Sketch of Capt. Kanapaux
Captain John Theodore
Kanapaux was born Feb. 1833 and died 1/15/1894. He is buried at St. Lawrence
Cemetery, Charleston, SC. He enlisted 3/13/1862, and was paroled 4/26/1865.
His company served along the coast of SC, starting first at Ft. Moultrie
& then Cole's Island. They fought at the Battle of Secessionville,
Pocataligo, & Boyds Landing (Neck), SC. When Sherman left Savannah &
started his march across SC, the only resistance he received was from retreating
coastal batteries. Kanapaux's Battery engaged Sherman's forces in a hot tilt
outside of Columbia. Kanapaux retreated into NC as part of Hardee's Corp.
& joined Hagood's Brigade along with other units to engage the enemy
in one last stand under Gen. Joseph Johnson. After the war he returned home
to Charleston, SC, where he & J.D. Lanneau founded a produce company,
The Kanapaux Lanneau Co., 66 Market St. John was reported to have maintained
rigid discipline while serving as Commanding Officer of the Lafayette Artillery.
It was reported that Lt. V.A. Kanapaux (his brother), was refused leave to
return home to visit his family in Augusta, GA. C.N. Poulnot was assigned
police duty prior to his being absent without leave and had his rank reduced
from Sergeant Major to Private. F.O. Kanapaux (his brother), was given extra
duty with no extra pay. C.W. Almar, noted druggist in Charleston, served
13 months & resigned his Lieutenant's commission in order to return to
the business of compounding badly needed medicines for the Confederate Army.
-Infomation coursey of Marilyn Kanapaux and William J. Kanapaux.
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