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 Charles Edmund Nash

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Charles Edmund Nash

Birth
Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 21 Jun 1913 (aged 69)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 8068410 View Source
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US Congressman. During the Civil War, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 82nd United States Colored Infantry. Rising to 1st Sergeant, he was severely wounded in the April 2 to April 9, 1865 Union Army assault and capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama, which caused the amputation of part of his right leg. He was mustered out on May 30, 1865. He was a businessman and United States Customs Inspector in New Orleans, Louisiana when he was tabbed by local Republicans for Congress, and was elected to represent Louisiana's 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1875 to 1877. He was the only African-American to be elected to Congress from Louisiana during the Reconstruction Era.

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  • Added: 7 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8068410
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8068410/charles-edmund-nash : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Edmund Nash (23 May 1844–21 Jun 1913), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8068410, citing Saint Louis Cemetery Number 3, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .