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Confederate (CSV)


Caesar Huchez

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 24 year old clerk when he enlisted in the 2nd Company, Washington Artillery on May 26, 1861 in New Orleans. He was appointed Sergeant, but reduced to the ranks at his own request October 1, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was present with the battery at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was absent, detached to the Treasury Department in December 1863.

After the War

By 1878 he was Secretary to the Chief of the New Orleans Fire Department. In the 1880 Federal Census, he was listed as a border in the house at 466 Barone Street, New Orleans. He was then single and a police clerk; father born in France, mother born in Switzerland.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Took part in the following engagements: 1862-Yorktown, Va.; April 25, Mechanicsville, Va.; May, Rappahannock Station, Aug. 23; Manassas, Va., Aug. 30; Sharpsburg, Md., Sept. 16 and 17; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 11, 12 and 13, 1863: Chancellorsville, Va., May 2 and 3; Gettysburg, Va., July 3; Williamsport, July 6. 1864-Ft. Stevens, Va., May 14 and 15; Drewry's Bluff, Va., May 16; Clay's Farm, Va., May 19; Chickahominy, Va., June 7; Petersburg Lines, St. Mahone, June 22, 23, 24, 30th of July, and 21st of Aug. 1861-Bull Run, Va., July 18; Manassas, Va., July 21. The Fire Department reference from an article in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 19 April 1878.


c. 1837 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. 373  [AotW citation 14133]