ALCEE STEWART
 

Served as Camp Commander from 1924 til 1925. He was the son of Alcee William and Elizabeth Floyd (Greene) Stewart. His father, Capt. A.W. Stewart, commanded the 20th Louisiana Infantry, Company “E”, during the war, and also served on the C.S. gunboat “Livingston” at the battle of Island #10. He was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, and taken prisoner.  Capt. Stewart was exchanged and later fought at the battles of Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. After the war he moved to New Orleans and then St. Louis where he worked at the Merchants Exchange, specializing in naval stores and  Southern commission business. The younger Alcee Stewart was born in New Orleans on February 27th 1869. He was educated at Peabody and Stoddard Schools in St. Louis, and later at Smith’s Academy where he graduated  in 1884. On June 1st 1898 he married Abigail Webb Sergeant, and they had four children; Dorthy, Valeria, Alcee William, and Mary Elizabeth. Commander Stewart began his business career at the age of 15, working for O.H. Peckham & Co, holding several clerical positions. In 1893 he joined the law firm of Powe & Stewart ,both of whom were SCV members, Thomas E. Powe, and Alphonso Chase Stewart (son of  Lt. Gen. A. P. Stewart). When the firm dissolved Alcee went into the wholesale hardwood lumber business, and later became the chief executive officer of Alcee Stewart & Co. In 1923 he served as Lieutenant Commander of Sterling Price Camp #145, and was elected Commander the following year. Mr. Stewart was an Episcopalian, and lived at 6249 Waterman Ave. The family is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Sources: The Book of St. Louisans 1912 p.573
               A Guided Tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery p. 39
    Confederate Veteran Magazine 1923 p.197

 
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