Private, Confederate Army, Civil War
Served in the 5th Co., Battalion Washington Artillery
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The Arroyo and Garidel families, along with his comrades of the Fifth Company of the Washington Artillery, are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, 125 Jackson Avenue.
Born in St. Charles Parish the son of Laure Delery and Patrice Joseph Arroyo, Felix attended both Spring Hill College and Jefferson College. Starting as a clerk at Canal Bank in New Orleans, then with Merchants Mutual Insurance Company. Next he was a sugar agent for the firm of Henry and Arroyo. Felix was married to Leontine Garidel. Felix had hazel eyes, light hair, and fair complexion, 5'11". During the Federal occupation of New Orleans under Gen. Benjamin Butler, Felix was required to take an oath of allegiance to the USA or register as an enemy. Refusing to take the oath, he was sent outside the Federal lines in May of 1863. Felix enlisted in the Confederate Army and the Washington Artillery on June 1, 1863 at Mobile, Al. Wounded at Chicamauga September 19, 1863 he was hospitalized at Marietta, Ga, returning to service for both Missionary Ridge and the Atlanta Campaign. Paroled May 10, 1865 at Meridian, Ms. After the war Felix was a marine clerk with Merchants Mutual Insurance Co. of New Orleans.
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