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|Abstract||Louis Hebert (1820-1901) was a planter, Louisiana state legislator and state engineer, West Point graduate, Confederate brigadier general, and school teacher of Louisiana. The collection includes a typed transcription of the autobiography of Louis Hebert. Most of the autobiography deals with Hebert's Civil War experiences in the Tennessee and Mississippi area, including the surrender of Vicksburg, Miss., in 1863, and along the North Carolina coast.|
|Creator||Hebert, Louis, 1820-1901.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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|1820||Louis Hebert born near Plaquemine, La.|
|1836-1840||Attended Jefferson College, St. James Parish, La.|
|1841-1845||Attended West Point United States Military Academy|
|1845-1846||United States Army Engineers, stationed at Fort Livingston, La. Resigned to take over his father's affairs and plantation.|
|1848||Married Malvina Lambremont (d. 1860)|
|1853-||Member of Louisiana State Senate|
|1855-1859||State Engineer living in Baton Rouge, La.|
|1859-1860||Member of Board of Public Works of Louisiana|
|1861-1865||Confederate service in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, and North Carolina|
|1901||Died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, La.|
The collection includes a typed transcription of the autobiography of Louis Hebert, written 1894. Most of the autobiography deals with Hebert's Civil War experiences in the Tennessee and Mississippi area, including the surrender of Vicksburg, Miss., in 1863, and along the North Carolina coast. Hebert also describes his ancestry, early life, education, marriage, career as an engineer and legislator, and his return to Louisiana after the Civil War.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top