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F L Grappe


Birth: 15 Sep 1827


Death: 25 Aug 1902


Burial: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery
Campti, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA

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Served in Company B, 2nd Cav., Louisiana as 2Lt


Unit Details:
2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the southern section of the state. It was assigned to the Trans-Mississippi Department and served within the boundaires of Louisiana throughout the war. The unit confronted the Federals in many conflicts, but in the fight at Henderson's Hill on March 21, 1864, it had 15 officers and 192 men captured. It continued to serve, then disbanded during the spring of 1865. The field officers were Colonels James D. Blair and William G. Vincent, Lieutenant Colonel Winter W. Breazeale, and Major James M. Thompson.
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