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Pointe Coupee Artillery, Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Artillery Battalion was organized in November, 1861 with three companies. Its members were recruited in Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and Concordia parishes. Captain R.A. Stewart's Company fought at Belmont, then the battalion was captured at Island No. 10 in April, 1862. Exchanged at Grenada, Mississippi, it contained 165 officers and men in June. Later it was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and during the siege of Vicksburg it lost 4 killed and 5 wounded. After it was exchanged again, the battalion was consolidated into one company. It then joined the Army of Tennessee and was active in the Atlanta, Tennessee, and North Carolina Campaigns. With less than 25 men it surrendered on April 26, 1865. Captains Alcide Bouanchaud, W.A. Davidson, and Alexander Chust were in command.
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