJ [August 14, 1861; died July 24, 1864]

Assignments: Department #1 (Mar 61-Apr 62); Forts Jackson and St. Philip [Higgins’ Command], Coast Defenses [Duncan’s Command], Department #1 [Companies B, C, D, E, F, H, and K] (Nov 61-Apr 62); Department #1 [Companies A, G, and I] (May 62); Defenses of Vicksburg, Department #1 [Companies A, G, and I] (May-Jun 62); Smith’s Brigade, Deparment of Southern Mississippi and East Louisiana [Companies A, G, and I] (Jun-Jul 62); Smith’s Brigade, District of the Mississippi, Department #2 [Companies A, G, and I] (Jul 62); 2nd/3rd Sub-district, District of the Mississippi, Department #2 [Companies A, G, and I] (Jul-Oct 62); Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Oct 62); 2nd Military District, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Oct 62-Jan 63); Unattached, Smith’s Division, 2nd Military District, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Jan 63); Beltzhoover’s-Lee’s Brigade, Smith’s Division, 2ndMilitary District, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Jan-Apr 63); River Batteries [Higgins’ Command], Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Apr-Jul 63); Beltzyhoover’s Brigade, Forney’s Division, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Nov 63-Jan 64); Fuller’s-Higgins’-Fuller’s Artillery Brigade, District of the Gulf, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana (Jan 64-Jan 65); Clinch’s Artillery Battalion, Left Wing, Defenses of Mobile, Artillery Reserves, etc., District of the Gulf, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana [Companies C & I] (Mar-Apr 65); Burnet’s Command, Artillery Reserves, etc., District of the Gulf, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana [Companies A, B, D, & G] (Mar-Apr 65); Fuller’s Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana [Companies C & I] (Apr-May 65); Burnet’s Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana [Companies A, B, D, & G] (Apr-May 65)

Battles: New Orleans (April 18-25, 1862); Vicksburg Bombardments [Companies A, G, and I] (May 18-July 27, 1862); Grand Gulf [Company A] (March 31, 1863); Vicksburg Passage (April 16, 1863); Grand Gulf [Company A] (April 29, 1863); Vicksburg Campaign (May-July 1863); Vicksburg Siege (May-July 1863); Mobile Bay (August 5-23, 1864); Mobile (March 17-April 12, 1865)

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 8-9:

"Organized February 5, 1861, as part of the Louisiana State Army, the 1st Heavy Artillery transferred to Confederate service March 13, 1861, with 744 men. Regimental headquarters remained at the New Orleans Barracks while the various companies occupied the forts of the New Orleans defenses. Throughout thefall and winter of 1861, Companies B, C, D, E, F, H, and K served in Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip below New Orleans. Companies A and I helped defendFort Pike, and Company G composed part of the Fort Macomb garrison. The companies at Jackson and St. Philip fought well against Union admiral David G. Farragut’s fleet during the bombardment and passage of the forts and were included in the surrender and parole of the garrisons on April 26, 1862. Company I participated in the brief skirmish with the Union fleet at the McGeehee Lines on April 25. Companies A and G evacuated their posts on April 26 and joined Company I at Camp Moore on May 3, 1862. About May 20, 1862, these three companies left for Vicksburg, Mississippi, to help man the river batteries defending that city. They served in a temporary battalion commanded by Major Henry A. Clinch during the first attack on Vicksburg, May 18-July 27, 1862. The officers and men captured at Jackson and St. Philip received their exchanges in the fall [1862], and most of them returned to their command. During the fall and winter of 1862-63, the regiment suffered heavily from sickness; and at one point nearly 500 conscripts augmented its depleted ranks. The men manned the cannons in the lower (southern) river batteries at Vicksburg. On March 11, 1863, Company A moved to Grand Gulf to occupy the upper (northern) battery there. In an engagement with Federal gunboats on March 31, the company distinguished itself by its excellent firing. This company again engaged the enemy onApril 29 and participated in the evacuation of the post on May 3. During the siege of Vicksburg, May 19-July 4, 1863, the regiment fired its cannons at enemy gunboats on the river and enemy batteries on the Louisiana shore. The 1st Heavy Artillery marched out of Vicksburg after the surrender there and went into a camp for paroled prisoners at Enterprise, Mississippi. Major General Dabney H. Maury requested the regiment’s service at Mobile, Alabama, after it was exchanged; and the regiment arrived there on January 16, 1864. From that time until summer [1864], the companies manned various redoubts along the Mobileland defenses. Twice during July, 1864, the regiment moved to Meridian, Mississippi, to support Major General Stephen D. Lee’s cavalry force. At the Battle ofTupelo, July 14, 1864, the men acted as an infantry reserve. The regiment reoccupied redoubts at Mobile in early August, 1864, and late that month the companies moved to two water batteries on islands in upper Mobile Bay. The regiment continued to garrison these batteries until April 11, 1865, when they were dismantled and their men evacuated as part of the evacuation of Mobile. When Lieutenant General Richard Taylor’s army surrendered, on May 8, 1865, the 1st Heavy Artillery was camped at Cuba Station, Alabama; and the men received their paroles at Meridian as part of Taylor’s army."

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