2nd Field Battery Artillery
(2ndBattery Volunteer, 2nd Siege Battery;
 Battery B, Artillery Battalion, Miles’ Legion;
Boone’s, Thomas’s)

Roster
(See below)

Organization: Organized at Red River Landing ca. March 1, 1862. Surrendered at Port Hudson, Louisiana on July 8, 1863. Paroled in July 1863. Exchanged in the fall of 1863. Reorganized as a siege battery at Alexandria on December 12, 1863. Designated as the 2nd Siege Artillery Battery on November 19, 1864. Surrendered by General E.K. Smith, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department, on May 26, 1865.

First Commander: Richard M. Boone, CPT [died of wounds June 15, 1863]

Captain: Samuel M. Thomas [June 15, 1863]

Assignments: Department #1 (Mar-Apr 62); Port Hudson, Department #1 (Apr-Jun 62); Port Hudson, Department of Southern Mississippi and East Louisiana (Jun-Jul 62); 1st Sub-district, District of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Jul-Oct 62); Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Oct 62); 3rd Military District, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Oct 62-Jan 63); Maxey’s Brigade, 3rd Military District, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Jan 63); Buford’s Brigade, 3rd Military District, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Mar-Apr 63); Miles’ Brigade, 3rd Military District, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (May-Jul 63); Artillery, MOUTON’s-Polignac’s Division, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (May 64); Faries’ Artillery Battalion, Polignac’s Division, District of East Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (May-Jul 64); Siege Train, Trans-Mississippi Department (Sep 64-May 65)

Battles: Port Hudson vs. USS Anglo-American (August 29, 1862); Port Hudson vs. USS Anglo-American and Essex (September 7, 1862); Profit Island vs. USSWinona (December 13, 1862); Natchez vs. USS Indianola [section aboard the CSS Dr. Beatty] (February 24, 1863); Plains Store (May 21, 1863); Red River Campaign (March-June 1864); Mansura (May 16, 1864); Simsport (June 8, 1864)

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 20-21:

"Organized about March 1, 1862, at Red River Landing with 130 officers and enlisted men, the battery was to serve as Company B, Miles’ Legion Artillery, but often acted independently of the legion. After a short period of training at Camp Benjamin near New Orleans in early April, the battery moved to Camp Mooreduring the evacuation of the Crescent City. The battery occupied camps near Fayette, Mississippi, from June to mid-August, when it received orders to report to the garrison at Port Hudson, Louisiana. The men participated in bombardments of the gunboat Anglo-American on August 29 and of the Anglo-American and the ironclad Essex on September 7. On December 13, the men moved three of their guns across the Mississippi River and down to a point near Profit Island. The next morning, they opened fire on the wooden gunboat Winona, causing considerable damage to it before the Essex could escort it to safety. Detachments of the battery and two guns participated in the expedition aboard the cottonclad steamer Dr. Beatty against the enemy ironclad Indianola, which resulted in the capture of the vessel near Natchez, Mississippi, on February 24, 1863. On May 21, the battery fought in the Battle of Plains Store, east of Port Hudson. During the siege of Port Hudson, May 23-July 9, 1863, the battery helped defend the southern end, or right wing, of the earthwork entrenchments. The men broke up several enemy assaults with their accurate cannon fire. At the surrender of the garrison, the men went home on parole. Lieutenant Maunsel Bennett had escaped prior to the surrender, and in November, 1863, he began reorganizing the battery near Alexandria. Reentering active service on December 12, the men at first had no cannons and acted as a provost guard at Natchitoches. In March, 1864, probably at Shreveport, the men received two heavy artillery pieces mounted on siege carriages and pulled by oxen. During the closing stages of the Red River Campaign, the battery left behind those two guns and took over two 30-pounder Parrott rifled cannons captured from enemy gunboats. The men fought in the skirmish at Mansura on May 16. On June 8, in a skirmish with three enemy gunboats on the Atchafalaya River north of Simmesport, the enemy fire drove the men away from one of the Parrotts, allowing a landing party to capture it. The other gun burst during the engagement and later had to be scrapped. The battery served in the Alexandria defenses for the remainder of the war, occupyingFort Buhlow near Pineville. Orders issued November 19 designated the men as the 2nd Louisiana Field Battery even though they manned heavy, or siege, cannons. Most of the men disbanded upon the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department in late May, 1865, but a few officers and enlisted men received their paroles at Alexandria on June 3."

Roster

ARMAND, C. Pvt.

ARMAND, V. Pvt.

AYMOND, J. P. Pvt.

AYMOND, O. Pvt.

+BOONE, Richard M. CPT.  Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 20: Richard M. BOONE. CSRC, Index: R. M. BOONE.  Served also in Company E or H, 2nd Regiment Infantry.

BORDELON, E. V. Pvt.

BORDELON, G. L. Pvt.

BORDELON, H. E. Pvt.

BORDELON, Louis E. Pvt.

BORDELON, P. F. Pvt. Cpl. Living in Avoyelles Parish when he enlisted in this unit, 1 Feb 62, Avoyelles Parish. Present to 30 Apr 62. On U.S. POW rolls, captured & paroled Port Hudson, Jul 63. Promoted to Cpl., 1 Jan 64. On company roll dated 29 Feb 64, "Absent recruiting for Company order of Gen. Taylor." To Company E, Siege Train Battalion Heavy Artillery.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:42. CSRC, Index.

BORDELON, S. J. Cpl.

BROUSSARD [Brousard], M. Pvt. En. 1 Feb 62, Avoyelles Par. Pres. to late Apr 62. [NFR.] (B1:133b)

BUNDICK, G. Pvt.

CAPDEVILLE, Paul. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: P. Capdeveille, Paul Capdeveille, P. CAPDEVILLE.  Served also in Company D, Orleans Guard Regiment Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry; & Orleans Guard Battery.


CHARRIER, B. Pvt.

CHARRIER, J. L. Pvt.

CHOATE, L. B. Guidon.  CSRC, Index: L. B. Choat.  Served also in Company E, 2nd Regiment Infantry as Pvt.

CORMIER, Louis. Pvt. No enlistment information in Booth. Probably captured at Port Hudson, LA, 9 Jul 63. Paroled Port Hudson, [?]Jul 63. No further record in Booth.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:444: L. CORMIER.

COUVILLION, Louis. Pvt.
 
COUVILLION, P. E. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: P. E. Couvillon.
COUVILLION, U. Pvt.

DUFOUR, M. F. Pvt.   Served also in Benjamin's Company Cavalry.
DUFOUR, P. Pvt.

DUPLECHIN, E. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: E. Duplechain.

DUPRE, E. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: E. Duprie.

GASPARD, L. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: L. Gasper.

GASPARD, Z. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: Z. Gasper.

GAUTHIER, E. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: E. Gauther.

GAUTHIER, F. Pvt.

GREMILLION, A. F. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: A. F. Gremillon.

GREMILLION, Octave. Pvt.   Same O.G. as in Pointe Coupee Battalion Artillery?

GREMILLION, Sirarnd. Pvt.

GREMILLION, Vilge. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: Vilge Gremillon.

GUERIN, L. J. Pvt.   Same L.J.G. as in Company A, 1st Regiment Heavy Artillery; or Pointe Coupee Battalion Artillery; or Companies A & G, Orleans Guard Regiment Louisiana Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry?

GUERIN, V. F. Pvt.   Same V.F.G. as in Company C, 1st Regiment Heavy Artillery; or Company A, 1st (Dreux's/Rightor's) Battalion Infantry?

GUILLOT, A. Pvt. En. 16 Aug 62, Bayou Sara. [Conscript?] POW rel. on prl., Port Hudson, [?] Jul 63. Pres. to late Feb 64. [NFR.] (B2:133)

GUILLOT, J. P. Pvt. En. 26 Aug 63, Alexandria. [Conscript?] Pres. late Feb 64. Trfr. to co. with descriptive list fr Keary’s Bn., S.O. No. 335, H.Q., Distr. W. LA., 27 Dec 63. [NFR.] (B2:133)

GUILLOT, P. Pvt. En. 8 Aug 63, Alexandria. [Conscript?] Late Feb 64: Trfr. to co. with descriptive list fr Keary’s Bn., S.O. No. 3o5, H.Q., Distr. W. LA., 27 Dec 63. [NFR.] (B2:134)

GUILLOT, V. A. Pvt. En. 21 March 62, Simmesport. Re-en. in this co., 1 Jan 62[sic]. Pres. late Apr-Jun 62. POW cap. & prl. Port Hudson, [?] Jul 63. Pres. late Feb 64. [NFR.] Served also in Company H, 2nd Regiment Infantry. (B2:134)

JOHNSON, H. Cpl.

JUNEAU, E. Pvt.

LACOMBE, J. B. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: J. B. Lacomb.  Same J.B.L. as in Company A, 2nd Regiment Infantry?

LACOUR, Edward. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: Edward Lacoure.

LACOUR, H. Pvt.

LEMOINE, Denis. Pvt.

LEMOINE, Emile. Pvt.

LEMOINE, Ernest. Pvt.

LEMOINE, J. B. Pvt.

LEMOINE, Leandre. Pvt.

LEMOINE, Leon. Pvt.   Same L.L. as in Company G, 1st Regiment Cavalry?

LEMOINE, Louis. Pvt.

LEMOINE, Marcelin. Pvt.

MARTIN, Thomas B. [T. B.]. Pvt. Res. Edgefield, SC. En. 1 Aug 62, Bayou Sara. POW prl. Port Hudson, [?] Jul 63. [NER.] Att. to Co. C, 1st Regt. Hvy. Arty., [n.p.,n.d.]. (B2:898, 899)  Obviously not Cajun.

MARTIN, W. J. Pvt. En. 1 Mar 6[2], Avoyelles [Par.]. POW prl. Port Hudson, [?] Jul 63. [NFR.] (B2:899)  Same W.J.M. as in Company I, 8th Regiment Cavalry?

MAYEUX, Augustin. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: Augustin Mayeaux.

MAYEUX, F. Pvt.

MAYEUX, Phil. Pvt.

MAYEUX, R. Pvt.

MOREAU, A. V. Cpl.   Served also in Company H, 2nd Regiment Infantry as Pvt.

MOREAU, F. Pvt.

MOREAU, L. F. Pvt.

NORMAND, A. H. Pvt.

NORMAND, Lawrence. Pvt.

NORMAND, Oliver J. Pvt.
 
OLIVIER, A. B. Cpl.   Same A.B.O. as in Company D, Orleans Guard Regiment, Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry?

OLIVIER, P. N. Pvt.   Same P.N.O. as in Company D, Orleans Guard Regiment, Volunteer State Troops Militia Infantry?

PICOU, O. E. 2LT.

ROY [Roye], A. Pvt. En. 1 Aug 63, Avoyelles [Par.], for the war. [Conscript?] Pres. to late Feb 64. Turned over to co. by E. O. of Avoyelles Par., 24 Jan 64. Belonged to Kea[r]y’s disbanded bn. [NFR.] (B3:408)

ROY [Roye], E. Pvt. En. 13 Aug 63, Avoyelles Par., for the war. [Conscript?] Pres. to late Feb 64. Trfr. to co. w/descriptive list fr Kea[r]y’s Bn., G.O. No. 334, H.Q., Distr. W. LA, 27 Dec 63. [NFR.] (B3:408)

ROY [Roye], F. Pvt. En. 13 Aug 63, Avoyelles Par., for the war. [Conscript?] Pres. to late Feb 64. Trfr. to co. w/descriptive list fr Kea[r]y’s Bn., G.O. No. 335, H.Q., Distr. W. LA, 27 Dec 63. [NFR.] (B3:408)

SMITH, Jed. Pvt.

TASSIN, Eugene. Pvt.

TASSIN, Levi. Pvt.

TASSIN, Ludger. Pvt.

VERRET, C. Pvt.

VERRET, H. Pvt.

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