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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John Webster Hickman

(1840 - 1911)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company B, 2nd Louisiana Infantry on May 9, 1861 in New Orleans.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was in a hospital Richmond, VA until he was discharged there for disability on a surgeon's certificate on January 22, 1863. He'd lost his right leg to his Fredericksburg wound.

After the War

He was a substantial cotton planter in Rapides Parish, and was once Clerk of Court there. He died of pneumonia at his daughter's home in Plaquemine at age 70.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. Details from family genealogists and a notice in The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer of 14 January 1911.

Birth

04/11/1840; Rapides Parish, LA

Death

01/11/1911 Plaquemine, LA; burial in St John the Evangelist Cemetery, Plaquemine, LA

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 297  [AotW citation 13992]