|1st Louisiana Regiment Cavalry|
|Active||August, 1862 – December 18, 1865|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||Union Army, American Civil War|
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|Commander||Maj Harai Robinson|
The 1st Louisiana Regiment Cavalry was a cavalry unit in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was organized in New Orleans in August 1862 by order of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler and consisted of primarily of foreigners and men of Northern birth.
The unit was assigned to the Union XIX Corps of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks in the Department of the Gulf in 1863.
They participated in operations in Western Louisiana: Fort Bisland, Irish Bend, and Vermillion Bayou in April, 1863 and in the Siege of Port Hudson from May to July. The regiment participated in the Red River Campaign from March to May, 1864.
The unit left Louisiana and moved to Fort Barrancas, Florida in February, 1865 and then moved in the campaign against Mobile, Alabama. The regiment then marched to Blakely, Alabama.
The unit mustered out on December 18, 1865.
2nd Louisiana Regiment Cavalry
The 2nd Louisiana Regiment Cavalry was originally organized as the 3rd Louisiana Infantry in New Orleans on November 25, 1863. After serving at the defenses of Brashear City, Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, the unit was consolidated with 1st Louisiana Cavalry on September 7, 1864.
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- Frazier, Donald S. (Spring, 2001). ""The Carnival of Death": The Cavalry Battle at Cheneyville, Louisiana, May 20, 1863". Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association 42 (2): 193-207. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4233734. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
- Dyer, Frederick Henry (1908). Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories. New York: T. Yoseloff. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2001.05.0146%3Achapter%3D16%3Aregiment%3DLA2Cav.
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