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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born La.)

John J. A. A. Mouton

(Ap'd La.)


Jean Jacques Alexandre Alfred Mouton: Born Feb. 18, 1829, Opelousas, LA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1850.

On graduation leave of absence, July 1, 1850, to Sep. 16, 1850.

Resigned, Sep. 16, 1850.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer, New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad, 1852‑53. Brig.‑General, Louisiana Militia, 1850‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States,​b and was

Killed, Apr. 8, 1864, in the Combat of Mansfield, La.: Aged 35.

Buried, St. John's Cemetery, Lafayette, LA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Mouton's full name — in its proper French — is given on his tombstone, q.v., and his birth data are from Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. He was the son of Alexandre Mouton, governor of the State from 1843 to 1846, and later president of the convention that voted the secession of Louisiana.

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was appointed Brig.‑General, Apr. 16, 1862 and commanded a brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

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