Louis Edgard D'Aquin(1836 - 1862)
Home State: Louisiana
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Louisiana Guard Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was the first commander of the Louisiana Guard battery, formed from Company B, 1st Louisiana Infantry, late in 1861. He and his battery saw action at Second Manassas and Cedar Mountain1 before the Maryland Campaign.
The remainder of the War:
He was killed while in command of the battery in action near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862.2
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the 1836 Birth Index, Orleans Parish, LA - transcribed and posted to RootsWeb by Debbie Hughes Fremin.
|Birth Date: 8/2/1836 Place of Birth: New Orleans, LA |
Death Date: 12/13/1862 Death Place: Fredericksburg, VA
1 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, various vols. [AotW citation 835]
2 From Louisianans in the Virginia Army, Capt. B.T. Walshe
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