April 4, 2018

Pages 4840-4842
Whole Number 178

RECORDS OF LOUISIANA CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS



The following records of men named Sparks from Louisiana who served in the Confederate armed services during the Civil War have been taken from Andrew B. Booth's Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiersand LouisianaConfederate Commands, published~in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 19~ Booth was Commis sioner of Louisiana Military Records at that time. This is a three-volume work.

The records that follow are from Book 2 of Vol. III, pp.654-655.

Sparks, A. B. Pvt. Co. A, 1st Spec. Battn (Rightor's) La. Inf. En[rolled] April 16, 1861. New Orleans, La. Present on Rolls to August, 1861.

Sparks, A[leranderl B. Pvt. Capt.Fenner's Batty. La. Lt.. Arty. En[rolled] May 16, 1862, Jackson, Miss. Present on Rolls to October 1862. Roll January 1 to June 30, 1863, Absent, left wounded in Hospl., Jackson. Roll July and August, 1863, Died of wounds recd. Battle of Jackson. [He was doubtless the same person as in preceding entry; he was a son of William Henry Sparks; see lengthy article about this family in the Quarterly of December 1981, Whole 116, pp.2352-2368.]

Sparks, A[bner] G. Pvt. Co. I, 2nd La. Cav. En[rolled] _____. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War. Captured Bayou Grosse Tete, La., October 27, 1864. Recd. New Orleans, La., from Morganza, La., October 31, 1864. Transfd. to Ship Island, Miss., November 2, 1864. Forwd. to Fort Columbus, NY Harbor, November 16, 1864. Sent to Elmira, NY November 19, 1864. Paroled Elmira, NY February 25, 1865. Exchanged James River, Va._____ 1865. [He was a son of William Henry Sparks--see note above.]

Sparks, A. G. Pvt. Co. F, 4th La. Inf. En[rolled] May 25, 1861, Tangipahoa, La. Present on all Rolls to Dec, 1861. Roll September and Oct, 1862, Absent, sick, at home, West Baton Rouge, La. Roll November and Dec, 1862, Present. Rolls January 1863 to August, 1863, Absent, sick in Hospl. Rolls September , 1863 to Dec, 1863, Absent with leave. Roll April 30 to August 31, 1864, Absent, detached to Signal Corps, Richmond, VA. [He was, apparently, the same man as immediately above.]

Sparks, Charles B. Pvt. Co. I, 2nd La. Cav. En[rolled] ______. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Bayou Grosse Tete, La., October 27, 1864. Recd. New Orleans, La., from Morganza, LA., October 31, 1864. Forwd. to Ship Island, Miss., November 5, 1864. Sent to Fort Columbus, N.Y. Harbor, November 16, 1864. Transfd. to Elmira, NY, November 19, 1864. Died January 1, 1865, pneumonia. [He was a brother of Alexander B. Sparks and Abner 0. Sparks, sons of William Henry Sparks--see note under Alexander B. Sparks.]

Sparks, D. H. Pvt. Co. B, 3rd La. Inf. Rolls Prisoners of War, C.S.A., Paroled Monroe, La., June 9, 1865. Res. Morehouse Parish, La.

Sparks, F. H. Pvt. 3rd La. Inf. Co. B. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Paroled Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863.

Sparks, Gale W. Born in La. Apptd. from La. Resigned as Acting Midshipman, U.S. Navy, April 25, 1861. Acting Midshipman, July 8, 1861. Passed Midship man, January 8, 1864. Master in line of provisional Navy, June 2, 1864. Missis sippi defenses, 1862-63. Mobile Squadron, 1863-64. Charleston Squadron, 1864. [He was another son of William Henry Sparks; see note under Alexander B. Sparks, above.)

Sparks, I. N. Pvt. Co. H, 26th La. Inf. Enfrolled] Terrebonne, March 21, 1862. Roll September and Oct, 1862, Present. Federal Rolls of Prisoners. of War, Captured and paroled Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863. Remarks: These prisoners were paroled, went outside of the lines with their commands, deserted and came back. Sent to Memphis, Tenn., July 20, 1863. Recd. Gratiot St. Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri., August 3, 1863. Forwd. to Camp Morton, Ind., August 13, 1863. Released on Oath, September 23, 1863.

Sparks, James H. Pvt. Co. K, 3rd La. Inf. En[rolled] May 17, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on Rolls to August, 1861. Roll September and Oct, 1861, Discharged order of Gen. Court Martial. [He was still another son of William Henry Sparks; he had killed a young physician in a duel before enlisting, and Ms court martial discharge was doubtless related to this event; subsequently, he committed suicide near the grave in New Orleans of the man he had killed; see p. 2367 of the Quarterly of December 1981.]

Sparks, J. M. Pvt. 26th La. Inf. Co. H. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War.
Captured and paroled Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863.

Sparks, Jacob N. Pvt. Co. C 11th Battn. La. Inf. Roll March and April, 1863 (only Roll on which borne). En[rolled] April 6, 1863, Bellewood. Roll states Present. Remarks: Entitled to bounty because of enlistment under Conscript age. Also borne on Rolls of Co. D, Cons. Cres. Regt. La. lnf., Pvt. Roll January and February, 1864 (only roll on file), Present. On Hospl. Register, Ad mitted to C.S.A. Gen. Hospl., Shreveport, La., May 24, 1864. Returned to duty, June 24, 1864. Roll Prisoners of War, C.S.A., Paroled at Natchitoches, LA., June 9, 1865. Res. Natchitoches Parish, La. [He was probably the Jacob Sparks shown on the 1850 census of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, as a 5-year-old son of Daniel Sparks and Julia Sparks, natives of North Caro lina and Louisiana, respectively; see p.2793 of the September 1985 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 131, for transcript of this census record; also p.3360 of the March 1985 issue of the Quarterly, No. 145..]

Sparks, James. Pvt. Co. I, 1st La. Cav. En[rolled] November 13, 1862, Sparta, Tenn. Rolls December 1862, to February 1863, Present. Roll February 28 to June 30, 1863, Absent without leave. Rolls Nov, 1863 to February 1864, Present.

Sparks, Jeremiah Pvt. Co. D, 28th (Gray's) La. lnf . Roll dated May 15, 1862 (only roll on which borne). En[rolled] Monroe, LA., May 14, 186?

Sparks, N. A. Pvt. Co. E, 3rd La. lnf . En[rolled] November 7, 1861. Par. of Jefferson, La. Present on Roll to Dec, 1861. Roll May and June, 1862, Present. [He was probably the same M. A. Sparks below.]

Sparks, N. A. Pvt. Co. D1 25th La. Inf. Enfrolled] Morehouse, La., March 6, 1862, or Tupelo, Miss., August 1, 1862. Rolls from November 1862, to February 1863, Present. Rolls from May, 1863 to October 1863, Absent, sick, at Wartrace since April 30, 1863, by order of Dr. Wilkinson. Roll January and February 1864, Present.
Rolls from March 1862 to August, 1864, Absent on detached duty as Division Guard, order Gen. Stewart. Rolls from September , 1864, to April, 1865, absent on furlough since January 10, 1865, for 60 days.

Sparks, Solomon. Pvt. Co. A, 1st (Nelligan's) La. Inf. Entrolled] April 28, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to April 1862. Rolls June, 1862, to December 31, 1862, Absent, wounded, June 25, 1862. Rolls January 1863 to April, 1863, Absent, wounded June 25, 1863, on furlough.Roll May and June 1863, Discharged by reason of disability. Record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans, La., by the War Dept., Washington, D.C., May 1903, born Missis sippi, occupation farmer; Res. Springville, La., age when enrolled, 25, single. Permanently disabled in Battle of King's School House, January 25, 1862.
[He was doubtless the Solomon Sparks shown on the 1850 census of Lafayette County, Mississippi, as 13 years old, son of Citizen and Abigail Sparks; see p.1129 of the Quarterly for March 1968, Whole No. 61.]

Sparks, Thomas H. Pvt. Co. B, 3rd La. lnf. En[rolled] May 17, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to February, 1863. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured and paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863. On list dated Hdqrs. Allen's Brigade, Shreveport, La., March 29, 1864, Reported in camp for exchange at Natchitoches, La., before 1 April 1864. Rolls of Prisoners of War of divers companies and regiments unattached C. S. A., Paroled Monroe, La., June 9, 1865. Res6 Morehouse Parish, La.

Sparks, W. N. Pvt. Co. D, 25th La. Inf. En[rolled] Morehouse, La., or Vicks burg, Miss., April 28, 1862. Rolls from November 1862 to February 1863, Absent, sick.

Sparks, William H. 1st Lt. Capt. Cos. H, K, G, 1st (Strawbridge's) La. Inf. En[rolled] ____, May 10, 1861, New Orleans Barracks. Present on Rolls to December 1861. Roll to April 30, 1862, absent on sick leave since April 16, 1862. Roll March 1863 to August 1863, absent on detached service as member of G.C.M., March 22, 1863. Rolls November and December 1863, Present. Rolls January 1864 to April 1864, absent on detached service on General Court Martial. Roll August 31, 1864, to February 28, 1865, Killed in action, July 28, 1864. [He, also, was a son of William Henry Sparks; see entry for Alexander Sparks on p.4840.]

Sparks, William H. Pvt. Co. E, 4th La. Inf. En[rolled] May 25, 1861, Tangi pahoa, La. Present on all Rolls to December 1861. Roll January and February 1862, Absent, sick. Rolls November 1862 to December 1863, Present. Rolls August 31, 1864, to February 28, 1865, Killed in trenches near Atlanta, Ga., August 7, 1864.

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