James G. Hayes

Capt., Co. K.


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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.)

James G. Hayes, Capt., Co. K.


James G. Hayes

Capt. Co. K.


~ Military Record ~

Hayes, James G., Corpl. Capt. Co. B, K, 18th La. Inf. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1861, Absent, on leave sice Nov. 16. Leave expired Dec. 31, Urgent business. Roll for May and June, 1862, Present. Apptd. Capt. May 10, 1862. Rolls from July, 1862, to June, 1863, Present. Roll for July and Aug., 1863, Absent, on sick furlough. (April 6th, 1862, Shiloh...”The result of the charge made upon the enemy by the 18th Regiment was disastrous, especially to our company. The loss of officers and men killed, wounded, and captured was about 200...Hayes of Opelousas...were wounded;...”, Additional information transcribed from pg. 45, Reminiscences of Uncle Silas, by Silas T. Grisamore.)

~ Biography ~

Capt. James G. Hayes and wife Virginia Andrus Hayes are my Great Great Grandparents (Contributor: Don C. Miles Sr.).  These pictures are submitted by their great great grandsons Richard Vance Miles III as well as Donald Cooper Miles Sr.  The Hayes' graves are in the Myrtlegrove Cementery in the Shute-Hayes section in Opelousas, La.  After the Civil War, Hayes was elected Sheriff of St. Landry Parish La. until his death.


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Soldiers Application for Pension

An application for Confederate Pension Widow's Pension Benefits for Maggie M. (White) Hayes (widow) is on file at the State Archives in Baton Rouge. The application contains 12 pages. It is listed as Reel: CP1.63 -- Microdex 4 -- Sequence 17, Target card: HAYES, M. M., MRS. File contains appointment signed by Governor Thomas G. Moore. Any descendant caring to share this information will be greatly appreciated by this researcher.




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Capt. J. G. Hayes and
wife Virginia Andrus Hayes taken after the war.

Images supplied by by their great great grandsons
Richard Vance Miles II and Donald Cooper Miles Sr.

We want to extend a very special "Thank You" to the great great grandsons of Capt. James G. Hayes, Richard Vance Miles III, and Donald Cooper Miles Sr. for their gratious contribution of the information and photos presented on this page.


Information reprinted with permission from:
Richard Vance Miles III, and Donald Cooper Miles Sr.


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