18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
...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.)
Image of Placide Richard, Pvt.,
....At this point in time, we are still searching for an
Pvt. Placide Richard and we hope to add one in the
forseeable future. Should any of his other decendants have a
photo of Placide, and would care to place a copy of his
photo at this web site, this researcher would greatly
Pvt., Co. K.
~ Military Record ~
Richard, Placide, Pvt. Co. K, 18th
La. Inf. En. Jan. 6, 1862,
Camp Benjamin. Rolls May, 1862, to Aug., Present. Rolls
Jan., 1863, to June 30, 1863, Deserted at Camp Qui Vive,
Dec. 25, 1862.
That is what the "official records" state. This researcher
is not totally convinced of the "finality" of this service
record. His personal files have been researched and it is
strongly felt that Placide may have returned and continued
the fight. Church and Civil Records of the time frame
indicate that he was absent from home during the remainder
of the American Civil War. We may never know.
For additional information regarding Pvt. Placide
Richard, please click on his biography and family page
at the link listed below...
If you wish to read the "bio" of Placide Richard,
please click on the link listed below.
Placide Richard, Co. K.