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Crescent Regiment, Louisiana Infantry

Crescent Infantry Regiment was organized with men from New Orleans and entered Confederate service in May, 1861. The unit fought in the Battle of Shiloh and reported 23 killed, 84 wounded, and 20 missing. During the summer of 1863 the Confederate Guards response Battalion and the 11th Louisiana Infantry Battalion merged into the regiment. It served in Mouton's and H. Gray's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and was active in Western Louisiana and the operations against Banks' Red River Campaign. During the spring of 1865 it disbanded. The field officers were Colonels James H. Beard, Abel W. Bosworth, and M.J. Smith; Lieutenant Colonels Franklin H. Clack, Arthur W. Hyatt, George P. McPheeters, and George Soule; and Majors Mercer Canfield and Myford McDougall.
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Last updated: May 23, 2014