Pierre A. Blanchard

Pvt. Co. A.


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Pierre A. Blanchard, Pvt., Co. A.

...At this point in time, we are still searching for an image of Pvt. Pierre A. Blanchard 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.

Pierre A. Blanchard

Pvt., Co. A.


~ Military Record ~

Blanchard, A.,, Pvt., Co. A., 18th La..En. Oct. 10, 1862, Camp Pratt. Present on Rolls to March, 1863. Rolls from April, 1863 to August, 1863, "Present. Wagoner." On Rolls of Co. C. Cons. 18th regt. La. Infty. and Yellow Jacket Battn. Rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1864, dated Feb. 29th, 1864, "Absent detached as Brigade Commsy. Wagoner, April 1st, 1863."

~ Biography ~

PIERRE A. BLANCHARD--Subject was born 1 August 1844 in Assumption Parish, son of Pierre and Elzia S. (Harbet) Blanchard, both of whom were natives of the same parish. Pierre Adolph received an ordinary education and in 1862, enlisted in Company A of the Eighteenth Louisiana Infantry, participating in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. The unit was disbanded in May of 1865 in Natchitoches.

He was married 27 April 1869 to Miss Oliva Daigle of Assumption
Parish and they were the parents of nine children, four sons and five daughters. Pierre Adolph became the manager of H. Daigle plantation consisting of 1,180 acres six miles from Donaldsonville. There, he conducted a large open kettle process of making sugar and both he and his wife were living on the plantation in 1890

Information reprinted from:
Louisiana Biographical and Historical Records, Vol. I.
Published in 1892 by The Goodspeed Publishing Co.,
Chicago pp. 296

A special Thank You goes out to Edgar F. Cook for providing
the above biographical information on Pvt. Pierre Blanchard


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