- He went by Alfred, though his first name "George" appears on his CT death record.
This "Alf." here (Booth's Record of Confederate Soldiers) is Alfred, not Alfonse (Alphonse); his application for a Confederate pension confirms this.
Gamard, Alf., Pvt. Watson Battery., La. Arty. Enlisted Aug. 15, 1861, St. Joe. Appears on petition dated Missouri, Oct. 13, 1861. Roll for Sept. and Oct., 1862, Present. Appears on List of Prisoners of War, Paroled at Pt. Hudson, July, 1863. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1863, Present, with remarks: Transferred from the Watson Battery and temporarily attached to this Battery, Dec. 26, 1863, by order of Lt. Gen. Polk. Roll for Jan. 1 to April 30, 1864, Present, with remarks: Captured at Pt. Hudson, ordered to report to the Hudson Battery from the Watson Battery by Lt. Gen. Polk. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War, Paroled as Corpl. in Watson's Batty. at Meridian, Miss., May 13, 1865. Also appears on List of Prisoners of War and paroled as Corpl. in Hudson Battery at Gainesville, Ala., May, 1865.
He is included on the Civil War page. Gustave J. Pitard Sr. was also at Port Hudson in Watson's Battery, and paroled.
He was the holder of a patent for a "folding coop" (patent no. 354, 894, registered 1886). See the the website on "Index to Early Louisiana Patents, 1810-1890."
At the time of the 1880 census, he was a clerk in a store in New Orleans.
In 1926, after his wife's death, he moved to West Hartford, CT, to stay with one of his (widowed) daughters, Katie Alice Jeter, and her son Sherwood F. Jeter, Jr. He sent his second pension application from here. He applied for a pension twice, in 1913, and 1931. It was apparently refused both times. [2, 3, 4]