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Alexander Gardner Hequembourg, Colonel, 40th Missouri Volunteer Regiment (Union).

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Identifier: P0084-0848

Title: Alexander Gardner Hequembourg, Colonel, 40th Missouri Volunteer Regiment (Union).

Description: Half-length group portrait of three soldiers in uniform, one grasping a sword. "Mrs Rosa Becker 2 Imp Plats 9-16th 1908 CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS 1 - ALEX HEQUEMBOURG (COLONEL)" (written on reverse side). Alexander Hequembourg originally enlisted as a Captain in Co. B, 4th U. S. R. C. from May 8 - Aug 19, 1861. The then commanded a company in the 1st Engineer Volunteer Regiment from Sept 9, 1861 - July 2 1862, when he resigned due to health problems. He later served as the Adjutant of the 11th Prov. E. M. M. from Sept. 9-18, 1863 before being commissioned as a Lt. Colonel in the 40th Missouri Volunteer Regiment, of which he served from Aug. 1864 - Aug 8, 1865. According to the 1860 directory, Alexander probably had a brother named William, who is probably the subject on the right in this photograph. William served as the Captain of Co. E, 3rd U. S. R. C. from May 8 - Aug 18, 1861. He later served as a commander of Co. B, 19th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, which later consolidated with the 3rd Missouri Volunteer Regiment (of which he is listed as a major in Co. H). Information taken from digital soldier records, (Hewitt, "Roster of Union Soldiers," 1998), the 1860 directory, and (Rombauer, "The Union Cause in St. Louis in 1861," 1909).


Place: United States

Dates: 1861-1865

Type(s): Photograph


Subjects: Portrait
Civil War, 1861-1865
Alexander Gardner Hequembourg
Alexander Hequembourg
William Hequembourg
Armed Forces
40th Missouri Volunteer Regiment


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