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Louis Hebert

Date of Birth:      March 13, 1820
Hometown:         Iberville Parish, LA
Education:           West Point, 1845
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     January 7, 1901
Place of Death:    St. Martin Parish, LA
Buried At:           Breaux Bridge, LA

Major Battles:        Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, Battle of Iuka, Siege of Corinth, Vicksburg Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Growing up on a plantation, Hebert received a private education, from tutors.  He would attend Jefferson College, but would graduate, third in his class, from West Point.  He would manage his father's plantation, and go on to be a state senator, in Louisiana.  Entering Confederate service, as a colonel, he would lead the 3rd Louisiana Infantry.  He would fight bravely, at Wilson's Creek, and would be captured at Pea Ridge, not knowing he commanded a wing, of the army, after generals Ben McCullough, and James McIntosh were killed.  After being exchanged, he would be promoted, to brigadier general in May, 1862.  He would command a brigade in northern Mississippi, and participate in the battle of Iuka, and the siege of Corinth.  After Vicksburg, Hebert would command the heavy artillery, at Fort Fisher, North Carolina.  After the war, he would edit a newspaper, and teach school.

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