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L R Lay


Birth: 23 Jun 1836


Death: 6 Dec 1917


(Aged 81 years, 5 months, 13 days.)


Burial: Antioch Cemetery
Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA

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Served in Company H, 17th Inf., Louisiana as Pvt

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 9/1/1861 as a Private. On 9/1/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. LA 17th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Unit Details:
17th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Moore, Louisiana, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the parishes of Ouachita, Sabine, Catahoula, Plaquemines, Orleans, Caddo, Bossier, Morehouse, and Claiborne. The unit fought at Shiloh and in July, 1862, contained 27 officers and 373 men. Assigned to Baldwin's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, it lost 2 killed, 10 wounded, and 1 missing at Chickasaw Bayou, then was captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. Exchanged and reorganized, the regiment was placed in A. Thomas' Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and engaged the Federals within the boundries of Louisiana. Early in 1865 it disbanded. The field officers were Colonels S.S. Heard and Robert Richardson; Lieutenant Colonels Charles Jones and Madison Rogers; and Majors Robert B. Jones, William A. Maddox, William A. Redditt, and David W. Self.
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