I thought maybe that it might be a C. R. Purdy that was killed while a L.P. Cadet in the Civil War, and not V. Moreau Purdy. Unless there was two Purdy's involved with the L.P. Cadets. I have V. M. Purdy living in Carroll Parish after the war. Headstone says "Purdy, V. M. April 22, 1839 - Sept 10, 1905. According to the book "A Place to Remember", by Georgia Pinkston -
"During the first months of 1861, military companies were formed throughout Louisiana, including the Lake Providence Cadets, the largest in the state with 120 members. Among those serving in the ranks were Matt Kingsley, James Bass, and J. Jamison. Elected as officers in the company were Franc V. Whicher, captain; W. F. Pennington, First Lieutenant; and D. C. Jenkins, Jr. and C. R. Purdy, Second Lieutenants."
In my newspaper microfilms, which starts in 1866, there is V. Moreau Purdy which runs a wharfboat at Lake Providence, I guess it could be a son by the same name. Additional+
Also in the newspaper August 1886:
"~ THE WAR SPIRIT.~
Is looming up in our little town, and we hear a good deal of talk about reviving that gallant old company the Lake Providence Cadets, would war be declared with Mexico. This gallant old company was among the first to volunteer their services during the "late unpleasantness," and under Capt. Charley Purdy and 1st. Lieut. W. F. Pennington, entered early in the war that noble old regiment the Fourth Louisiana, with the grand old hero Henry W. Allen as its Colonel, and played a conspicuous part on many battle fields. There are a few only left of its heroes; a number of its gallant spirits are asleep in their graves, and others have scattered over the country, but, we have many brave young men in East Carroll who would no doubt enter its ranks should it be revived, and reflect credit upon its honored name on the battle fields of Mexico. If war comes East Carroll will not be backward in asserting this rights of American citizens to protection in foreign land."
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