||Civil War Military Records for Albert Sansing
Medical: Cert. of Disability for discharge from C.S.A. states: Fair Complexion
Albert H. Sansing's military records show that he enlisted on May 20, 1861, as a Private/Musician in Capt. Richard W. Jones' Company, Louisiana Volunteers (NOTE: This company was attached to the 14th Regiment Louisiana Infantry by order of the Secretary of War dated September 19, 1861, S. O. No. 157, and became Company I of that regiment.)
The regiment was organized on June 16, 1861. It was mustered into Confederate service as the 13th Louisiana Regiment at Camp Pulaski, near Amite, Louisiana, on August 24. The unit received orders to proceed to Virginia to join forces with other state units to defend Richmond. The 13th marched to Yorktown in September to contest the advance of the Union Army. On September 21 the War Department changed the unit's designation to the 14th Louisiana Regiment. The men served in the trenches during the siege of Yorktown in April 1862 and fought in the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862.
From Bergeron, La. Confederate Units, 108-09:
"This regiment was organized June 16, 1861, as the 1st Regiment, Polish Brigade. It was mustered into Confederate service as the 13th Louisiana Regiment at Camp Pulaski, near Amite, on August 24. The regiment received orders to go to Virginia. While en route, some of the men got drunk and rioted at Grand Junction, Tennessee. Five men died before the officers could quell the mutiny. One company was disbanded as a result of the affair [original Company B most likely]. The regiment went to Yorktown in September. On September 21, the War Department changed the regiment's designation to the 14th Louisiana Regiment. The men served in the trenches during the Siege of Yorktown, in April 1862, and fought in the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862.
--The company muster roll for Albert H. Sansing, dated May 20 to June 30, 1861, shows: Enlisted, When: May 20, 1861; Where: Carroll, LA; By whom: Capt R. W. Jones; Period: For the war. Stated Present by R. W. Pearson, Copyist.
--Second company muster roll for July & Aug 1861, shows: Last paid By whom: Maj. Larkin Smith; To what time: June 30, 1861. Stated Absent with leave by R. W. Pearson, copyist.
--Third company muster roll for "5 Sgt Albert Sansing for Nov & Dec 1861, shows: Last paid & by whom: Capt. Chas DeReignie AQM, C. S. A., To what time: Oct 31, 1861. Stated Present by R. W. Pearson, copyist.
--Fourth company muster roll for 5 Sgt A. H. Sansing for Jan & Feb 1862, shows Present by R. W. Pearson, copyist.
--Fifth company muster roll for 5 Sgt A. H. Sansing for Mar & Apr 1862, shows Present or absent: not stated by R. W. Pearson, copyist.
--Sixth company muster roll for May & Jun 1862, states Present and Remarks state: Reduced to ranks 7 of June from the rank of Sergt. by R. W. Pearson, copyist.
--Seventh company muster roll for July & Aug 1862, shows that Pvt. A. H. Sansing was discharged from service. R. W. Pearson, copyist.
--A. Sansing, Sergt. Co. I, 14 Regt. La. Appears on a Register of Chimborazo Hospital No. 4, Richmond, Virginia. [Sometimes called Louisiana Hospital, Richmond]
Disease: Rheumatisas, chron. Admitted Apr. 6, 1862. Bottom states this is from the Confed. Arch., Chap. 6, File No. 22, page 36.
DISCHARGE DOCUMENTS: ARMY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES.
Certificate of Disability for Discharge
COVER SHEET, p. 1
Sergt. A. H. Sansing, of Captain F. F. Montgomery Company, (I,) of the 14th La. Regiment of Confederate States Volunteers, was enlisted by Capt. R. W. Jones, of the same Regiment of La Volt's at Oak Grove Carroll Parish on the day of Jan. 7, 1861, to serve [for the] war; he was born in the State of So. Carolina is forty-five . . . Stamped in oval is Record Division, *Rebel Archives* War Department.
Sergt. A. H. Sansing, of Captain F. F. Montgomery Company, (I,) of the 14th La. Regiment of Confederate States Volunteers, was enlisted by Capt. R. W. Jones, of the same Regiment of La Volt's at Oak Grove Carroll Parish on the day of Jan. 7, 1861, to serve for the] war; he was born in the State of So. Carolina, is forty-five years of age, 5 feet, 10 inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, grey hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days.......I certify, that I have carefully examined the said Sergt. A. H. Sansing of Captain F. F. Montgomery, Company and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Rheumatises Chronic & age (45). Louisiana Hospital, Richmond Aug 20th/62. Dr. F. Forment, Surgeon in charge...Discharged this 23 day of Aug 1862, at Richmond. By order of Brig. Genl Jno. [John] H[enry] Winder, Commanding the Post.
I CERTIFY, That the within named A. H. Sansing, a private of Captain F. F. Montgomery Company (I) of the 14th Regiment of La. Vols., born in Aberville Dist. in the State of S. C., aged 45 years, 5 feet, 10 inches high, light complexion, Blue eyes, Gray hair, and by occupation a Farmer was enlisted by Capt. R. W. Jones in Carroll Parish, La., on the 2 days of May 1861, to serve for the war, and is not entitled to discharge by reason of Surgeons certificate of disability......The said A. H. Sansing, was last paid by Capt. Oliver to include the 31st day of April 1862 and has pay due from that date to the present day.......There is due to him 3 mos. clothing Dollars traveling allowance from Richmond, Va., the place of discharge, to Ashton, La., the place of enrolment, transportation not being furnished in kind.......There is due him 39 days as Sergeant -- 76 days as Private......He is indebted to the Confederate States $5.00 on account of or for clothing......Given in duplicate near Gordonsville, this 23rd day of Aug. 1862...Signed C. B. Martin, Lieut., Commanding Company.
For pay from 1[st] of May 1862, to 23[rd] of August 1862, being 3 months and 23 days,
at eleven Dollars per month, - - - - - - - - -- - - - - 41.43
For pay for traveling from Richmond to Louisiana, being
12[?] miles, at ten cents per mile, - - - - - - - - - 3.00
3 mos. clothing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.50
Deduct for clothing overdrawn...................... 5.00
Balance Paid, - - - - - - 51.93
Received of Major Jno. [unreadable] C.S. Army, this 29 day of August 1862, Fifty-one Dollars and 93 Cents, in full of the above account........................ Signed by A. H. Sansing.