18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Alexandre L. Durio, Corpl., Pvt.
...Flag design is based on a small torn
section of the regimental battle flag which is on display in
the Confederate Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana. May 19,
1865. When the 18th Regiment was disbanded the flag
was torn into ten pieces and a piece given to each of
the ten company commanders. (Placement of Battle
Inscriptions is specualtive and based on similar Confederate
battle flags of the same period.)
...At this point in time, we are still
searching for an image of Alexandre Durio and we hope to add
one in the forseeable future.Should any of his decendants
have a photo of him, and would gratiously care to place a
copy of his photo at this web site...this researcher would
Corpl., Pvt., Co.
~ Military Record ~
~ Biography ~
Durio, Alexandre L., Corpl., Pvt. Co.
B.,18th La. Infty. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La.
Present on Rolls to Dec., 1861. Jan. and Feb., 1862, Absent,
sick at Corinth. Rolls, May, 1862, to Feb., 1862, to Feb.,
1863, state Present. The name A. Durio appears as
3rd Lt. on Roll Co. A., Consolidated 18th
La. Infty. for Jan. and Feb., 1864, (only Roll on file),
From: Southwest Louisiana Biographical and
ALEAXNDER L. DURIO,
CARENCRO...Alexandre L. Durio, planter, living in the sixth
ward, is a native of Louisiana, born in St. Martin parish,
October 30, 1836. He is the son of Alexandre and Adeline
(Chautin) Durio both natives of Louisiana. Mexandre Durio,
Sr., was a planter. He married in St. Martin parish and
became the father of seven children, four sons and three
daughters, of whom four are now living, our subject being
the oldest son. Mr. Durio was justice of the peace of St.
Martin parish for a number of years. He died in 1841. His
wife died in 1839. They were both members 3f the Catholic
The subject of this sketch was married in St. Martin
parish, 1859, to Miss Azelie David, a native of Louisiana.
They became the parents of nine children, six sons and three
daughters, all of whom are now living. Mrs. Durio died in
1884. She was a member of the Catholic church. Mr. Durio
married again, in 1889, Miss Aurelia Guidry.
Mr. Durio was a soldier in the Confederate States
service, having, in 1861, enlisted in Company B,
Eighteenth Louisiana Regiment, of which he was first
lieutenant. He was in the battles of Shiloh and
Mansfield and numerous skirmishes. After the war he returned
home and was engaged in merchandising at Arnaudville,
Louisiana, from 1866 to 1889, when he sold out his store,
and now gives his attention to farming and dealing in live
stock. Mr. Durio has been prominent in politics for many
years. While a resident of St. Landry parish he represented
the parish in the House of Representatives. He keeps himself
well informed on the issues of the day. He owns two hundred
and eighty acres of land, one hundred of which he cultivates
principally in corn, cotton and sweet potatoes. His
plantation is located near Carencro Bayou, has a fine
dwelling upon it, and is well improved generally.
William Henry Perrin Published in 1891 by L. Graham &
Printers, 99, 101, 103 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA.