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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph De Meza

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company

Before Sharpsburg

He was a married 28 year old merchant in New Orleans when he enlisted in the 3rd Company, Washington Artillery on May 26, 1862 in New Orleans. He transferred to the 2nd Company on July 14, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was present with his Company at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on 1 April 1863, but reduced to Private again a year later. Paroled at Lynchburg, VA on April 13, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Took part in the following engagements: 1861 - Bull Run, Va.; Manassas, Va.; Munson's Hill, Va.; Hall's Hill, Va.; Lewinsville, Va.; 1862 - Yorktown, Va.; Mechanicsville, Va.; Rappahannock Sta., Va.; Manassas; Sharpsburg; Fredericksburg, Va.; 1863 - Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Md.; 1864 - Fort Stevens, Drewery's Bluff, Clay's Farm, Chickahominy, Va.; Petersburg Lines; Fort Mahone.


c. 1834 in WEST INDIES


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 598  [AotW citation 13918]