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Louisiana Guard Artillery

"D'Aquin's Battery"
Organized: New Orleans, LA; mustered in Late 1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 4/9/1865


Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. Louis E. D'Aquin


  1   10-pdr. Parrott
  2   3-in. Ordnance Rifle


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

Unit history

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;

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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 #315: Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM

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 5 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
UnkPvtHoey, Edward Died   00/00
UnkPvtIrivin, W. VaughnDied   00/00
UnkPvtMerser, W. H.Died   00/00
--PvtBurns, Charles WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
--CaptD'Aquin, Louis Edgard        We have some details for this person


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