Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Louis Frederick de Lesdernier Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC179

Collection Summary

Creator: Lesdernier, Louis Frederick de
Title: Louis Frederick de Lesdernier papers
Dates: 1873
Abstract: A photograph and a biographical sketch provide information about Texan and Confederate soldier Louis Frederick de Lesdernier.
Identification: MC179
Quantity: 2 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Louis Frederick de Lesdernier IV, son of Captain George Henry and Jane Lucella de Lesdernier, was born on August 27, 1837, in Portland, Maine; they moved to Texas in 1839. Lesdernier joined the Lone Star Rifles of Galveston, Texas, in February 1861. Lesdernier served until the close of the war in 1865. He married Eliza Jane Granger of Houston, Texas, in 1867 and they had ten children: Louis Frederick V, Jane Lucile, George Henry, Bessie, Eliza Vive, Stafford Granger, John Reginald, MaBelle, Jamie Granger and Aimee Lee. Louis Frederick de Lesdernier died on December 13, 1888, in Florida and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Scope and Content Note

The Louis Frederick de Lesdernier Collection is comprised of two items: a biographical sketch and a photograph dated in 1873. The biographical sketch of Louis Frederick de Lesdernier details the Lone Star Rifles member from his birth to his death and includes genealogical information regarding his children. The 1873 portrait of Lesdernier was taken by Barr & Wright, photographers of Houston, Texas.


Arrangement is by material type.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Lesdernier, Louis Frederick de
Lesdernier family
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company L
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Biography

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Louis Frederick de Lesdernier Papers, MC179, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Mrs. MaBelle de Lesdernier Carr & Mrs. Aimee Lee de Lesdernier Adkins, March 1957.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


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145.2 1 Biographical sketch of Louis Frederick de Lesdernier undated

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145.2 2 Photograph 1873