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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Theophile Fontenot

(c. 1826 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a single 35 year old farmer in Flat Town, LA when he enlisted in Company F, 8th Louisiana Infantry on June 23, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg and "left on the field".

The rest of the War

Reported wounded and missing after Sharpsburg, he appears on a Parole of Prisoners, dated Office of the Provost Marshal General, Army of the Potomac, September 27, 1862. The Company Roll for August 1863 lists him as mortally wounded at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1, who also has an otherwise unidentified soldier named Fontenet listed as captured at Sharpsburg, dying at the Line Farm Hospital on the battlefield.

Birth

c. 1826 in LA

Death

1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pp. 884, 887  [AotW citation 13949]