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Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Monument

 
 
Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 2, 2013
1. Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Marker
Inscription.  
Jean Jacques Alfred
Mouton
Born in Opelousas La.
February 18, 1829
Killed at the Battle of
Mansfield La.
April 8, 1864
when 35 years of age.

 
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1864.
 
Location. 30° 13.297′ N, 92° 1.118′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. Memorial is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Lee Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Jefferson Street. Monument and Statue are located in the center of a small, triangular, grassy plaza directly in front of the Lafayette City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 735 Jefferson Street, Lafayette LA 70501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette Museum / Le Musee de Lafayette (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gordon Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Moon Saloon & Guest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Petro House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Good Hope Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); 9-11 Memorial
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Lee A. Butler House (approx. ¼ mile away); Griffin House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alfred Mouton. Jean-Jacques-Alfred-Alexandre Mouton was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Although trained at West Point, he soon resigned his commission to become a civil engineer and then a sugarcane grower, while also serving as a brigadier general in the Louisiana State Militia. On the outbreak of the Civil War, he commanded the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Wounded at Shiloh, he was made a brigade commander under General Richard Taylor, with whom he successfully obstructed Union efforts to secure the Bayou Teche region of southern Louisiana. In the Red River Campaign, Mouton was killed at the Battle of Mansfield, while leading his men in a cavalry charge. (Submitted on October 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Alfred Mouton--Hero of the Acadian People. At 4 p.m. Mouton began the attack out in front of his own brigade, made up of the Consolidated 18th Louisiana Infantry, the 28th Louisiana Infantry and the Consolidated Crescent Regiment. As the charge progressed, Mouton approached a group of 35 Union soldiers who, in the face of the deadly onslaught,
Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Monument (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 2, 2013
2. Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Monument (tall view)
laid down their arms in surrender. Mouton gallantly ordered his men not to fire at the surrendering enemy. However, seeing the Confederate general, five of the Yankee soldiers picked up their muskets and fired a volley into Mouton. The Acadian general was dead before he hit the ground. (Submitted on October 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Jean Jacques Alexandre Alfred Mouton. First buried on the battlefield, he was re-interred with his family at St. John's Cemetery in Lafayette, Louisiana on April 24, 1867. A United Daughters of Confederacy chapter and Sons of Confederate Veterans' camp in Louisiana are named in his honor. (Submitted on October 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Statue detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 2, 2013
3. Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Statue detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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