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Confederate (CSV)


Louis Rousseau

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 22 year old carpenter in Flat Town, LA when he enlisted on 23 June 1861 in Company F, 8th Louisiana Infantry at Camp Moore, LA. He was captured at Camp Beauregard 9 October 1861 and was in a hospital by the end of the month. He was captured again, at Woodstock, VA on 4 June 1862 and exchanged to return to duty on 5 August 1862 at Aiken's Landing, VA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near Sharpsburg and briefly at US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD from 15-16 October 1862. He was sent to Ft McHenry, then Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was exchanged on 10 November 1862 at Aiken's Landing, VA. He was disabled and on furlough at home for the rest of the war.

References & notes

Service information from Booth1. Frederick hospital details from the Patient List.2


c. 1839 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 2, Part 1, pg. 400  [AotW citation 22298]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.103  [AotW citation 22299]