Dean, William T. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Dean, William T.
Historical Note: William T. Dean was a Lieutenant Colonel of the 5th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, of the Confederate Army, as well as a certified engineer. Prior to the war, Dean worked in Cuba with Guines and Matanzas Railroad Company. He married Margaret Nelson in 1849 and had a son, George. Directly after the outbreak of hostilities, Dean was promoted to the rank of Major of the 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Volunteer State Troops, 1st Brigade, 1st Division of Louisiana Volunteers. In 1861, he was commissioned as a Major in the newly formed 5th Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers. The 5th Regiment was sent to Tichmond, Virginia, and, subsequently, became part of the Army of the Peninsula under the command of Major General John B. Magruder. After the war in 1871, Dean became Deputy Constable for the City of New Orleans. He was active in several New Orleans Military organizations and served as Commander of the Louisiana Grays and as Captain of the City Guards, a part of the Louisiana National Guard.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 672
Note Author: LAC Group