The Fourth Louisiana Battalion in the Civil War

A History and Roster


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About the Book

The first section of this book follows the Fourth Louisiana Battalion from Louisiana’s secession through Richmond, South Carolina’s coastal defense, Vicksburg, the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee, and the final surrender at Gainesville, Alabama. The second section is a detailed biographical register covering commanding officers, staff, color bearers and soldiers who served the battalion. Information for each man includes military record, civilian history, pension information and burial location.

About the Author(s)

Terry G. Scriber is a writer, researcher and museum security professional. He lives in Louisiana.
The late Theresa Arnold-Scriber was a writer and researcher. She lived in Louisiana.

Bibliographic Details

Terry G. Scriber and Theresa Arnold-Scriber
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 371
Bibliographic Info: 27 photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [2008]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7520-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments      1

The History
1. Clouds of Conflict: Louisiana Exits the Union      5
2. Sweet Sunlight of Victory: Covered in Glory      16
3. Cold Mist of Defeat: The Vicksburg Campaign      43
4. Hard Rain of War: The Battle of Chickamauga      76
5. Downpour of Disaster: The Battles for Chattanooga      112
6. Blizzard of Bad Tidings: The Atlanta Campaign      156
7. The Storm Breaks: The Close of the War      227

The Biographical Register
A Guide to Using the Register      249
Term Definitions      249

Commanding Generals      251
Field and Staff      270
Color Bearers/Guard      275
Company A: “Madison Infantry,” Madison Parish      276
Company B: “Ouachita Blues,” Ouachita Parish      287
Company C: “Franklin Life Guard,” Franklin Parish      298
Company D: “Carroll Rebels,” Carroll Parish      308
Company E: “Natchez Rifles,” Adams County, Mississippi      315
Company F: “Ouachita Rebels,” Ouachita Parish      327

Chapter Notes      335
Biographical Register Notes      346
Bibliography      347
Index      349

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “This work is a must, of course, for those interested in the Fourth Louisiana Battalion and Louisiana units as well. If you enjoy reading the letters, journals and diaries of Civil War soldiers this is a treasure trove”—Civil War News
  • “A fine job”—Blue & Gray Magazine
  • “The authors ferret out the curious, the remarkable, and the little known details…very helpful…the period photos show abundant details…a treasure trove of genealogical information…well documented…excellent…a real pleasure to read”—The Lone Star
  • “Great”—The Advocate.