- In 1860 he is living in the household of his brother Arthur; no profession is listed.
I assume that this is the "N. Pitard" who served with his brother GJ Pitard in Watson's Battery. Here is his record from Booth:
Pitard, N. L., Pvt. Watson Batty. La. Lt. Arty. En. Nov. 20, 1862, Abbeville, Miss. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Paroled at Port Hudson, La., July _, 1863. Roll Nov. and Dec., 1863, Present. Transfd. from Watson's Batty. Temporarily attached to this Battery (Capt. Hood's [sic—should be Hoole’s?] Co., Miss. Lt. Arty., the Hudson Battery), Dec. 26, 1863. Roll Jan. 1 to April 30, 1864, Died. Captured Port Hudson. Ordered to report to Hudson Battery from the Watson Battery by Lt. Gen. Polk.
Pitard, N. L., __ Co. -, Orleans Fire Regt. La. Mil. Roll not dated, for active service within the State.
According to his service records, he was killed in action on 25 Mar. 1864 in Paducah, Kentucky, “effects taken charge of by his brother Gustave Pitard who was present.” This would have been at the Battle of Paducah, which occurred during a raid north under the command of Gen. N.B. Forrest to capture Union supplies; casualities during the engagement mostly resulted from an ill-advised attack on Fort Anderson.
He is included on the Civil War page. [2, 3]