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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born La.)

Louis Hébert

(Ap'd La.)


Born Mar. 13, 1820.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1845.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Livingston, Barataria Island, La, 1845‑46.

Resigned, Feb. 15, 1846.

Civil History. — Planter, Iberville Parish, La., 1846‑51, — Major, Louisiana Militia, 1847‑50, — and Colonel, 1858‑61. Member of the Senate of the State of Louisiana, 1853‑55. Chief Engineer of the State of Louisiana, 1855‑60.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — School Teacher. — Member of the Louisiana State Board of Public Works for one year. — Post-office address, Breaut​b1 Bridge, Parish St. Martin, La.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died Jan. 7, 1901, at Breant​b2 Bridge, Parish St. Martin, La.: Aged 80.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Cecilia, LA.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above gives a brief summary of his later military career.

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b1 b2 In the Supplement (and in the AOG obituary), Vol. V, Breant is a typo in the printed edition; in Vol. IV on the other hand, Breaut is an acceptable spelling. The place, as the name is spelled today, is Breaux Bridge.

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