A CAVALRYMAN'S REMINISCENCES Captain Calvin W. Keep resigned in September, 1862; First Lieutenant Samuel Matthews promoted to Captaincy; second Lieutenant Henry R. Slack promoted to First Lieutenant; Third Lieutenant E.A. Marioneaux promoted to second Lieutenant. F. Orillion promoted to third Lieutenant. Non commissioned officers - First Sergeant, John S. Whitney; second Sergeant, James Huey; third Sergeant, C. N. Kleinpeter; fourth Sergeant, Alfred Clement; first coropral, John Adams; second corporal, Joseph Beal; third corporal, K. W. Parker; fourth corporal, G. S. Mills; first bugler, Romain Daigue, second bugler, Archile Dupuy; farrier, Alfred LaRose. Privates---J.E. Altemus, Ernest Arteaux, J. E. Bookish, Abner Barbay, J. H. barbay, Azenor Barbay, Thomas Brady, E. Barbay, J. M. Be.., Samuel Babers, Tras Brooks, C. E. Booksh, L. S. Bain, Robt. Butler, S. M. Boissac, P. F. Bayard, A. Boswell, Willis A. Barbee, A. bordelon, Oscar Babin, Jos. H. Bryant, Ed Castle, Allen G. Chapman, Charles Clement, Ernest F. Christin, David Cerf, James W. Darling, Wm J. Darling, Chas. H. Dickinson, Paul Dominique, Felix Desnoyer, Ernest Dupuy, Isaac Daniels, A. M. Davidson, T. J. Davidson, Frank Elder, Andrew H. Gay, J. R. Gillespie, V. Gaudin, Emile Gassie, D. Gravois, C. H. Gilbert, Joseph Hotard, Eugene Hebert, W. A. Havis, F. Joly, F. M. Kent, Jr., DeKalb Kleinpeter, Volney Landry, Peter J. Little, L. LeBlanc, M. Laspard, Theophile Landry, J. B. Levert, james Lauer, Hereford Moffet, T. J. McMichael, W. H. Mithcell, Elliott Mudge, John Machin, John H. McConkey, M. McCausland, P. E. McKenna, Lewis Newburgh, Jules Noel, Wm. Oliviere, Isaac Overhulz, J. S. Penny, J. L. Pointer, Joseph Pinelle, J. M. Robertson, Fred D. Robertson, Wm. Rollins, P. E. Rils, A. Robert, Paul Richard, Gustave Reginald, J. Sanchez, Seb. Smith, J. W. Stillwell, J. G. Snellgrove, V. Sigineaux, W. H. Strong, S. C. Schwing, J. H. Shanks, Otto Schwartz, James Texada, George Tureaud, James Tureaud, Emile Tureaud, Thomas Villa, Theogene Viola, Nicholas Valega, T. H. Woods.
Capt. Calvin W. Keep went to Honduras just after the war, returned in a little while and went to Florida, where he died some years ago. First Lieut. Samuel Matthews, promoted to Captain, practiced law in Plaquemine and died there. Lieut. Henry R. Slack died in Tennessee in 1890. See Special notice. Lieut. E. A. Marioneaux passed safely through the war; died in Plaquemine a number of years afterward. Lieut. F. Orilion is still living in Iberville parish. Allen G. Chapman lived for a number of years after the war and was killed by a negro. Chas. H. Dickinson was accidentally killed in Iberville parish in 1899. Andrew H. Gay still lives in Iberville parish. See special notice. F. M. Kent, Jr., promoted to Sergeant Major, and after the war left Baton Roughe for the Pacific coast. Never heard from. James Huey, just before the close of the war was appointed Lieutenant and was commanding Company "H". J. B. Levert living in New Orleans. See special notice. Herford Moffet living in Baton Rouge. S. C. Schwing for many years a druggist at Jackson, La., died May 27, 1900. Emile Tureaud still living. L. S. Babin is still living near St. Gabriel in Iberville, parish. Oscar Babin still living. Robt. Butler killed in Kentucky. R. Daigre is still living, growing oranges in Florida. A. Dupuy living in Iberville parish. Ed Castle was killed by guards at Fort Delaware. D. Cerf committed suicide some years after the war. E. Dupuy was killed. V. Gaudin still living in Iberville. E. Gassie still living in West Baton Rouge. Jos. Hotard still living on Grosstete. Jules Noel still living; J. Robertson still living; F. Robertson still living. Lieut. Henry R. Slack, who commanded Company "A" until the close of the war, Capt. Matthews being made prisoner in July, 1863, died in 1890. He was a polished, intelligent gentleman, a graduate of Yale College and a good Christian soldier. To his son, Reb. W. S. Slack, I am indebted for information concerning Comapny "A". He kindly offered his father's old papers for perusal and right here I am reminded of an incident connected with my visit to their hospitable home. I related one of the marvelous acts of heroism displayed by one of the First Louisiana on the field of battle, exactly as told in the preceding pages. Mr Slack seemed interestd, but I thought I could detect a sign of incredulity creeping upon him and I wondered if he was putting me down as a Munchausen; some time after this his mother said, "Son, if you will look in my desk, possibly you may find somehting in your father's old letters that would be of interest." After glancing over one or two, he suddenly exclaimed; "Well listen to this!" and in his father's own writing he read the story referred to above, and now he knows it was true. Lieut. Slack's diary was succinct and unique. Somewhat on this style; "January 11th, 1862, fatal to Company B. March 9, Capt. Scott's skirmish near Franklin. March 19, silk spreads and mahogany bedstead, next night on a board in a cabin." "Found a very inhospitable hospitable man, " etc. etc.