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Confederate (CSV)


Frederick Stith Washington

(1840 - 1893)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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

Service information from Booth.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Ann Manning (1838-1916) and they had four daughters.


07/23/1840; Talladega Springs, AL


07/19/1893; New Orleans, LA; burial in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, 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 2, pg. 1001  [AotW citation 22319]