Bouillon, D.,Pvt. Co. B. 10th Battn.
La. Infty. Appears on Register of Prisoners of War dated
April 25th, 1863, Captured at Centerville, La., April 14th,
1863. Sent to New Orleans, La., to be exchanged.
(Note: the name Bouillion, D. is difficult to read and
also could be Bouillion, O. which would probably have been
Bouillion, Ozemie, also a Pvt. in the 18th Louisiana
mentioned in the text below. jlr)
Bouillion, Don Louis, Pvt., Co. K., 18th La.
Infty. Consol. Yellow Jacket Battn. Roll for Jan. and Feb.,
1864 (only Roll on file), En. March 17th, 1862, St. Martin,
Soldier's Louisiana Pension
PAGE 1 of Application
Parish of: Acadia, No.: 8148, Soldier's
Application for Pension: Don Louis Bouillion, P. O.
Rayne, Company and Regiment, K: 18th Regiment,
Filed: Nov. 13, 1913, Allowed: March 11, 1914,
Quaterly Allowance: $ (Blank - 17.00 is written in hand
across two lines, could be pension allowance), Pension
Allowed from: (Blank), Rejected: 12/11/13, Record Since 64-,
(Signed, Illegible) President, Board of Pension
Commissioners, Company and Regiment of Naval Service? B.
Fournet's Batt., K 18th Inf., Date, Place and Nature of
Wound Received? (Blank), Disability - Where and How
Occasioned? Old, crippled, Where and When Paroled or
Discharged? Monroe, LA, If Discharged, Where
Remaining until Surrender? (Blank), Age, Not
PAGE 2 of Application (this page was type written)
Soldier's Application for Pension I, Don Louis
Bouillion, state of Louisiana, and now a citizen of
Louisiana, resident at Rayne in the parish of
Acadia in the State of Louisiana...
1. When and where were you born? Answer: Born in
2. When and where did you enlist? Answer: St.
3. Give the letter of your Company and the number of your
Regiment: Answer: Col. V. A. Fournet, Comp. B.,
Capt. D. Beroud, Yellow Jacket Battoulen (sic)
4. Give branch of service, Artillery, Infantry, Calvary
or Navy, give name or names of vessels you served in, or in
what capacity: Answer: in 1863 Transferred to 18 Reg.
Col. Armand Capt. Alice Castille; Comp. K
5. If discharged or paroled from the army, where wer you,
and what did you do until the close of the war? Answer:
At Monro. (sic) LA.
6. Where were you at the surrender: Answer: At Monro.
7. If a prisoner, in what camp, and where were you
released, and to where sent? Answer: No. Never Was
8. Did you take the oath of alligiance to the United
States Government at any time during the war? Is so, when
and where? Answer: No
9. How long have you been a resident of the State of
Louisiana next preceding the date of this application? Where
have you resided during that period? Answer: All my
10. Are you engaged in any business? If so, what do you
earn? Answer: Old age and cripple. Not able to work
11. Have you or your wife any estate in your own right,
real or personal and what is the value? Answer: A little
home assesed at $250
12. Give name of two or more of your comrades, with their
post office address? Answer: Ozemie, Bouillion, at
13. Give your post office address and that of the
witness. Answer: Don Louis Bouillion, Rayne, LA
The application is signed by Don Louis Bouillion by his
mark and dated Nov. 3, 1913
PAGE 3 of the application (this page was written in long
Parish of St. Landry
Be it known that on this 22nd day of January, A. D. 1914,
before me H. E. Estage (?) a duly qualified and commissioned
Notary Public, and for the Parish of St. Landry, State of
Louisiana; came and appeared Major Arthur Simon, who being
duly sworn under the following statement relative to the
military service of one Don Louis Bouillion, an old
Confederate veteran, now above seventy five years of age as
I became acquainted with the veteran Don Louis Bouillion
during the Civil War in the month of March A. D. 1862 when
he was enlisted in the Fournet's Yellow Jacket Battalion
Infantry, Confederate Volunteers in Company B and I then the
First Lieutenant. Don Louis Bouillion continued to serve in
said organization and in 1863 I became the Captain of my
Company. In the month of November 1864 my Battalion became
consolidated with the remnant of the 18th La. Inf. Vols. and
formed the new 18th La Yellow Jacket Consolidated Regiment,
Inf. Vols. and I became Captain of Co. K of the new
organization (word not readable) and of which I became the
Major in the month of Sept. A. D. 1864. In the month of
February or about in the year 1865(? - difficult to read,
strike over) (word not readable) an epidemic of smallpox, my
faithful soldier Don Louis Bouillion was vaccinated on the
right arm by the Dr. of the Regiment; and it unfortunately
happens that the vaccine virus was poisioned and cased
terrible ulcers to form on the soldier's arm and chest and
to such a degree that the bone of his arm and his upper
right ribs could be seen in places.
About that time or later on I gave him a furlough to go
to the hospital in Monroe, LA or to his home (next two lines
not readable).....Hospital in Monroe, LA he was allowed to
go to his home near S. Martinville, LA to be taken care of.
No one thought at that time that he would survive but he
generally got better but shortly after that was over he
began to improve with proper care and finally survived and
was completely cured in course of time.
Don Louis Bouillon, (word not readable) good and devoted
service to the Confederate cause and was a brave soldier as
long as he could stand to the last moment.
(signed) Major Arthur Simon
Ex Major 18th La. Inf. Batt. Consolidated Reg.
Infantry Volunteers Confederate Army
Alfred Mouton's Brigade
Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned
authority this 22nd of
January A. D. 1914
H. E. Estage
The above biography/Pension Benefit Applicantion was
generousaly supplied by Mr. Jerry Royer, one of the
decendants of the late Don Louis Bouillion, Pvt., Co. B.,
10th Battn. La. Infty. and Co. K., 18th Consolidated
Infantry Regiment and Yellow Jacket Battalion.
The above biography of Don Louis Bouillion relies
We, at the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment owe a debt of
gratitude to Mr. Jerry Royer for his generous contribution.
The above information was used with his kind permission.
on materials contained within the "Soldiers Application for
Parish of: Acadia, No.: 8148, State of Louisiana, and dated
Nov. 3, 1913.