Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Louis Hebert, CSA-- Part 3: At Wilmington

After his transfer to the Army of Tennessee, Louis hebert was transferred to North Carolina and put in command of the heavy artillery at Fort Fisher (protecting Wilmington) and served as North Carolina's chief engineer for the Confederate War Department until the end of the war.

At one point, he was at Southport (then called Smithville) when Union Lt. Cushing tried to capture him at his headquarters, but the general had gone to Wilmington.

After the war, he returned to Louisiana where he was a newspaper editor and taught at private schools.

He died 7 January 1901 in St. martin Parish.

--Old B-Runner

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