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COMPANY A
1st REGIMENT LOUISIANA ARTILLERY

Organzied 5 Feb 1861, Company A was first commanded by Henry A. CLINCH. During the fall and winter of 1861 they helped defend Fort Pike in the New Orleans area. In May of 1862, the company evacuated their posts and joined other units at Camp Moore.

Before the end of the month, they left for Vicksburg, Mississippi to help man the river batteries that defended the city and was present during the first attack of Vicksburg, May 18-27 of 1862. Men that were captured during this Siege were exchanged in the fall and most of them returned to their command.

On 11 March 1863, the company moved to Grand Gulf, Mississippi to occupy the upper battery there. In an engagement with Federal gunboats on the 31st of March, the company distinguished itself by its excellent firing. Then on the 29th of April, they engaged the enemy again and participated in the evacuation of the post on May 3rd.

From January of 1864 until summer, Company A manned various redoubts along the Mobile land defenses as well as providing support to the cavalry force in northern Mississippi and at the Battle of Tupelo, the men acted as an infantry reserve. By August of 1864, Company A men reoccupied redoubts at Mobile.

On April 11th of 1865, the company was dismantled and evacuated from Mobile, camping at Cuba Station, Alabama. The men surrendered with the army of Lieutenant General Richard Taylor and received their paroles at Meridian, Mississippi.

When a roster for Company A is located, the names will be posted.

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