Lafayette in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Monument
Born in Opelousas La.
February 18, 1829
Killed at the Battle of
April 8, 1864
when 35 years of age.
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); The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (approx. ¼ mile away); Cathedral-Carmel School (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John Cathedral Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette General Alfred Mouton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Edwin L. Stephens (approx. 0.3 miles 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, (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.)
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