Civil War Louisiana (CWLA)

Civil War Louisiana (CWLA)
CWLA seeks to provide an online resource of any and all material of the Civil War relating to Louisiana with a special interest in the war in Acadiana in southwest Louisiana.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pvt. Jules A. Hebert, Co. E, 30th Louisiana Infantry

(Courtesy of Denis Gaubert)

I came across Denis Gaubert's website,
The Hellfire Stew Mess. The Hellfire Stew Mess is a small group of dedicated living historians in south Louisiana based out of Houma-Thibodaux area. Denis has several images of soldiers and one that he allowed me to use was tha tof Jules A. Hebert of Co. E, 30th Louisiana. Hebert's regiment served in the Western Theater bouncing between the Port Hudson-Jackson-Mobile area before it was attached to Brigadier-General Randall L. Gibson's Louisiana Brigade in June 1864. Hebert's regiment served with that brigade for the remainder of the war to its surrender at Meridian, Mississippi in May of 1865. Hebert, though, ended up deserting his regiment while on furlough in August of 1863...oddly, though, he also appears as enlisting in the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry. His enlistment dates conflict and overlap BUT it appears he left the 30th Louisiana to join the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry.

Just a neat picture: Notice the "E" on his hat, civilian clothes and Denis points out that Hebert is wearing two earrings. Its very difficult to see in my image. Take a run over to The Hellfire Stew Mess to see for yourself.

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