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Confederate (CSV)


Alfred Valerie Gusman

(1842 - 1928)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 19 year old clerk in Amite City when he enlisted in Company E, 5th Louisiana Infantry on May 4, 1861 in New Orleans.

On the Campaign

He was captured on 19 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Fortress Monroe, VA from Ft. McHenry, MD on October 27, 1862. He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on November 10, 1862. He was captured again, at Rappahannock, VA, on November 7, 1863. He went to Point Lookout, MD from Washington, DC on November 11, and was paroled there March 10, 1864, for exchange. Exchanged at City Point, VA on March 15, 1864. He was captured for a third time at the Wilderness, VA on May 5, 1864, and sent to Point Lookout from Belle Plains, VA on May 18. He was paroled February 10, 1865 at Point Lookout and exchanged at Coxes' Landing, James River, VA February 14-15. He was listed on a Roll of Prisoners of War C. S. A. paroled at Meridian, MS on May 10, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1, who lists him as A.V. Gusman. Details from family genealogists and his gravesite on Findagrave. He is sometimes seen as Alfred V. Guzman, and may have been born in 1843 and died in Enterprise, Clarke County, MS. He married Susan Wragg in Mobile, AL in 1868.


06/02/1842; New Orleans, LA


06/21/1928; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, AL


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. 139  [AotW citation 13971]