4th Infantry Regiment Volunteer

Rosters

A B C D E F G 1st G 2nd H I K

Field & Staff

Organization: Organized at Camp Moore on May 25, 1861. Mustered into Confederate service for 12 months at Camp Moore on May 25, 1861. Detachment surrendered at Port Hudson on July 9, 1863. Field consolidation with the 30th Infantry Battalion from November 1864 to March 1865. Field consolidation with the 13th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Battalion, and 14th Sharpshooters Battalion from February to May 4, 1865. Surrendered by Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, at Citronelle, Alabama on May 4, 1865.

First Commander: Robert J. Barrow, COL [resigned March 21, 1862]

Field Officers: Henry W[atkins] Allen, LTC, COL [March 21, 1862; promoted BG, January 19, 1863]; Samuel E. Hunter, MAJ, LTC [March 21, 1862], COL [January 9, 1863]; William F. Pennington, MAJ [May 19, 1862], LTC January 19, 1863]; E.J. Pullen, MAJ [January 19, 1863]; Thomas E. Vick, MAJ [March 21, 1862; dropped May 19, 1862]

Assignments: Department #1 (May 61-Feb 62); MOUTON’s Brigade, 1st Corps, 2nd Grand Division, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Mar 62); Gibson’s Brigade, Ruggles’ Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Mar-Apr 62); Anderson’s Brigade, Ruggles’ Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Apr-May 62); 2nd Sub-district, District of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Jul-Aug 62); Allen’s Brigade, Ruggles’ Division, Breckinridge’s Command, District of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Aug 62); 1st Sub-district, District of the Mississippi, Department #2 (Aug-Oct 62); Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Oct 62); 3rd Military District, District of East Louisiana, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Oct 62-Jan 63); Maxey’s Brigade, District of East Louisiana, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Jan-May 63); Miles’ Brigade, District of East Louisiana, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana [detachment] (May-Jul 63); Maxey’s Brigade, Loring’s Division, Department of the West (May-Jun 63); Maxey’s Brigade, French’s Division, Department of the West (Jun-Jul 63); Maxey’s Brigade, French’s Division, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (Jul-Aug 63); Cantey’s Brigade, Department of the Gulf (Sep-Dec 63); Quarles’ Brigade, Breckinridge’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee (Dec 63-Feb 64); Quarles’ Brigade, Department of the Gulf (Feb-Apr 64); Quarles’ Brigade, District of the Gulf, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana (Apr-May 64); Quarles’ Brigade, Walthall’s Division, Army of Mississippi (Jun-Jul 64); Gibson’s Brigade, Stewart’s-Clayton’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee (Jul 64-Jan 65); Gibson’s Brigade, District of the Gulf, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana (Mar-Apr 65); Gibson’s Brigade, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana (Apr-May 65)

Battles: Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862); Vicksburg Bombardments (May 18-July 27, 1862); Baton Rouge (August 5, 1862); Port Hudson vs. USS Essex’s crews [detachment] (August 15, 1862); vs. USS Indianola (February 24, 1863); Grierson’s Raid (April 17-May 2, 1863); Port Hudson Siege [detachment] (May-July 1863); Jackson Siege (July 10-17, 1863); Atlanta Campaign (May-September 1864); New Hope Church (May 25-June 4, 1864); Peach Tree Creek (July 20, 1864); Atlanta (July 22, 1864); Ezra Church (July 28, 1864); Atlanta Siege (July-September 1864); Jonesboro (August 31-September 1, 1864); Franklin [in reserve] (November 30, 1864); Nashville (December 15-16, 1864); Mobile (March 17-April 12, 1865); Spanish Fort (March 27-April 8, 1865)

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 80-81:

"This regiment was organized at Camp Moore on May 25, 1861, with 862 men. It received orders to report to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Through the summer, the companies were divided up between camps at Pascagoula, Biloxi, Pass Christian, Mississippi City, and Ship Island. After the evacuation of Ship Island inSeptember, the regiment moved to Franklin and Brashear City to protect the lower Atchafalaya River and Bayou Teche. In February, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Jackson, Tennessee, to reinforce General Pierre G.T. Beauregard’s army. The regiment fought in the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, and lost 209 of the 575 men engaged. On May 2, the regiment was ordered to Edward’s Station, Mississippi. During the first Federal campaign against Vicksburg, May 18-July 27, the regiment performed picket duty around the city. The regiment moved to Camp Moore with General John C. Breckinridge’s army in July. On August 5, the regiment fought in the Battle of Baton Rouge; 42 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The regiment was the first to occupy Port Hudson and helped erect the fortifications there during the fall and winter. The men remained at Port Hudson through the spring of 1863. On May 1, they received orders to try to intercept Colonel Benjamin Grierson’s raiders, and then they marched on to Jackson, Mississippi. A detachment of the regiment, mostly men from Company C, remained behind and participated in the Siege of Port Hudson, May 23-July 9. The regiment joined General William W. Loring’s division at Jackson but soon transferred to General Samuel G. French’s division. The men saw some fighting during the Jackson Campaign, July 5-25, and retreated with the army toMorton. During the fall and early winter, the regiment made up part of the garrison at Mobile, Alabama. In December, the regiment moved to Dalton, Georgia, and joined the Army of Tennessee. The men returned to Mobile in February, 1864, but joined the Army of Tennessee again in May. On May 27, the regiment fought in the Battle of New Hope Church. The regiment was transferred to General Randall L. Gibson’s Louisiana brigade on July 19. The next day, the brigade participated in the Battle of Peachtree Creek. On July 28, the men fought in the Battle of Ezra Church. The regiment made a gallant but futile attack on the enemy at Jonesboro on August 31. In that battle, the regiment was decimated, losing 64 of the 104 men engaged. The regiment was consolidated with the 30thLouisiana Infantry for the invasion of Tennessee. The men fought in a skirmish at Florence, Alabama, but were in reserve during the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30. Most of the men remaining in the regiment were captured at Nashville, December 16-17. By March, 1865, only 1 lieutenant and 18 enlisted men of the regiment still remained. This remnant was consolidated with the 13th and 30th Louisiana regiments and 14th Louisiana Battalion Sharpshooters and was stationed again at Mobile. The men fought at Spanish Fort, March 27-April 8. After evacuating Mobile, the men reached Meridian, Mississippi, and surrendered there May 12, 1865. During the war, some 1,045 men served in the regiment. Of that number, 155 died in battle, 60 died of disease, 2 died in accidents, 2 were murdered, and 1 drowned."

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