George Birch De Russy(1830 - 1888)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a married 32 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted in the 1st Company, Washington Artillery on May 26, 1861 in New Orleans. Promoted Sergeant on October 22nd. He was absent on recruiting service to New Orleans for 30 days from February 13, 1862. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to the 2nd Company on July 16, 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present with his Company at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on May 3, 1863. He was paroled at Lynchburg, VA in April 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Booth1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. His photograph from a CDV posted by Glen C. Cangelosi, M.D. on his Washington Artillery of New Orleans site. De Russy was present in the following engagements: 1861 - Manassas, Lewinsville, Garnet's Farm, James River Gun Boat Fight; 1862 - Rappahannock, Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg; 1863 - Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Pa., Williamsport, Md.; 1864 - Ft. Stevens, Va., Drewery's Bluff, Va., Clay Farms, Chickohominy, Va., Petersburg Lines, Ft. Mahone, Va., Newbern, N. C.
|Birth Date: 06/09/1830 Place of Birth: Fort Jesup, LA |
Death Date: 09/06/1888 Burial Place: Cypress Grove Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
1 Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 609 [AotW citation 13920]
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