Jean Baptiste Plauché

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Jean Baptiste Plauché
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Jean Baptiste Plauché, 1836
Born 1785
Died 1860 (aged 74–75)
Allegiance United States of America
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars Battle of New Orleans
Other work Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

Jean Baptiste Plauché (1785–1860) was a Louisiana soldier and politician. He was Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, from 1850 - 1853.[1] In the Battle of New Orleans, Major Plauché headed the New Orleans uniformed militia companies.

He was married to Mathilde St. Amand (22 October 1791 – 26 October 1840), by whom he had seven children.

Camp Plauché, a troop staging area outside New Orleans, Louisiana during World War II, was named in his honor.[2]


  1. ^ Fortier, Alcée (1904). A history of Louisiana. Paris: Goupil & co. of Paris, Manzi, Joyant & co., successors,. p. 250. 
  2. ^ "Louisiana's Military Heritage: Forts, Camps, and Bases". Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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