My great grandfather, (Richard P Stakes), served in Co. C, 8th La. Inf. was discharged and re-enlisted to Co. B, 16th Battalion La. Inf. (Confed. Grds. Response). I am trying to transcribe his Soldiers Application for Pension. For the most part I can read his writting except for two places. These are in regards to his discharge and wonds or effects of service. In response he states his condition then states he re-enlisted 6 months later which was in Co. B, 16th Battalion La. Inf. (Confed. Grds. Response), he goes on say it was under Col. kelly of La. then a word I cannot make out and Captain Geo.W. H?tt??pette (possibly an s rather than an e.) of Opelousas
Does anyone have any idea who this Colonel and Captain migh be?
I can send a digital scan of the area I cannot read if that would be of help.