(1841 - 1862)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry
He enlisted as Private in Company F of the 8th Louisiana Infantry on 21 June 1861. He was the a 19 year old stage coach driver living in Bayou Chicot, St. Landry Parish.
On the Campaign
He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to the U. S. Army General Hospital Frederick, On 17 November 1862. And he died on the 19th. Originally buried "on west side of, and in the cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett1, service data from Booth2, and other info from family genealogists online. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may actually be there still. A modern stone there has his name as Anselen, Booth spells it Anslem.
12/16/1841 in LA
11/19/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4536]
2 Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1 , pg. 68 [AotW citation 5055]