Absalom McMillan

 

Submitted by Jane Bubier
Aug 31, 2006

Civil War, 19th Regiment LA Infantry - DeSoto & Various Parishes, Louisiana
Surnames L-Z

19th Regiment Louisiana Infantry (Vivil War)
Most of the following men enlisted (Sept, Oct & Nov 1861) for 12 months in Companies organized in these Parishes before arriving at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa, LA.
Those Companies are :
Company A (Vance Guards from Bossier Parish, LA)
Company B (Robins Grays from Bossier Parish, LA)
Company C (Claiborne Volunteers from Claiborne Parish, LA)
Company D (Claiborne Greys from Claiborne Parish, LA)
Company E (Stars of Equality from Union Parish, LA)
Company F (Henry Marshall Guards from DeSoto Parish, LA)
Company G (Caddo 10th from Caddo Parish, LA)
Comapny H (DeSoto Creoles from DeSoto Parish, LA)
Company I (Keachi Warriors from Caddo Parish, LA)
Company K (Anacoca Rangers from Sabine Parish & Rapides Parish, LA)
Please note that Company I had quite a few men from DeSoto Parish in it.
Towards the end of the war the 19th was on of the companies consolidated to form the Pelican
Regiment Louisiana Infantry.  In the Pelican Regiment Louisana Infantry the 19th lined up this way:
Company A (Companies A, I, E of the 19th)
Company D (Companies C, F, G, & K of the 19th)
Company E (Companies B, D & H of the 19th) (Scroll to the bottom for more information)

The Battles the 19th Regiment Louisiana Infantry fought in mentioned above are:Battle of Atlanta, GA
Battle of Chattanooga, TN
Battle of Franklin, TN
Battle of Jonesboro, GA
Battle of Mansfield, LA
Battle of Missionary Ridge, TN
Battle of Nashville, TN
Battle of New Hope Church, GA
Battle of Pleasant Hill, LA
Battle of Poor House, GA
Battle of Pumpkinvine Creek, GA
Battle of Resaca, GA
Battle of Shiloh, TN
Battle of Spanish Fort, AL

The Yankee Prison Camps mentioned above are:
Camp Chase, Ohio was located four miles west of Columbus, Ohio.
Camp Douglas, Illinois was near Chicago, Illinois
Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana
Fort Delaware, Delaware was located on Pea Patch Island on the Delaware River.
Military Prison, Alton, Illinois
Rock Island Barracks, Rock Island, Illinois was located on the Mississippi River
A. McMILLAN, Pvt., Co. I, enlisted 11 Dec 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.
Captured 16 May 1864 at the Battle of Resaca, GA & sent to Alton Military Prison, Alton, IL.
(name also, Absolem, Abram & Abraham)
B. McMILLAN, Cpl., Co. I, enlisted 11 Dec 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

(source of this information is:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/desoto/military/civilwar/infantry/19th00lz.txt)