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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born La.)

Francis R. T. Nicholls​1

(Ap'd La.)


Francis Reddinº Tillou Nicholls: Born Aug. 20, 1834, Donaldsonville, LA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1855.

Served: in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1855; and

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Oct. 19, 1855)

on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1856.

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1856.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law; Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, La., 1856‑61.

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

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Napoleonville, La., 1866‑77. Governor of the State of Louisiana, 1878‑81, and since 1888.​b President of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1886.

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

Civil History. — From 1890 to 1892, Governor of Louisiana. — From 1892 to –––––, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. — Residence, New Orleans, La.

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

Civil History. — Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Louisiana. — Residence, New Orleans, La.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Francis Reddin Tillou Nicholls, Born Aug. 20, 1834.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 3rd Artillery, Oct. 19, 1855.

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1856.

Civil History. — Governor of Louisiana, 1888‑1892; Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana, 1892 to 1904.

Died, Jan. 4, 1912, at Thibodaux, La.: Aged 77.

Buried, St. John's Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1912.

The Author's Note:º

1 Present signature Francis T. Nicholls.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. Gen. Nicholls lost an arm at Winchester and a foot at Chancellorsville; a summary of his service not much longer than that is given in various places online, among them for example this page at History Central.

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b For a thorough survey of Governor Nicholls' terms as Governor of Louisiana, see Kendall's History of New Orleans, chapters 25 and 30.

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