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Re: FPOC Colonial Natchitoches LA
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My name is Harrison Thomas LaTour.
I don't believe that you are are of my work on Colonial Louisiana Genealogy and History.
My family, plus others are document, recorded, and preserved on line for the future genealogist.
MY 3RD GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS A FPOC, AND HE WAS A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER.
1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Lupay Pre Auguste
Intergrated Confederate Units
Louisiana, unlike other southern states, primarily maintained separated white and black military organizations. A few Louisiana "free blacks", however, served in white Confederated units and received Confederate pensions. Among them were Charles Lutz, Jean Baptiste Pierre-Auguste, and Leufroy Pierre-Auguste of St. Landry Parish, who fought with the Confederate army troops at Shiloh,
Confederate Research Sources
Civil War Service:
Auguste, Lufoy Pierre. Pvt. Co. K. 16th La. Infty. En. Sept. 29th, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on All Rolls from Sept., 1861, to Oct., 1862. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1862, ?Colored Man. Dropped from Roll by Order of Col. Gober, Dec. 8th, 1862.?
CIVIL WAR HISTORY, Volume XXXII, No. 3, September, 1986
Lufroy Pierre-Auguste was born in St. Landry Parish about 1830. He was the son of Pierre Pierre-Auguste and Gabriele Tessier, free persons of color. The 1860 census shows that Lufroy worked as a stockherder for Francois P. Pitre, Jr. Lufroy left his farm and joined Captain Daniel Gober's Big Cane rifles, which became Company K, Sixteenth Louisiana Infantry Regiment. The first two muster rolls of this company list him as a free man of color-the only such instance found in researching these men. None of the men discussed in this manuscript, except for Lutz and possibly Gabriel Grappe, pretended they were white. The other men in their units undoubtedly knew them as free blacks. The Sixteenth Louisiana fought in the battles of Shiloh, Farmington, and Perrysville. On December 8, 1862, while in camp at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Lufroy received a discharge from Confederate service. The reason given for his dicharge was that he was a "colored man." Apparently superior authorities had finally discovered that he was black and ordered his separation from the army. Lufroy went home, but he did become involved in one other incident before war's end. On May 13, 1865, he surprised two Jayhawkers near Opelousas. These men made up part of a band of outlaws, deserters, and draft dodgers who resisted Confederate authority. The two Jayhawkers fired at him, and he returned fire, hitting one of the men. Lufroy married in 1869, but no further information on his life after the war has come to light so far.
Francois P. Pitre Jr. 33 farmer, $2500 real estate, $9100 personal, wife Azeline C. Pitre 28, Francois 10, Estelle 9, Arthure 7, Azeline 5, Armant 3, Octave 2 months, Diomel S. Durio 16 stock holder, Lufroid P. Auguste 30 stock holder; slaves: male (black) 15 [p. 151/I11]
1870 St. Landry Parish, LA Census Record
Leufroi Pierre-Auguste 40 M Mulatto LA Farmer $300 $225
1880 United States Federal Census
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William Leblance
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Ulis Lablanc
Harrison Thomas LaTour
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