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V.A. Maurin

V.A. Maurin

Confederate (CSV)


Victor Auguste Maurin

(1818 - 1875)

Home State: Louisiana

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Donaldsonville (LA) Artillery


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

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

His basic service from Booth.1 Personal details from family genealogists and his obituary in the Donaldsonville Chief of 13 March 1875. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elisa/Lise Vives (1832-1916) in November 1852 and they had 9 children between 1854 and 1872.

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


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 919  [AotW citation 25850]