(1840 - 1893)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Louisiana Infantry
Son of John Stith Washington, an editor of the Daily Picayune and relative of President George Washington, he was an unmarried clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted 7 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA as a Private in Company H, 7th Louisiana Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He was paroled at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on 6 November and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862 and returned to duty. He was with his Company at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, and was captured again, at Rappahannock Station, VA on 7 November 1863. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout until paroled and exchanged, on 10 March 1864, and received at City Point on 15 March. He was with his company through at least 31 August 1864, the last roll available.
After the War
He returned to New Orleans, and was a laborer at the 1880 US Census for New Orleans. He was one-time President of the Louisiana Division, Army of Northern Virginia Camp No. 1, United Confederate Veterans, and Commander of the American Legion of Honor.
References & notes
07/23/1840; Talladega Springs, AL
07/19/1893; New Orleans, LA; burial in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA