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Re: Washington Artillery of New Orleans, LA
Posted by: Charles Lee Date: April 08, 2000 at 17:18:59
In Reply to: Washington Artillery of New Orleans, LA by Estelle of 18862

As Ms. Hillborn pointed out, ma'am, the complete rosters of the first five companies of the Washington Artillery may be found on the web site that I developed for our reenacting company. Over the next several months, we will be adding an enormous number of CDVs (cartes-de-visite) of the Civil War-era members of the Washington Artillery to the rosters, as well as adding information from their membership application forms when they sought admission to the Washington Artillery; and we hope to add the names and similar information of the men who were enrolled as members of the 6th Company, a group that was evidently comprised of men unable for various reasons to join the other five companies (age, health, business obligations, and so forth); and finally had to disband at the invasion of New Orleans by the Federal forces.

We know of the grave locations of some number of the men, including Colonel J.B. Walton, the man who kept the Washington Artillery alive and growing in the years immediately preceding the CIvil War.

For further information, I have a list of books written about the Washington Artillery, and could share with you also some unpublished information about them taken from memoirs of several of those men. Please write to me if you would like a copy of the bibliopgraphy, or the unpublished works I have at present.

Also, you could check the document archives at Howard Tilton Library at Tulane University in New Orleans; Memorial Hall and Confederate Mesuem on Camp Street in New Orleans; and Jackson Barracks Museum at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, home of the National Guard 141st Field Artillery / Washingotn Artillery, also in New Orleans, for further information on the Washington Artilelry. The museums contain both artifacts of the Washington Artillery and documents pertaining to, or created by, the Washington Artillery.

Also, you might consider joining the Washington Artillery Veterans' Association (WAVA), a heritage society open to direct or collateral descendants of, or veterans of, the Washington Artillery of New Orleans; or those intereted in perpetuating the history and traditions of the Washington Artillery. Information on joining that oprganization can be found on the "Links" page of the 5th Company - Washington Artillery web site, which is at

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/3501/

Yours,

Chas. Lee, Private
5th Company - Washington Artillery


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