Date of Birth: March 13, 1820
Hometown: Iberville Parish,
Final Wartime Rank: Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank: N/A
Date of Death: January 7, 1901
Place of Death: St. Martin Parish, LA
Breaux Bridge, LA
Major Battles: Wilson's Creek,
Pea Ridge, Battle of Iuka, Siege of Corinth,
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
would command the heavy artillery, at Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
After the war, he would edit a newspaper, and teach school.