18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Onezphore Broussard, 3rd. Lt., 2nd. Lt.
...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 Lt. Onezphore Broussard 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.
3rd. Lt., 2nd. Lt., Co.
~ Military Record
Broussard, Onez., 3rd Lt., 2nd Lt.,
Co. F., 18th La.. Infty. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp
Moore, La. Present on all Rolls for Feb., 1862. Roll for May
and June 1862, Absent on furlough of 60 days since April
16th, 1862, from wounds received at Shiloh. Roll for
July and Aug., 1862, Absent, Promoted 2nd Lt. July 24th. On
sick furlough of 60 days from June 14th. Roll for Jan. and
Feb., 1863, Present. Rolls from April, 1863, to June 31st,
1863, Absent on furlough of 30 days.
Information transcribed below contains a passage
that relates to Onezphore Broussard, Co. F., 18th
who is the son of Joseph Zeno Broussard.
Information reprinted from:
JOSEPH ZENO BROUSSARD,
Broussard died March 2,1881, at his home in Lafayette
parish, at the age of eighty-two years. The Broussard family
are well known in this section of Louisiana, being among the
most respected and largest families in this portion of the
State. In a financial sense they have without almost an
exception been successful.
The subject of this sketch was the son of Joseph
Broussard, also a native of what was then Vermilion parish.
Mr. Broussard was
one of the most extensive and successful planters of
Lafayette parish;his plantation, which is now in the bards
of his heirs, is an excellent one and under his management
was made to yield a handsome income. He was a gentleman of
remarkable business capacity,and was characterized by his
energy. As a citizen he was benevolent and public spirited,
and, though uneducated in the high books, he had acquired,
by reading and contact with the business world, an education
which fitted him for an active business life. He married,
early in life, Miss Cleonise Savoie, also a native of this
parish. Mrs. Broussard died recently, being eighty-two years
of age. There were born to this marriage five children, viz:
Ophelia, Onezphore, who died in 1880, at the ege of
forty-two years; Edmonia, wife of Joseph Dugas, a planter of
St. Landry parish; Joseph, died in 1881, at the age of
thirty-three years. All the children received the benefits
of a good education.
Onezphore Broussard served as a lieutenant in the C.
S. A., and at the battle of Shiloh received a wound, from
the effects of which he was disabled, and was unfitted for
active service. He had served as member of the police jury
and justice of the peace. Ophelia Broussard resides (mother
dead) on the old home plantation.
Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical
by William Henry Perrin Published in 1891 by
L. Graham & Sons, Printers, 99, 101, 103 Gravier
New Orleans, La. pp. 203-204