18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Pierre Bernard, Pvt., Corpl., Sgt.
...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.)
Jean Bernard, Pvt., Sergt., Jr. 2nd Lt.
...At this point in time, we are still
searching for an image of the Bernard brothers and we hope
to add one in the forseeable future. Should any of his
decendants have a photo of them, and would gratiously care
to place a copy of his photo at this web site...this
researcher would be grateful.
Pvt., Corpl., Sgt., Co.
~ Military Record
Bernard, Pierre, Pvt., Corpl., Co. F.,
18th La. Infty. En. May 29th, 1862, Camp Pratt,
Present to Feb., 1863. Captured at Bayou Teche, La., and
Paroled Jan. 15th, 1863. Rolls from April to June, 1863,
"Absent. Sick. Sent to Hospl. at Opelousas." Appears on
Rolls of Co. I. of the 18th Cons. and Yellow
Jacket Battn. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1864, "Present,
2nd Corp." Appears on Register of C. S. A. Gen. Hospl.,
Shreveport, La., as "Sgt. Admitted Nov. 8th, 1864, and Retd.
to Duty Dec. 22nd, 1864." Appears on Roll of Prisoners of
War Paroled at Alexandria, La., June 3rd, 1865. Res.,
Lafayette Par., La.
Pvt., Sergt., Jr. 2nd Lt., Co.
~ Military Record
Bernard, Jean, Pvt., Jr. 2nd Lt., Co.
F., 18th La. Infty. En. Oct. 5th, 1861, Camp Moore,
La. Present on Rolls to Dec., 1861. Roll for Jan., and Feb.,
1862, "Absent. On Detached Service as Secty., of Gen.
Ruggles." On List dated Corinth, Miss., April -, 1862, of
Men Who Returned from Battle of Shiloh, Roll for May and
June, 1862, "Present. Apptd. 5th Sergt. June 5th, 1862."
Roll for July and Aug., 1862, "Present. Apptd. 1st Sergt.
Aug. 1st, 1862." Rolls from Sept., 1862, to Aug., 1863,
state "Present, Enlisted 2nd Jr. Lt. Aug. 1st, 1863."
From: Southwest Louisiana Biographical and
PIERRE BERNARD, CARENCRO...Pierre
Bernard, one of the most prominent citizens of Lafayette
parish, living three miles east of Carancro, was born in the
parish April 8, 1837. He is the son of Louis H. and Eliza
Bernard, natives of the parish. Lewis H. Bernard was born
April 4, 1805, and died November 29, 1852. His wife was born
October 3, 1814, and died November 29, 1890. They were
married in Lafayette parish, and made this their home during
the temainder of their lives. Louis F. Bernard was a
successful planter, ana at his death left an estate valued
at $100,000. His father, Jean Bernard, was a soldier in the
war of 1812, and participated in he battle of New Orleans.
There were born to the marriage of Louis H. and Eliza
Bernard ten children, five of whom are now living, two sons
and three daughters. Our subject was the fourth child.
Pierre Bernard spent his school days at St. Charles
Coteau. At the age of twenty-one years he engaged in
agricultural pursuits, attending to his father's business
and plantation, and in this he continued until he breaking
out of the war. In 1861 he joined General Mouton's Cavalry,
and soon after enlisted in the Eighteenth Infantry, Capt.
Smith's company(?), under the same general. He participated
in many battles, among which may be mentioned Bisland,
Lafourche, Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. He was
wounded at the battle of Mansfield, receiving a minnie ball
in the right leg.
After the war he began farming, in which occupation he has
continued ever since. He owns a plantation a few miles east
of Carencro. In 1862 he was married to Miss Ameranthe
Bernard, daughter of Vilsia Bernard, of St. Martin parish.
She died March 14, 1865, having become the mother of one
daughter, Feliciana, wife of A. Breaux. In November, 1871,
Pierre Bernard married again, Miss Augustine Carmouche, of
Pointe Coupee parish. She died May 1, 1874.
Our subject is a member of St. Peter's Catholic church at
this place. In politics he is a democrat.
Pierre Bernard's brother, Jean, was also a
Confederate soldier. He was on General Ruggles'
staff, and was afterward lieutenant in the
Eighteenth Louisiana Infantry. He died in 1884,
leaving a large estate.
William Henry Perrin Published in 1891 by L. Graham &
Printers, 99, 101, 103 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA.