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Confederate (CSV)


Able Guillou

(c. 1826 - 1872)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 35 year old painter in New Orleans when he enlisted in the Bienville Rifles - Company B, 8th Louisiana Infantry - on June 23, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was described with complexion dark, hair dark, eyes hazel, height 5 ft. 8 1/2 in.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

By October 1862 he had been paroled, and was with his unit at Winchester in camp. He was again captured, at Petersburg, VA on April 2, 1865. He sent to Hart's Island, NY Harbor from City Point, VA on April 7, and released on Oath of Allegiance on June 14, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. His death date from the Orleans Parish Death Index for 1872, which lists him as Abel Guillou.


c. 1826 in LA




1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 134-135  [AotW citation 13970]