- This is from Booth:
Hacker, O.. Musician Co. E, Cons. 18th Regt. La. Inf. and Yellow Jacket Battn. Also on Rolls of Co. E, 10th Battn. La. Inf. Musician as Hacker, Octave. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Bayou Teche, La., April 17, 1863. Paroled below Port Hudson, La., May 11, 1863.
He (or a wife? Sarah Balch) applied for a pension. He is included on the Civil War page.
There is this biography from Fortier:
Hacker, Judge L. O. New Iberia, Iberia parish, La., was born in Iberia Parish, La., in the year 1844, and to his earnest and unselfish efforts, perhaps more than to any other one force, is due the development of the present excellent and efficient public school system of Iberia parish. It was the wish of the publishers that an extended review of Judge Hacker 's life work he given here, but out of deference to his well-known native modesty, and by his request, this article is limited to a very brief statement as to his early connection with the public school system of his parish.
Following the close of the Civil war, during which he served the Confederacy, and the almost equally dark period of reconstruction, Judge Hacker, with Col. E. B. Olivier, Dr. Alfred Duperier, James L. Burke, J. D. Broussard, and Adolph Segura, organized a public school system for Iberia parish. Their progress was very slow, because of the opposition of those in power at the time, but when Francis Nichols became governor of Louisiana he appointed all of the above-named gentlemen, except Judge Hacker, as members of the school board for Iberia parish. The board then elected Judge Hacker as principal of the New Iberia City school, with supervisory powers over all the schools of the parish. From this time the progress of educational work in the parish was rapid. In July, 1882, Judge Hacker was admitted to the bar, and resigned his official connection with the schools, but his interest in them has continued unabated.
At the present time he frequently visits them, and can always he relied upon to give his fullest and most hearty cooperation in any meritorious movement directed toward the betterment of the schools. Judge Hacker has been long identified with every good work that has gone forward in New Iberia and in Iberia parish, and his name cannot he disassociated with the substantial upbuilding and material development of that section of Louisiana, but it is doubtful if the people, even of the locality in which he has passed the richly fruitful years of his useful life, fully appreciate the debt of gratitude they owe to him for his unselfish devotion to the broadening, upbuilding, purifying, and modernizing the educational interests of the community and of that portion of the State of Louisiana--indeed, of the State of Louisiana, and even beyond.
We have said "the educational interests,'' but what does this mean other than all that can be implied in good citizenship--useful manhood and useful womanhood--the moral upbuilding of a section, involving, also, its spiritual development and expansion. Surely, a work in all respects worthy of the best among men.
Source: Louisiana: Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), pp. 188-189. Edited by Alcée Fortier, Lit.D. Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.
See: Hébert, South West Louisiana Records, vol. 9.