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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born La.)

Gustave S. Rousseau

(Ap'd La.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1824, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1828.

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1828.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828‑29; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829‑30, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1830‑31, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1831‑32; and on leave of absence, 1832‑33.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1833.

Civil History. — Cashier of Branch Bank of Louisiana, Plaquemine, La., 1834‑42. Sheriff of Iberville Parish, La., 1842‑47. Brig.‑General of Louisiana Militia, 1841‑46.

Military History. — Served in the War with Mexico of 1846‑48, as

Captain, 2d Reg. Louisiana Volunteers, May 12, 1846,

till his regiment was

Disbanded, Aug. 8, 1846.

Civil History. — Brig.‑General, Louisiana Militia, 1846‑55. Planter, Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, La., 1847‑53. Recorder of Mortgages, and Notary Public, Iberville Parish, La., 1853‑57. Counselor at Law, Plaquemine, La., 1858‑79.

Died, Jan. 29, 1879, in the Parish of Ascension, La.: Aged 73.

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