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Confederate Regiment

5th Louisiana Infantry

Organized: New Orleans, Louisiana; mustered in 5/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 4/9/1865

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Col. Henry Forno

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - Ewell's Division
  Brigade - Hays' Brigade


Unit history

The 5th Louisiana Infantry Regiment was recruited in New Orleans and the parishes of St. Bernard, Bienville, De Soto, Lafourche, and Ouachita. It was sent to Virginia and assigned to the Department of the Peninsula in 1861 with 744 men. During the war it was attached to the Army of Northern Virginia, and served in its campaigns. Only 1 officer and 18 men surrendered in April, 1865.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #314: Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 4 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
Tablet #326: Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 6 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
Tablet #383: Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division - 16 Sep, 10 PM to 17 Sep, 8 AM
Tablet #342: Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division - 16 Sep, 10 PM to 17 Sep, 8 AM
Tablet #315: Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM

References & Notes

Source: Regiment Sketch from the The Civil War in Louisiana site.

We have 39 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

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ACorpHenry, Michael WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
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EPvtBartlett, William A.T.WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
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ECorpChurchill, C. Died   09/23
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