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|Marriage:||14 Aug. 1869|
Lufroy Pierre-Auguste FPOC, 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.
|Children of PARENTS NAMES
|Marie Merante Pierre-Auguste||January 1864||December 1906|
|Eugenie Pierre-Auguste||Abt. 1862|
|Azelie Pierre-Auguste||Abt. 1856|
|Valmont Pierre-Auguste||Abt. 1857|
|Pierre Pierre-Auguste||Abt. 1859|
|Narcisse Pierre-Auguste||Abt. 1853|
|Celestine Pierre-Auguste||Abt. 1849|
- Confederate Research Sources
- 1850 U.S. Federal Census
- 1860 U.S. Federal Census
- 1870 U.S. Federal Census