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1st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Nelligan's)
1st Volunteers Infantry Regiment completed its organization in April, 1861, at New
Orleans, Louisiana. Its companies were from Alexandria, New Orleans, and Shreveport. Ordered
to Virginia, the unit served in the Department of Norfolk, then was assigned to A.R. Wright's,
Starke's, Nicholl's, Iverson's, Stafford's, and York's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It
participated in the many difficult campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, marched with Early to the
Shenandoah Valley, and ended the war at Appomattox. The regiment reported 214
casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 71 at Sharpsburg, and 8 at Fredericksburg. It lost thirty-seven percent
of the 125 at Chancellorsville,
twenty-three percent of the 172 at Gettysburg, and twenty-five percent of the
112 at Mine Run. The 1st
surrendered with only 1 officer and 18 men. The field officers were Colonels Albert C.
Blanchard, Samuel R. Harrison, William R. Shivers, and W.G. Vincent; Lieutenant Colonels
James Nelligan and Michael Nolan; and Majors Charles E. Cormier and J.C. Wise.
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