Elphege P. Couvillion

Pvt., Co. I.
Extra Duty Roster
Ft. DeRussy -- December 1863


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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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Elphege P. Couvillion, Pvt., Co. I.

...At this point in time, we are still searching for an image of Pvt. Elphege P. Couvillion 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.

Elphege P. Couvillion

Pvt., Co. I.


~ Military Record ~

Couvillion, E. P. (Elphege P.) (also Couvillion, E. P.), Pvt. Co. F. 18th La. Infty. En. Sept. 26th, 1862, Camp Pratt. Present on Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1863. Captured at Alexandria, La., May 10th, 1863. Paroled at Grant's Island, off Mobile, Ala., May 30th, 1863. Present on Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1864. (Later appears on the Rolls of Cons. 18th Regt. and Yellow Jacket Battn. La. Infty. as Pvt. in Co. I.) Information in brackets indicate that this soldier was sent to this unit...according to information received from Jackson Barracks, New Orleans.

~ Biography ~

At this time, we do not have in our possesion a biography of Mr. Elphege P. Couvillion. Any decendant of Mr. Couvillion willing to share information with regards to Mr. Couvillion can contact this researcher at the e-mail address below. We would very much like to place Elphege P. Couvillion's story on this page!

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Soldiers Application for Pension

An application for Confederate Pension Benefits on behalf of Elphege P. Couvillion and an application for Confederate Pension Widow's Pension Benefits for Aglae Gaspard (widow?) is on file at the State Archives in Baton Rouge. Any decendant caring to share this information will be greatly appreciated by this researcher.

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Extra Duty Roster -- Ft. DeRussy -- December 1863

A copy of the roster is shown approximately 50% actual size. The actual text transcription is listed below the image of the roster.

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We want to extend a very special "Thank You" to Mr. Steve Mayeux who gratiously supplied us with a copy of the Extra Duty Roster, Ft. DeRussy, December 1863.

Information reprinted with permission from:
Mr. Steve Maueux, Chairman,
Friends of Ft. DeRussy, Cottonport, Louisiana.

You may contact Mr. Steve Mayeux
with regards to the above information at the following e-mail address:
Steve Mayeux

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