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Jean Jacques Alexandre Alfred Mouton
Confederate States of America
Brigadier General

Served 1850 (U. S. A.)
Served 1861- 1864 (C. S. A.)
Military Rank
Date
Brigadier General (C. S. A.)
April 1862
 
Born
Location
February 10, 1829
Opelousas, Louisiana
Died
Location
April 8, 1864
Battlefield of Mansfield
Cause
Location
Killed in Action
Battle of Mansfield
Age 35
 
Education
Rank in class
U. S. Military Academy - 1850
38th of 44
Profession Engineer / Planter
 
Spouse Philomene Zilia Mouton
Children 4
Plantation  
Religion Catholic
Burial Mansfield
Reintered St. John Cathedral Cemetery
Jean Jacques Alexandre Alfred Mouton, Brigadier General, C.S.A. is the son of Alexander Mouton, the 12th Governor of Louisiana, and the brother-in-law of Franklin K. Gardner, a Major General, C.S.A.  These three and their families are buried in St. John Cathedral Cemetery in Lafayette.

He is a United States Military Academy graduate, class of 1850.  He resigned his commission shortly after graduation and began with "New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad" in the civil engineering field.  He served as Brigadier General in the Louisiana State Militia before the Civil War. 

He was shot and killed in the Battle of Mansfield in an attack on the Union position and buried on the battlefield. In 1874, he was reinterred in Lafayette.

 

 

 

St. John Cathedral Cemetery

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

Entrance Gate

Jean Jacques Alexandre Alfred

MOUTON

1829 - 1864

BRIGADIER GENERAL, C.S.A.

 

On Right Side:

BATTLE OF SHILOH

THE LAFOURCHE CAMPAIGN

THE TECHE CAMPAIGN

RED RIVER

On Back:

MOUTON

 

On Left Side:

"ABOVE ALL, THE DEATH OF
GALLANT MOUTON AFFECTED
ME... MODEST, UNSELFISH, AND
PATRIOTIC, HE SHOWED BEST
IN ACTION, ALWAYS LEADING
HIS MEN."

                        GENERAL RICHARD TAYLOR

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