CONFEDERATE LOUISIANA TROOPS
30th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Sumter Regiment)
30th Infantry Regiment [also called Sumter Regiment] was organized during the early
spring of 1862, and contained men from Orleans, St. John the Baptist, and St. James parishes.
Later reduced to a battalion. The unit served in Maxey's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and
East Louisiana, and fought at Baton
Rouge and Port Hudson
where it was captured in July, 1863. Exchanged and reorganized, it was assigned to General
Quarles', Page's, and Gibson's Brigade. The 30th fought with the Army of Tennessee in the
Atlanta Campaign and Hood's Tennessee operations. Later it was ordered to Mobile. It
contained 260 effectives in August, 1862, totalled 322 men and 281 arms in December, 1863, and
had 161 fit for duty in November, 1864. Few surrendered with the Department of Alabama,
Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonel Gustavus A. Breaux, Lieutenant
Colonels Chares J. Bell and Thomas Shields, and Major Arthur Picolet.
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