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Collection Number: 03047-z

Collection Title: Louis Hebert Autobiography, 1894.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Abstract Louis Hebert (1820-1901) was a planter, Louisiana state legislator and state engineer, West Point graduate, Confederate brigadier general, and school teacher of Louisiana. The collection includes a typed transcription of the autobiography of Louis Hebert. Most of the autobiography deals with Hebert's Civil War experiences in the Tennessee and Mississippi area, including the surrender of Vicksburg, Miss., in 1863, and along the North Carolina coast.
Creator Hebert, Louis, 1820-1901.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Louis Hebert Autobiography, #3047-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ezra J. Warner of Douglas, Ariz., June 1954.
Location of Originals
Location of original unknown.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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1820 Louis Hebert born near Plaquemine, La.
1836-1840 Attended Jefferson College, St. James Parish, La.
1841-1845 Attended West Point United States Military Academy
1845-1846 United States Army Engineers, stationed at Fort Livingston, La. Resigned to take over his father's affairs and plantation.
1848 Married Malvina Lambremont (d. 1860)
1853- Member of Louisiana State Senate
1855-1859 State Engineer living in Baton Rouge, La.
1859-1860 Member of Board of Public Works of Louisiana
1861-1865 Confederate service in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, and North Carolina
1901 Died near Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, La.
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The collection includes a typed transcription of the autobiography of Louis Hebert, written 1894. Most of the autobiography deals with Hebert's Civil War experiences in the Tennessee and Mississippi area, including the surrender of Vicksburg, Miss., in 1863, and along the North Carolina coast. Hebert also describes his ancestry, early life, education, marriage, career as an engineer and legislator, and his return to Louisiana after the Civil War.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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