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Confederate (CSV)


Walter J. Hare

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 25 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted in the 2nd Company, Washington Artillery on May 26, 1861 in New Orleans.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on August 1, 1863. In January and February 1864 he was listed as absent on duty with Maj. Eshleman, but was otherwise present with his Company the entire War. He was paroled May 31, 1865 at Montgomery, AL.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.

More on the Web

There's a post-War photo of him on Dr. Glen C. Cangelosi's fine Washington Artillery website.


c. 1836 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. 188  [AotW citation 13974]