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In New Orleans, leading Creole citizen Captain Andre Cailloux is given a hero's funeral

Attack of the Louisiana Native Guard at Port Hudson, Louisiana, May 27, 1863, artist's impression, black officer detail
07/29/1863
Captain Andre Cailloux, a Creole officer who commanded a company of the First Louisiana Native Guards, one of the first black regiments, had been killed at the head of his men during an assault on Port Hudson previous May.  His body was not recovered until the bastion's surrender three weeks before and he was buried in New Orleans with great ceremony.  A leading Creole citizen of New Orleans, where most of his men were recruited, Cailloux became an important symbol for African-American military service during the war.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Capt. Cailloux - Our New-Orleans; A Defunct Darkey Canonized," New York Times, August 9, 1863. 
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