CONFEDERATE LOUISIANA TROOPS
21st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Patton's)
21st Infantry Regiment was formed in January, 1862, and mustered into Confederate
service in February. Some of the men were recruited in Assumption and St. Helena parishes. The
unit was stationed at New Orleans and captured when that city fell in April. After being exchanged, it served in L.Hebert's
Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured again at Vicksburg.
During the Vicksburg siege, the
regiment lost 16 killed, 50 wounded, and 1 missing, and after the exchange in December, 1863,
only 69 men were present. It was not reorganized. The field officers were Colonels Edward
Higgins, Isaac W. Patton, and Martin L. Smith; Lieutenant Colonels Edward Ivy and John T.
Plattsmier; and Majors George Purvis and Richard L. Robertson.
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