Henry L. Garland

Capt.,Co. B.


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Henry L. Garland, Capt., Co. B.


Henry L. Garland

Capt., Co. B.


~ Military Record ~

Garland, Henry L., Capt., Co. B., 18th La. Inf. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Rolls from Oct., 1861, to Feb. 1862, Present. Roll for May and June, 1862. Resigned at Corinth on the 6th of May, 1862.

~ Biography ~

HON. HENRY L. GARLAND, OPELOUSAS...There is no name connected with the history of Opelousas that is more honored than that of Henry L. Garland. He was born in St. Landry parish, September 27, 1836. He received a liberal education in Franklin College and the University of Virginia. He studied law in the office of Caleb L. Swayze, subsequently attending law lectures in the city of New Orleans. In 1848 he began practising law in Opelousas, and has always made his home in this place. He still owns and resides in the house in which he was born.

At the beginning of hostilities in the late civil war, Mr. Garland organized a company from St. Landry parish for the Confederate States service, of which he was made captain. Their field of operation was chiefly in Tennessee. In the first days battle of Shiloh, two-thirds of his men were killed or wounded. At the close of the war Mr. Garland returned home and resumed his practice, in which he has since been activel engaged. He has been a member of the Legislature from his parish and has held other positions of trust. In his practice he has never prosecuted a criminal, lie was married in St. Landry parish to Miss Julia L. Bullard, and to them have been born five children, Marie, Charles F., Virginia, Henry L., Jr., and Robert Lee Garland. Henry L., Jr., is an attorney in New Orleans; Robert Lee Garland is a graduate of the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, and is connected with his father in his practice and general business at this place. He is but a young man and has a promising future. He is a graduate of the Manhattan College, New York City, having taken a literary course there.

Information reprinted from:
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. 46

A special Thank You goes out to Edgar F. Cook for his
assistance in supplying additional information in
the biograph of Capt. Henry L. Garland.

A special Thank You goes out to the
descendant of Capt. Henry L. Garland,
Lee Garland Halphen,
for contributing two excellent images of Capt. Henry L. Garland


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