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Confederate (CSV)


Richard H. Slaughter

(1839 - 1895)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 23 year old farmer in Plaquemine when he enlisted on 23 June 1861 as a Private in Company F, 8th Louisiana Infantry at Camp Moore, LA. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 November and to Sergeant on 24 April 1862. He was commissioned Junior 2nd Lieutenant on 8 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the hip 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 then at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 22 October to 13 December 1862. He was sent to Baltimore and exchanged soon afterward. He was absent on wounded furlough to about August 1863. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 13 June but resigned his commission 7 November 1863, disabled by wounds.

References & notes

Service information from Booth,1 as Richard K. Slaughter. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as R.H. Slaughter. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Azelima Johnson (b.1843) in August 1865 in St. Landry Parish.


07/13/1839 in LA


09/11/1895; burial in Oak Park Cemetery, Alvin, TX


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 2, pg. 591  [AotW citation 22310]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.282  [AotW citation 22311]