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Confederate (CSV)


Alexander Weil

(1830 - 1900)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Homer, he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 2nd Louisiana Infantry on 9 May 1861 in New Orleans.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was on wounded furlough to February 1863, then returned to duty. He was wounded again, and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 5 July 1863. He was paroled at the DeCamp US Army General Hospital in New York harbor and exchanged at City Point, VA on 18 September 1863. He was on furlough home to December 1863, and afterward absent without leave. He was captured in Louisiana and paroled at Shreveport on 8 June 1865.

After the War

He was a merchant in Claiborne Parish, LA at the 1880 US Census (as Aleck Weil).

References & notes

Service from Booth.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Henrietta Wolf (born Henriette Wolff, 1845-1914) and they had 4 daughters.


11/05/1830; Albersweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, GERMANY


05/26/1900; New Orleans, LA; burial in Hebrew Rest Cemetery #2, 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. 1026  [AotW citation 22333]