18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Pierre A. Blanchard, Pvt., Co. A.
...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.)
~ Military Record
...At this point in time, we are still
searching for an image of Pvt. Pierre A. Blanchard 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.
Pierre A. Blanchard
Pvt., Co. A.
Blanchard, A.,, Pvt., Co. A., 18th
La..En. Oct. 10, 1862, Camp Pratt. Present on Rolls to
March, 1863. Rolls from April, 1863 to August, 1863,
"Present. Wagoner." On Rolls of Co. C. Cons. 18th regt. La.
Infty. and Yellow Jacket Battn. Rolls for Jan. and Feb.,
1864, dated Feb. 29th, 1864, "Absent detached as Brigade
Commsy. Wagoner, April 1st, 1863."
Information reprinted from:
PIERRE A. BLANCHARD--Subject was born
1 August 1844 in Assumption Parish, son of Pierre and Elzia
S. (Harbet) Blanchard, both of whom were natives of the same
parish. Pierre Adolph received an ordinary education and in
1862, enlisted in Company A of the Eighteenth Louisiana
Infantry, participating in the battles of Mansfield and
Pleasant Hill. The unit was disbanded in May of 1865 in
He was married 27 April 1869 to Miss Oliva Daigle of
Parish and they were the parents of nine children, four sons
and five daughters. Pierre Adolph became the manager of H.
Daigle plantation consisting of 1,180 acres six miles from
Donaldsonville. There, he conducted a large open kettle
process of making sugar and both he and his wife were living
on the plantation in 1890
Louisiana Biographical and Historical Records, Vol.
Published in 1892 by The Goodspeed Publishing Co.,
Chicago pp. 296
A special Thank You goes out to Edgar F. Cook for
the above biographical information on Pvt. Pierre Blanchard