18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Elphege P. Couvillion, Pvt., Co. I.
...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 Pvt. Elphege P. Couvillion 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.
Pvt., Co. I.
~ Military Record ~
~ Biography ~
Couvillion, E. P. (Elphege
P.) (also Couvillion, E. P.), Pvt. Co. F. 18th
La. Infty. En. Sept. 26th, 1862, Camp Pratt. Present on Roll
for Jan. and Feb., 1863. Captured at Alexandria, La., May
10th, 1863. Paroled at Grant's Island, off Mobile, Ala., May
30th, 1863. Present on Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1864. (Later
appears on the Rolls of Cons. 18th Regt. and Yellow
Jacket Battn. La. Infty. as Pvt. in Co. I.)
Information in brackets indicate that this soldier was
sent to this unit...according to information received from
Jackson Barracks, New Orleans.
At this time, we do not have in our possesion
a biography of Mr. Elphege P. Couvillion. Any decendant of
Mr. Couvillion willing to share information with regards to
Mr. Couvillion can contact this researcher at the e-mail
address below. We would very much like to place Elphege P.
Couvillion's story on this page!
Soldiers Application for
An application for Confederate Pension Benefits on behalf
of Elphege P. Couvillion and an application for Confederate
Pension Widow's Pension Benefits for Aglae Gaspard (widow?)
is on file at the State Archives in Baton Rouge. Any
decendant caring to share this information will be greatly
appreciated by this researcher.
Extra Duty Roster -- Ft. DeRussy
-- December 1863
A copy of the roster is shown approximately 50% actual
size. The actual text transcription is listed below the
image of the roster.