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Name:John Denegre
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:John Denegre, Class of 1863: Born- Mar. 8, 1844. Matriculated from New Orleans, Louisiana. At VMI 2 years. Military Record: assigned to Camp Moore in Tangipahoa, Louisiana upon returning from VMI, probably as Drillmaster; enlisted Aug. 2, 1861 for 1 year in Company B, 1st Louisiana (Col. J. Nelligan's Regiment); elected 2d Lieutenant on Aug. 18, 1861; served as Assistant Adjutant General at brigade headquarters in early 1862; not re-elected in April, 1862; returned home; Post War Career: Left for Europe to avoid taking an oath to the United States required of all citizens of New Orleans, completing his education under an agreement with his father that once his studies were complete or he had attained his majority, he would be allowed to join the Confederate army; In February, 1865, he returned to Nassau in the Bahamas where he learned that all Confederate ports had fallen to the Federals; "The door was closed," he later wrote. Died- Nov. 22, 1871.
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