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10th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry

10th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Camp Moore, Louisiana, during June and July, 1861, and soon moved to Virginia. Its members were from New Orleans and Bossier and St. Landry parishes. Wearing zouave uniforms, the regiment was composed of many foreigners including Greeks, Italians, and Spainards. In April, 1862, it totalled 595 men and during the war served in McLaws', Semmes', Starke's, Nicholl's, Iverson's, Stafford's, and York's Brigade. The 10th fought in many engagements of the Army of the Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor. Later, it was active in the Shenandoah Valley with General Early, then took part in the Appomattox Campaign. It lost twenty-seven percent of the 318 engaged at Malvern Hill, had 16 killed, 33 wounded, and 7 missing at Sharpsburg, and 15 killed and 51 wounded at Chancellorsville. The regiment reported 3 wounded at Second Winchester and lost more than forty-five percent of the 226 at Gettysburg. On April 9, 1865, only 4 officers and 13 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Mandeville DeMarigny, Henry D. Monier, and Eugene Waggaman; Lieutenant Colonels Jules C. Denis and J.M. Legett; and Majors Felix Dumonteil, Thomas N. Powell, and William H. Spencer.
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