FRENCH CONFEDERATES in NEW MEXICO
The names below were taken from the book:
Hall, Martin H, The Confederate Army of New Mexico, Presidial Press, Austin, 1978. The selection is based on the names, assuming that French sounding names have a French origin. Some names may have been overlooked, as a few of the soldiers, such as Powhatan Jordan, had French mothers and got their English name from their father.
Battaille, J.F. (spelled Battaile in the records) (ca. 1816 – ?)
Served from February 21 to April 21, 1862. Appointed captain and assigned to the 7th regiment as quartermaster, May 10, 1862.
Bernard, Louis (Ca. 1839 – ?)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Artillery Fourth Regiment. Went to Company G January 10, 1862.
Chaudouin (or Chaudoin), N.G. (ca. 1834 – ?)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico. Was taken prisoner at the Santa Fe hospital, paroled August 19, 1862 and sent to Texas.
Chaudouin (or Chaudoin), P.W. (ca. 1844 – ?)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico. Was taken prisoner, paroled August 19, 1862 and sent to Texas.
Collard, Felix (1840 – 1922)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Company G, under Commander Horatio White Fisher. The Company was part of the rear guard in the Mesilla-El Paso area and did not take part in the New Mexico campaign proper. He wrote his recollections of the New Mexico campaign in 1922. Most likely of French origin given his name.
Cornet, Theodore C.
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Light Company B, 1st Regiment Artillery, under Commander Trevanion Theodore Teel.
Jordan, Powhatan (1827 – ?)
In the Confederate Army in New Mexico. Company A. A Virginian whose mother was of French origin (Pauline Voinard) and originally a physician and surgeon and in 1856 he moved to Texas at Fort Inge, and in 1857 to San Antonio where he co-founded the San Antonio Board of Health. He was promoted major during the New Mexico campaign in view of his meritorious service at the battle of Valverde.
Lamotte (Lamothe), Francis (ca. 1839 – ?)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Company E.
Lespierre, John (ca.1826 – ?)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Company E. Was at Fort Bliss July 1, 1861, transferred to the Arizona Rangers September 2, 1861.
Moreau, George W. (ca. 1835 – ?)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Company A. His company guarded the wagon train at the battle of Valverde.
Moreau, Julius (ca. 1831 – ?)
In the Confederate Army in New Mexico. Second caporal in Company E. Elected second lieutenant May 9, 1862.
Moreau, N. (ca. 1835 – ?)
In the Confederate Army in New Mexico. Medically discharged at Camp Sibley October 21, 1861.
A blacksmith in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, company B. He might be the same person as Thomas Nolan mentioned in Governor Otero’s memoirs, describing an encounter with Indians in the Fall of 1873.
Pierrot, Antoine Eugene (1823-1919)
Eugene Pierrot was a Private in the Fourth Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers and served with Major Henry Raguet and Charles Marion Lesueur. He fought at the Battle of Glorieta, and painted a watercolor which is the earliest known graphic depiction of the battle.
Raguet, Henry W. (1824 – 1862)
Henry Raguet’s family traces back to the 1600s in Loire Atlantique (France). It is probable that some members of the family moved to the New World in the late 1600s to escape persecutions against the protestants. He was a Major in the Confederate Army in New Mexico. He was shot in the leg at the battle of Valverde and received a mortal wound late in the day on March 28, 1862, at Apache Cañon, in the Battle of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico.
Raguet, Charles Mansfield (ca. 1835 – ?)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Company H. Younger brother of Henry W. Raguet killed at the Battle of Glorieta. Was appointed acting second lieutenant of Regimental Artillery, January 8, 1862 and transferred to the Artillery Fourth Regiment to replace Lieutenant Carrington.
St. Verin, Elie
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Arizona Rangers.
Zavish, Charles Herbert (ca. 1844 – ?)
A private in the Confederate Army in New Mexico, Company G. Was detached to brass band (probably Sibley’s February 27, 1862. Rejoined company May 20, 1862.
FRENCH UNION TROOPS in NEW MEXICO
Among the five thousand or more New Mexico Volunteers, there are a few French names. Below is a tentative list, very likely with omissions. For detailed lists and summary biographies of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia, see Jerry D.Thomson, A Civil-War History of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia, University of New Mexico Press, 2015. A list of the New Mexico Volunteers, probably incomplete, is also in Section II, Chapter III, of Francis Stanley’s book, The Civil War in New Mexico, World Press, Inc., 1960.
Alarid (13 names)
John (Jean) Beauregard
Agustin P. D’Amours
Gurule (40 names)
Jesus and Juan Labadie
Julian Ledoux (son of Abraham Ledoux)
Louis William Leroux
Julio Muller (son of Charles LeRouge)
Gabriel René Paul
Francisco (François) Pequet
Peter (Pierre) Rauvier
Céran and Papillo St. Vrain
Alexandre de Romand
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