18th Regiment Louisiana
James G. Hayes, Capt.,
...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
~ Military Record
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.)
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.
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.