if I understand your points, the Louisiana militia regiment, 1st Native Guards, must have been been issued arms and equipment, marched away from home, gone into camp and performed actual military service. More to your point, offiers and men would have actually been present on a battlefield of the Civil War.
Can you help me identify a military conflict in which this command was involved? If the 1st Native Guard Regiment was being shot at, I would like to have the details. Date, place, Confederate commander, after action report in which the regiment was mentioned, casualty reports, National Park Service markers, anything like that.
Also, if they were considered white male citizens of the Confederate government, many of these men would have been eligible for actual Confederate service under the law of April 16, 1862. Homer, you are certainly aware that men ages 18 to 35 not otherwise exempt from service left militia units and joined a regular Confederate unit, or were conscripted. Do you know of any officers and men from the 1st Native Guards who were assigned to Louisiana units in the Army of Tennessee or the Army of Northern Virginia or served with General Richard Taylor?