Onezphore Broussard

3rd Lt., 2nd Lt., Co. F.


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Onezphore Broussard, 3rd. Lt., 2nd. Lt. Co.F.

...At this point in time, we are still searching for an image of Lt. Onezphore Broussard and we hope to add one in the forseeable future.Should any of his decendants have a photo of him, and would gratiously care to place a copy of his photo at this web site...this researcher would be grateful.

Onezaphore Broussard

3rd. Lt., 2nd. Lt., Co. F.


~ Military Record ~

Broussard, Onez., 3rd Lt., 2nd Lt., Co. F., 18th La.. Infty. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls for Feb., 1862. Roll for May and June 1862, Absent on furlough of 60 days since April 16th, 1862, from wounds received at Shiloh. Roll for July and Aug., 1862, Absent, Promoted 2nd Lt. July 24th. On sick furlough of 60 days from June 14th. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1863, Present. Rolls from April, 1863, to June 31st, 1863, Absent on furlough of 30 days.

~ Biography ~

Information transcribed below contains a passage
that relates to Onezphore Broussard, Co. F., 18th Regiment
who is the son of Joseph Zeno Broussard.

Broussard died March 2,1881, at his home in Lafayette parish, at the age of eighty-two years. The Broussard family are well known in this section of Louisiana, being among the most respected and largest families in this portion of the State. In a financial sense they have without almost an exception been successful.

The subject of this sketch was the son of Joseph Broussard, also a native of what was then Vermilion parish. Mr. Broussard was
one of the most extensive and successful planters of Lafayette parish;his plantation, which is now in the bards of his heirs, is an excellent one and under his management was made to yield a handsome income. He was a gentleman of remarkable business capacity,and was characterized by his energy. As a citizen he was benevolent and public spirited, and, though uneducated in the high books, he had acquired, by reading and contact with the business world, an education which fitted him for an active business life. He married, early in life, Miss Cleonise Savoie, also a native of this parish. Mrs. Broussard died recently, being eighty-two years of age. There were born to this marriage five children, viz: Ophelia, Onezphore, who died in 1880, at the ege of forty-two years; Edmonia, wife of Joseph Dugas, a planter of St. Landry parish; Joseph, died in 1881, at the age of thirty-three years. All the children received the benefits of a good education.

Onezphore Broussard served as a lieutenant in the C. S. A., and at the battle of Shiloh received a wound, from the effects of which he was disabled, and was unfitted for active service. He had served as member of the police jury and justice of the peace. Ophelia Broussard resides (mother dead) on the old home plantation.

Information reprinted from:
Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical
by William Henry Perrin Published in 1891 by
L. Graham & Sons, Printers, 99, 101, 103 Gravier St.,
New Orleans, La. pp. 203-204


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