2nd Louisiana Infantry Regiment
Lecompte Guards, Levy’s, Burke’s, Brown’s, Noel’s
H. Holly--2nd Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Unknown company.
(Note: All rosters are incomplete)
Organization: Organized for 12 months at
Camp Walker, New Orleans on May 11, 1861. Mustered into Confederate service for
12 months on May 11, 1861. Reorganized for the war on May 1, 1862. Surrendered
at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.
First Commander: Lewis G. DeRussy, COL [resigned July 19, 1861]
Field Officers: Richard W. Ashton, MAJ [May 1, 1862; killed July 1, 1862]; Ross E. Burke, MAJ [June 26, 1862], LTC [July 1, 1862], COL [May 12, 1864; Michael A. Grogan, MAJ [July 1, 1862], LTC [May 12, 1864]; William M. Levy, COL [July 19, 1861; dropped April 30, 1862]; Isaiah T. Norwood, MAJ, COL [May 1, 1862; mortally wounded, July 1, 1862]; Martin C. Redwine, MAJ [May 12, 1864; killed September 17, 1864]; Jesse M. Williams, LTC [May 1, 1862], COL [June 26, 1862; killed May 12, 1864]; John S. Young, LTC [dropped April 30, 1862]
Assignments: Department of the Peninsula (May-Oct 61); McLaws' Brigade, Department of the Peninsula (Oct 61); McLaws' Division, Department of the Peninsula (Jan-Apr 62); H. Cobb's Brigade, McLaws' Division , Magruder's Command, Department of Northern Virginia (Apr-May 62); H. Cobb's Brigade, Magruder's Division, Army of Northern Virginia (May-Jun 62); H. Cobb's Brigade, Magruder's Division, Magruder's Command, Army of Northern Virginia (Jun-Jul 62); H. Cobb's Brigade, McLaws' Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Jul 62); 2nd Louisiana Brigade, McLaws' Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Jul 62); 2nd Louisiana Brigade, A. P. Hill's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Jul 62); 2nd Louisiana Brigade, Jackson's-Trimble's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Aug 62-May 64); Consolidated Louisiana Brigade, Early's-Gordon's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (May-Jun 64); Consolidated Louisiana Brigade, Gordon's Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia (Jun-Dec 64); Consolidated Louisiana Brigade, Gordon's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Dec 64-Apr 65)
Battles: Yorktown Siege (April-May 1862); Lee's Mill (April 5, 1862); Lee's Mill (April 16, 1862); Seven Pines (May 31-June 1, 1862); Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862); Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862); Cedar Mountain (August 9, 1862); 2nd Manassas (August 28-30, 1862); Harpers Ferry (September 12-15, 1862); Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862); Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862); Chancellorsville (May1-4, 1863); 2nd Winchester (June 14-15, 1863); Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863); Bristoe Campaign (October 1863); Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863); The Wilderness (May 5-6-, 1864); Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864); North Anna (May 23-26, 1864); Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864); Lynchburg Campaign (May-June 1864); Monocracy (July 9, 1864); Kernstown (July 24, 1864); Shepherdstown (August 25, 1864); 3rd Winchester (September 19, 1864); Fisher's Hill (September 22, 1864); Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864); Petersburg Siege (December 1864-April 1865); Hatcher's Run (February 5-7, 1865); Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865); Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865); Sayler's Creek (April 6, 1865); Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
From Bergeron, La. Confed. Units, 75-76:
"This regiment was organized May 11, 1861, at Camp Walker, New Orleans, with 1,013 men. Ordered to Richmond, Virginia, the regiment moved from there to Yorktown and helped to build earthwork defenses near the town. After several months at Yorktown, the men went to Williamsburg and again erected fortifications. The regiment spent the winter in the Yorktown area. On April 16, 1862, the enemy attacked the regiment's position at Dam No. 1, or Lee's Mill, and drove part of the regiment from its rifle pits. Companies A and C participated in a bayonet charge, which drove he enemy back. The regiment served in General Howell Cobb's brigade during the Seven Days' Battles near Richmond but saw no fighting until July 1 at Malvern Hill. In that battle, the colonel and the major both fell, and the regiment's casualties totaled 182 men killed or wounded. On July 26, the regiment joined a brigade that included the 1st, 9th, 10th, and 15th Louisiana regiments and Coppens' Zouave Battalion. After being lightly engaged at Cedar Mountain, August 9, the regiment saw heavy fighting at the Battle of 2nd Manassas, August 28-30; nearly 130 men were killed or wounded. The men participated in the capture of Harper's Ferry, September 14, and fought in the Battle of Sharpsburg, September 17. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, the regiment saw only light skirmishing. With its brigade, the regiment participated in General Stonewall Jackson's famous assault at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863, and lost more than 100 men. The regiment fought in the Battle of Winchester, June 15, and, with the 10th Louisiana Infantry, captured about 1,000 enemy prisoners. On July 2 and 3, the regiment participated in the attack on Culp's Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg. The men fought in the Bristoe Station Campaign, October 9-22, and the Mine Run Campaign, November 26-December 2, but suffered few casualties. After the regiment fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, its position was overrun at Spotsylvania, May 12, and its flag fell into enemy hands. From Spotsylvania, the regiment went with its brigade into the Shenandoah Valley. During General Jubal Early's advance toward Washington, D.C, the regiment fought in the Battle of Monocracy, July 9. Later, the men participated in the battles of Winchester, September 19; Fisher's Hill, September 21-22; and Cedar Creek, October 19. Returning to the Army of Northern Virginia at Petersburg, the regiment served through the siege of that place during the winter of 1864 and early spring of 1865. When the regiment surrendered at Appomattox Court House, only 3 officers and 41 men were present to sign paroles. Approximately 1,297 men served in the regiment. During the war, 218 men were killed, 181 died of disease, and 4 died in accidents. Approximately 88 men deserted during the war."