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Pvt John Baptiste Levert
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1839
Iberville Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1930

Levert, John B.,Pvt.
Co. A, 1st La. Cavalry

Enlisted Aug. 26, 1861, Camp Schlatre.
Roll for May 1 to Aug, 31, 1862, Present, with remarks: Paroled prisoner, Oct., 1862.
Present or absent not stated on Roll for Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 1862.
Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1863.
Absent without leave, was taken prisoner in Oct.
Was paroled and made his way to La., and has not reported. Roll for March 1 to June 30, 1863, Present, captured in Ky., Oct., 1862.
Paroled and was exchanged, Nov. --. Went to La., without permission, and reported back to Co., April 14, 1863. Rolls from Nov., 1863, to Feb., 1864, Absent, captured on a raid in Ky., about July 30, 1863, and not exchanged. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Irvine, Ky., July 31, 1863.
Recd. at Fort Delaware, Del., March 4, 1864, from Camp Chase, Ohio.
On List of Prisoners of War, Paroled at Provost Marshal's Office, Baton Rouge, La., June 6, 1865.
Age 18.

Born at Gold Ridge Plantation, Iberville Parish, Louisiana on September 14, 1839

Husband of the former Stephanie Dupuy of St. Gabriel, who died in 1898
Father of 12 children, 8 of whom survived him: Albert O., J. Alfred, Lawrence C., and Robert L. Levert, and Mrs. Felix A. Larue, Mrs. F.J. Kearny, Mrs. John Allen Swanson, and Mrs. J.M. Gore.

Enlisted in the First Louisiana Cavalry as a Lieutenant and later was on the staff of General Proctor Smith. Captured at Dix River, KY and held prisoner until the end of the war.

The title of General was bestowed upon him in 1903 by comrades of the Louisiana Division, United Confederate Veterans, when they made him major-general of the division.

Founder of the Louisiana Sugar Exchange and served as its president.
Member of the board of administrators of Tulane University for over 50 years; served as one of the curators of the state museum; and served in the state Senate. Director of the Canal Bank and Trust Co. until his death.
(submitted by B. Munson)
Died October 15, 1930. 
Family links: 
  Auguste Levert (1803 - 1886)
  Eulalie Mire Levert (1805 - 1886)
  Marie Stephanie Dupuy Levert (1850 - 1898)*
  August Levert (1831 - 1916)*
  John Baptiste Levert (1839 - 1930)
  Amedile Amadee Levert (1844 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10556678
Pvt John Baptiste Levert
Added by: Susan C. Griffin
Pvt John Baptiste Levert
Added by: Susan C. Griffin
Pvt John Baptiste Levert
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Louisiana Division Commander, United Confederate Veterans, 1902-1903
- Lest We Forget
 Added: Nov. 23, 2012

- Susan C. Griffin
 Added: Nov. 12, 2011
- Bev
 Added: Mar. 4, 2005

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