(1818 - 1875)
Home State: Louisiana
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
see his Battle Report
A shopkeeper in Donaldsonville, LA, he had been postmaster, alderman and city treasurer, and was the Mayor from 1854 until he resigned in 1861. He was commissioned Captain of the Donaldsonville Artillery on 13 September 1861. They were formed from the original Donaldsonville Canonniers (est. 1837), a militia battery, and organized and mustered for Confederate service in August and September 1861.
On the Campaign
He commanded the battery in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Major of Artillery, CSA on 11 July 1864 and commanded Richardson's Battalion. He was captured at Erwinsville, GA on 10 May 1865 in the group with CS President Jefferson Davis, and held at Fort McHenry in Baltimore until he was released on 26 July 1865.
After the War
He continued as a merchant with a store in Donaldsonville.
References & notes
More on the Web
See much more about Maurin and the Donaldsonville Artillery, especially their actions at Fredericksburg, in a pair of very fine posts [part 1 | part 2] by Peter Glyer on his blog The swale at Mercer Square, source also of Captain Maurin's picture, from a photograph published in Michael Marshall's Gallant Creoles (2013) - a history of the battery.
The Ascension Parish Library has another photograph of him.
10/02/1818; Donaldsonville, LA
03/09/1875; Donaldsonville, LA; burial in Ascension Catholic Graveyard, Donaldsonville, LA