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Confederate (CSV)


Rechel Badeaux

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A single painter, he enlisted as Private in Company C, 15th Louisiana Infantry on 2 July 1861 in New Orleans.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died at "Lavinia Grove's Farm". Originally buried on the field at Sharpsburg near "Mrs. Lucker's" [Locker's] barn. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as Reuben Baden in the 5th Infantry. Service data from Booth2, who has an alternative listing of him as Reuben Baden, Co. A of the 15th, from a Federal list of troops captured at Antietam.


Date not known Sharpsburg, 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 4544]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 101  [AotW citation 5056]