Pointe Coupee (Louisiana) Artillery Regiment, CSA
Pointe Coupee Artillery Battalion was organized in November, 1861 with three
companies. Its members were recruited in Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and
Concordia parishes. Captain R.A. Stewart's Company fought at Belmont, then the
battalion was captured at
Island No. 10 in
April, 1862. Exchanged at Grenada, Mississippi, it contained 165 officers and
men in June. Later it was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East
Louisiana, and during the siege of Vicksburg
it lost 4 killed and 5 wounded. After it was exchanged again, the battalion was
consolidated into one company. It then joined the Army of Tennessee and was
active in the Atlanta, Tennessee, and North Carolina Campaigns. With less than
25 men it surrendered on April 26, 1865. Captains Alcide Bouanchaud, W.A.
Davidson, and Alexander Chust were in command.
William Donahoe (1848-1904). Private. Buried in Pine Ridge Church
Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.