Mr. Weaver wrote the history of Levi's-Barr's Artillery for the virginia Regimental History Series.I spoke with him after reading these posts and he states that in his research he found discharged members of the Louisiana unit that were unable to get back to Louisiana and they ended up serving with this Virginia artillery unit. He states it is his opinion that since the battery was known for its members' independant and undiciplined ways it may have had an attraction for such men who would have served in the Louisiana battalion. He agrees that some may have enlisted under aliases.One name however shows the member's origin. It is 2nd Lt. Alfred Chauvin, who listed his residence as New Orleans, Louisiana. The battery served with Thomas' North Carolina Legion of Cherokees until it was sent to the trenches at Richmond-Petersburg in December, 1864. The Thomas Legion had a reputation of being rowdy, so it could very well have had an attraction for the rough men of the Louisiana Battalion. Thanks for all your input.