It is my understanding that Lezin Becnel-
( Pierre Lezin Becnel)
A captain in St. Stephen's guards, COmpany G who was killed in the Battle of Atlanta-
was also a Free person of color, http://www.lecomite.org/indexes/FPOCIndex.txt
and land owner- co-owner of the Becnel Plantation with his brother.
Lezin was also called " Leo".. ..??
Leo Aime Becnel also served under Lezin as Leiutenant. But was not killed in the war..
Leo Aime Becel married Noamie Marie Hermann
whose father Maurice was the coroner of St. Charles Parishin the 1850 census http://www.usgwcensus.org/cenfiles/la/stcharles/1850/pg164b....http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:NSVPvgG...
Can anyone shed some light on these two "Leo"s??
and also can anyone tell me who was Noamie's mother?
The census lists Lousia Trepagnier next to Maurice... ??
I think she may be Maria Louisa Trepagnier
(daughter of Fulgence Trepagnier and Amada Franc) was born June 10, 1814, and died date unknown... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/r/e/Dorothy-Tre...
The image on this website posted mid way downhttp://www.mytreasurespot.com/main/read.php?5,106587,106796#...
is I believe, Pierre Lezin " Leo " Becnel.
But I could be very wrong - on this or all of this.
The obit, is evidently from the times picayune..
Note "Leo" and "Lezin" both used in the obit...
Although Lezin was supposedly killed in Battle...??
Can anyone help me on this?
This L. Becnel Soldier's calling card was once on the poster for the CSA Memorial Hall Museum in Nola.
Confederate Military History V10: Louisiana and Arkansas
P. 193 lists Capt. Becnel as mortally wounded in the Battle of Atlanta at Ezra Church.http://books.google.com/books?id=klS2ST7i2-8C&pg=PA193&a...
How can he( Leo / Lezin) be alive if he was killed in Atlanta at Ezra Church?
Can anyone help my confusion on these Leo's???
Mille Mercis-Many Thanks!