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Victor Jean Baptiste Girardey
Birth: Jun. 26, 1837
Death: Aug. 16, 1864

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Lauw, France, he emigrated with his family to the United States, settling in Augusta, Georgia. Orphaned at 16, he moved to New Orleans, completed his education, and married. When the Civil War began, he enlisted as a First Lieutenant and aide-de-camp of the 3rd Georgia. Transferring to Virginia in 1862, with the rank of Captain, he joined the staff of Brigadier General Ambrose R. Wright as assistant adjutant general. He served on Wright's staff intil May 1864, when he was transferred to the divisional staff of Brigadier General William Mahone. His performance during the campaigning of 1862 and 1863 was repeatedly commended by Wright and his superiors. On July 30, 1864, when the Union army exploded its mine at Petersburg and assaulted the ruptured Confederate lines, he organized and timed Mahone's counterattack in the Battle of the Crater. For his brilliant performance, he was promoted from Captain to Brigadier General, the only instance of this in the army during the war. Just 17 days later on August 16, while commanding Wright's brigade, he was killed near Fussell's Mill on the Darbytown road. In common with six other Confederate Generals buried in Magnolia Cemetery, he has a marker on his grave, and a military marker at a memorial to all the generals. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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  Clotilde LeSueur Girardey (____ - 1920)*
 
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Cause of death: Killed in battle
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 34. 1st walkway south of 2nd Street, 3rd walkway west of DeL'Aigle Ave
 
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Record added: Apr 09, 2000
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014

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