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FOREWORD

One of the rich pieces of history and heritage in central Louisiana is found in the setting of Mount Olivet Cemetery. Entering the gates, visitors are greeted by the historic Mount Olivet Chapel, originally built in 1858 and fully restored to her original condition in 2009 and at which time was rededicated as a place of worship. Within the cemetery, hours can be spent in studying and reflecting upon the history of those who have been laid to rest here and in the discovery of many famous names of the past. I am personally indebted to the faculty and students of Louisiana College for their labor and extensive study in preparing this invaluable guide for those desiring to journey back through time and learn more about those who lived and died during the Civil War era. It is my prayer that you will find this work to be informative and fascinating, and that it will assist you in your journey through this magnificent setting in Pineville, Louisiana.

The Rt. Revd D. Bruce MacPherson, D.D. Third Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana

INTRODUCTION
After the founding generation, the Americans who fought in the Civil War sacrificed the most in the pursuit of liberty and freedom. A group of them who fought in that war are buried in the beautiful cemetery of Mount Olivet Chapel in Pineville, Louisiana. A great many volunteered for military service to their community, to defend their new Confederate nation, and to provide for the common defense. Their story is tied to the construction of the Episcopal Chapel that has graced Main Street, Pineville beginning in 1858. Following the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, American settlers poured into the new territory of the Red River Valley. Families established both plantations and farms based on slave labor. Along with their worldly possessions these Americans brought their faith in God. The Protestant churches, especially the Baptists and Methodists, began building congregations in the decades before the war. The Episcopalians took on more organization with the appointment of a new leader. Leonidas Polk came to Louisiana in 1841 as a missionary bishop to expand the Episcopal faith in all regions of the state. At the time only a ferry connected the towns of Pineville and her sister river town of Alexandria across the Red. St. James Episcopal Church provided worship for its community there. The Reverend Amos D. McCoy who served as Rector at St. James saw the need for a chapel in both Pineville nearby and further south in Cheneyville. The plans chosen for the Pineville chapel came from none other than Richard Upjohn of New York, among the most famous church builders of the 1850s. The Gothic style chosen for the building was very much in vogue at the time for churches and homes around the nation. Many southern plantations constructed in the 1850s share the architecture. The sharp roof line reminiscent of a cathedral, crosses adorning the top, and pointed stain glass windows are only a few of the prominent elements making Mount Olivet Gothic. Mrs. McCoy led the fund raising efforts. She taught a private school and donated a little over half of the $1,300 needed for construction. All the pinewood lumber and oak for the floors came from local timber provided by a Major Huie. Mr. Charles Schrader, Theodore Schaedel and Christian Baden hammered and nailed the boards together. The construction finished in a short time. On June 29, 1859 Bishop Polk himself consecrated the building for Jesus Christ. He mentioned the sacrifices made in raising the funds from a community of lesser means, how women did much of the organizing, and that the Chapel would carry out the great commission Christ gave at the end of the Book of Matthew. Bishop Polk remarked at the consecration, This building was erected by self-denial and stands as a monument testifying to the capabilities of womanly influence when directed by the desire simply to honor God and do good to men. Not long after it was in use for worship, Louisiana seceded from the Union in January of 1861. The war began and many local men volunteered for Confederate service. Bishop Polk who had attended West Point and become friends with Jefferson Davis became a Major General of volunteers. Five years after he visited Mount Olivet to the month and nearly to the day, he would die a terrible death during the Atlanta

campaign. He was felled by a cannon shot on the top of Pine Mountain, Georgia. The men who lived around Mount Olivet fought in far away places from Virginia to Tennessee and also in their own community during the Red River Campaign of 1864. Sixty-two men who fought in the Civil War are buried at Mount Olivet. A few others who are resting there may have served but their participation can not be confirmed at this time. The majority of the men fought for the Confederacy and just two or three fought for the Union. Nearly all who are buried in the cemetery survived the war and those veterans were buried in their final resting place in the decades after the conflict ended in 1865. Those who marched off and became casualties were usually buried on the spot or sometimes were shipped to home cemeteries. As it turns out only one of the men on this list died in battle, Major Canfield. The majority of the veterans had been born in the 1840s (1838-1846 was the largest grouping of the men based on their birthdates). All were thus young men for the war. One was only 17 years old at the time of his service; the oldest was in his mid-40s. Nearly 30 of these Confederate volunteers served with the Army of Tennessee or other Confederate forces in the western theater of operations. Many saw their first taste of combat at the bloody battle of Shiloh and a great many fought and surrendered at Vicksburg in 1863. Approximately 15 of them fought in the Red River campaign which came to the area in 1864. Major Canfield who fell during the Battle of Mansfield in 1864 is the first Civil War veteran buried at the cemetery. Another 15 men on this list are confirmed veterans who fought in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson. At least three and perhaps more fought at Gettysburg. Others are listed in records as being present with the Confederate army for the surrender at Appomattox. While Major Canfield was the first to die, those who lived after the war began passing almost every year after 1865 especially in the late 1870s, late 1880s, and by far the largest number of the veterans buried at the cemetery died between 1898 and 1914. Two lived until 1931, the latest date of death of any of them. They were from all occupations and nearly all appeared to live successful lives after the conflict. In the spring of 1864, 30,000 Union forces and a navy came up the river in March and April of that year for the aforementioned Red River campaign. They were halted at Mansfield by an attack directed by General Richard Taylor. The Union forces under the command of Nathaniel Banks burned Alexandria to the ground upon their retreat from the area in May. Mount Olivet survived the war. The chapel escaped destruction perhaps because it was used as a headquarters for the Union Army. Soldiers stationed at the site, it is said, relieved their boredom by taking rifle shots at a young man named Jonas Rosenthal who ran through the cemetery as a Confederate courier coming and going with reports on Union activity. After the war, Mount Olivet was used as a school and Dr. Anthony Vallas, a licensed larder and deacon also a former professor at the Louisiana State Seminary [LSU] before it was closed by the Civil War, held a few services there. Mount Olivet was considered a chapel of St. James Episcopal Church, until September 1, 1873, when the congregation was organized as a separate parish under the name of St. Peter's Church, which lasted until 1880 when it once more became a mission of St. James and resumed the name of Mount Olivet. The building was used as

a school and a community center. Before the Baptists built their own church in Pineville they used the chapel as a Sunday school. In 1910, Emma Gray, widow of the Reverend John Gray, Vicar of Christ Church Mission, raised funds to put on a new roof, paint the church, and install the first stained glass windows. The windows came from a St. Louis company. During the period between 1920 and 1946, other stained glass windows were made and brought the Chapel to its current appearance. Mount Olivet continued as a mission of St. James. In 1946, the congregation became a parish under the name of Mount Olivet. Dr. Fayette C. Ewing gave funds for the construction of the adjoining parish house. It remained a parish unto itself until September 19, 1966, when the congregation moved into a new church on Edgewood Drive, changing the name to St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Mount Olivet Chapel remained the property of St. James and was used as an office for the Episcopal Hospital Chaplaincy. St. James donated the Mount Olivet Chapel and attached parish house to the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in 1972. When the diocese divided in 1980, the headquarters of the Bishop of the newly formed Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana was established at the parish house. The site of what was to be the Mount Olivet Cemetery had been a burial ground at least since the 1820s. St. James Church has owned and supervised the site since 1858. A church committee manages an endowment fund for the general maintenance. The name of Mount Olivet Cemetery appears earliest in minutes written in June of 1858. It was estimated that there was about six acres of land purchased at that time for a price of $700. There are no records of the cost of grave sites or cost of a square which could contain as many as 12 graves. A look at the early plots will show that many families were buying a whole or half square. However, on July 25, 1893, the Vestry passed a motion that provided that Lot. No. 59 be set aside for single graves and the price be fixed at $5.00 each. The oldest grave is dated with a death date of 1824. For several decades the cemetery filled before the chapel was built and internments around the chapel were still taking place into the 21st Century. People of many faiths and races were and are welcomed and buried there. The early pioneers and prominent citizens of the community will be found on the tombstones: Gov. Thomas O. Moore, Louisiana's secessionist governor who is on this list rests there; Dr. Thomas Maddox, a participant in the Sandbar duel that involved Jim Bowie; Henry Hardtner, internationally known as the "Father of Reforestation;" George W. Bolton, founder of Rapides Bank and prime mover behind getting Louisiana College to Pineville; Edgar McCormick and Henarie Huie, the two founders of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk newspaper in 1887; and a U.S. Senator of the 20th Century, John Overton. In 1986 an acre of land directly behind the cemetery across Singer Street was purchased to provide burial sites as all spaces in the historic section have been unavailable since about 1960. On November 1, 1997, the Mount Olivet Mausoleum/Columbarium was dedicated. The mausoleum is quite unique with its gothic peak roof line and stained glass windows from the 1874 St. James church. It contains 100 crypts and 40 niches. There is also a Memorial Wall for the remembrance of loved ones. On June 22, 2000 the chapel and cemetery were put on the

National Register of Historic Places. In 2008, an Angel of Hope statue was dedicated in the cemetery for parents who have lost a child. This solemn place is available for anyone who needs a place to grieve. In 2007 Mount Olivet was renovated, restored, and lovingly dedicated again in 2009. The careful direction of Bishop Bruce MacPherson made the restoration possible. His determination and patience brought the chapel back to its earlier glory. The general contractor was Ratcliff Construction of Alexandria. The building has won preservation awards for the careful, loving restoration. A historic marker was placed out front to inform the curious of the rich history here.

Henry O. Robertson Chair, Division of History & Political Science Associate Professor of History Louisiana College

ABOUT THIS GUIDE


In the spring of 2010 a history class at Louisiana College in Pineville, under the direction of Dr. Henry O. Robertson, worked on this guide as a service learning project. The purpose was to teach methods of historical research and writing. In the spirit of Christian giving and service to others so commanded by Jesus Christ the class took up a mission of providing a guide to the Civil War veteran burials at Mount Olivet Cemetery located down the street from the college. Most Union veterans are buried in the Alexandria National Cemetery between the college and Mount Olivet Chapel. Elaine Hicks had started researching the Confederate veterans. The student participants took up where she started. Most of the students were juniors and seniors of all majors who took the American South HI 442 class. They had classroom instruction by library staff and Dr. Robertson who taught them how to research a Civil War veteran and people living in the 19th century. A little about the student authors is found at the end of the guide. Each students initials appear after the entry they researched and wrote. Meagan Wigley put the guide together as managing editor and Dr. Robertson and Elaine Hicks saw the work to completion.

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE


This guide is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the veteran. Following their name and birth and death dates a lot number appears to indicate the burial plot. A map is at the end of the guide which shows the locations of the plots around the chapel. The plots start in the back of the cemetery and run left to right across the grounds until the higher numbers appear in the front near the chapel. Any person who lived in the Civil War era but where a service record was not located is listed at the end of the guide. They may have fought. The guide makes no claims to be comprehensive and research has relied upon many sources whose accuracy has not been verified. For seven of the names on the list there is not a corresponding name on the cemetery map. The seven (Joseph S. Cruse, Jesse C. Godly, Valentine B. Guillory, Kosciusko R. Hyams, Harvey S. Losee, George R. Marsh, and Mitchell Neal) are buried in the lots indicated. Often individuals or families bought lots and close relatives, not necessarily sharing the same last name, were buried side by side in the same lot. At some of the lots throughout the cemetery exact grave sites were not well marked either. This guide reflects accurate information kept in the cemetery records.

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LouisAbadie(1833November10,1890)LOT24 LouisAbadiewasborninFrancein1833.BeforeheenlistedintheCivilWar,hewasabutcherinRapides Parish.In1856,hebeganholdinganEpiscopalSundayschoolathishomewhichbecametheoriginpoint forbuildingMountOlivet.HeenlistedtoservefortheConfederateStatesofAmericaonSeptember11, 1861.HewasaprivateinCompanyDofthe22ndInfantryRegimentofLouisiana,andwasinvolvedin twobattles.AbadiefoughtinsouthLouisianaalongBayouLafourcheonOctober21,1862.Hethen foughtatVicksburgduringthecampaigninearly1863.Hesurrenderedonthe4thofJulyin1863.After thewar,hereturnedtoPineville,andwasoneofthefoundingmembersoftheMasonicSolomonLodge No.221in1874.HemarriedMargaretIrvingonJune18,1876.LouisdiedinNewOrleansonNovember 10,1890.Heistheancestoroftheeditorinchiefswife. S.J. Sources:USCensus1870.www.solomon221.comAmericanCivilWarRegimentsOnline. JamesTurnerAlexander(May30,1832March27,1915)LOT103 JamesAlexanderwasanativeofMecklenburgCounty,Virginia.Duringhistimeinthemilitary,he workedhiswayupinranktoaColonel.HewasaColonelonGeneralBrownsstaff.Heservedinthe ConfederateArmyinLeesArmyinVirginia.Hespenthistimeafterservingthemilitarywithhisfamily andfriends.Duringthesummermonths,heresidedinRedLawn,Virginia.Duringthewinter,hewould cometolivewithhischildren,twosons,inLouisiana.Hedidthisfortwentyyearsbeforehefellillwhile inLouisiana.HestayedsickthatwinterandstayedinLouisianauntilhedied.Histwosons,J.W. AlexanderandM.L.Alexander,decidedtoburyhiminLouisiana.HewasburiedinhisConfederate uniform. J.E. TheTownTalk(1915),GoneButNotForgotten,CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880

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AsaOlinBlackmanLOT80 AsaBlackmanwasborninGeorgiaandservedduringtheCivilWar.HefoughtfortheConfederates duringthewar.Hewaspartofthe9thLouisianaInfantry,oneofthemostdistinguishedLouisianaunits oftheCivilWarknownastheLouisianaTigers.Theyfoughtin48differentbattlesandengagements. SomeofthemorefamousonesweretheBattleatBullRun,Antietam,andGettysburg.Hisunitmarched upwardsof30milesadaywithStonewallJacksonduringtheShenandoahValleycampaign.AtFront Royal,oneofitsmostdramaticmomentsoccurred.Theregimentracedacrossarailroadbridgeunder Unionriflefireandwhilethebridgeitselfwasonfire.Theylostonlytwomenandassistedinstoppingits destructionbyputtingoutitsflamingtimbers.Theunitwasnearlywipedoutattheheavyfighting aroundtheDunkerChurchatAntietamonSeptember17,1862.Blackmanwaswiththiscompanyforthe

beginningofthewarandworkedhiswayupinranktoFirstSergeant.OnOctober31,1862,hewas transferredtothe28thLouisianaInfantrybyorderoftheSecretaryofWar.Afterthis,hewasdemotedin rankduetodisobedienceandthentransferredtotheTransMississippiDepartmentwherehefinished outhisserviceduringtheremainderofthewar. C.N. GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits18611865ArthurW.Bergeron,Jr. RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommandsAndrewB.Booth LeesTigersTerryJones Capt.F.M.Blessing(May15,1846February15,1933)LOT110,113 BorninOhioin1846,CaptainF.M.BlessingcametoAlexandriaafterthewar.HemarriedMaryShoaff, daughterofFrederichShoaffandSusannahJonesofLouisiana.Togethertheyhadfourchildren:Nellie, BrooksFrederick,FrankJr.,andN.J.Blessing.AFrankM.Blessingservedinthe34thOhioregiment duringthewar.Therewasalsoaprivateofthesameexactnameservinginthe36thOhioinfantry.Both unitsfoughtfortheUnioninWestVirginiaandVirginiainthecampaignsthere.Blessingwaschiefof AlexandriaPoliceDepartmentfromSeptember9,1904toOctober23,1904,andagainMay6,1905to April1,1907.ItislikelyhewasaUnionarmyveteran. K.W. Sources:FamilySearchRecordSearch,FrancisMarionBlessing,MaryShoaffBlessing,NJBlessing, FrankBlessingJr.,NellieBlessing,BrooksFrederickBlessing;http://www.alex police.com/historyscroll.htm;MountOlivetCemetery, http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/rapides/cemeteries/mtolivet.txt GeorgeWashingtonBolton(September15,1841August2,1931)LOT67 GeorgeWashingtonBoltonwasthesonofE.P.andElizaBolton.HewasbornonSeptember15,1841in DeKalbCounty,Georgia.Boltonwasthefourthofeightchildren.In1857,thefamilymovedtoUnion Parish,LouisianawhereBoltonsfatherfoundedaprivateschool.AttheoutbreakoftheCivilWar BoltonjoinedtheConfederacy,enlistinginCompanyE,12thLouisianaInfantry.HeenlistedatCamp MooreonAugust18,1861asasergeant.AnewspaperdescribedCampMooreintheFloridaparishes, asaplacewithalargeclearingamongthetallpinetreesonaffineelevationwherethatefinebreezes anddryairarehighlyconducivetohealth.Theencampmentpresentedanidyllicpicture.Thenatural stateoftheforest,settingoutofthewhitetentsandbrillianthuedflags,theNewOrleansBee commentedwasaperfectlocationtotraintroops.DuringthewarBoltonwaselected4thsergeant.He foughtatShiloh,Vicksburg,andtheAtlantacampaign.BoltonwaswoundedattheBattleofNashvillein late1864andheldasaprisonerofwaratCampChase,OhioandlateratPointLookout,Maryland. BoltonwasreleasedonOathofAllegianceonJune6,1865.Hethenreturnedhomewherehetaughtat hisfathersschoolforayear.BoltonthenenteredintothemercantilebusinessinWinnParishwith AbsalomWade.In1868,hemarriedTennesseeWadeBolton,daughterofMr.Wade.Theyhadfive childrentogether:James,George,Frank,JamesPorter,Roscoe,andBertha.Hefoundedin1888abank. BoltonservedasthefirstpresidentofRapidesBankuntil1912.Boltonwasalsoagreatcivicleader.He servedasadelegatetothestateconstitutionalconventionin1879and1898.Healsoservedinthe lowesthouseofthestatelegislaturefrom18881894andasspeakerofthehouseduringhislastterm.

HewasamongthemenmostresponsibleforgettingLouisianaCollegetolocateinPinevillein1906. GeorgeWashingtonBoltonpassedawayonAugust2,1931. J.K. Censusof1860,1870,1880,1900,1910,&1930.U.S.CivilWarRecords&Profiles.Louisiana: CompromisingSketchesofParishes,Towns,Events,InstitutionsandPersons. ConfederateResearchSources:Vol1.B.p28. InDefenseofMyCountry:TheCivilWarLettersofGWBoltonSueEakin,ed. TheStoryofCampMooreandLifeatCampMoorePowellCasey RobertWilsonBringhurst(18401912)LOT70 RobertWilsonBringhurstwasbornDecember13,1840inLouisiana.Hisparentswerebothfrom Kentucky.BringhurstservedtheConfederateArmyineitherthe18thRegiment,LouisianaInfantryor theCrescentInfantryRegiment.BothRegimentsservedatShiloh,theRedRiverCampaign,andwerea partoftheTransMississippiDepartmentwithengagementsinSouthLouisianaduring1863.Bringhurst was60yearsoldin1900whenhemarriedJudithTaliaferroLeokiewhilelivinginAlexandriaLouisiana. HewasacivicleaderandmajordeveloperoftheCityofAlexandria.Hediedattheageof71onOctober 18,1912. H.K. www.itd.nps.gov/cwss,www.archives.com1900censusrecords,BringhurstsHeadstone

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MajorMercerCanfield(June18,1828April8,1864)LOT5 MajorMercerCanfieldservedintheConsolidatedCrescent(24th)RegimentintheLouisianaInfantry. ThisunitfoughtatmanybattlessuchasShilohandintheRedRiverCampaign.The24thRegiment participatedasthemainregimentalattackforceduringtheBattleofMansfieldonApril08,1864. Duringthisbattleover175oftheregimentsmenwerekilledorwounded.Followingadevastating roundoffivepouredintotheregimentbytheUniondefenders,aneyewitnessreported,Major Canfieldrodearound,gotdownoffhishorse,pickedupthecolorsandorderedtheregimentforward withhimandthecolorsinthelead.AllthatcouldaroseandstartedforwardwiththeRebelYell.The Unionforcesreloadedandfiredanothervolley.Theygotourbravelittlemajor,andnobraverman everlivedordiedonabattlefield,rememberedJamesJarratt.The24thRegimentwastheonly Louisianaregimentthatlostallthreefieldgradeofficersinthatsinglebattle.ThenextdayattheBattle ofPleasantHilldidnotproduceasmanycasualtiesbecausetheunithadbeensotornupitwasputinto reserve.TheunitalsoplayedapartinpushingUnionforcesunderGeneralNathanialBanksbackdown

theRedRiverandfoughtMay18thattheBattleofYellowBayou.AftermarchingforShreveportand spendingseveralmonthsingarrisondutythere,the24thmarchedbacktoAlexandriaanddisbanded. P.A. GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits18611865,ArthurW.BergeronJr. RecordsofLouisianaConfederatesoldiersandCommandsVol.I,AndrewBooth LittletoEatandThinMudtoDrinkGaryJoiner HenryC.Carnal(June11,1839July5,1876)LOT6 HenryC.CarnalwasbornonJuly11,1839.Heenrolledasa1stSergeantinCompanyL.ofthe ConsolidatedCrescentRegimentoftheLouisianaInfantryinSeptemberof1862.HefoughtatShilohand anumberofotherbattles.TheCrescentdistinguisheditselfatShilohbysurroundingandacceptingthe surrenderoftheUniondivisionofUnionGeneralPrentiss.Thiscameafteraterriblestruggleataplace knowneverafterastheHornetsNest.Theretheunitmovedthroughsomethickunderbrushand dislodgedUnionforcesfromaroundasmallcabinandcottonbales.Losseswereheavyonbothsides. Laterinthewar,CarnalbecameaPOWatsomepointandwasparoledatAlexandriainJuneof1865. HepassedawayonJuly5,1876at37yearsofage. M.K. RosterofConfederateSoldiers,GoneButNotForgotten ThomasClements(August10,1832September3,1905)LOT1 BornoriginallyinCountyTyrone,Ireland,ThomasClementsimmigratedtotheUnitedStateswhenhe wastwelveyearsoldin1844.ThetripfromLiverpooltohisfinaldestination,NewOrleans,tookabout nineweeks.In1845hisfather,JohnClements,whohadimmigratedwithhimtoCentralLouisiana,died. Fiveyearslater,hismotheralsopassedawayat4thandWashingtonSt.accordingtohisobituary.Both wereburiedattheRapidesCemetery,inPineville. ThomasClements,asaboyhadbeenemployedasaclerkbothinthecityofAlexandria,Louisiana,for Jas.McFeely,W.H.Scott,andlaterA.M.KilpatrickinCheneyville,Louisiana.Duringthistime,Clements startedhisMasonicstudiesatGordyLodgeNo.133whichculminatedinhiselectionasaMasterMason in1856.AfterreturningtotheAlexandriaarea,hetransferredtoOliverLodgeNo.84,theoldestF.& A.M.Lodgeinthearea. Mr.ClementsservedasSecondLieutenantofCompanyD.FirstLouisianaCalvary,RapidesRangers.He servedthroughoutthedurationoftheCivilWarandparticipatedinmanyimportantbattles. Afterthewar,Mr.ClementsreturnedtotheAlexandriaareawherehewasshortlyemployedasa bookkeeperforIsaacLevy,alocalwholesalegrocer.ThislaterledtohisemploymentatMarxLevy&Co. inNewOrleansin1866.In1868,itisrecordedthatMr.Clementsservedonmanysteamboatsasaclerk. TheseincludedsuchvesselsastheGlide,whichwasunfortunatelydestroyedontheMississippiriver nearthecityofConvent,Louisiana.OthervesselsweretheFrolic,Rapides,Bertna,CarrieA.Thomas, HenryTate,andvariousothercraft.In1874,ClementsboughtavesselbythenameofEraNo.10where heservedascommanderforthenextfewyears.

1870wastheyearthathemarriedFrancisC.JohnstonofPineville.Togethertheyhadtwodaughters: MissesElizaandLizzie. From1875to1892,ClementsacquiredAnnandalePlantationwherehefarmeduntilhemovedbackto Alexandriawithhisfamilytoliveouttherestofhisdays.Itisimportanttonotethathehadmany businessinterestswithinthecityofAlexandria.Onesuchbusinessinterestwasthatofthepostof PresidentofTheFirstNationalBankfortwoyears. Thephysicaldescriptionattimeofserviceindicatedthathewasabout5feet,10inchestallwithgrey eyesandlighthair.Clementservedasthe3rdLt.2ndLt.Co.D.1stLa.Cavalry.HeenlistedonSeptember 12th1861,inBatonRouge,Louisiana.Hewaspromotedto2ndLt.onDecember15,1862.Therollsfor JanuaryFebruary1863showedhewasabsentforsickfurlough.Federalrollsforprisonersofwar showedhewascapturedatBigHill,KentuckyonJuly30,1863.HewasthensenttoJohnsonsIsland, OhioonAugust9,1863.HewasthenreleaseduponoathofallegiancetotheUnitedStatesonJune11, 1865.ItwasherethathereturnedtotheAlexandriaarea. ClementsdiedonSeptember3,1905at8:30p.m.fromgeneraldebilityfromanoperationfor appendicitis.HediedattheSanitariumonthecornerof2ndandLeeSt.inAlexandria,Louisiana. P.A. GuidetoLouisianaconfederatemilitaryunits18611865,ArthurW.BergeronJr. CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880,VerdaJenkinsRuff. AlexandriaDailyTownTalkObit.9/04/1905 Dr.AmericusCockerille(____April12,1889)LOT71 Dr.AmericusCockerilleservedtheConfederateStatesArmyduringtheAmericanCivilWarin1862in theCrescentRegiment,LouisianaInfantry.ThisunitfoughtatthebattleofShilohandduringtheRed RiverCampaign.ItwasapartoftheTransMississippiDepartment.CockerilleenteredtheWarasa privateanddidnotmoveupinrank.Cockerilleservedasasurgeonuntilheexperiencedillhealthin 1863andwasforcedtocomehome.HelivedinAlexandriaasaPracticingPhysician.Hewasmarriedto MarthaCockerilleonJune12,1856byReverendMcCoyinRapidesParish.Theywouldremaintogether untilhisdeathonApril12,1889inAlexandria,Louisiana.Marthawouldlivefor24yearsafter Americussdeathanddiein1913. H.K. StateofLouisianaWidowsApplicationforPension;www.itd.nps.gov/cwss, http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/rapides/cemeteries/mtolivet.txt AngusT.Compton(1846September28,1883)LOT79 AngusThorntonCompton,born1846,wasthesonofGeorgeWashingtonandMaryEliseCompton. ComptonservedtheConfederacyasaprivateinCaptainBenjaminsLouisianaCavalry.Heenlistedon ChristmasEve,1863andwasparoledinAlexandriaonJune3,1865.ComptonmarriedWillieMillinerin Houston,TexasonDecember14,1871.Thepairhadsevenchildren:George,Katie,AngusJr.,Guy,Hugh,

Herbert,andSanfordCompton.HeresidedinRapidesparishfortheremainderofhislife,dyingofa feveronSeptember28,1883. J.P. Futch,CatherineBaillio.TheBaillioFamily.BatonRouge,LA:1961 MilitaryPensionRecordofWillieMillinerCompton,filedJanuary27,1913(Alexandria,LA) Dr.JohnS.Compton(July22,1840November4,1888)LOT115 JohnS.ComptonwasbornonJuly22,1840toGeorgeandMaryCompton.PriortotheCivilWar GeorgeComptonwasafarmerinRapidesParishwhileJohn,hisoldestson,studiedmedicine.John ComptonenlistedasaprivateinCompanyKoftheCrescentRegimentonMarch11,1862andwaslikely presentattheBattleofShilohinTennessee.ComptonalsoappearedontherollsofCompanyCofthe 18thLouisianaInfantryasaprivate.ComptonwasmarriedtoAmandaBonnerwithwhomhehadthree children:Ernest,JohnConrad,andMary.AfterthewarhelivedinRapidesParishandworkedasa farmer.ComptonpassedawayonNovember4,1888. J.K. Census1860,1870,&1880.U.S.CivilWarSoldiers,18611865.LaGenWebArchives. AmericanCivilWarRegiments.ConfederateResearchSources.Vol.1.C.p.403. JosephS.Cruse(September10,1828August31,1914)LOT92 JosephS.CrusewasborninBelgiumandcametotheU.S.attheageof5.HeenlistedintheConfederate Armyinthespringof1862inAlexandria,Louisiana.HewasapartoftheHeavyArtilleryunderCapt. JohnKelso.HewasatFortDeRussy.Crusewasneverwoundedbutwascapturedwhilepassing HendersonHillinRapidesParishin1863.HeremainedinNatchitochesfortheremainderofthewar.He eventuallyreturnedtofarminginLecompteinRapidesParish.Hewasmarriedandhadsevenchildren: fourboysandthreegirls.Hefiledforapensionin1899becausehewasgettingtoooldandhadbeen sick. D.B. http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm http://www.enlou.com/people/mooretobio.htm GovernmentPensionform SimonCullen(18461891)LOT79 SimonCullenwasborninVirginiaandasayoungmanenteredtheVirginiaMilitaryInstituteduringthe CivilWar.WhenUniontroopsinvadedtheShenandoahValleyofVirginiaonMay11,1864,Cullenleft withthecadetstoaidConfederatesunderGeneralJohnBreckenridge.He,alongwithover200others, wasinvolvedinafamousattackattheBattleofNewMarket.Hisunitchargedacrossthefieldoflost shoesandcapturedaUnionbatteryuponahill.Thiswasamongthemostdramaticscenesinallofthe CivilWar.In1868,CullenmovedtoAlexandria,Louisianawherehewaspartofthesteamboat warehousebusinessandapartnerofthefirmofStaffordandCullen.Throughouthisbusinesscareer,

CullenbecameoneofthemostsuccessfulandwelllookeduponcitizensofAlexandria.OnFebruary27, 1874,CullenmarriedAnnieJeannetteSkillman.Hewasdescribedlaterinlifeashavingastriking appearanceandnoticeablebearing. P.R. Stafford,Dr.G.M.G.TheWellsFamilyofLouisianaandAlliedFamilies. ObituaryinTheDemocrat McManus,JaneParkerandMaryParkerPartain.GoneButNotForgotten:Cemetery Inscriptionsof RapidesParish.Vol.II JohnDunn(1835May7,1911)LOT27 JohnDunnwasbornin1845inLouisiana.In1860,hewasfifteenyearsoldandlivedinRapidesParishin theAlexandriaarea.The1860censusrevealedthatJohnlivedwithCPopeandMaryPope,Susan Belgarde,SidneyBelgarde,NapoleonBelgarde,andAnthonyBelgarde.Hejoinedthe1stRegiment, LouisianaInfantryCompanyDasaPrivateandfinishedhisservicetotheConfederacyasaPrivate.This unitconsistedofmenfromShreveport,Alexandria,andNewOrleans.Theyservedmostlyunder GeneralRobertE.LeesArmyofNorthernVirginia.TheywitnessedheavycasualtiesatSevenDays Battles,Sharpsburg,Fredericksburg,Chancellorsville,Gettysburg,andMineRun.The1stRegiment sufferedastaggering37%casualtiesatChancellorsvillein1863.TheywerewithGeneralLeeat Appomattox.JohndiedMay7,1911. H.K. www.heritagequest.com,www.Archives.com(partneredwithwww.footnotes.com)1860Census Records,www.itd.nps.gov/cwss,http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/rapides/cemeteries/mtolivet.txt

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JosephFitzpatrick(May10,1842February25,1905)LOT77 FitzpatrickenlistedinCompanyBofLouisiana'sSecondInfantryonMay9,1861.Hewaspresenton rollstoJune,1861,andinWilliamsburgHospitalfortheJulyAugustrolls,1861.Fitzpatrickwasstated presentonrollsfromSeptember,1861untilJune,1862,andonsickfurloughforJulyAugust,1862,after beingwoundedattheBattleofMalvernHill.HewaspresentonrollsfromSeptemberDecember,1862. FitzpatrickwaspromotedtoSecondJuniorLieutenant,andthenagaintoSecondSeniorLieutenant.He waspresentonallsubsequentrollsuntilhisabsenceonfurloughfor30days,startingAugust28,1863. HewasnotstatedpresentorabsentonrollsfromSeptember,1863February,1864. FitzpatrickappearsontheRegisterofPrisonersofWar,paroledMay10,1865(his23rdbirthday). Fitzpatrickisdescribedatenlistmentas5feet,6inchestall,withgrayeyes,darkhair,andadark complexion.Afterthewar,FitzpatrickwasaresidentofAlexandria,LA.OnApril15,1880,hemarried LauraMiller(March3,1862June2,1947)atSt.JamesChurchinAlexandria,LA. C.L.

IsaiahFogleman(April15,1838October23,1916)LOT50 IsaiahFoglemanwasbornApril15,1838inLouisiana.HisfatherwasafarmerfromVirginianamed JamesFoglemanwhowasmarriedtoSarahfromKentucky.Isaiahhadatleastfourbrothersandsisters, Emmagy,Silas,Octavie,andGeorge.HeenlistedinCompanyF.ofthe8thLouisianaInfantryasaPrivate onJuneof1861atCampMoore,Louisiana.The8thLouisianaInfantryfoughtinVirginiaandsoon becameapartofwhatwascalledtheLouisianaTigers.Thisincludedthe6th,7th,and9thLouisiana Regimentsandthe1stLouisianaSpecialBattalion.ThisBrigadejoinedwithGeneralStonewallJacksons armyinthespringof1862.Theyparticipatedinmanybattlesandmadethelateafternoonattackon CemeteryHillatthebattleofGettysburgonJuly2,1863.Ontherockyslopes,the8thcapturedaUnion batterywithintheUnionline.Infiercehandtohandfightingtheylostmanymenincludingacolor bearer.TheyheldthebatteryandifsupportedmayhavebrokentheUnionline.Thatsupportdidnot comeandby10PMafteracounterattackhadtoretreattotheirstartingposition.Laterthatyearitis possiblethathebecameaPOWaftertheBrigadewasoverrunatRappahannockStationinNovemberof 1863.HewasreleasedinJuneof1865.AfterthewarIsaiahtookupafterhisfatherandfarmed.He wasmarriedtoCelonesonNovember15,1885.Theyhadatleast7children:Malcolm,Irvin,IsaiahJr., Clough,Earl,Lee,andMarian.IsaiahFoglemanpassedawayfromkidneyfailureonOctober23,1916at theageof78.HiswifeCelonespassed9yearslateronSeptember3,1925attheageof68. M.K. ConfederatePensionRecords;RosterofConfederateSoldiers;GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitary Units;1850,1870,1900,and1910FederalCensus(AncestryLibrary),GoneButNotForgotten

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JohnB.Gibson(18391918)LOT3 JohnB.Gibsonservedinthe17thLouisianaInfantry,CompaniesFandGduringtheCivilWar.He enlistedSeptember30,1861,asaCaptain.HisregimentwasorganizedatCampMoore,Louisiana.The 17thLouisianaInfantryfoughtattheBattleofShiloh,theBattleofPortGibson,andwascapturedat Vicksburg.TheregimentspentitslastfewweeksstationedinPineville,Louisianaandwasdisbandedin 1865.Afterthewar,GibsonmarriedMaryGardneronJanuary23,1868.Gibsonhadthreesons:Henry Gibson,GeorgeGibson,andWillieGibson.HeservedastownmarshalofAlexandriaandwasalso involvedinthemercantilebusiness. P.R. Bergeron,ArthurW.GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits18611865. http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/Personz_Detail.cfm McManus,JaneParkerandMaryParkerPartain.GoneButNotForgotten:Cemetery Inscriptionsof RapidesParish.Vol.II ObituaryinTheTownTalk RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands.

JesseC.Godly(January22,1826June10,1870)LOT2 Mr.JesseC.GodlywasafarmerwhoresidedinMinden,Louisiana.HeservedasaprivateinCompany G.ofthe8thLouisianaInfantry.GodlyenlistedonJune23,1861atCampMoore,Louisiana.Hewas dischargeonMay12,1862.ThisoccurredbecauseCompanyG.hadattainedfullservicestrengthandhe wasovertheageofconscription,whichwas35,byoneyear. P.A. MemorialHall,NewOrleansLa.June1903,WarDept.RecordsWashingtonD.C. RecordsofLouisianaconfederatesoldiersandcommandsVol.III,AndrewB.Booth WilliamAshburyGriffin(November9,1828April3,1909)LOT94 WilliamA.GriffinservedintheConfederateMilitaryinthe31stAlabamaInfantry,CompanyI.Heentered asaprivateandleftstillaprivate.The31stAlabamaInfantrywasorganizedinTalladega,Alabamain 1862,butwasthenmovedtoTennessee.Themenwhoservedinthisdivisionwerefromthecountiesof Cherokee,Shelby,Talladega,Randolph,Montgomery,andCalhoun.Thisgroupsawactionatthe CumberlandGapandTazewell.IteventuallymovedintoEastLouisianaandWestMississippiwhereit sawactionattheVicksburgcampaignbattlesatChampionsHill,PortGibson,ChickasawBayouandwas eventuallycapturedatthesiegeofVicksburg.ThisdivisionsufferedheavylossesandbyJanuary1865, only180outoftheoriginal1000werestillfitforduty. D.B. http://www.enlou.com/people/mooretobio.htm http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm ValentineB.Guillory(February2,1818?)LOT27 BorninSt.LandryParish.BaptizedintheCatholicfaith.HeservedinBenjaminscavalryalocalunit recruitedspecificallytomeetthethreatofUnioninvasion. Ancestry.com P.H.

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ChristianHaack(1833October5,1899)LOT40 ChristianHaackwasborninGermanyin1833andeventuallymovedtotheUnitedStates.Hewasa cooperbytrade.HeresidedinAlexandria,nearupperFourthStreet,foratleastfortyyears.Hediedof bronchitisin1899.Hiswife,ElizabethCoenigwasalsoborninGermanyaround1843.Theyhadtwo daughters,Mrs.WillZoderandMrs.LouisSterkx. J.E. TheTownTalk(1899),GoneButNotForgotten,CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880,St.JamesEpiscopal ChurchBaptisms,Confirmations,Marriages,andBurials18861920

CharlesOvertonHarris(18401905)LOT12 CharlesOvertonHarriswasborninMissourionNovember21,1840.Hisparentswerebothnative Kentuckians.HarrisFoughtfortheConfederacy.Heservedwiththe15thInfantryRegiment(alsocalled 2ndRegimentPolishBrigade),theWashingtonArtilleryBattalion,orthe2ndCavalryRegiment.These unitsfoughtacrossthewarfrontatvariouslocations.ItisknownthatHarrisjoinedtheArmyasaprivate andremainedsuchuntiltheendofhisservice.In1868,hemarriedJaneHarrisofAlabama.In1870he andJanelivedinLamotheonafarm.CensusrecordsrevealthatHarrissrealestatewasvaluedat200 dollarsandhispersonalestatewasvaluedat300dollars.CharlesO.HarrisdiedAugust27,1905atage 64. H.K. www.heritagequest.com1870censusrecord,www.archives.comrecords,www.itd.nps.gov/cwss,and HarrissHeadstone WilliamHarris(March2,18381915)LOT21 WilliamHarriswasborninMurryCounty,TennesseeandservedintheConfederateArmyinCompanyA. 1stTennesseeintheCalvaryAshlysBrigade.ThisRegimentwasorganizedinNovember1862usingthe 3rdTennesseeCavalryBattalionasitsnucleus.ThemeninthisbattalioncamefromClairborne, Jefferson,KnoxUnion,BledsoeRoane,McMinn,BradleyandRheeCounties.Thisgroupsawfightingin theShenandoahValleyunderStonewallJacksonaswellasotherareas.Harriswasnevercapturedand serveduntilpeacewasdeclared.HiscompanysurrenderedinMadison,Georgia.Hemovedto Alexandriain1906andwasafarmer,butwasnotverysuccessfulandclaimedtonotmakemuchprofit. Attheageofseventyseven,hefiledforagovernmentpensionbecausehewasgettingtoooldtofarm andneededassistance.Hewasawidoweratthistimewitheightchildren,threesonsandfive daughters.Heowned150acresoflandanddrankalcoholveryseldom,accordingtohispension application. D.B. http://www.enlou.com/people/mooretobio.htm GovernmentPensionApplication 1870CensusthroughAncestry.com ErnstJacobHardtner(1844October25,1930)LOT106 ErnstJacobHardtnerwasborninLaufen,Germanyin1844toClarraHartmanandHenryHardtner. HardtnerimmigratedtoNewYorkin1865.Seekingawarmerclimate,hemigratedsouthtoNew Orleans,Louisiana,butdidnotlastlongonaccountofaYellowfeverepidemicinthefallof1867.Heleft NewOrleans,inhisownwords,ona,RedRiverboat.HardtnersteppedofftheboatinAlexandriain October1867andjourneyedtoPinevillewherehefoundemploymentasamerchant.Hewasoneofthe fewmerchantstoadvertiseinthethennewTownTalkandalsooneofthefirstmerchantstoinstalla telephonelineinhisstorewhenitbecameavailablein1897.HardtnermarriedEmmaSchraeder,whose fatherCharleshademigratedfromFrancearound1840andhelpedbuiltMountOlivetChapel.The couplehadtwosonsnamedHenryandQuintinTheodoreanddaughternamedAlice.Hardtnerowned andoperatedabootmakingshoponMainStreetuntilin1874Hardtnerenteredintothegrocery

business.Later,Hardtner,alongwithhissonHenryandpartnerJ.M.Nugent,openedandoperateda sawmillbetween1892and1896;themillwaslocatedbetweenoneinBallownedbyC.E.Ballandsons andonebuiltinPollockbyJayGould.ErnestlatertalkedhisfatherHenryandWilliamEdenborninto investinginsometimberinwhatisnowLaSalleParish.ThemillwasbegunatapointontheMissouri PacificRailroadwhichHardtnernamedUrania.AccordingtoErnestsdiary,thisprovedtobeavery profitableinvestment.ItalsoturnedouttobesignificantforLouisianastimberindustrybecausethis millprovidedthetraininggroundforreforestationinLouisianaandtheUnitedStates.Ernesthadcome fromGermany,wherereforestationintheBlackForesthadtaughthimtoconservenaturalresources. Themillistheoldestmillinitsarea.ErnestservedonthePinevillePolicyJuryatsomepoint.Hewasone oftwentypropertyholdersofPinevilletosignapetitioncallingthetowncounciltolevyataxforthe purposeofbuyingorsecuringasuitablepublicschoolbuilding.Atthetimeofhisdeath,Hardtnerwas livingwithdaughterAliceCrockettandherfamily. K.W. OnceUponaRiver:AHistoryofPinevillebyElaineH.Bristerpp.5556,65,73,75,109,and175 FamilySearchRecordSearch,ErnestJacobHardtner,HenryEHardtner,QuintinTheodore Hardtner,AliceHardtner AncestryLibrary,1920FederalCensus,ErnestHardtner MountOlivetCemetery,http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/rapides/cemeteries/mtolivet.txt RobertCecilHetherwick(January15,1827September9,1871)LOT32 HetherwickservedasaprivateinCompanyK,ofthe3rdLouisianaCavalry,knownasthePrairieRangers. RecordsindicatethathewaspresentontherollsofAugusttoDecember1862inAlexandria,Louisiana. HealsoappearsontherollsofprisonersofwarandwaspardonedinAlexandria,LouisianaonJune4, 1865. P.A. GoneButNotForgottenCemeteryinscriptionsofRapidesParish,MaryParkerPartain RecordsofLouisianaconfederatesoldiersandcommandsVol.III,AndrewB.Booth KosciuskoR.Hyams(18391874)LOT7 KosciuskoR.HyamswasaConfederatesoldierwhoservedasaPrivate,inCompanyBofthe2nd RegimentoftheLouisianaInfantry.The2ndinfantrywasformedin1861atCampMooreinTangipahoa, Louisiana.ThemeninthiscompanyweretakenfromCaddo,Rapides,DeSoto,Natchitoches,St.Landry, Clairborne,andLincolnParishes.The2ndregimentwassenttoVirginia.Thisgroupalsofoughtat Gettysburg. D.B. http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm http://www.civilwarhome.com/olivet.htm

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AugustusJarreau(September3,1840January1,1906)LOT84 AugustusJarreauwasborninLouisianaonSeptember3,1840toBernardandClaraJarreau.OnMay7, 1861,JarreauenlistedasaprivateinCompanyBofthe2ndLouisianaInfantrytofightforthe ConfederatecauseintheCivilWar.HewaswoundedatSharpsburg,MarylandonSeptember17,1862. Hesoughtatalmosteveryotherbattle.JarreaumusteredoutonApril10,1865atAppomattoxCourt House,Virginia.JarreaumarriedLucySloaneHuie,thewidowofGreenHuie,inMarchof1868.Jarreau andLucyhadthreesons:Rollo,Mayo,andAugustHunter,alongwithtwochildrenfromLucysprevious marriage,HenarieandLauraEthelHuie.JarreausstepsonHenariewouldgoontocofoundtheTown Talk,Alexandriasfirstdailynewspaper.ThethreesiblingsHenarie,Rollo,andLaura,ownedthe newspaperforseveralyears.HissonHunterservedasLouisianasdelegatetotheDemocraticNational Conventionin1944.JarreauworkedinPinevilleasasteamboatcaptain,warehouseman,merchant,and farmer.In1880hewaselectedMayorofPineville.JarreaupassedawayonJanuary1,1906. J.K. Censusof1850,1860,1870,1880,&1900.U.S.CivilWarRecords&Profiles. TalkoftheTown:TheRiseofAlexandria,Louisiana,&theDailyTownTalk. ConfederateResearchSources:Vol.2.J.p.430. WalterC.Johnson(1847August29,1917)LOT61 WalterJohnsonwasborntoSamuelK.andEugeniaJohnsonin1847inLouisiana.Samuelworkedin Alexandriaasaplanterandadruggist.WalterJohnsonenlistedasaprivateinCompanyAofthe4th LouisianaEngineerTroops.HewastakenprisonerduringthewarandparoledatNatchitoches, LouisianaonJune6,1865.AfterthewarhemarriedAdaHaleandworkedasastoreclerk.Walter JohnsonpassedawayonAugust29,1917. J.K. Censusof1850,1860,1870,1880&1910.LouisianaStatewideDeathIndex19001949. LouisianaConfederatePensionApplicationsIndexDatabase. ConfederateResearchSources:Vol.2.J.p458 WilliamKyleJohnson(18411885)LOT61 WilliamKyleJohnsonservedinCompanyIofthe8thRegiment,LouisianaInfantry.Heenteredthe8th RegimentasaSecondLieutenantandbytheendofhisservicehehadbecomeCaptainWilliamK. Johnson.ThisunitwasmadeupofmenfromacrossthestatefromPlaqueminestoRapidesParish.One ofthecommandingofficerswasthefamousFrancisT.Nicholls,whomNichollsUniversityisnownamed after.TheLouisiana8thRegimentwasabusyunitastheyfoughtinsomeoftheCivilWarsbiggest battles.AsmallergroupoftheregimentwasonreserveatFirstManassas.TheyfoughtunderGeneral StonewallJacksoninhisValleycampaign,ColdHarbor,Chancellorsville,Gettysburg,Rappahannock

Station,andtheSevenDaysBattles.TheseweremostlyunderGeneralRobertE.LeesArmyof NorthernVirginia,notablytheConfederacysmostsuccessfularmy.WilliamwouldmarryNinaManning. H.K. LASecretaryofStateConfederatePensionApplicationIndex,www.itd.nps.gov/cwss JesseGodleyJohnson(January16,1841November14,1922)LOT61 JesseGodleyJohnsonwasbornJanuary16,1841inTexas.HewasnamedafterJesseGodley.His motherwasfromNorthCarolinaandhisfatherwasfromVirginia.HelivedwithhismotherinPineville, Louisianain1860.Johnsonservedinthe16thRegiment,LouisianaInfantryasaPrivate.Theregiment wasassignedtotheArmyofTennesseeandfoughtatMurfreesboro,Shiloh,Chickamauga,andthe AtlantaCampaign.TheysurrenderedwiththeDepartmentofAlabama,Mississippi,andEastLouisiana. JesseG.JohnsondiedNovember14,1922. H.K. www.itd.nps.gov/cwss,www.archives.com1860and1870censusrecords,JohnsonsHeadstone

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JudgeJohnKelsoe(1830December4,1870)LOT57 JohnKelsoewasbornin1830inRapidesParish.HewasthesonofGeorgeYoungKelsoe,aplanter formerlyfromMaryland,andEugeniaReynolds.Kelsoereceivedhiseducationinanumberofplaces, includingDickersonCollegeinBaltimore,inPrinceton,NewJersey,andinPennsylvania.Hemarried MaryJaneRandall,alsofromaMarylandfamily,around1852.Thecouplehadthreechildren:George YoungKelsoe,JackKelsoe,andMaryWorthingtonKelsoe. The1860CensusrevealsayoungJohnKelsoemanaginghisfathersplantation,Brickyard,whichwas locatedonLeeStreetinAlexandria.The1,600acreplantationgotitsnamefromthebrickproduction thattookplacethere.Inthatyear,theplantationproduced550ginnedbalesofcotton,80poundsof wool,and5,000bushelsofcorn.Theplantationwasworkedby105slaves,wholivedin40dwellings. Theplantationwasalsohometolivestockincludingswine,cattle,sheep,oxen,mules,andhorses. In1861,KelsoevolunteeredtoservefortheConfederatearmy.Heand107othermenleftonApril25, 1861onthesteamboatRapides,boundforNewOrleans.Thisgroup,thefirsttoleaveRapidesParish, reachedCampWalkerandbecamepartofthe2ndLouisianaInfantryCompanyB.Kelsoewasappointed Captainofthiscompany,knownastheMooreGuards. TheregimentwassenttoRichmond,Virginiatobuildearthenfortifications.Theregimentdidsimilar workinWilliamsburgandYorktown,Virginia,wheretheyspentthewinterof1861.Theregimentsaw actiononApril16,1862duringtheSiegeofYorktown.DuringtheSevenDayscampaign,theUnionarmy attackedthegroupatLeesMill,forcingsomeofthemenfromtheirriflepits.OnJuly2nd,theymadea desperatechargeonCulpsHillatGettysburgwithheavylosses.

Inspringof1864,whenUnionRearAdmiralDavidPortercameuptheRedRivertoFortDeRussynear Marksville,Louisianawithhistwogunboats,hefoundKelsoeandhisMooreGuardsthere.Kelsoewas busystrippinggunsfromthefortforuseontwoConfederategunboats.Kelsoesgunboatswerefiredon, andhereturnedtoAlexandriawiththesetwodisabledboats. In1865,CaptainKelsoeservedintheLouisianaStateSenate,buthisservicewasputtoanendbythe ReconstructionGovernment.In1869,hewasappointedparishjudgeinRapides.Hewonreelection thefollowingyear.KelsoediedonDecember4,1870attheageofforty,aftersufferingfrom pneumonia. J.P. Futch,CatherineBaillio.TheBaillioFamily.BatonRouge,LA:1961 Laurent,N.B.Carl.FromthisValley:AHistoryofAlexandria,Pineville,andRapidesLouisiana:VolumeI. Alexandria,LA:RedRiverXPress,2000 Eakin,Sue.RapidesParishHistory:ASourcebook.Alexandria,LA:PublishedbytheHistoricalAssociation ofCentralLouisianawiththehelpofKisatchieDeltaEconomicDevelopmentDistrictCounciland TheLouisianaAmericanRevolutionBicentennialCommission,1976 Booth,AndrewB..RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands. Spartanburg,SC:ReprintCo.,1984 Bergeron,ArthurW..GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits,18611865.BatonRouge:Louisiana StateUniversityPress,1996 JohnP.Kelsoe(18421926)LOT57 ACaptaininCompanyBofLouisiana'sSecondInfantry,KelsoeenlistedMay9,1861,andwaspresenton allrollstoDecember,1861.KelsoewasabsentwithleaveforJanuaryandFebruaryof1862andnot statedonanylaterrolls. KelsoereturnedtoAlexandriaandworkedasateacherandwasamemberoftheFreemasons;heis interrednexttoJaneBaconKelsoe(18821923),withwhomhesharedaresidenceat1927ThirdSt., Alexandria,LA. C.L.

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LafayetteLawrence(January12,1847/1849August7,1869)LOT98 LafayetteLawrencewasbornin1849accordingtothe1860census,comparedtohisheadstonewhich says1847.HisfatherandmotherwereJosephandLizzaH.Lawrence.HeservedintheLouisiana ReserveCorp.asaprivate,butbecameaP.O.W.HepassedawayinAugustof1869attheageof20. M.K. AncestryLibrary,NationalParkCivilWarSoldiers&Sailorssystemonline,GoneButNotForgotten

LouisLawrence(March8,1845May13,1911)LOT114 LouisLawrencewasthesonofJosephLawrenceandElizabethHoffmanLawrenceofPineville,Louisiana, whoarealsoburiedinMountOlivetCemetery(lotfortyeight).Lawrencehadtwohalfsisters,Felonise andJane,byhismothersfirstmarriagetoHypoliteEscoffie.Healsohadandfoursisters:Rosanna, Caroline,Elizabeth,andJosephine;andfourbrothers:Joseph,Jr.,Lafayette,Washington,andNapoleon. Louishadasetoftwinsiblingsalso,buttheirnameswerenotfound. LawrenceenlistedintheConfederateArmyonFebruary12,1864inRapidesParish,LA.Hewasaprivate inCapt.BenjaminsCompany,LACavalry.Capt.JosephBenjaminorganizedthecompanyonDecember 24,1863atAlexandria.ItwascomposedofmenfromRapides,AvoyellesandNatchitochesparishes.The companysjobwastoserveasheadquartersguardfortheDistrictofWestLouisiana.Capt.Benjamins CompanywasparoledatNatchitochesinJune,1865. LouismarriedMargaretElanorHopkinsonJune4,1869.AlongwithhisyoungerbrotherNapoleon, LawrencewasamerchantofthecityofPinevilleasof1879.Hehadasalooninconnectionwithhisstore andin1888,afterfouryearsofprohibition,Lawrencepaidthe$500feeforaliquorlicenseandwasonly oneofsixsaloonsintowntodoso.LawrencewasamongoneoftwentypropertyholdersofPinevilleto signapetitioncallingthetowncounciltolevyataxforthepurposeofbuyingorsecuringasuitable publicschoolbuilding. K.W. RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaCommandsbyAndrewB.Boothp.681 OnceUponaRiver:AHistoryofPinevillebyElaineH.Bristerp.48;AncestryLibrary WashingtonLawrence(October1,1843September6,1904)LOT48 WashingtonLawrencewasborninPineville,Louisianawherehelivedmostofhislife.HiswifewasMiss MaryE.MoseleyfromVirginia.Shewas15yearsyoungerthanLawrence.Theyhadsevenchildren together.HeworkedasclerkforthecityofPineville.Thereisnoevidencewhetherheservedduringthe CivilWarornot.However,thereisevidencethathewasoneofthemostnotorioussupportersofthe Northduringthewar. C.N. AlexandriaTownTalkObituariesSept.6,1904 1870U.S.Census HarveyS.Losee(18301872)LOT92 LoseewaslistedasasoldierwhofoughtoutofLouisianaintheCrescentRegimentofCompanyK.He servedtheregimentasa1stLieutenant.Loseeearnedhispositionofleadershipwithinayearofenlisting in1862byclimbingtheranksrapidly. LoseeenteredConfederateserviceinNewOrleansonMarch6,1862.Theregimentwasquickly transferredtoCorinth,MississippitogiveaidtoGeneralBeauregardsarmy.Theyalsoplayedavitalrole inseizingtwoYankeedivisionsintheBattleofShilohonApril6th,1862.Lessthantwentyfourhours later,theregimenthelpedthe5thinfantry(WashingtonsArtillery)inpreventingtheUnionfrom

confiningthreeofthebatterysguns.Therewasaconsiderableamountofcasualtiesfromtheregiment. Around84ofthemenwerewoundedand20weremissinginaction.Beauregardsarmyretreated,as didtheCrescentRegiment.TheRegimentwasdispersedonJune3rdbyGeneralBraxtonBraggasthe enlistmentoftheregimenthadexpired.Themajorityofthemenweretransferredintothe18th regiment.Afterthedecommissioning,therewasareorganizationoftheregimentonSeptember17thby theWarDepartment.ThewhereaboutsofLoseewasnotfoundinanyofthedocumentspastthispoint. K.B. RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands RosterofConfederateSoldiers:18611865(Bradfoot) GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits18611865(BergeronJr.) GoneButNotForgotten:CemeteryInscriptionsofRapidesParish(Partain)

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JohnMaddox(January7,1837May11,1911)LOT45 JohnMaddoxwasborntoThomasH.MaddoxofMarylandandAdeliaMaddoxofLouisianain1837. Johnwastheoldestofsixchildren,andlatermarriedhiswife,Laura,inthelate1860safterservingin theCivilWarfortheConfederateStatesofAmerica.Johnwasamemberofthe1stLouisianaHeavy ArtilleryRegiment,wherehewasa1stSergeantinCompanyA.TheirRegimentwasnicknamedthe Regulars.TheRegularswereinvolvedinnineinstancesduringtheCivilWar.ThefirstwasinNewOrleans fromApril18toApril25,1862.TheywereinvolvedinthreedifferentinstancesinVicksburg,withthe bombardments,thepassage,andthecampaignin1863.Theotherfourinstancesinthewarthat involvedtheRegularsweretheGrandGulfin1863,onceinMarchandonceinApril,oneskirmishat MobileBayin1864,andfourthwasinvolvedinMobilein1865. Afterthewar,JohnworkedagaininRapidesParish,Louisianaasaplanter.HiswifeLauradiedinthelate 1878,andJohnwaslistedasawidowerinthe1880UnitedStatesCensus.Hisoccupationinthe1880s wasafarmer,andhenowhadthreechildren.Inthelate1890s,JohnmarriedLizzieMaddox,andthey hadanotherson,alsonamedJohnMaddox.Intheearly1900s,theyhadtheirlastchild,Mary.John diedonMay11,1911. S.J. USCensus1850,1870,1880,1890,1900,1910;LouisianaSecretaryofStateConfederatePension ApplicationsIndexDatabase.Acadiansingray.com;MilitaryRecordofLouisiana,Bartlett;Compendium oftheConfederateArmies:Louisiana,Sifakis;TheCivilWarinLouisiana,Winters. RobertGwinnMaddox(August5,1845November25,1925)LOT45 RobertGwinnMaddoxwasbornonAugust5,1845toDr.ThomasHarrisMaddoxandDeliaMiller Maddox.Roberthadtwobrothersandonesister.IntheCivilWar,RobertservedtheConfederateStates ofAmericainCaptainJosephBenjaminsCompany,andachievedtherankofCorporal.TheCompany

wasorganizedonDecember24,1863atAlexandria,andwasparoledinNatchitoches,LouisianainJune of1865.Maddoxandhiswife,Georgia,hadfourchildren.HespentmostofhislifeinAlexandriaworking athome. S.J. USCensus1860,1870,1920.MilitaryRecordofLouisiana,Bartlett.CompendiumofConfederate Armies:Louisiana,Sifakis. WilliamT.Maddox(May22,1840August18,1925)LOT45 WilliamThomasMaddoxwasbornonMay22,1840inLouisiana.Hisfather,Dr.ThomasHarrisMaddox, isfamousforbeingaparticipantintheGreatSandbarDuelinvolvingJimBowie.Thisincidentbeganasa duelbetweenDr.MaddoxandSamuelLeviWellsIII.Sixteenothers,includingJimBowie,wereattending theduelthatday.AfterDr.MaddoxandWellshadeachfiredtwoshotsandmissedeachother,thetwo shookhandsendingtheduel.However,astheyturnedtoleave,thesixteenothermenbegantobrawl. ThebrawllefttwodeadandfourwoundedincludingBowiewhosurvivedoneshottothechest,oneto thearm,andastabwoundtothechest.Dr.MaddoxwasborninMaryland,butasof1850hehad movedtoLouisianaandbecomeaplanter.BeforetheoutbreakoftheCivilWar,thefamilymovedfora shorttimebacktoDr.MaddoxshomestateandlivedinAnnapolis,Marylandin1860.DuringtheCivil War,WilliamT.MaddoxenlistedwithCompaniesFofthe13thLouisianaCavalryBattalionPartisan RangersonMay10,1863,asaprivate.HewastakenprisonerduringthewarandparoledonJune21, 1865atNatchitoches,Louisiana.Afterthewar,MaddoxreturnedtoRapidesParishandjoinedhisfather asaplanter.Maddoxnevermarried.HepassedawayonAugust18,1925. J.K. Census1850,1860,1870,1880,1900,&1920. LouisianasConfederatePensionApplicationsIndexDatabase. U.S.CivilWarSoldiersRecords&Profiles. ConfederateResearchSources:Vol.2.M.p.835 GeorgeR.Marsh(1843August22,1920)LOT18 GeorgeMarshwasapartoftheConfederateNavy.HejoinedStewartsCalvarybutwasmadean assistantmechanicalengineeronboardtheSteamerWebb.HewasapartoftheWebbwhenitmadeits memorableFederalblockaderunatNewOrleans.GeorgeMarshwaseventuallycapturedonApril24, 1865,andheldasaprisonerofwar.HewastakentoFortWarreninPhiladelphia,wherehewasretained forsometimeafterthewarwasover.Afterthewar,heranalocomotivethatcametoAlexandriaforthe useofconstruction.HewasalsooneoffiveAlexandriansthatparticipatedinthefamousColfaxRiotin 1873.Laterinlife,hestruggledwithpartialparalysis,whichiswhatheeventuallydiedfrom.Atthetime ofhisdeath,hiswifeandsonwerestilllivingandresidinginAlexandria,La. TheTownTalk(1920),GoneButNotForgotten,CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880,LouisianaPension Records,OfficialRecordsoftheUnionandConfederativeNaviesintheWaroftheRebellion J.E.

NobleL.McGinnis(August3,1829June14,1898)LOT78 McGinnisservedatLieutenantColonelinCompanyHoftheTexasSecondInfantry.Hecameto Alexandria,LA,wherehemarriedMonoraV.McKinney(January25,1857August1,1891)onDecember 10,1872,atthehomeofR.L.Fox,Rev.A.N.Ogdenofficiating.McGinniswaselectedcitycouncilmanof Alexandriain1881andagainin1887. C.L. IsaacCarrollMiller(August31,1833May19,1932)LOT83 Mr.IsaacCarrollMillerwasbornonAugust31,1833inReading,Pennsylvania.HewasthesonofHenry andElizabethMillerwhowerealsonativesofPennsylvania.Isaacmovedwithhisparentsfrom PennsylvaniatoDelawareCounty,Ohiowhenhewasjustafewmonthsoldforagriculturalreasons.His fatherpassedawayin1848leavingbehindawife,adaughter,andsixsons,includingIsaac.Hismother passedonmanyyearslaterin1889.IsaacstayedinOhiountilhewasagrownman.Whenhewas fifteenyearsoldhebegantolearnthetradeofatinsmith.Afterlearningthetrade,IsaacleftOhioatthe ageof17andwenttoNewOrleans.Hestayedthereuntil1856,workingasatinsmith.Hethenwentup theRedRivertoMansfield,Louisianawherehespentaboutayearandahalf.Thenhewentonto Natchitocheswherehespentapproximatelythesameamountoftime.Finally,Millermovedto Alexandria.Thiswouldbecomehishome.AroundthetimehecametoAlexandria,thewarwasstarting up.IsaactossedasidehistoolandpickedupamuskettoservetheSouthandConfederategovernment. HeenlistedonMarch11,1862inNewOrleans.HewasinCo.Fofthe16RegimentofLouisianaInfantry. Millerfoughtinmanybattlesandsustainedinjuries.HewasevenwastakenaP.O.W.Millerwas woundedattheBattleofMurfreesboroinTennessee186263.Itwasacold,longwinterbattlebetween DecemberandJanuaryof18621863.Hesustainedawoundtohisshoulderandwasalsocaptured duringthistimeatStonesRiverandtakenasaP.O.W.toCampMorton.Hewasabletoescape, however.HewaswoundedagaininVirginiaonApril20,1863andwastransferredtotheCrescentReg. LAVols.onAugust20,1865. DuringthewarhealsowentbythenameofJ.C.Millerduetoamisspellingofhisnameongovernment paperwork.ThiswouldbewhereIsaacwouldserveouttherestofhistimeuntilhiscompany surrenderedatNewOrleansonMay26,1865.HewasthenparoledinNatchitochesonJune6,1865.He returnedtoAlexandriain1866wherehebegantoworkagainasatinsmithbutalsoaddinghardware andfarmsuppliestohisbusiness.Formanyyearshehadalargeprosperousbusinessuntilheretired around1908.HewasmarriedtoMissLevinaC.Millerin1859inNatchitochesandtheyhadeight children:foursonsandfourdaughters.Bythetimeofhispassingin1932hehad26grandchildrenand 15greatgrandchildren. Millerbelievedstronglyinthecausehefoughtforduringthewar.Thisisevidentinthefactthathehad ablackhouseservant,ayoung15yearoldgirlbythenameofLucyWebster.Hewasaverywealthyand powerfulmaninthetownofAlexandria.AccordingtotheCensustakenin1870hehad1800dollarsin realestateand250dollarsinpersonalrealestatewhichatthistimewasagreatamountofmoney.He wasamemberofSt.JamesEpiscopalChurchformanyyears,wherehealsoseveredonthevestry.He servedasamemberoftheCityCouncilandalsoontheRapidesParishSchoolBoard.Millerwasalsoa

memberoftheMasonicLodgeinAlexandria.Hewasastrong,hardworkingmanandlovedthecityof Alexandria.Hewasoneofthemostesteemedcitizensintheareaduringhistimeandatthetimeofhis death,MillerwastheoldestlivingcitizeninRapidesParish.Helivedtobe98yearsold. C.N. GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits18611865ArthurW.Bergeron,Jr. RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommandsAndrewB.Booth AlexandriaTownTalkObituariesMay19,1932 ConfederatePensionsrecords 1860U.S.Census GovernorThomasOvertonMoore(April10,1804June25,1876)LOT7 GovernorThomasOvertonMoorewasborninSampsonCounty,NorthCarolina.HemovedtoRapides Parishandbecameaprosperouscottonplanter.MooremarriedBethiahJaneLeonardandtogetherthey hadfivechildren.Mooreworkedonhisunclesplantationandeventuallysavedupenoughmoneyto purchasehisownplantation.Moorebecameverywealthyandverysuccessfulatbeingacottonfarmer andeventuallyservedinRapidesParishonthePoliceJury.In1848,MoorewaselectedtotheState HouseofRepresentativesandthenin1856totheStateSenate.In1859,Moorewastheleading candidatefortheDemocraticpartyandwaselectedGovernorthatNovember.Moorewasastaunch secessionist,whowaslookingtohaveamajorroleinthenewConfederatestatesifsecessionwas possible.AfterLincolnwaselected,MooreheldameetingwhereitwasdecidedtoseizemultipleU.S. militaryinstallationsinLouisiana.HelateraskedLouisianatosupplylargenumbersoftroops,which weregrantedtohim.InAprilof1862,thestateCapitalinNewOrleansistakenbytheUnion,butMoore movedittoOpelousas,andthentoShreveport.In1864,MooreleftthepositionofGovernorandHenry Allentookover.MoorereturnedtohisplantationinAlexandria,Louisiana,however,heeventuallyhad tofleeastheUniontroopsmovedevercloser.HishousewaseventuallyburnedbytheUniontroopsand MoorefledtoMexicoandlatertoCubatoavoidarrest.In1865,MoorereturnedtotheUnitedStates withapardonfromAndrewJohnson.Moorewentbacktoworkbutnotinpolitics.Heeventuallydiedon June25,1876attheageof71.Mooreismostrememberedforplayingseveralkeyrolesintherebellion andsecessionofLouisiana. D.B. http://www.enlou.com/people/mooretobio.htm http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/rapides/cemeteries/mtolivet.txt

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MitchellNeal(December21,1842May22,1889)LOT38 MitchellNealwasbornonDecember21,1842tohismother,MalissaNeal.Mitchellwasthefourthof fivechildren.BeforetheCivilWar,thefamilylivednearMany,Louisiana.DuringtheCivilWar,serving theConfederateStatesofAmerica,Nealwasa2ndLieutenantinCompanyIoftheCrescentRegimentof theLouisianaVolunteers.ServingunderGeneralClackinClacksBattalion,hefoughtatGeorgiaLanding nearLabadievilleonOctober22,1862.Hewasonabsentsickfurloughin1863.UndertheConsolidated

CrescentRegiment,stillworkingunderClack,NealwasinvolvedintheRedRiverCampaignfromMay10 toMay22,1864.HealsofoughtatMansfieldonApril8,1864,PleasantHillontheverynextday,and YellowBayoualittleoveramonthlateronMay18,1864.HislastactionintheCivilWarcameatthe AtchafalayaRiveronJune8,1864.Afterthewar,MitchellNealreturnedtoLouisiana,thistimeto RapidesParish,tolivewithhismotherandcontinuehisworkasaplanter.Inthemidtolate1870s, MitchellNealmarriedhiswife,Fannie.Theyhadoneson,Mitchell,Jr.Healsostartedanewjobaround thissametimeperiod,workingasastoreclerkintheAlexandriaarea.NealstayedinRapidesParishuntil hisdeath,inMayof1889. S.J. UnitedStatesCensus:1850,1860,1870,1880.CompendiumofConfederateArmies:Louisiana,Sifakis. MilitaryRecordofLouisiana,Bartlett. Rev.AbnerNashOgden(18331881)LOT95 AbnerNashOgden,Jr.enlistedinthe1stLouisianaHeavyArtilleryasaLieutenantatFortJackson, LouisianaonMarch24,1861.HewasacommanderofCompanyK,whichservedatFortJacksonand FortPhilip,belowNewOrleans,throughoutthefallandwinterof1861.ItisnotcertainwhereOgdens companyservedafter1861,duetothenumberofconsolidationsandthefactthatofthetencompanies ofthe1stLouisianaHeavyArtillery,onlyfourremainedattheendofthewar.Beforethewar,Ogden marriedVirginiaGordonatRoughandReadyonJune19,1856bytheRev.A.D.McCoy.Hehadason namedNashGordonOgdenwhowasbornMay17,1859.Afterthewar,OgdenwastheReverend RectoratSt.JamesChurchfromFebruary24,1872toApril13,1879. P.R. AlexandriaCommitteeofLouisianaSocietyofColonialDamesofAmerica.BibleRecords19761980 Bergeron,ArthurW.GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits18611865. http://www.idt.nps.gov GoneButNotForgotten:CemeteryInscriptionsofRapidesParish.Vol.II JamesW.Osborn(18381876)LOT93 JamesW.Osbornenlistedasaprivateinthe24thRegiment,alsoknownastheCrescentRegiment, CompanyEonOctober3,1862.Whenhefirstenlisted,OsbornworkedintheOrdinanceDepartmentin Shreveport,Louisiana.AfterhisworkintheOrdinanceDepartment,itispossiblethathepatrolledSouth LouisianawiththerestoftheCrescentRegiment.AfterhisserviceintheCivilWar,OsbornmarriedAnn E.CulbersononJanuary31,1871.HealsoheldthepositionsofCouncilmanandMayorinAlexandria. OsbornwasarespectedandtrustedmerchantinAlexandria. P.R. Bergeron,ArthurW.GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits18611865. McManus,JaneParkerandMaryParkerPartain.GoneButNotForgotten:Cemetery Inscriptionsof RapidesParish.Vol.II ObituaryinTheDemocrat RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands.

JohnOsborn(1831June15,1897)LOT93 JohnOsbornwasapartoftheReserveCorps.HewasaPrisonerofWarParoledinAlexandriaonJune 7,1865.HeresidedinRapidesParish. J.E. Sources:CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880,GoneButNotForgotten,TheRosterofConfederate Soldiers18611865,RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands ThomasH.Overton(March26,1835August4,1913)LOT113 HewasbornatOpelousasthesonofJohnH.Overton,districtjudgeoftheOpelousasdistrict,andEmily King,daughterofJudgeGeorgeR.King,ofSt.Landry.In1869,hewasunitedinmarriagetoMissLauraE. Waddill,eldestdaughterofthelateJohnP.Waddill,aprominentlawyeroftheAvoyellesbar.Four childrenweretheissueofthisunion,JudgeWinstonOvertonofLakeCharles;JohnH.Overton,of Alexandria,andMrs.ClaudeBrooks,ofBatonRouge,whosurvivehim,andElla,whodiedininfancy. HeattendedtheUniversityofVirginia,andgraduatedattheLouisianaLawSchool(nowTulane)in1858, beginningpracticeinOpelousas.Heenlistedin1861,becameacaptainofcompanyB,1stregiment Louisianaregulars,resigningthisrankinMay,1861,toacceptthatof1stlieutenantintheregular armyoftheConfederatestates.HewasonthestaffofMaj.Gen.D.H.Hill,ArmyofnorthernVirginia, andLieut.Gen.HolmesintheTransMississippiDepartmentlaterinthewar.Hewasmusteredoutin June,1865.HewaspresentatPensacolain1861,SouthMountain,SharpsburgandHarrison'sLanding in1862amongmanyotherbattles.Theyearafterthewarhewaselectedprosecutingattorneyofthe districtcomposedofAvoyelles,PointeCoupeeandEastFeliciana.Hewasdistrictjudgefrom1884to 1888ofthedistrictcomposedoftheparishesofAvoyelles,RapidesandGrant.Heserved4yearsonthe stateboardofeducation,duringtheadministrationofGov.Fosterandlaterconsentedtoserveforthe boardofschooldirectorsofAvoyellesparish,fromwhichheresignedin1904onaccountofhisremoval toAlexandria. P.H. Louisiana:ComprisingSketchesofParishes,Towns,Events,Institutions,andPersons,Arrangedin CyclopediaForm(volume3),pp.340341.EditedbyAlceFortier Rev.RalphHyltonProsser(October8,1847July31,1923)LOT60 Rev.RalphHyltonProsserwasborninWilkinsonCountyMississippi.HisfatherandmotherwereDaniel andSarahProsser,plantersfromVirginia.HeenlistedintheConfederateArmyinSeptemberof1864in Virginia.HewasaprivateinCompanyF.43rdVirginiaCavalry.Hewaswiththefamedcommander Mosbyandgotcapturedononeofhisraids.HewasheldatFt.WarrenasaP.O.W.untilJuneof1865 andarrivedhomeinMississippiinJulyof1865.From1881andon,withtheexceptionofoneyearin Texas,helivedinvariousplacesthroughoutLouisianaandRapidesParishuntilhisdeathin1923atthe ageof75. M.K. ConfederatePensionRecords,1850Census,GoneButNotForgotten

GeorgeA.Roberts(August18,1843April15,1914)LOT20 GeorgeAlbertRobertswasborninPortland,MaineonAugust18,1843.Hegotcaughtupinthe WesternfeverandmovedouttoAshkum,Illinois,approximately73milessouthofChicago.Hispeople builtoneofthefirstdwellingstherein1855.Heremainedhereuntilaround1857whenhemovedto Marshall,Texas.HeremainedthereashorttimewithhisrelativesbeforemigratingtotheHillCountryof Texas.RobertsstayedthereleadingthelifeofacowboyuntiltheupstartoftheCivilWar.Hewasone ofthefirstmentoenlistinCompanyA,FourthTexasCavalryintheserviceofthestateofTexas.He thenenlistedwiththe12thTexasCavalryunderCaptainJosephP.WareandColonelW.H.Parsons.Mr. RobertsservedasaConfederatesoldiertheentirefouryearsofthewar.Attheendofthewar,Roberts wasinAlexandriawiththeTransMississippiDepartmentunderthedirectionofMajorMason.He returnedhomein1865ridingamule.Hehadbeengonefromhishomesince1857. Sixweeksafterreturninghome,hemarriedNorthCarolinanativeMissMissouriA.Spurlin.Theymoved toAlexandriaandlivedtogetherfor31years.Thecouplehadfivechildren:twoboysandthreegirls. Thetwoboys,however,passedawaybeforereachingadulthood.Hiswifealsopassedawayin Alexandriain1874.HethenremarriedtoMissClaraM.RobertsonDec.6,1897.Shewasbornand raisedinAlexandria,Louisiana.Hewasaverysuccessfulbusinessmanandhadhishandinmany differentoperations.In1872,heformedacopartnershipwithhisbrotherCharlesE.Roberts.They wereinthesawmillbusinessinbothTyler,TexasandRobertsville,Louisiana.Heandhisbrotherwere alsolargestockholdersintheRapidesLumberCompanylocatedinWoodworth,Louisiana.Later,heand hisbrotheralsostartedRobertsBrothersHardwareHouse,whichatthetimeofhisdeathin1914was stillopenastheRapidesHardwareCompany.Heretiredaround1900duetoadeclineinhishealth. Robertshadtraveledaroundmostofthecountryseekingmedicalhelpbuthishealthneverimproved. Mr.Robertswasagreatmanineverysenseoftheword.Hehadmanyfriendsandwaslikedby everyonehemet.Hewasaverycalmandpassivepersonwhowouldneverhavehurtanyonebyhis wordsoractions.Hewasaverymethodologicalman,maintainingadiaryofthedoingsofthecityand thecommunity,especiallytheweatherwhichhekeptinhisfrontshirtpocketsothathewasreadyata momentsnoticetosettleanyweathermatterswithhispocketdiary.Hewasalsoamemberofthe OliverLodgeNo.84,F&A.M.andofAlexandriaLodgeNo.3410KofH.HealsoorganizedaMasonic LodgeinRobertsvillewhilehelivedthere.Mr.Robertscouldnolongertaketheincurableillnessandhe committedsuicidewithapistolonApril15,1914at6:15inthemorning.Mr.Robertsusedarevolverto firefourshots,twoofwhichstruckhimintheface,oneinthesideofthetemple,andtheotherinthe cornerofthemouthwhichexitedthroughthenose.Hehadbeenextremelysickforthreeyears. C.N. RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands,AndrewB.Booth AlexandriaTownTalkObituariesApril15,1914 ConfederatePensionsrecords St.JamesChurchandClergymansRecordBook 1870U.S.CensusRecords

C.L.Robinson(18401905)LOT38 CharlesL.RobinsonwasborntoAndrewandElizabethRobinsonin1840inMississippi.Hisfatherwasa farmer.Charleswastheoldestofeightsurvivingchildren.AndrewmovedthefamilytoJacksonParish, Louisianaby1850andcontinuedtofarmandworkasanoverseer.DuringtheCivilWar,Charlesserved asaprivateinCompanyGofthe2ndLouisianaCavalryRegiment.HeenlistedonJune2,1862.Robinson wastakenprisonerduringthewarandreleasedonJune3,1865.AfterthewarhemarriedSidneyLeona TaliaferroandmovedtoLamourie,Louisianawherehewasaplanter.Robinsonpassedawayin1905. J.K. Census1850,1860,&1870. LouisianaConfederatePensionApplicationsIndexDatabase. U.S.CivilWarSoldiers,18611865. ConfederateResearchSources:Vol.3.R.p.354 DavidD.Rogers(August2,1843April1,1898)LOT37 DavidD.RogerswasbornonAugust2,1843inAlexandria,Louisiana.Rogerslivedhisentirelifeathis houselocatedonFrontStreet.HewasaveteranoftheCivilWar,servingintheArmyofthe Confederacy.HeenlistedinBatonRouge,LouisianaonSeptember12,1861,andwasaprivatein CompanyD1stLouisianaCavalry.RogerswasaP.O.W.duringmuchofthewar.InDecember1863,he wascapturedinMiddleTennesseewhileonaraidwithGeneralWheeler.Hewasthentakentoa militaryprisoninLouisville,Kentucky.OnOctober15,1863,hewastakentoCampMortonwherehe stayeduntilMarch15,1865whenhewassentbyrailroadtoJamesRiver,Virginiatobeexchangedfora UnionP.O.W.HewasparoledinJackson,MississippionMay19,1865,andthenreturnedbackhometo Alexandria,Louisiana. C.N. RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands,AndrewB.Booth AlexandriaTownTalkObituariesApril1,1898 St.JamesChurchandClergymansRecordBook 1870U.S.CensusRecords W.J.Rogers(1842March11,1882)LOT37 PrivateCompanyF,TwentySixthLouisianaInfantry,RogerswasanassistantsurgeonintheArmyof NorthernVirginia.RogersisontheC.S.A.RollofPrisonersofWarandwasparoledatAlexandria,LA,on June3,1865. C.L. Dr.StephenHarrisRushing(October25,1830April20,1905)LOT84 Dr.StephenHarrisRushingwasbornonOctober25,1830inWaynesboro,NorthCarolina.Hewasthe sonofColonelJamesandSusanRushing.ColonelRushingwasemployedincottonfarming.Dr.Rushing attendedTutwilerCollegeinGreenSprings,AlabamaandgraduatedfromtheUniversityofPennsylvania

atPhiladelphiawithadegreeinmedicinein1853.ForatimehepracticedmedicineinOuachitaParish, buteventuallyhesetuphispracticeinEvergreenaround1856.In1857,hemarriedFlavillaJ.Duvall. Theyhadthreedaughters:MaryEliza,InezMay,andFlavillaDuvall. HeenlistedintheConfederatearmyonApril2,1862.Heoriginallyjoinedasaprivateinthe16th LouisianaRegimentCompanyH(theEvergreenInvincibles),butwasdraftedtobethestaffsurgeonof GeneralJesseJohnsonFinley,ArmyofTennessee.Hewaspresentformostofthebattlesinthewest. Afterthewar,hereturnedtoEvergreen,Louisianawherehecontinuedtoworkasapracticingphysician. In1886,Dr.RushingmovedtoAlexandria.HelivedonBoltonStreetuntilhisdeathonApril20,1905.He isburiedinMountOlivetCemeteryinPineville,Louisianaonlot84.Hismonumentstandstoday,proudly bearingthesymboloftheRoyalArchMasons,theorganizationofwhichhewasamember.NexttoDr. Rushingsgravestandthoseofhiswifeanddaughter(bothnamedFlavilla)andhissoninlawFrederick Bradt. J.P. Futch,CatherineBaillio.TheBaillioFamily.BatonRouge,LA:1961 Booth,AndrewB..RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands. Spartanburg,SC:ReprintCo.,1984 GeneralAlumniCatalogueofTheUniversityofPennsylvania1922.Philadelphia:Universityof PennsylvaniaPress,1922 BiographicalandHistoricalMemoirsofNorthwestLouisiana.Hagerstown:SouthernPublishing Company,1890. ObituaryofStephenHarrisRushing,TheAlexandriaDailyTownTalk(Alexandria,LA),April20,1905.

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FredericSeip(August5,1840November13,1911)LOT13 MajorFredericSeipwasborninRapidesParishin1840.MajorFredericSeipattendedPrincetonand graduatedintheyear1860.HeservedinthewarforCompanyK,AlexandriaRifles,CrescentRegiment. HewasaLieutenantofhiscompanyandservedintheTennesseeArmy.Later,hewastransferredtothe TransMississippiDepartment.Afterthewar,hewentbacktoRapidesParishtohiswife,AdeliaFlint, whodiedin1878.HelatermarriedEmelineFlintandtheyhadfoursons.Heservedasapolicejurorfor manyyearsandin1888hewaselectedtothestatesenate.Hewasreelectedin1892forfourmore years.HewaspresidentoftheRapidesParishpolicejuryfor16years.HewasalsoCommanderofJeff DavisCamp,U.C.V.ManypeopleinRapidesParishknewMajorFredericSeip.Hediedofheartfailurein 1911andwassurvivedbyhiswifesons. J.E. TheTownTalk(1911),GoneButNotForgotten,CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880,TheConfederate VeteranMagazine,.St.JamesEpiscopalChurchBaptisms,Confirmations,Marriages,andBurials1886 1920

WilliamHenrySimmons(18311899)LOT55 WilliamHenrySimmonswasbornin1831anddiedin1899.Heisburiednexttotwootherfamily membersinMountOlivetCemeteryinPineville.HisWifeEmmaandsonWillieWoodwhopassedaway attheageof10monthsarenexttohiminthecemetery.ThereisnorecordedinformationonSimmons intheCensusrecordof1880and1870.HefoughtforLouisianainthewarandwasaprivateincompany Fofthe3rdLouisianaInfantryRegiment.ThisregimentfoughtitsfirstbattleatWilsonsCreek,Missouri in1861.ACaptainoftheregimentrodealongtheunitslinewhentheyweretakingheavyfirefroma regularUnionarmyunitandyelled,GetupLouisianansandchargethem!Doyouallwishtobekilled? Inresponsethe3rdaunitofcitizensoldiersroseandwithatremendouscheer,sofearful,rushedonthe foewithfixedbayonets.TheydrovetheUnionmenawayfromafenceandpouredinaheavy,rapid fireintotheirranks,killingandwoundinglargenumbers,punishingthemthoroughlyforthedamage alreadyinflictedonus,onesoldierremembered.TheunitfoughtatthebattleofPeaRidgeinArkansas in1862andthenintheVicksburgcampaignin186263.SomeofthemenwentontoserveintheRed RiverCampaign.Simmonswascapturedasaprisonerofwar.HewasparoledinmidJuneof1865in AlexandriaLouisiana.HethenresidedinRapidesParishafterward. K.B. GoneButNotForgotten:CemeteryInscriptionsofRapidesParish RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands GuidetoLouisianaNewspaperNotices:DeathandMarriage18251905,Volume1 ASouthernRecord:TheHistoryoftheThirdRegimentLouisianaInfantry,W.H.Tunnard

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W.E.Taylor(July23,1841March6,1902)LOT74 PrivateCompanyG,SecondLouisianaCavalry.HeappearsontherolldatedAugust21,1862,in Alexandria,LA,andonsubsequentrollswithoutremarks.TheremarkfortheJulyAugust1863roll statesthatTaylorisabsent,takenprisoneronMay15atCaneRiver.TheFederalRollsofPrisonersof WarlistsTaylorascapturedatCheneyvilleonMay10,1863,andparoledoffGrant'sIslandonMay30, 1863.AnotherConfederaterolllistsTaylorasbeingparoledonJune3,1865,inAlexandria,LA,which suggestsanothercapture.TaylorremainedinRapidesParishandmarriedElizabethAndrews(August28, 1851October22,1929).TaylordiedathishomenearWeilinRapidesParishat9:30p.m.,of pneumonia. C.L. EnnemondMeuillionWells(18311916)LOT71 IntheCensusrecordsof1870,Wellsisrecordedandislistedtohavebeenbornin1831(inLouisiana).He diedin1916. MontfortWells,fatherofEnnemond,wasapioneerofRapidesParish,Louisiana.Heservedasa representativeinthestatesenate.HewasbornintotheSpanishcontrolledLouisianain1800ona

plantation.HelaterbecameaFrenchsubject,thenacitizenoftheyoungUnitedStatesofAmerica, afterwardsacitizenoftheConfederacy,andonceagainacitizenoftheU.S.A. Justashisfather,EnnemondWellswasbornonaplantation:theWellswoodPlantation.Ennemondwas thefourthchildborntoGeneralMontfortWellsandJeannetteAmeliaDent.Ennemondwasamanwho wassmallinstatureandwashighlyintellectual.Heattendedsuperiorschoolsofthecountryandwas senttoEuropetofinishhiseducation.Thiseducationalprocedurewasverycommonforthosewho werebornintoafamilyofrichsouthernplanters. Attwentysixyearsold,onApril22,1858,EnnemondmarriedFrancesMariaBrent.Franceswasthe daughterofJamesFenwickBrentandLauraHarrietOverton,whowerenativesofMarylandandVirginia. Francessgrandfather,GeneralWalterHamptonOverton,servedasthecommanderofFt.St.Philip belowNewOrleansatthetimeofEnglishinvasionintheyearsof1814through1815.Franceswasborn inRapidesParishofGeneralOvertonsresidenceonJune14,1839. Intheearlyyearsoftheirmarriage,theWellsrentedacottonplantationinBayouRapides.Later,they movedtoBayouRobert,afewmilessouthofAlexandria,toownandoperatetheSt.PhilipPlantation. ThisplantationwasinheritedbyFrancesthoughherfather.Itwasnamedafterthefortinwhichher grandfatherheroicallydefendedagainsttheBritish.Ennemondswife,Frances,diedontheplantation onMarch20,1904.EnnemondandFrancesWellshadatotalofsevenchildren.Onlythreeofthem madeittoadultlife:Alicewells(1861),HarrietOvertonWells(1863),andMontfortWells(1865). Montfort,thesixthchildofEnnemond,andthelasttoreachamatureage,wastheonlychildofthe WellswhichwasnotborninLouisiana.HewasinfactborninTexasin1865,duringthewar.Hewas borninTexasduetothefactthathisparentsmadeatemporarymoveacrossstateinattempttosave propertyfromtheconfiscationandruinwhichwaspossibleatthehandsofthefederaltroopsunderthe commandofGeneralBanks.Banksin1863and1864,wasdestroyingalllandwhichheencounteredas farnorthasAlexandria.ThisthreatforcedheavymigrationofLouisianansintoTexastosavetheirslaves andassetsfrombeingburned. K.B. CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880(Ruff) WellsFamilyofLouisianaandAlliedFamilies(Stafford) GuideToLouisianaNewspaperNotices:DeathandMarriage18251905VolumeI JeffersonWells(18341929)LOT64 BorntoMontfortandJeannette(Dent)Wells.HeattendedBenjaminHollowellAcademy,ofAlexandria, Va.Hemanagedhisfatherscottonplantation.Heworked2,800acresofcultivatedlandand500slaves. In1860Mr.WellsmarriedIda,daughterofJamesFenwickandLauraH.(Overton)Brent.Hewas involvedinpoliticsandassistedhisfamilymembersintheirpursuits. P.H. Louisiana:ComprisingSketchesofParishes,Towns,Events, Institutions,andPersons,ArrangedinCyclopediaForm(volume3), EditedbyAlceFortier

MajorJohnJenningsWheadon(March10,1837April14,1912)LOT10 WheadonwaslocatedintheRosterofConfederateSoldiersandservedasaStaffMajor.Hewasbornin Smithfield,Virginia. K.B. RosterofConfederateSoldiers:18611865(Bradfoot) GoneButNotForgotten:CemeteryInscriptionsofRapidesParish(Partain) MarriagesofSomeVirginiaResidents16071800(Wulfeck) JamesGibsonWhite(May19,1837May1905)LOT68 JamesGibsonWhitewasborninOhioonMay19,1837.ItispossiblethatheistheJamesG.Whitewho enlistedintheConfederateArmyatCampMoore,Louisianain1861asa1stLieutenantinCompanyC.of the11thLouisianaInfantry.Hewasalawyerbytradeandownedasignificantamountofrealestateby 1870.HewasmarriedtoLauraB.andhadadaughternamedAnnaB.WhitewhowasborninAugustof 1869.JamesGibsonWhitepassedawayinMayof1905attheageof68. M.K. 1870Census(AncestryLibrary),RosterofConfederateSoldiers,GoneButNotForgotten ___________________________________________________________________________________ PersonsBuriedatMountOlivetWhoLivedDuringtheCivilWarWithoutAnyServiceRecordsFound CharlesBoyce(May27,1827November25,1871) P.A. GoneButNotForgottenCemeteryInscriptionsofRapidesParish,MaryParkerPartain TheRosterofConfederateSoldiers18611865Vol.II,BellH. CharlesCarroll(August16,1843August8,1896) C.N. BaylisC.DukeJune18,1830January6,1901BornnearColumbusGeorgia C.N. JohnT.Harwood(____June23,1914)NativeofEngland. K.W. MountOlivetCemetery,http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/rapides/cemeteries/mtolivet.txt

RobertW.Johnson(18351896) C.L. GeorgeBarnardLee(May25,1844January8,1906) GeorgeBarnardLeewasborninCanandiagua,NYin1844anddiedinMarshall,TXonJanuary81906. LeemarriedMayE.Millerandtogether,thetwohadasonnamedGeorgeBernardLee,Jr. K.W. JohnHenryLein(18331911) C.L. EugeneBankheadPendleton(December27,1828October1900) K.B. CharlesOwens(1839November18,1909) CharlesOwenswasborninIrelandin1839HecametoAmericaduringthewar.Owensmarriedhiswife Lilyin1871.HemayhaveservedintheU.S.NavyandaNewYorkRegiment.Noconfirmationwas found. K.B. http://www.louisianacivilwar.com/2010/02/19thlouisianaatkellyfield.html RosterofConfederateSoldiers:18611865(Bradfoot) CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880(Ruff) RobertRichardson J.P. CharlesE.Roberts(18461926) HewasmarriedtoElizabethJessieSpurlin. P.R. McManus,JaneParkerandMaryParkerPartain.GoneButNotForgotten:CemeteryInscriptionsof RapidesParish.Vol.II HenryM.Roberts(August8,1845March11,1909) J.P.

JohnCurtisRogers(June17,1839September10,1898) JohnCurtisRogerswasbornJune17,1839inLouisianatoClaraRogers.Hehadatleastfivebrothers andsisters:William,DavidD.,Henry,Clara,andRussell.By1860hehadbecomeaclerk,possiblyata warehouse,thesameonewhichby1880hisbrother,Williamwasworking.JohnCurtisRogerspassed awayonSeptember10,1898attheageof58. M.K. 1860and1880CensusatAncestry.com,GoneButNotForgotten GeorgeH.Sallis(December4,1827November8,1889) GeorgeH.SalliswasborninGeorgiaandlivedinSpringHill,RapidesLouisiana.Hehadthreechildren accordingtothe1870census.Ancestry.com.http://www.enlou.com/people/mooretobio.htm

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WilliamJamesSemple(18461884) WilliamJamesSemplewasthesonofSamuelandMatildaSemple.NorecordsofCivilWarparticipation found. P.R. McManus,JaneParkerandMaryParkerPartain.GoneButNotForgotten:CemeteryInscriptionsof RapidesParish,Vol.II Ruff,VerdaJenkins.CentralLouisianaFamiliesin1880:AGenealogicalGuidetoRapidesParishDuring thePostCivilWarPeriod. ErastusCookSober(June2,1841January24,1923) C.L. E.T.Shumake(May4,1844May20,1884) NativeofBakerCounty,Georgia. K.W. MountOlivetCemetery,http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/rapides/cemeteries/mtolivet.txt JohnWalker(November21,1827September14,1911) P.A.

J.C.Williams(June14,1845November7,1917) AndrewB.BoothsRecordsofLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits,18611865listedseveralentriesfor mennamedJ.C.Williams. EntryA: WilliamsservedasaprivateinCompanyC,13thBattalion(PartisanRangers).Heenlisted December1,186?inBastrop,Louisiana.HewaspresentontherolluntilDecember1862,after whichhewasinthehandsofenemy.FromJanuaryApril30,1863,hewasabsentwithleave. ThePartisanRangerswerecoordinatedinearly1862.TheregimentwasledbyMajorJamesH. CapersandLieutenantColonelsSamuelL.ChamblissandRichardL.Capers.Inlate1863/early 1864,thePartisanRangersjoinedwithPargouds3rdLouisianaCavalryregiment. EntryB: Heservedasa2ndLieutenantinCompanyCofthe13thLouisianaBattalion(PartisanRangers). HejoinedonAugust1,186?(Bastrop). EntryC: J.C.WilliamswasaresidentofTensasParish.Heisontherollsasaprisonofwarcapturedin thatparish.HewasthereaftersenttoAlton,ILandparoledAugust1,1863. EntryD: Heservedasaprivateinthe16thLAInfantryCompanyI. J.P. Booth,AndrewB.,RecordsofLouisianaConfederateSoldiersandLouisianaConfederateCommands. Spartanburg,SC:ReprintCo.,1984 Bergeron,ArthurW..GuidetoLouisianaConfederateMilitaryUnits,18611865.BatonRouge:Louisiana StateUniversityPress,1996 GeorgeLeviWilson(December2,18331901) J.E.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Without the encouragement of my wife, Amy, and two little ones, Addie and Will, these pages would not have come together. My love to them always. It was Judge Thomas Yeager of the 9th Judicial Court in Alexandria who suggested that a Louisiana College class take up this project. He has a great knowledge of the Red River Campaign as well as other Civil War topics. I hope this guide meets with his high standards. Elizabeth Parish, faculty member at the Norton Library at Louisiana College, came to the class for an instructional session on research methods. She continued to guide the students in their efforts for the entire semester. She has excellent insight into this time period and how to do research on ancestors. The same can be said of the library director, Terry Martin, who followed this project. His tips about researching ancestors with our databases were especially helpful. The staff and student workers at the college library were always of great assistance. The Alexandria Genealogical research Library located in the historic Carnegie building located downtown welcomed the students researching their veterans. This library has an incredible array of source material perfect for this project. David Manning and his staff proved very helpful, each visit, and all were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Many thanks to Robin Bunting for all her assistance with this project. Without the kind words and encouragement of Dr. Michael Travers, former Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Louisiana College, none of this would have been possible. The new VPAA, Dr. Tim Searcy, is another great man of God. Dr. Joe Aguillard, President of the college, was aware of this service learning project and was delighted to hear it was moving forward. Thanks to Robert Harwell for the cover photograph. Lastly, my thanks to Bishop Bruce MacPherson and greatly to Elaine Hicks for all their help in making the story of these men live in print. God bless them and God bless Mount Olivet.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS


Patrick Arthur is a senior General Studies major from Alexandria, Louisiana. Daniel Blazek is a senior History major from Lake Charles, Louisiana. Kevin Bryson is a junior Social Studies Education/Science Secondary Teaching major from Houston, Texas. Joni Ewing is a senior Athletic Training major from Oscar, Louisiana. Steven Jones is a senior Health and Physical Education major from Junction City, Arkansas. Matt Keller is a senior Christian Studies major from Terre Haute, Indiana. Jon Michael Kidd is a senior Health & Physical Education major from West Monroe, Louisiana. Charly LaCroix is a senior English major from Jena, Louisiana. Colby Nelams is a senior History major from Sunset, Louisiana. Julie Prevot is a senior History/Biology major from Mansura, Louisiana. Paul Roberts is a senior Social Studies Education major from Pollock, Louisiana. Meagan Wigley is a Chemistry Education major from Poetry, Texas and is the Managing Editor. Kelly Williams is a junior History major from Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Henry O. Robertson is Chair of the Division of History and Political Science at Louisiana College.

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