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Confederate (CSV)


Columbus W. Deacon

(c. 1838 - 1894)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 1st Company

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 23 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted in the 3rd Company, Washington Infantry on May 26, 1861 in New Orleans. He transferred to the 1st Company on April 23, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was present with his Company at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant of the Company (date not given). He was captured at Petersburg, VA on June 22, 1864, received at Point Lookout, MD from City Point, VA on June 30th. Paroled at Point Lookout and transferred, for exchange. Received at Coxes' Landing, James River, VA about February 15th, 1865, and exchanged. He was paroled at Meridian, MS on May 17, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Present in the following engagements: Bull Run, Va., July 18th, 1861; Manassas, Va.; Garnet's Farm; James River Gun Boat Fight; Rappahannock Station, 1862; Manassas, Va.; Sharpsburg, Md.; Fredericksburg, Md., or Chancellorsville, Md., May 3rd, 1863; Newbern, N. C., Feb., 1864; Drewery's Bluff; Gettysburg, Pa.; Williamsport, Md.


c. 1838 in LA


05/22/1894; burial in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 567-568  [AotW citation 13917]