18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Ursin T. Prejean, Pvt., Co. I.
...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 Ursin T. Prejean 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., Co. I.
~ Military Record ~
~ Biography ~
Prejean, Ursin T., Pvt., Co.
I.,18th Regt. La. Inf. En. June 9, 1863,
Avoyelles Par., La. roll July and Aug., 1863, Absent, sick,
at Vermillion Bayou. Also on Rolls of Co. H., Cons. 18th
Regt. and Yellow Jacket Battn.La. Inf., Pvt., as Prejean,
U. T. Roll Jan. and Feb., 1864, Absent, sick, in Hospl.,
Alexandria, Sept., 1863.
URSIN PREJEAN, M. D., CARENCRO...Ursin
Prejean, M.D., was born in St. Landry parish, Louisiana,
September 27, 1855. He is the son of Ursin
T. Prejean, a native of St. Landry parish. Ursin T. was
a successful planter in St. Landry parish. He served
during the Civil War in the Eighteenth Louisiana
Infantry, Confederate army, and was in many of the
active campaigns. He died at the age of fifty-five years.
The subject of this sketch is the oldest of a family of
seven children. He received his education in the common
schools, and at St. Charles College, Grand Coteau. At the
age of twenty years he began the study of medicine under the
direction of Dr. Moss, of St. Landry parish. In 1874 he
matriculated in the medical department of the now Tulane
University, graduating in 1877. He then began practice in
St. Landry parish, where he was located until 1880, when he
removed to Carencro, and has since here resided. His
practice is large and extends over a considerable area of
Lafayette and St. Landry parishes. The Doctor has been,
though he is not at present, a member of the Attakapas
Medical Association. He was married, in 1877, to Miss
Breaux, of Lafayette parish. Mrs. Prejean died, and the
Doctor afterward married Miss Maria Matthieu.
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.