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Highland Cemetery (EBR31)

Baton Rouge

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JOHN BAPTISTE KLEINPETER
 1797 - 1861
 
 
CORPORAL, CAPT. THOMAS CO, LA. MILITIA
 WAR OF 1812.  SON OF GEORGE KLEINPETER
 WHO WAS FIRST TO SUCCESSFULLY GROW
 SUGARCANE ON THESE HIGHLANDS; GRANDSON
 OF JOHANN GEORGE KLEINPETER, THE ORIGINAL
 GERMAN SETTLER OF 1784.  BUILDER OF FIRST
 STEAM SUGAR MILL ON THE HIGHLANDS, 1850.
 PRESIDENT OF CITY'S 2ND BANK.  FRIEND OF
 PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR, A FELLOW
 FARMER, WITH WHOM HE SWAPPED PORTRAITS.
 OWNER OF 1650 ACRE HARD TIMES PLANTATION
 ON HIGHLAND ROAD.  GRAVESITE LOST.

 

BENJAMIN PARKER THOMAS
 1782 - 1835

ON SEPT. 24, 1810, A GROUP OF WEST
 FLORIDAIANS ON HORSEBACK, LED BY GEN.
 PHILEMON THOMAS AND HIS MILITARY AIDE,
 COL. BENJ. PARKER THOMAS, SEIZED THE
 OLD BATON ROUGE FORT, ENDING 30 YRS.
 OF SPANISH CONTROL OF WEST FLORIDA.

THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER ELIZABETH,
 WIFE AND COUSIN OF BENJAMIN, WAS
 BURIED HERE IN 1841 AND LATER FOUR
 GRANDCHILDREN.  BENJAMIN DIED IN 1835
 AND WAS PROBABLY BURIED HERE, BUT
 THERE ARE NO RECORDS TO VERIFY IT.
 GRAVESITES ARE LOST.
 B. P. THOMAS WAS A MAJOR IN WAR OF 1812.

 

FOREMAN, JOHN M., C. S. A., 1837 - 1905

Served in
CO. B
7 LA. INF.
C. S. A.

"Foreman, John M., Pvt. Co. B, 7th La. Inf. En. June 7, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present or absent
not stated on Rolls to Oct., 1861. Present Nov. and Dec., 1861. Present or absent not stated on
Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1862. Present Jan. and Feb., 1863. Rolls from May, 1863, to Dec., 1863,
Absent. Wounded at Fredericksburg, May 4, 1863. In Gen. Hospl., foot amputated. Roll for Jan.
and Feb., 1864, Absent on furlough. Roll for April 30 to Aug. 31, 1864, Absent.

Permanently disabled from wounds. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War. Captured in Hospl. at
Richmond, April 3, 1865. Turned over to Pro. Marshal, April 20, 1865. Born Louisiana, occupation
teacher, Res. Baton Rouge, La., age when enlisted 20, single."

Above from Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers by Andrew B. Booth

 


 

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