King's Battery

(St. Martin's Rangers, Fuller's)

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(See below)

Was also: Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry; Company ?, 33rd Regiment Infantry; Company D, Confederate Guards Response Battalion Infantry; Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry; also called St. Martin’s Siege Battery; King’s Siege Battery, Bull Battery

Organization: Organized as a cavalry company on May 14, 1862. Converted to artillery service at Grand Ecore, Louisiana in May 1863. Captured at Fort De Russy, Louisiana on March 14, 1864. Exchanged on June [July] 22, 1864. It, however, never reorganized. The men scattered on cavalry duty.
First Commander: E.W. Fuller, CPT [died July 25, 1863]

Field Officer: Edward T. King, CPT

Assignments: Unattached, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (May-Nov 63); Unattached, Walker’s Division, District of West Louisiana, Trans-Mississippi Department (Nov 63-Mar 64)

Battles: Red River Campaign (March-June 1864); Fort De Russy (March 14, 1864)

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 33, 163:

"This company was organized May 14, 1862, as the St. Martin Rangers [and in June became Company G, Yellow Jacket Battalion Infantry]. The company converted to artillery in May, 1863, at Grand Ecore. Though formally assigned in June to the 16th [Confederate Guards Response, also 12th] Louisiana Infantry Battalion as Company D, the company remained an independent unit known as King’s Battery. The men had one 30-pounder Parrott rifled gun and three 24-pounder guns, all pulled by oxen—which resulted in the nickname ‘Bull Battery.’ The battery occupied several camps near Alexandria from June to September. By early November, the battery had moved to Natchitoches but shortly received orders to report to Fort DeRussy on the Red River near Marksville. The men sent off their 30-pounder Parrott and one of their 24-pounders upon the approach of a Federal army in early March, 1864. The battery participated in the defense of Fort DeRussy on March 14, and its men became prisoners when the fort surrendered. Exchanged on June [July] 22, the men moved to south Louisiana and served as cavalrymen or mounted infantrymen until the end of the war."

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 163, 178:

"St. Martin Rangers Company Infantry (St. Martin). Captain E. W. Fuller, died July 15, 1863; Captain Edward T. King. Organized May 14, 1862, near St. Martinville [and in June became Company G, Yellow Jacket Battalion Infantry]. Operated as cannoneers and crewmen on gunboats Music, Cotton, and Mary Tuntil the summer of 1863. Converted into an artillery company at Grand Ecore and became known as King's Louisiana Battery."

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ANGELLE, A. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: A. Angille; Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.  Same A.A. as 1st Class Conscript, St. Martin Parish?

ARNAUD, A. Cpl.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

BERARD, Ernest. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

BERGERON, Edward. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt. [NFR.] Buried St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breaux Bridge. (B1:173a; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

BLANCHARD, D. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt. POW cap. nr. Franklin, 14 Apr 63. [NER/NFR.] (B1:5b: Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

BORDELON, Julien. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

BOUDREAUX [Bondreau], J. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt. [NFR.] (B1:31b; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

BOURG [Bourke], A. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt. [NFR.] (B1:65b; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

BREAUX, G. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt. [NFR.] (B1:101b; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

BROUSSARD, E. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW cap. nr. Franklin, 14 Apr 63. Prl. Prophet’s Island, below Port Hudson, 5 May 63. Sent to New Orleans for exch., [n.d.]. [NER/NFR.] (B1:134b; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

BROUSSARD, Michel. Pvt. Det. fr Co. K, Con. 18th Regt. & YJ Bn. Inf., 1 Jul 63. [NFR.] (B1:137b; King’s Batt.)

CARRIERE, O., Jr. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: King's Battery; & Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

CARRIERE, Onezeme. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: Onezeme CARRIERE, Oneziene CARRIERE; King's Battery; & Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

CASTILLE, Theogene. 1LT.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

COMEAUX [Como], L. V. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt. [NFR.] (B1:402; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

COMEAUX [Coman, Comau], Octave. Pvt. En. 27 Aug 6[?], St. Mary. Pres. Jan-Feb 64. POW cap. Ft. DeRussy, 14 Mar 64. Rcd. Baton Rouge, 17 Mar 64. Trfr. to New Orleans, 20 Mar 64. D. of variola [smallpox?], New Orleans, 31 May 64. (B1:397; King’s Batt.; & Co. H, Con. Crescent Regt. Inf.)

DEVILLIER, F. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

DOMENGEAUX, L. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: L. Domingeau; Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

DUPUY, A. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] (B1:727; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

DURAND, Oscar. Pvt.  King's Battery.

FONTENOT, Gerau. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

FONTENOT, Hylaire. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.
 
FREDERICK, T. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.  Same T.F. as Conscript, St. Martin Parish?

GARY, Joseph. Pvt. Buried Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Erath; his UCV grave marker places him in "CO. G, 10 LA. INF.".  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.  Same J.G. as in Company G, 7th Regiment Cavalry?

GAUTREAUX [Gantrean], Emile. Pvt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Natchitoches, 6 Jun 65. [NER.] (B1:966; King’s Batt.)

GAUTREAUX, Joseph. Sgt. [En. n.d.,n.p.] [NFR.] (B1:991; King’s Batt.)  Same J.G. as in Co. A, Con. Crescent Regt. Inf.?

GUIDRY, D’Armas. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt. [NFR.] Buried St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breaux Bridge; his UCV grave marker places him in CO. G, 10 LA. INF. (B2:125; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

GUIDRY, Desire. Pvt. Buried St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breaux Bridge; his UCV grave marker places him in CO. G, 10 LA. INF.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1): 125; 33rd Regiment Infantry. CSRC, Index; Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry. 

GUILLORY, A. Pvt.  King's Battery; & Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.
 
GUILLORY, N. D. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

HEBERT [Herbert], A. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt. Late Jul 62: Trfr. to CPT Belden’s Co. [H], Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry, 23 Jul 62. (B2:278; Co. G, Yellow Jacket Bn. Inf.)

HYMEL, Victorin. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

LANCLOS, Alexander G. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

LANDRY, A. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] Buried St. Charles Cemetery, Grand Coteau; his UCV grave marker says CO. G, 10 LA. INF. (B2:637; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

LANDRY, Charles. Pvt. Res. St. Mary Par. [En. n.d.,n.p.] POW prl. Natchitoches, 6 Jun 65. [NER.] (B2:639; King’s Batt.)

LANDRY, S. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. Trfr. to Co. D, 23 Jul 62. (B2:646; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)  Same S.L. as in Co. G, Con. 18thRegt. & YJ Bn. Inf.?

LAVERGNE, S. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

LE BLANC, P. D. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] (B2:696; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

LEJEUNE [Lejeuene], B. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] (B2:719; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

LORMAND, L. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: L. Lorment; Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

MATHERNE, J. A. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: J. A. Materne; Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

MELANCON, E. Pvt. En. 19 Feb 62, Camp Pratt. [NFR.] Buried St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breaux Bridge; his UCV grave marker places him in CO. G, 10 LA. INF.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):941; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf. 

MENARD, A. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

MENARD, C. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

MILLER, Alexander. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: Alex. MILLER, Alexander MILLER; King's Battery; & Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

MILLER, N. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jacket Battalion Infantry.

NORMAND, Charles. Pvt.  King's Battery.

NOTT, Gustave. Pvt. Born 25 Apr 1840, St. Landry Parish. Son of Michel KNOTT & Marie Madeleine BERGERON of Grand Coteau area, St. Landry Parish. Enlisted in Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry, 19 Jul 1862, Camp Pratt, for the war, age 22. On U.S. POW rolls, captured Bayou Teche, 17 Apr 63, paroled below Port Hudson, 11 May 63. Booth says he also served in Company G, Consolidated 18th Regiment & Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry but gives no dates of service for this unit; this may be a reference to Company G, Yellow Jacket Battalion Infantry, which was King's Battery. No further record in Booth. Married Marie Amanda Desormes, 18 Feb 1867, Arnaudville; 5 children. Died 12 Aug 1880, Arnaudville, age 40. Buried St. Francis Regis Catholic Cemetery, Arnaudville; his UCV grave marker provides birth & death dates, calls him Gustave NOTT, & places him in CO G 10 BATT LA INF.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):1304: Gustave Not, G. NOTT. CSRC, Index: G. NOTT; Company G, Yellow Jacket Battalion Infantry. Hebert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:370, CD: Gustave KNOTT. Karlos Knott, descendant.

PATIN, Auguste. Pvt. Evidence of his service in this unit is his UCV grave marker in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breaux Bridge, which places him in "CO. G, 10 LA. INF." See Company A, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry, in which his pension records say he served; & Company D, Consolidated 18th Regiment & Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.  La. Pension Records. 

PENISSON, Victor. Pvt. Born 2 Mar 1842, probably Bayou Boeuf. Baptized 24 May 1842, Assumption Catholic Church, Plattenville. Son of Jean Baptiste PENISSON & Henriette Adeline BROUSSARD probably of Bayou Boeuf. Living in St. Marty Parish when he enlisted in King's Battery, 2 Sep 62, St. Mary Parish, age 19. Present on rolls of Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry, Jan-Feb 64. On U.S. POW rolls, captured Fort DeRussy, 14 Mar 64, received Baton Rouge, 17 Mar 64, forwarded to New Orleans, 20 Mar 64. On roll, U.S. Office of Commissary of Prisoners, New Orleans, 7 Jul 64. Exchanged, Red River Landing, 22 Jul 64. End-of-War POW paroled Natchitoches, 6 Jun 65.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):104: Victor PENISSON, V. Pennison, Victor Pennisson. CSRC, Index: Victor Pennisson; King's Battery, & Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry. Gilbert S. Pennison, Jr., descendant.  Brother of Etienne PENISSON & nephew of Cleopha & Victor Ossa PENISSON of Company B, 26th Regiment Infantry.

PERRY, William. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

POTIER, Charles. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] (B3:180; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

POTIER [Poteir], J. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] (B3:179; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

PRINCE, Francois Dorce. Pvt. Called Dorce. Resident of St. Martin Parish. Conscript, St. Martin Parish. No enlistment information nor on any rolls of this unit in Booth. Booth, under D.

PRINCE, says he was in "Bull's Batty. Hvy. Arty." End-of-war POW paroled New Iberia, 11 Jun 65.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):206: D. PRINCE, Dorce PRINCE.

QUEBEDEAUX, A. A. Sgt.  CSRC, Index: A. A. Quidideau; Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.  Same as A.Q. in Company G, Consolidated 18th Regiment & Yellow Jacket Battalion Infantry?

QUEBEDEAUX, J. C. Sgt.  CSRC, Index: J. C. Quibideau; Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.  Same as J.E.Q. in Company G, Consolidated 18th Regiment & Yellow Jacket Battalion Infantry?

REED, J. Pvt.  King's Battery.

RENAUD, H. S. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: H. S. Renaut; Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

RICHARD, J. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 6[2], Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] (B3:304; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

RICHARD, P. V. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. POW cap. Franklin, 14 Apr 63. [NFR.] (B3:305; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

RICHARD, S. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] (B3:306; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

RICHARD, V. Pvt. En. 19 Jul 62, Camp Pratt, for the war. [NFR.] (B3:306; Co. G, Yellow Jackets Bn. Inf.)

ROYER, John. Cpl. Buried St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Rayne; his UCV grave marker provides his first name & places him in "CO G 10 BN LA INF."  CSRC, Index: J. ROYER; Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

SANDOZ, Leonce. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.  Served also in Company F, 8th Regiment Infantry.

SAVOIE [Savoit], John Bt. [J. B.]. Pvt. Res. St. Mary Par. En. 7 Sep 6[?], St. Mary [Par.]. Pres. Jan-Feb 64. POW cap. Ft. de Russy, 14 Mar 64. Sent to New Orleans, 20 Mar 64. Trfr. fr New Orleans & exch. Red River Landing, 22 Jul 64. POWs of King’s Batt. Bn. of Arty. prl. Natchitoches, 6 Jun 65. [NER.] (B3:460; King’s Battery; & Co. H, Con. Crescent Regt. Inf.)
STILLE, L. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

TALBOT, Valmond. Pvt. Enlisted in King's Battery, St. Mary Parish, 7 Sep 62, perhaps as a conscript. Present Jan-Feb 64. No further record in Booth.  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):763. CSRC, Index; Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

TAYLOR, D. M., Sr. Pvt.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

TAYLOR, Jerome. Pvt. Born 1837. Died 1911, age 74. Buried St. Francis Regis Catholic Cemetery, Arnaudville; birth & death years from UCV grave marker, which places in in CO G 10 BN LA INF.  Company G, Yellow Jackets Battalion Infantry.

TAYLOR, J. J. Pvt. From Company H(2), Crescent Regiment Infantry.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

THERIOT, Austin Désiré. Pvt. B. St. Mary Par., 9 May 1835. En. 1 Sep 6[3?], St. Mary [Par.], King’s Batt. Jan-Feb 64: [Pres. or abs. not stated]. POW cap. Ft. De Russey, 14 Mar 64. Sent to Baton Rouge, 17 Mar 64. Rcd. New Orleans, 20 Mar 6[4]. Trfr. fr New Orleans, [n.d.]. Exch. Red River Landing, 22 Jul 64. [NFR in Booth.] D. New Iberia, 22 Aug 1909. Buried St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, New Iberia; his UCV grave marker calls him A. D. THERIOT & says he was in "CO. H, CONS'D LA. INF."  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):798: A. D. THERIOT; King’s Battery; & Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry. Karen Theriot Reader, descendant, who provided his full name. 

*THERIOT, J. B. Pvt. En. 14 May 62, St. Martin [Par.]. Jan-Feb 64: [Pres. or abs. not stated]. POW cap. Ft. De Russy, 14 Mar 64. Sent to Baton Rouge, 17 Mar 64. Rcd. New Orleans, 20 Mar 64. Trfr. fr New Orleans & exch. Red River Landing, 22 Jul 64. [NFR.] (B3:798; King’s Batt.,; & Co. H, Con. Crescent Regt. Inf.)

YOUNG, Clermont. Pvt.  CSRC, Index: Clement YOUNG, Clermont YOUNG; King's Battery; & Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

YOUNG, N. D. Pvt.  Company H, Consolidated Crescent Regiment Infantry.

ZERINGUE, Emile. Pvt. Not in CSRC for this unit. Buried St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Cecilia; his UCV grave marker calls him E. ZERINGUE & places him in CO. G 10 LA. INF.  Also Conscript, St. Martin Parish.

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