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3rd Louisiana Calvary Regiment, CSA

(also known as the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, Partisan Rangers; 9th Louisiana Cavalry Battalion, Partisan Rangers or Wingfield's Cavalry)

3rd (Wingfield's) Cavalry Regiment was organized during the late summer of 1864. It was formed by adding four companies to the six companies of the 9th Louisiana Cavalry Battalion. This unit confronted the Federals in Louisiana and Mississippi, then in May, 1865, was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Colonel James H. Wingfield commanded this regiment.

Predecessor unit:

9th Cavalry Battalion [also called 1st or 9th Battalion Partisan Rangers] was organized during the early summer of 1862 with six companies and in July totaled 852 officers and men. Many of its members were recruited in the Baton Rouge area. The unit served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, was active around Baton Rouge, and was captured at Port Hudson in July, 1863. After being exchanged, it was assigned to J. Griffith's and W. Adams' Brigade and participated in various operations in Mississippi. Later the battalion merged into Wingfield's 3rd Louisiana Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel James H. Wingfield and Major James DeBaun were in command.

Commanding Officers

James H. Wingfield, Colonel
Obadiah P. Amacker, Lt. Colonel

Field and Staff Officers

James De Baun, Major
W. W. Carter, Regimental Surgeon
Ripley Conrad, Adjt.
Hill, Regimental Surgeon
A. Jarvis, Ordinance Sgt.
John Peg Lee, Hospital. Steward N. C. S.
W. S. Ligon, A. C. S.
D. H. Longmire, Qtr. Master Sgt. N. C. S.
Wailes Magruder, Asst. Surg.
William Wilson Matthews, 1st Lt., Adjt.
C. McCain, Adjt. Field and Staff
G. M. Miller, Capt., Asst. Qr. Master,
George H. Decker, Wagon Master, N. C. S.
L. Row, Act. Asst. Surgeon
P. Turner, Chaplain

Partial Roster

Company A

A. Allen, Second Lt., unknown.

William Allen, private, unknown.

Francis C. Lea, private, unknown.

James Lea, private, unknown.

Ephraim H. Rushing, private, unknown.

Rufus K, Sanders, private, unknown.

Company C

Alexander J. Lea, private, unknown.

Francis D. Lea, private, unknown.

F. M. Rippy, private, unknown.

Edwin Andrew Sanders, private, unknown.

Company D

J. C. Achord, private, unknown.

William L. Allen (1846-??), private, son of Thomas W. Allen and Leah Lee, husband of Martha. Buried in Lea Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Harvey Day Bates (1845-1909), private, son of William Stuart Bates and Sarah Ann Allen, husband of Rosalie Strickland. Buried in Bates Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

John S. Day (1833-1903), private, son of John Day and Jane Sibley, husband of Mary. Buried in Day Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Thomas Gordon Day, private, unknown.

R. R. Lea, private, unknown.

W. G. Lea, private, unknown.

Bartlett Travis (1830-1874). Private. Buried in Jackson Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

George W. Williams (1840-1910). Lieutenant. Buried in Day Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Company E

H. D. Martin. Private. Buried in Red Bluff Memorial Garden, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Company F
East Baton Rouge Louisiana Guards

W. J. Allen, private, unknown.

Company G

Robert Allen, private, unknown.

William W. Allen, private, unknown.

 


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