18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Jacques V. Duhon, Pvt., Sergt., Co.A., C.
...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 Sergt. Jacques V. Duhon 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.
Jacques V. Duhon
Pvt., Sergt., Co. A.,
~ Military Record
Duhon, Jacques, Pvt., Sergt., Co. A.,
C., Consolidated 18th La. Inf. En. April 7, 1862, St.
Martin, La. Rolls of Prisoners of War show him captured at
Bayou Teche, La., April 14, 1863. Sent to New Orleans, La.,
April 30, 1863, to be exchanged. Roll for Jan. and Feb.,
Information reprinted from:
J. V. DUHON, LAKE CHARLES...J. V. Duhon is a
native of Calcasieu parish, Louisiana, born in 1844. He is
the son of C. and A. Duhon, both natives of this State. His
father was a planter and stock raiser. He was reared,
married, and spent his whole life in Calcasieu parish.
The subject of this sketch grew to manhood in Calcasieu
parish, and received his education in the schools of this
place. In 1862 he entered the Confederate service and
enlisted in Company A., Eighteenth Louisiana
Regiment, in which he served until the close of the war.
He was in the battle of Mansfield, besides numerous other
hotly contested engagements. At the close of the war he
returned home and engaged in farming. In 1869 he married
Miss Eliza Benoit, a native of Louisiana, they having become
the parents of twelve children, eight of whom are living.
Mr. Duhon is one of the successful planters and stock
raisers of this section; he owns from twelve to fifteen
hundred acres of land&emdash;only a portion of which is
under cultivation. He raises principally stock. He has
recently become interested in a saw-mill in partnership with
Mr. E. H. Burleson, whose sketch appears in this work. Mr.
Duhon also carries a general stock of merchandise in
connection with the mill in which he is interested. He is a
prosperous business man.
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.