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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Pierre N. Duplessis

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 22 year old clerk in Assumption, LA when he enlisted in Company K, 8th Louisiana Infantry on 19 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was absent, sick in Richmond, VA in November 1861, but back with his unit by the end of December.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 21 September 1862. Originally buried "East of J. C. Grove's warehouse, on hill near a new house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as P.N. Duplices. Service data from Booth2.

Birth

c. 1839 in LA

Death

09/21/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

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 4653]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 723  [AotW citation 13173]