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Pierre Bernard

Pvt., Corpl., Sgt., Co. F.

&
Jean Bernard

Pvt., Sergt., Jr. 2nd Lt., Co. F.

 

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...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.)

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Pierre Bernard, Pvt., Corpl., Sgt.
&
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.

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Pierre Bernard

Pvt., Corpl., Sgt., Co. F.

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~ 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.

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Jean Bernard

Pvt., Sergt., Jr. 2nd Lt., Co. F.

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~ 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."

~ Biography ~

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 College, Grand
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.

From: Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical by
William Henry Perrin Published in 1891 by L. Graham & Sons,
Printers, 99, 101, 103 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA.
pp. 208-209


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