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Capt. F.J. LeCand Mississippi Confederate Soldier
Posted by: Nancie O'Sullivan (ID *****0431) Date: December 02, 2002 at 20:54:30
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Article taken from the 'Confederate Veteran' magazine,
dated 1907.
" FRED J.V. LeCAND was born at Natchez, Miss., Jan. 13, 1841 of English parentage and HUGUENOT ANCESTRY.
Just previous to the war he became a member of the 'Natchez Fencibles', a company which was organized April 24, 1824, with JOHN A. QUITMAN [ afterwards major general in the Mexican War] as it's first captain. The company was chartered in 1833 and the charter was never forfeited or annulled. Gov. Robert Lowery recognized this fact and several years after the war commissioned Captain LeCAND to reorganize and perpetuate the company. It has not been an active company for some years but the few surviving war members have conducted that it shall exist as long as the present captain lives. The 'Fencibles' became Company G, of the 12th Mississippi Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia and it's history is in part theirs. LeCand was severly wounded in the battle of Seven Pines but was back in the ranks after four months. He again was wounded at Chancellorsville, which kept him out of service for three months. He was with his command at the battle of Fort Gregg, near Petersburg, which occurred three days before the surrender. Here, as he says, the remnant of their brigade went up in a halo of glory. He was adjutant of the regiment at the close of the war."
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