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171 Larose, Israel, Pvt



Israel Xavier Larose (from group photo seen below)


He is interred at Saint Agnes Cemetery, Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve Co., Missouri.

Grave marker photo at right is from findagrave, Memorial Id 37750044.  His military service is listed there, and there is also a URL for information concerning Israel Larose, his wife and children, with sources.


Israel X. Larose
Born Dec 1, 1840
Died Jun 28, 1909


Israel Larose enrolled in the 6 Missouri Inf on 24 Dec 1861. On 6 Sep 1862, he transferred to the 3 Battery Missouri (Missouri Light Artillery).


It was as a member of the 6th Missouri Inf that he volunteered to assist the crew of the Arkansas, possibly as a gunner.


He served in the Missouri State Guard with Jeff Thompson, was "engaged at Frederickstown, Big River Bridge, Ft. Pillow and naval engagement on board C. S. gun boat Arkansas Ram, Corinth, Hatchie Bridge, Port Gibson, Bakers Creek, Big Black and Vicksburg."


Israel Larose and his family. Israel is the second from left on the front row. Behind him is a person who appears to be Blanche Mary Larose, his daughter.

Israel Larose appears in the first column.
(Commercial Appeal, 2 Aug 1862)


Israel Larose joined the 6th Mo. Infantry and
later transferred to the 3rd Battery Missouri Light Artillery.


He enlisted in 6 Missouri Inf 24 Dec 1861 at New Madrid, Mo.


Israel Larose transferred to
Dawson's Battery (6 Missouri) on 6 Sep 1862.


Cards are from fold 3 at


A note states he transferred from
Capt. Woodward's company in 6 Missouri Inf.
His new company was "formerly Captain Emmett MacDonald's Company, Missouri Light Artillery, and was also known as the 3d Missouri Battery."


When Israel Larose enlisted, he was a farmer.
He had been born in St. Genevieve, Missouri,
and was then living in Ironton, Iron Co., Mo.


This is the back of the former card. It shows
the battles he was engaged it. Note lines 3 - 6, "...naval engagement on board C. S. gun boat Arkansas Ram..."

At the surrender, he was paroled at Meridian,
Miss., on 10 May 1865.



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