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31st LA Infantry

The 31st LA Infantry The 31st Regiment Louisiana Volunteers was one of the last to form from Louisiana. It consisted of companies raised primarily in north Louisiana, including the parishes of Carroll, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, and Union. It was formed on 11 June 1862 from Morrison's Battalion, which had formed the previous month, on May 14th. Due to the loss of New Orleans, Louisiana's Confederate training camp, Camp Moore in Tangipahoa Parish, was in danger of falling into Yankee hands.

Morton (Martin) V. Wilson: was listed as a private in Company C, 31st Regiment Louisiana Infantry. He enlisted in DELHI, Louisiana on 14 May 1862. He was apparently present for duty through February 1863, the last extant muster roll for this regiment. He was captured at Vicksburg and paroled on 10 July 1863. His service record has no further information. He may have returned to service the next summer, in June 1864, when the regiment reformed at Minden and then later at Pineville, as there are no complete rolls for this regiment after the surrender at Vicksburg.

27th LA Infantry

The 27th Louisiana Infantry was organized under the command of Colonel Leon D. Marks in April 1862 at Camp Moore, Louisiana. Laurin L. McLaurin and Jesse M. Cooper served as the lieutenant colonel and major respectively of the regiment. Once organized the regiment was assigned to Smith's Brigadein the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Through December 1862 the regiment wasstationed around the defenses of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Thomas M. Word of Catahoula Parish, enlisted at Camp Moore on Apr. 29th 186_ by Col. Marks for a period of 3 years or more. National Archives Military Records show he was present on the Rolls of Co. B. as follows:

Present March 25th to May 1, 1862, needs his bounty.

Present May & June, 1862, last paid by McClendon, May 1

Present & paid on June 10, 1862, by T.G. McMackin, amount $50, bounty

Present July 1 to Oct 31, 1862, Last paid by McClendon, July 1

Present Nov & Dec. 1862, Last paid, by McClendon, Nov 1

Was captured & paroled July 4, 1863 at Vicksburg, MS, as a Cpl of the 27th LA Infantry

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