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Confederate (CSV)


Andrew Vousdan Loftus

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He came to the US with his family at about age 4 in 1847. He enlisted 19 June 1861, at New Orleans in Company H (the Cheneyville Rifles), 8th Louisiana Infantry. Appointed [First?] Sergeant, from Private, 15 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Details from family genealogists, some of whom have his middle name as Vousden. His brother, the Reverend Patrick Johnson Loftus (b. Castlebar 1841-1906) was also in the Company, served through the War, and named his son Andrew Vosden Loftus (1873 - 1924).


c. 1843; Castlebar, County Mayo, IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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. 779  [AotW citation 14945]