18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Henry L. Garland, Capt., Co. B.
...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.)
Henry L. Garland
Capt., Co. B.
~ Military Record ~
~ Biography ~
Garland, Henry L., Capt., Co. B.,
18th La. Inf. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Rolls
from Oct., 1861, to Feb. 1862, Present. Roll for May and
June, 1862. Resigned at Corinth on the 6th of May, 1862.
Information reprinted from:
HON. HENRY L. GARLAND, OPELOUSAS...There is
no name connected with the history of Opelousas that is more
honored than that of Henry L. Garland. He was born in St.
Landry parish, September 27, 1836. He received a liberal
education in Franklin College and the University of
Virginia. He studied law in the office of Caleb L. Swayze,
subsequently attending law lectures in the city of New
Orleans. In 1848 he began practising law in Opelousas, and
has always made his home in this place. He still owns and
resides in the house in which he was born.
At the beginning of hostilities in the late civil war,
Mr. Garland organized a company from St. Landry
parish for the Confederate States service, of which he
was made captain. Their field of operation was chiefly in
Tennessee. In the first days battle of Shiloh, two-thirds
of his men were killed or wounded. At the close
of the war Mr. Garland returned home and resumed his
practice, in which he has since been activel engaged. He has
been a member of the Legislature from his parish and has
held other positions of trust. In his practice he has never
prosecuted a criminal, lie was married in St. Landry parish
to Miss Julia L. Bullard, and to them have been born five
children, Marie, Charles F., Virginia, Henry L., Jr., and
Robert Lee Garland. Henry L., Jr., is an attorney in New
Orleans; Robert Lee Garland is a graduate of the law
department of Tulane University, New Orleans, and is
connected with his father in his practice and general
business at this place. He is but a young man and has a
promising future. He is a graduate of the Manhattan College,
New York City, having taken a literary course there.
From: Southwest Louisiana Biographical and
by William Henry Perrin
Published in 1891 by L. Graham & Sons, Printers,
99, 101, 103 Gravier St. New Orleans, La.
A special Thank You goes out to Edgar F. Cook for
assistance in supplying additional information in
the biograph of Capt. Henry L. Garland.
A special Thank You goes out to the
descendant of Capt. Henry L. Garland,
Lee Garland Halphen,
for contributing two excellent images of Capt. Henry L.