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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Auguste Jarreau

(1840 - 1906)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company B, Second Louisiana Infantry on May 7, 1861 in New Orleans. He was Sick in a Williamsburg, VA Hospital to October 1861 and on furlough at Gloucester, VA to December.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was furloughed for wounds, but back with his Company by March 1863. He reenlisted in January or February 1864. He was detailed to the Corps Quartermaster Department between May and September 1864. Paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on April 10, 1865.

After the War

He lived in Pineville, LA where he was a steamboat agent at Alexandria and Pineville in the 1870's and 80's. He was elected Pineville's first Mayor in May 1880.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Details from family genealogists online. His election in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana (Chicago: The Southern Publishing Company, 1890). His burial place from Findagrave, which also has an 1868 photo of him with his wife Lucy.

Birth

09/03/1840; Rapides Parish, LA

Death

01/21/1906 Alexandria, LA; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pineville, 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. 430  [AotW citation 14140]