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Capt Leon Jastremski

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Capt Leon Jastremski

Birth
France
Death 29 Nov 1907 (aged 64)
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Section 8 in Leon Jastremski lot
Memorial ID 15769147 View Source
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Enlisted at Camp Moore 22 Jul 1861; wounded in throat (which changed his voice the rest of his life) at Chancellorsville, Va. May 1863; captured near Richmond, Va. 28 Jun 1863; wounded in right hand Jul 1863; wounded and captured at The Wilderness May 1864.
Co-founder of the United Confederate Veterans where he was known as "General" Jastremski. A member of the Knights of Pythias and served one year as Grand Chancellor. In 1876, he joined the Knights of the White Camelia. In 1870, he was foreman of Independence Fire Company #2; co-owner of the Louisiana Capitalonian, a Baton Rouge newspaper. 15 May 1880, appointed as L.S.U. supervisor; appointed aide-de-camp to Louisiana governor Wiltz. With the rank of major, twice ran for Louisiana governor. Commanded 3rd Louisiana National Guard Military District. ca. 1899, member of the board of trustees of St. Joseph Catholic Church. In 1880, he lived with his brother, John; 1905-1906, he lived at 415 Laurel Street.

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BORN AT SOULON, FRANCE DIED AT BATON ROUGE CAPTAIN 10TH REGIMENT C.S.A. MAYOR OF BATON ROUGE 1876 -1881 MEMBER OF CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION 1879. PRESIDENTIAL LA PRESS ASSOCIATION. BRIGADIER GENERAL LA.STATE NATIONAL GUARD. STATE PRINTER 1882-1888. MAJOR GENERAL UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS. U.S CONSUL TO PERU 1883-1897.COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND IMMIGRATION 1899-1900


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  • Created by: Bobby
  • Added: 16 Sep 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15769147
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/15769147/leon-jastremski : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Leon Jastremski (17 Jul 1843–29 Nov 1907), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15769147, citing Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Bobby (contributor 46487983) .