18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Mayo, Thaddeus, Pvt., Hospl. Steward, Co. B.,
Field & Staff
...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 Pvt. Thaddeus Mayo 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.
Pvt., Hospl. Steward, Co. B., Field
~ Military Record
Mayo, Thaddeus, Pvt., Hospl. Steward,
Co. B., Field & Staff, 18th La. Inf. En. Oct. 5,
1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on roll to Oct. 31, 1861.
Regtl. Return Nov., 1861, Detached on extra duty
Regtl. Hospl. Steward. Roll Nov. and Dec., 1861, Present.
Appointed Hospl. Steward, Dec. 21, 1861, by Special --No. 7
from Brig. Gen. Ruggles. Roll Nov. and Dec., 1861 (Roll No.
2), Transfd. to Med, Dept. by appointment as Hospl. Steward.
Rolls Jan., 1862, to Aug., 1862, Present. Also borne on
Rolls of Cons. 18th Regt. and Yellow Jacket Battn. La Inf.
as Mayo, T., Hospl. Steward. Roll Jan. and Feb., 1864 (only
Roll on file), Present.
Information reprinted from:
THAD. MAYO, LAKE CHARLES...Thad. Mayo,
Clerk of the District Court of Calcasieu parish, was born in
St. Landry parish, Louisiana, January 26, 1835. He is the
son of Capt. William and Eliza (Smith) Mayo, natives of
Norwich, Connecticut, and Louisiana, respectively. Capt.
Win. Mayo was a seafaring man in his younger days. He came
to Louisiana in 1832 or 1833, and engaged in steamboating on
the Atchafayala and Courtablcau, and was in the State
service on these streams until the time of his death. He was
engaged with Captains Gordon, Hinkley and Carrie in
steamboating and navigating the Atchafayala and its
tributaries, he died January 25, 1849, when fifty years and
one month of age. He went to sea with his uncle, Thomas
Mayo, captain of a merchant vessel between Liverpool and New
York, when six years of age. When about eighteen years of
age he went on a whaling expedition as mate. The captain of
the vessel died, and Captain Mayo was appointed to fill his
position, and conducted the vessel back to Connecticut from
theSouth Seas. He lost several boats in the rivers and
bayous of Louisiana. One, in command of Captain Gordon, was
blown up. Captain Mayo was an old time whig, and it is
thought he was a Mason. Mr. Mayo's father's family is of
Irish and Spanish descent, and his mother's family French
and German. His mother is still living, and resides with her
son in Lake Charles; she is seventy-six years of age. Her
father, John Smith, died at the age of ninety-eight years;
her mother when ninety-two.
Thad. Mayo was the oldest of six children, five boys and
one girl. At his father's death he attended to the duties of
ferryman at the mouth of Bayou. Plaquemine. After several
months he went to New Orleans as salesman, and remained
there for two years. He returned to Plaquemine, where he
found employment with Bissell & Williams as salesmen.
Then he went to Opelousas, where he learned the drug
business with John Posey, remaining two years. He
subsequently engaged in business for himself at Washington,
Louisiana. He was burned out, and returned to the employment
of Mr. Pusey for a time.
He next took charge of a drug business at New Iberia for
James A. Lee, in which he continued one year. After this he
turned his attention to railroading, and found employment
with the New Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western
Railroad. He remained in this business a few months, when he
engaged in school teaching at Plaquemine Brusle and Hickory
Flat. In 1861 he entered the army, enlisting in the
Eighteenth Louisiana Regiment of Volunteers,
under Captain H. L. Garland. He was hospital steward at Camp
Moore, Corinth and other places. He participated in the
battles of Pittsburg Landing, Shiloh, Farmington and
Corinth, and in the engagements in the retreat from the last
mentioned place. In the Trans-Mississippi department he was
in the battles of Bayou Lafourche, Berwick Bay, Bisland,
Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. At the close of the war he was
for some time engaged in the lumber business, logging on the
Calcasieu. Subsequently he was engaged in carrying mail from
Lake Charles to Opelousas on horseback. While thus employed
he was elected parish assessor, in which he served until
1867. From this time until 1872 he was engaged in conducting
a drug store in Opelousas. He then returned to Lake Charles
and became proprietor of the Lake House, in which he was
engaged three years. He afterward made several voyages to
the Rio Grande, Brazos, San lago and Tuxpan, Mexico. Later
he served as city marshal of Lake Charles for a time, when
he was appointed deputy sheriff, in 1876. He was next
appointed superintendent of registration. Ife took charge of
the clerk's office of Asa Ryan in 1876, and at Ryan's death,
in 1878, was appointed clerk. In 1879 he was elected to the
office which, he has held ever since. In association with
John H., his nephew, and J. T. Hewitt, of Lake Charles, he
organized the Calcasieu Shingle Company.
Our subject married, June, 1859, Miss Malina Langley, of
Hickory Flat. To this union have been born six children,
five daughters and one son. The subject is a staunch
democrat. He was a whig, and has a great affection for the
old party and its principles.
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.