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This web page is dedicated to the memory of my great-great-grandfather, Ulger Norres, 

And my Great Great Grandfather Joseph Charles Delcambre, 

And dedicated to my great grand-uncles Belaizaire Bodin , Alcee Bodin, Dolze Bodin, and Numa Bodin, and all the brave men of the 7th Louisiana Calvary of the CSA

I do not know all the reasons that each of these men chose to fight , but they and several hundred thousand of their Compatriots fought under the flags of the Confederacy against the Union forces . I honor that decision and their valor in combat with this simple memorial.


Alcee Bodin, 7th La. Cavalry ,CSA 



Lastie Matte , Co. D, 7th LA Cav & Wife Cleriza Thibodeaux Matt

Picture provided by James Fontenot, great ,great grandson.


Pvt. Dosithe Doucet  Co. D, 7th La Cav

Picture provided by James Fontenot, great ,great grandson.

Joseph Clairville Melancon was part of the 7th LA Calvary Company A.  This picture  is of Clairville with the following caption from Ancestry.com "Taken circa 1911 in New Orleans,  at a reunion of Confederate Civil War veterans. The medal has the following inscription: "DeBlanc Camp 1505, Louisiana Division, Southern Confederates, UCV" (UCV=Union of Confederate Veterans

This picture provided by  GGG grandson JONATHAN B. MELANCON 


The Final Resting place of Constantino Pierotti aka August Constant Pierrottie

Co. D 7th La Calvary and buried at Carron Cemetery in Eunice, LA

Picture provided by GGGrandson Murphy Miller of Alachua, FL



Great Great  Grandfather of Linda Guillory

 State: LA
 Branch: CAVALRY
 Company: CO. J

Ancestor  of Linda Guillory


 Company: CO. F

Although Felicien was not a member of the 7th Cavalry this ancestor of Linda Guillory did Faithfully serve the South.

Pictures submitted by Linda Guillory


  I am a member of The General Louis Hebert Camp 2032 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."

- Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commandeer Geeneral,  United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1906

The study of the War For Southern Independence  is an interesting and enlightening endeavor and the reasons for this war are complex. I recommend that you read this book ;



The visitor is reminded that all comments on this page are my opinions and mine alone.

Travis J. Callahan


The Service Records of our Ancestors of the 7La. Cavalry


Sgt. Louis Bonin

John M. Fleming
Metairie, La.

My great grandfather was Sgt. Louis Bonin, Company D, 7th La Cavalry.
He was a resident of Lafayette Parish and had a small cotton farm on
Bayou Que de Tortue. The family still owns this property. In May,1865 he
was discharged from service at Bayou Chicot, La. and accompanied by two
comrades, Jules Gilbert and Oliver Holloway walked home to what is now
the vicinity of Rayne, La. He never surrendered and never took the Oath
of Allegiance to the U.S. He received a Confederate pension from the
State of La. and following his death his wife received a pension. They
both spoke French and both signed the pension applications with a mark
since they could neither read nor write. He is buried in old St. Joseph
cemetery, in Rayne. A number of his comrades are buried in the same

  I have in my collection a
documented Mew Model Remington Army pistol, .44 caliber and flap holster
that was brought home from the Civil War by Pvt. James Webb, Co.D, 7th
La Cavalry. I am also related by marriage to Pvt. William Link of the
same Regiment.

Note: John Fleming is past Commander of the PGT
Beauregard Camp, SCV, New Orleans, LA.

Lufroy Mayard 

from Published Records

By Great Nephew Henry B. Motty

 Lufroy Mayard was born on July 17, 1839, in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. He joined the Confederate Army in June of 1862 at Camp Pratt, Louisiana. He enlisted in Company B, 10th Battalion of Louisiana Infantry (Yellow Jacket Battalion) under the command of V. A. Fournet. Lufroy was captured at Camp Bisland, Louisiana, on April 14, 1863, during the “Teche Campaign.” Lufroy’s wife, Ladoiska Thibeaux, “. . . was notified that he had been killed, and it was with shock and great joy that she answered a knock at the door late one night and saw her husband standing there alive and well.”
 According to Lufroy’s Confederate Pension Application he stated that “. . . when taken prisoner I was placed in jail at New Orleans, La. therein remaining 27 days. I was released from jail owing to to the cholera epedemic amongst the soldiers and allowed the privilege of the city for 12 days, then I escaped and came home and there remained six months then joined the 7th Cavalry at New Iberia, La.” He also stated on his pension that after he escaped he did not want to join the 18th Louisiana Infantry. He was “ . . granted permission to enlist in 7th Regiment (Cavalry) under Colonel Breuge- Captain Whitaker- Company ‘C’.” He received a pass on May 8, 1865 which stated:

7th Regt. La. Cavalry
Camp Handy (Henly?) May the 8 1865
Private L Mayard of Co C 7th Regt. La Cavalry is hereby granted a pass from the 9 day of May to the 12 day of May 1865 to go home to get clothes Said L Mayard will rejoin his command punctually at Camp Handy(?) or wherein it this near (? can’t make out) be or be considered a deserter and treated as such
C.M. MinKley
LA, Comdg Co C

I certify in honor that applicant is a good soldier and has not been absent without leave for the last six months
C M MinKley
LA, Comdg Co C

An approval is written over the pass stating:

Approved by authority of District Commander
F Feray, Comdg Regt.
Louis DeBlanc
Lt Col (?)

 Lufroy stated on his pension that he was at home on pass at the surrender. He was never paroled and he never took the oath of allegiance to the United States Government at any time during the war. Lufroy died on December 3, 1912, in Vermilion Parish. In March of 1913, his wife filed for a Confederate Widow’s Pension.


Felix Mayard

By Great Nephew Henry B. Motty
 Lufroy had a younger brother, Felix Mayard, who also served in the 7th Louisiana Cavalry. Felix was born on January 5, 1847, in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. According to Felix’s Confederate Pension Application he claimed he enlisted at Abbeville, Louisiana in May of 1863. He stated that he “ . . . was assigned to the Reserves. I was in the Cavalry, in Company ‘F’ Seventh Louisiana.” He also stated that he “. . . was never made a prisoner of war . . . I never did did take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government.” Lufroy and Felix were the sons of Lufroid Mayard and Uranie Landry of Vermilionville.

Louisiana Secretary of State
Confederate Pension Applications Index Database
Selected Name Detailed Data

Reel: CP1.92 -- Microdex 2 -- Sequence 28
Target card: MAYARD, FELIX

Applicant Information & Name Variations:

 Parish: VERMILION -- Pages: 3


Soldier Information & Variations:


 State: LA
 Branch: CAVALRY
 Company: CO. F













Joseph J. Doucet great great grandfather of  Winston Boudreaux.




21 April 1899 - Soldiers application for Pension - No. 2278. (Note: This is a synopsis of responses to questions asked on the application).

Joseph J. Doucet is a resident of Branch, Acadia parish, at the time of filing. He states that he was born in St. Landry parish, State of Louisiana, in the year 1836. He enlisted "about the year 1863, at Opelousas, Louisiana, USA. It was as the 7th Louisiana, USA., as well as I can remember".

The names of regimental and company officers were: Capt. Ferry, Etienne Veltin 1st Leutenant, Pat Keough was 3rd Leuteniant, - Colonel Brangi (Briniger).

He was not wounded. The reason for his discharge was: "Discharged by the effects of the war". Question: If discharged, what did you do, where were you until the close of the war? His answer: "Had a pass to go home, without limit, on accunt of sickness, said pass was with the recomendation of discharge, said pass was about in the month of December before the close of the war, when I came home I stayed there until the close of the war". (Note: see his application of 1913. He claims at that time that he came home in April). Names of surgeons who attended him when discharged: Dr. Jim Hill, Dr. Todd and Dr. Guidry.

At the surrender he was "at home in St. Landry parish".

He says he was never taken prisoner and never took the "oath of allegiance to the United States government at any time during the war".

Question: How long a resident of Louisiana? Answer: "All my life, always resided in Louisiana".

He says he is married and has a wife and seven children. His wife is 65 years of age, his children are ages 25 years upward. The seven children are: two boys and five girls. He is engaged in no business and he nor his wife have any estate real or personal. "Since the last five years my children have been doing for themselves, I scratch around poorly the best I can". Age, sickness and crippled by the effects of a fall from horse back prevents him from earning a living now. He does not use any intoxicants at all. He has not had an attorney look after this application.

Question: Give the names of two or more of your comrades with their postoffice address:

Theogene Leger, Lorna, P.O, Louisiana, USA.

Joseph Trahan Jr., Rayne, Louisiana, USA.

Emile Doucet, Church Point, Louisiana, USA.

Charles Doucet, Church Point, Louisiana, USA.

Placide Blanchard, Church Point, Louisiana, USA.

Jean Leger, Church Point, Louisiana, USA.

Question: Give your postoffice address and that of the two witnesses:

Theogene Leger, Lorna P.O., Louisiana, USA.

Louis L. Thibodeaux, Branch P.O., Louisiana, USA.

And my P.O. is Branch, Louisiana, USA.

Signed: Joseph X Doucet, /s/ Theogene Leger, Louis X Thibodeaux

/s/ D. B. Hayes, Dy. Clerk. 19 April 1899.

26 May 1913 - The pension application filed in 1899 was presumbly rejected, for Joseph re-applied on application no. 12051, (also numbered 8533) on aforesaid date.

On this latter application, the questions asked are about the same. Although there only 13 questions asked, the answers given are more fully expanded.

He is a resident of Bayou Rouge, St. Landry parish, Palmetto, St. Landry, Louisiana, USA, St. Landry, Louisiana, USA postoffice.

Question: Where and when were you born? Answer: I was born, 19 March A.D. 1836, at Church Point, Louisiana, USA. I enlisted in or about the month of September 1863 at Opelousas, Louisiana, USA., Company D, Capt. Pierre Ferry, 7th Louisiana Cavalry Volunteers, Colonel Amedi Bringier.

Question regarding discharge, parole and activities until close of war. Answer: "I never was discharged from the army during the war; In April 1865 I became quite sick with

fainting spells, asmathic troubles, stomach ache and was sent on a 60 day furlough to my home. At the surrender, I was home on a 60 day furlough on (accunt of) severe illness as above stated".

Question regarding prisoner. Answer: I was never taken prisoner, and served honorably and faithfully from the date of my enlistment until the close of the war, with the exception pf above one month spent at my home near Church Point on a sick furlough.

Question: Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government? Answer: "I certainly did not".

He further claims that he has always been a resident of Louisiana, is engaged in no business whatsoever. He has no property, his wife is dead and left no property.

Names and addresses of two or more of his comrades with there postoffice address:

Joseph Trahan, Rayne, Louisiana, USA. postoffice.

Arthur Daigle, Church Point, Louisiana, USA., postoffice.

Charles Doucet, Church Point, Louisiana, USA., postoffice.

Names and addresses of two witnesses and Joseph:

Joseph Doucet, Palmetto, St. Landry, Louisiana, USA, St. Landry, Louisiana, USA, Louisiana, USA., postoffice.

David Roos, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA., postoffice.

Joseph Lasalle, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA., postoffice.

Dated: 20 May 1913. Joseph X Doucet, /s/ Joseph Lasalle, /s/ David Roos.

NOTE: The cover sheet of the application states that the pension was allowed on 18 June 1914, $17.00 quarterly, Disability: age; 77 years old.


This is to certify that after a carefull examination of the roll for 1912. I fail to find any property assessed in the name of Joseph J. Doucet.

/s/ A. L. Andrus, Dy F/C Parish of St. Landry.


In the claim of Joseph J. Doucet, Company D, Capt. P. Feray, 7th Louisiana Cavalry Confederate Volunteers, Colonel Amedi Brinigior.

Before me Arthur Simon a duly qualified Notary Public in and for the parish of St. Landry, State of Louisiana. Personally came and appeared James O. Chacharie and Henry Chachere both residents of the aforesaid parish and state, who being duly sworn, declare and state:

That they both belonged to the same company and regiment in which served Joseph J. Doucet the applicant for pension, and were intimately acquainted with him during their services in the civil war of 1861 to 1865.

That the said Joseph J. Doucet served faithfully during the war from the time of his enlistment until the close of the war.

That a short time before the surrender the said Joseph J. Doucet which near Franklin, Louisiana, USA., with his company and regiment fell seriously sick, and was sent on furlough to his home near Church Point, to recuperate his health, and that before he was well enough to resume his duties, the war ended.

That he was a brave and devoted defender of the lost cause.

Affiant further states that they have no interest in this claim except their desire and hope to see their brave old friend rewarded by receiving the assistance which he so well deserves.

/s/ James O. Chachere /s/ Hy. Chachere

17 February 1924 - Joseph Doucet of Palmetto, St. Landry, Louisiana, USA, St. Landry, Louisiana, USA, Louisiana died at the age of 88 years and was buried in Immaculate Conception cemetery on February 18, 1924. The cause of death was listed as "old age".

  Alexandre Telesmare  LaGrange, was in Co. H, 7th Louisiana Cavalry and also in Co. B, 2nd Zouave Battalion.  

He us buried in St. Landry Cemetery, Opelousas.  


Information provided by Great Grandson Gordon LaGrange


Alexandre Octave Richard

 "Co. H, 2nd Regiment Louisiana Reserve Corps, CSA, commanded by Capt. D. Lamosandier. 

 Surrendered at New Orleans by Gen. E.K.Smith  C.S.A. to Maj. Gen. E.R.S.Canby, U.S.A. May 26 1865.  Paroled at Washington La. June 17 1865."

 Information provided by Great Grandson Gordon LaGrange




Because of the fact that there is very little information about the 7th LA. Cav. on the web, I am asking for your  participation in developing this web page. If you know of a source of information, or if you had an ancestor who was a member of the 7th Louisiana Cavalry please contact me at the e-mail address below.

In Honor 

In Memory of our ancestors  who served

in the 7th La. Cav.

Listed below are some of the soldiers of the CSA 7th La. Cav. whose names have been submitted by their descendants so that they are never forgotten.

Private Emile Laulan Co. C ,7La Cav was born January 11, 1846 and died January 8, 1930 He was a native of Assumption Parish, LA. His wife Elmina Campo Laulan filed pension application #13454 stating that Pvt. Laulan enlisted in 1862 and served  till 1865 when he was paroled at Ville Platt, LA. He is buried in the I.M.C. Cemetery in Napoleonville, LA

Submitted by great grandson Cary J. Lauland 


 Link to Roster of the Soldiers of the 7th La. Cav.

Steven Cormier's 7th Regiment Volunteer Cavalry 

Link to CSA Soldiers graves that I have located

Confederate Soldiers Buried in Vermilion Parish



Some History of The 7th La. Cav.

"Major General Richard Taylor authorized the formation of this regiment to operate against Jayhawkers in southwestern Louisiana. Many of the men who joined it were deserters from infantry units, principally the 10th Louisiana (Yellow Jackets) Infantry Battalion. Colonel Louis Bush mustered in the regiment as the 4th Louisiana Cavalry on March 13, 1864, at Moundville, though its organization remained incomplete. The men retreated to Natchitoches in advance of General Nathaniel Banks’s Union army, which had started its Red River Campaign. The regiment did picket duty between Natchitoches and Alexandria and participated in skirmishes at Crump’s Hill, April 2, and at Wilson’s Farm, April 7. About April 11, the regiment accompanied the 2nd Louisiana cavalry on a raid into the Opelousas and Attakapas region to clear out small bands of enemy soldiers and groups of Jayhawkers. The men had returned to the Red River area by April 22, when they fired on a Union transport about fourteen miles southeast of Alexandria. After a few days in that area, the regiment returned to south Louisiana to recruit and perform outpost duty. From June, 1864, until the end of the war, the men remained in the latter duty, occasionally engaging in campaigns against Jayhawkers or in picket duty near the Atchafalaya River. In October, 1864, the regiment reorganized and changed its designation to the 7th Louisiana Cavalry. Small parties of the regiment, particularly from Companies A and C, made raids into the Bayou Lafourche region in late 1864 and early 1865. These raids had as their objective the acquisition of horses and supplies as well as the harassment of the enemy. The majority of the regiment occupied a camp near Alexandria in May, 1865, when the Trans-Mississippi Department surrendered; but some men received their paroles at Franklin."

Bergeron, Arthur W., Jr.  Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865.  Baton Rouge & London:  Louisiana State University Press, 1989



Favorite CSA Links

Sons of Confederate Veterans

 Steven A. Cormier's Acadians In Gray Page

 United Daughters of The Confederacy

The Savage/Goodner Camp 1513 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Clip Art Gallery

The 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment

The 28th Thomas' Regiment Louisiana Infantry

Henry Gray's 28th Infantry Regiment

Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Buried in Louisiana

Louisiana Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans

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