18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Benjamin S. Story, Capt. Cos. H., D. &
...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 Capt. Benjamin S. Story 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 be grateful.
to Elisha Riggs Esq
Bengamin S. Story!
on 4 September 2003
A letter written by Benjamin S.
to Mr. Elisha Riggs Esq on 28 September
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Benjamin S. Story
Capt. Cos. H., D. &
~ Military Record ~
~ Biography ~
Story, Benjamin S., Capt. Cos. H, D,
18th La. Inf. En. Nov. 14, 1861, New Orleans, La.
Present on all Rolls to Feb., 1862. Roll May and June, 1862,
Present. Rejoined Co., June 15, 1862, having been absent on
sick leave. Roll July and Aug., 1862, Present. Apptd. from
Co. H to Co. D, Capt., July 24, 1862, Provost Marshal
Pollard. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured
Lafourche, La., Oct. 27, 1862. Paroled Donaldsonville, La.,
Oct. 29, 1862. Exchanged from Steamer Frolic, near Baton
Rouge, La., Feb. 23, 1863. Roll dated June 30, 1863, Comdg.
Co. Roll July and Aug., 1863, Present. Also borne on Rolls
of Co. E, Cons. 18th Regt. and Yellow Jacket Battn. La Inf.,
Capt. Roll Jan. and Feb., 1864 (only Roll on file), Present.
Official Rolls Paroled Officers, C. S. A., Paroled
Natchitoches, La., June 6, 1865, as Capt. 18th La. Inf., Co.
E, Story, B. S.
Information reprinted from:
Born in New Orleans in 1834, son of Benjamin
and Ann Eliza (Clement) Story. Father born New Jersey and
mother born in Long Island, N.Y. In 1890, Benjamin S. was
the only surviving one of 14 children of Benjamin and Ann
Eliza. The oldest son, Henry Clement Story who died in 1868
was a graduate of West Point in 1842. Benjamin S. graduated
from Phillips Exter academy, New Hampshire.
After graduation, he became a cotton farmer and owned
extensive real estate interests. He was instrumental in
helping to equip and organize the Eighteenth Infantry
Reg., CSA and participated in battles at Shiloh,
Corinth, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Fordoche and the retreat
of General Banks' Red River expedition. He was captured and
paroled on the battlefield on Bayou Lafourche and was
returned to New Orleans as a prisoner of war. During the
occupation of New Orleans, his large estate was seized and
sequestered by the United States government and when he was
paroled at Natchitoches, he proceeded to Washington, D.C.
and made application for a pardon and after much delay, it
was granted; the property was for some time retained by the
Freedman's Bureau. After great difficulty and expense, his
property was returned to him, the rightful owner.
In May of 1867, he married Miss Jeannie Campbell, the
daughter of Mrs. Jane Wray Washington Campbell and they
immediately sailed for France. Jeannie was the G G G
Granddaughter of Lawrence Washington, half brother to Gen.
George Washington. Upon returning, the couple repaired to
their plantation home, Saxonholm where they were still
living in 1890.
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana,
Vol. II, p.411
A special THANK YOU goes out
to Edgar F. Cook for providing the above biographical
information about Benjamin S. Story, Capt. Cos. H., D. &