Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pedro "Peter" Horta, Hispanic Confederate Officer, 2nd Lt. 21st Alabama Infantry, Mobile, Alabama // Pedro "Peter" Horta, Oficial Confederado, 2do Teniente, Regimento de Infantria 21, Mobile, Alabama

Pedro "Peter" Horta (born 1817, Catalonia, Spain, died April 13th, 1880) was a 2nd Lt. in Company G, of the 21st Alabama Infantry. He was a partner in A.P. Horta with his relative, in New Orleans, Antonio Horta. They had businesses at both New Orleans and Mobile and did business with Havana, Cuba. The Mobile business was located at 27 South Water Street.

Horta married Isabella Byrne (born December 25th, 1833, Scotland, died June 10th, 1922). He was a founding member of the Spanish Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society, of Mobile, Alabama, in 1871, and served, as its 1st President. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. on July 1st, 1861, taking the place of M. Rodriguez who resigned.

He built a beautiful home which was later sold to Admiral Raphael Semmes. The home is located at 804 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama. He and his wife are buried at Catholic Cemetery, in Mobile, Alabama. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, on February 25th, 1970 and is known as the Horta-Semmes Home.  

**************************************************************

Pedro "Peter" Horta (nació en 1817 en Cataluña, España, falleció Abril 13, 1880) era un segundo teniente en la compañia G, de la 21a Infanteria de Alabama. El fué socio de A.P. Horta con su pariente, en Nueva Orleans, Antonio Horta. Ellos tenian negocios en Nueva Orleans y Mobile y negociaban con La Habana, Cuba. El negocio de Mobile estaba ubicado en 27 South Water Street.

Horta contrajo matrimonio con Isabella Byrne (nacida el 25 de Diciembre, 1833 en Escocia y murió el 10 de Junio, 1922). Fué miembro fundador de la Sociedad Benevolente y Ayuda Mutua, de Mobile, Alabama en 1871 y sirvió como su primer Presidente. Fué comisionado como un segundo teniente el 1 de Julio de 1861, reemplazando a M. Rodriguez quien renunció.

El construyó una preciosa casa la cual fué vendida después al Admiral Raphael Semmes. La casa está ubicada en el 804 Government Street en Mobile, Alabama. Su casa fué nombrada en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos el 25 de Febrero, 1970 y es conocida como la Casa Horta-Semmes. El y su esposa están sepultados en el Cementerio Católico en Mobile.

No comments:

Post a Comment