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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Octave Mayeux

(1839 - 1863)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 9 June 1861 in New Orleans in Company H (later E), 2nd Louisiana Infantry. In July and August 1861 he was absent, sick, in Williamsburg, VA.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg. One note says he was "Left near Sharpsburg, Md."

The rest of the War

He was back with his Company by November 1862. He was wounded and captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, and died of his wounds at the US Army General Hospital, Chester, PA on 3 or 10 August 1863.

After the War

Originally buried at Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, PA. Removed to mass grave at Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA in 1891.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of quote above.

Birth

1839; Avoyelles Parish, LA

Death

08/10/1863 Chester, PA; burial in Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

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 2, pg. 928  [AotW citation 14967]