Leufroy Pierre-Auguste

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Leufroy Pierre-Auguste
Sex: Male
Birth: 1827-1830
Father: Pierre Pierre-Auguste
Mother: Gabrielle Tessier
Spouse/Partner: Caroline Normand
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.


Name Birth Death

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


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