Descendants’ Pages

Descendants of men who fought at the battle of Milliken’s Bend (June 7, 1863) are welcome to post in the comments section of the appropriate regimental page for their ancestor. Other regiments significant in the Milliken’s Bend story, who were serving elsewhere in the vicinity, are also included. A link has also been provided for civilians from the immediate vicinity of Milliken’s Bend (Madison Parish) and Monroe (Ouachita Parish), as well. For other soldiers from both sides who may have served in the vicinity, but not at the battle on June 7, see the “Other” links at the bottom of the page.

Battle of Milliken’s Bend


9th Louisiana Infantry, African Descent (later renamed 5th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery)

11th Louisiana Infantry, African Descent (later renamed 49th U.S. Colored Infantry

13th Louisiana Infantry, African Descent (disbanded, men sent to other regiments)

1st Mississippi Infantry, African Descent (later renamed 51st U.S. Colored Infantry)

23rd Iowa Infantry (all-white – only half of the regiment present)

U.S. Navy – gunboat Choctaw

U.S. Navy – gunboat Lexington



16th Texas Infantry

17th Texas Infantry

19th Texas Infantry

16th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)


Other units serving in the vicinity


1st Arkansas Infantry, African Descent

10th Illinois Cavalry

Mississippi Marine Brigade (Link still to come)

Generals and staff officers (Link still to come)



Parson’s Cavalry Brigade

Harrison’s Cavalry (15th Louisiana Cavalry Battalion, later the 3rd Louisiana Cavalry Regiment)

Generals and staff officers (Link still to come)



Civilians – Madison Parish and present-day East Carroll Parish (communities of: Milliken’s Bend, Tallulah, Richmond (La.), Young’s Point, Goodrich’s Landing, Lake Providence)

Civilians – Ouachita Parish (city of Monroe)



Other Union soldiers – who served in the area, but not in the regiments above. Includes patients at Van Buren General Hospital or Contraband Hospital at Milliken’s Bend

Other Confederate soldiers – who served in the area but not in the regiments above