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Ingram LeSueur Rains

Obituary of B. P. LeSueur, Opelika, Alabama

B. P. LeSueur died at his home, in Opelika, Ala., on May 25, 1915. He was born near Macon, Ga., January 26, 1841, reared in Randolph County, Ga., his boyhood home, and educated at Cuthbert, Ga. He was of Virginia ancestry, the son of Drury M. LeSueur and Martha G. Rains, and was connected with some of the most prominent families of the State of Georgia.

In early life he engaged in railroad work and was grading a road through Georgetown when he answered his country's call. He enlisted in June, 1861, as a member of Company I, 11th Georgia Regiment, Anderson's Brigade, Longstreet's Corps, and surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse. He served four years, braved the dangers of war, faced the shell and shot of many battles, and came through unscathed.

Returning to his chosen work, Mr. LeSueur gave fifty-three of his seventy-four years to active service. In 1869 or 1870 he went to Alabama and made that State his home. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Knight of Pythias. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Julia Ingram, one son, and three daughters, to whom he has left a priceless legacy-a pure and unsullied name.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, August, 1915.

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