Below is the Coroners report...Dec. 11, 1862.
Joseph Degruy F. M. C. – 23 years- Louisiana – Private in the Co. C. First Regimt. Native Guards – cor. Tonti and Roman Sts. – Was shot by Lt. Emile Deliege F. M. C. up on Lafourche. Case set for Friday Dec. 12th 62. Post Mortem by coroner Dr. B*. Two gunshot wounds on the body one in the left breast one inch below the left nipple and one just at the pubes about one inch above and to the left of the penis. The wound in the breast was the fatal wound. The ball passed between the fifth and sixth ribs and passed through the right ventricle just at the apex causing immediate death. The wound in the pubes passed downwards in the inside of the left thigh was not necessarily mortal.*Might be Dr. R, or Div. B. Sloppy handwriting.
The newspapaer account is much more detailed. The Lt. Deliege shot the man after he failed to obey an order promptly (he was ordered down from on top of a wagon), the officer physically assauted him and when Degruy attempted to protect himself, the officer let him go, stepped back a pace, drew a revolver and shot the man twice.