Louisiana regiments confuse me. Not all of them but a great many do. More than other states they seem to have designations that are not numeric, yet they do also have a numeric designation that they hardly are ever referred to by. [In an upcoming post I'll do more to explain one particular regiment that confuses me completely, it sustains losses at Shiloh yet I can find no mention that it was at Shiloh] One such regiment is the Crescent Regiment. I've seen it referred to as the 24th Louisiana but usually it is simply the Crescent Regiment.
After Corinth its term of service expired and the remaining men were put into the 18th Louisiana. Later the regiment was reorganized and it reclaimed the men who had gone into the 18th Louisiana. In 1863 two other units were added to the regiment to form the Consolidated Crescent Regiment.
At Shiloh it was part of the group that surrounded the Hornet’s Nest on April 6th. The next day it supported the Washington Artillery. Its losses in the battle were 23 killed, 84 wounded and 20 missing. This monument is located east of the intersection of the Eastern Corinth Road and the Hamburg-Purdy Road.
(back of monument)
On left of Confederate line Sunday morning to guard bridge over Owl Creek. At 2:00 p.m. ordered to center near Duncan house to engage right of the enemy under Gen. Prentiss in Hornets' Nest, where, at about 5:30 p.m. he surrendered. On Monday joined the 19th Louisiana were in support of Washington Artillery. Later with Col. Wheeler's command formed rear guard of retreat. Casualties both days, 127. Erected by a private of Co. B.