Union Parish Louisiana
- Confederate Military Resources
- Over one-thousand Union Parish men served in the Confederate army between 1861 and 1865. The most valuable resources for proving Confederate military service remain Booth's Index to Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and the Louisiana Confederate pension applications. Here is a list of useful links relating to Union Parish Confederate soldiers:
- Confederate Military Records, Louisiana USGenWeb Archives
- Index to Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications
- 12th Louisiana Infantry
- At least two hundred Union Parish soldiers in two companies served this regiment during the war. Both companies left Union Parish for Camp Moore in July 1861 and remained on duty with the 12th Regiment until their surrender in April 1865:
- Military Records, Union Parish USGenWeb Archives Page
- National Index to Civil War Soldiers & Sailors –Some of the regimental histories on this site are incorrect. In particular, their history of the 31st Louisiana Infantry (in which over 400 Union Parish soldiers served) contains several factual errors. Still, the site is quite useful in locating individual soldiers.
- Index to Arkansas Confederate Pension Applications
- Index to Texas Confederate Pension Applications
- Index to Oklahoma Confederate Pension Applications
- Louisiana Civil War Message Board –Post here for help with questions on Louisiana Civil War soldiers, military units, battles, cemeteries, etc. Many experts on the war read and respond to the messages posted here.
- War of 1812
- In late 1814, Louisiana residents realized the imminent threat of a British invasion along their southern shore. Louisiana Governor W. C. C. Claiborne issued a general militia order on 17 December 1814, authorizing the drafting of a militia. Unaware that General Andrew Jackson had defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans on 7 – 8 January 1815, Ouachita Parish resident William Wood pressed many Ouachita Parish residents into service on 10 January 1815 at Fort Miro (later Monroe). Wood became the captain of the unit, which was dispatched to Baton Rouge. There it became a detachment of the Nineteenth Louisiana Infantry commanded by General Philimon Thomas. They were stationed around Baton Rouge for a time and then sent for lake patrol near New Orleans before being mustered out of service in April 1815.
Early Union Parish resident Mills Farmer served as the sergeant of this unit. He was either the son-in-law or brother-in-law of Captain Wood. John Wood served as the 2nd lieutenant of this unit. Another man who later lived in Union Parish, Abraham Pipes, also served in Captain Wood's company, as did John and James Grisham. Although the Grishams lived in the Pine Hills along Bayou D'Arbonne, their home was in northern Ouachita Parish rather than Union.
Many other War of 1812 veterans moved into Union Parish in later years. If you have relatives who fought in the War of 1812 and lived in Union Parish, please send an email to T. D. Hudson to have them included on this list. Be sure to include the veteran's name, year he moved into Union Parish, state in which he served, and unit, if known.
Union Parish Veterans of the War of 1812
Year Arrived in
War of 1812 Unit William Beaird 1846 Gen. Floyd's Georgia Militia James Barron c1842 3rd Infantry Regt. Georgia Militia Powhatan Boatright 1835 5th Regt. Virginia Militia Mills Farmer 1810 – 1812 19th Louisiana Regt. Richard Fowler 1850 – 1851 Maj. Lillington's Detachment NC Militia Abraham Pipes 1810 – 1814 19th Louisiana Regt. Joseph Regan 1836 Captain Allen Tooke's Company, Georgia Militia Joshua Seale c1848 Mississippi Militia Thomas Tucker early 1850s ?The standard reference for the activities of the various American armies in the South during the War of 1812, is "Struggle for the Gulf Borderlands: The Creek War and the Battle of New Orleans, 1812 – 1815 by Frank Lawrence Owsley, Jr., The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 1981.
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This page was last updated on 6 March 2010.
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