Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
Capt. Louis E. D'Aquin
The unit was originally organized at New Orleans as the Louisiana Guard, Company B of the First Louisiana Infantry, but was made an independent artillery battery during the Winter of 1861. It's first Captain was Louis E. D'Aquin. After duty in the Department of Norfolk in early 1862, It served through the War with the Army of Northern Virgina, surrendering at Appomattox with 17 men present.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
The battery was attached to Hays Brigade on the Campaign, and served on the northern part of the battlefield at Sharpsburg, along Hauser's Ridge.
Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 8;
Map Showing this Unit
Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit
After the Sharpsburg Campaign
Captain D'Aquin was killed in action near Fredericksburg, Va, on 13 Deccember 1862, and relieved in command by Captain Charles Thompson. Capt Thompson was killed in action near WInchester, Va, on 15 June 1863. By Gettysburg the battery was under the command of Capt. Charles A. Green.
We have 6 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:
|--||Pvt||Burns, Charles||WIA 09/17|
|--||Capt||D'Aquin, Louis Edgard|
|--||Pvt||Hoey, Edward P.||MWIA 00/00|
|--||Pvt||Mercer, William H.||MWIA 00/00|
|--||Pvt||Scott, Archibald||WIA 09/17|
|--||Pvt||Vaughn, W.||MWIA 00/00|
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