Civil War Governors

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Civil War Governors

Civil War Governors

Thomas Overton Moore
• Confederate Governor Louisiana 1860 – 1864
• Born April 10, 1804 in Sampson County, North Carolina
• Died June 25, 1876 (aged 72) near Alexandria, Louisiana
• Democrat
• Religion Episcopalian
• Governor Moore completed his elected term of 1860-1864

Henry Watkins Allen
• Confederate Governor of Louisiana 1864 – 1865
• Born April 29, 1820 in Prince Edward County, Virginia
• Died April 22, 1866 (aged 45) in Mexico City, Mexico
• Political party Democratic
• Spouse Salome Crane
• Religion Presbyterian
• Governor during the Civil War


George F. Shepley
• Governor - Military Governor of Louisiana 1862-1864.
• Shepley was appointed Military Governor by his friend Gen. Benjamin Butler, for the parishes under Federal control from 1862-1864.
• Born January 1, 1819 in Saco, Maine
• Democrat
• Died July 20, 1878 (aged 59) in Portland, Maine
Michael Hahn
• Governor of Louisiana 1864 – 1865
• Born November 24, 1830 in Klingenmünster, Bavaria
• Political party Republican
• Alma mater Tulane University
• Religion Catholic
• March 3, 1865, resigned and his Lieutenant Governor James Madison Wells succeeded him.
• Congressman, United States Senator during Reconstruction and after.
• Died March 15, 1886 (aged 55) in Washington, DC

James Madison Wells
• Governor of Louisiana 1865 – 1867
• Born January 8, 1808 near Alexandria, Louisiana
• Lt. Governor
• Republican
• Religion Catholic
• Removed from office on June 3, 1867 by General Sheridan.
• Died February 28, 1899 (aged 91) in Lecompte, Louisiana