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G.B. DeRussy

G.B. DeRussy

Confederate (CSV)


George Birch De Russy

(1830 - 1888)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was present with his Company at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on May 3, 1863. He was paroled at Lynchburg, VA in April 1865.

References & 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.


06/09/1830; Fort Jesup, LA


09/06/1888; burial in 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]