18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Henry J. Moss, Pvt., Co. A.
...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 Henry J. Moss 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
Pvt., Co. A.
~ Military Record ~
~ Biography ~
Moss, Henry J., Pvt., Co.
A.,Consolidated 18th Regt. and Yellow Jacket
Battn. La. Inf. Rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1864 (only Roll
on file), En. Sept. 11, 1862, Camp Pratt. Absent, detached
in Comsy. Dept., Aug. 18, 1863.
HENRY J. MOSS, ABBEVILLE...Henry J.
Moss is a native of Louisiana, born in what is now Vermilion
parish, 1835. He is one of a family of seven children born
to Alfred and Joanna (Hartley) Moss. Alfred Moss was born in
Georgia, removing to Louisiana with his parents when a boy,
and here received his education. He was a soldier in the
Mexican War. During the whole of his life he gave his
attention to agricultural pursuits. He died in Vermilion
parish in 1845, his widow surviving him until 1853.
The subject of this sketch was educated in the schools of
the locality in which he was reared, and on beginning
business life engaged in farming, to which he has devoted
himself during the whole of his life. He served as a soldier
in the Civil War, having enlisted in the infantry service.
He only served a short while, when he was wounded and was
disabled for active service and received his discharge. Mr.
Moss owns six hundred acres of land in Vermilion parish,
three hundred of which he cultivates, principally in corn,
rice and cane. In 1858 he married Miss Jane Primeaux, of
Vermilion parish. They are the parents of sixteen children,
fifteen of whom are living, viz: Maticia, Anna, Clarence,
Franklin, Henrietta, Laura, Carrie M., Hartley, Oliver,
Howard, Cornelius, Clifton, Lily, Lilian and Walter.
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.