Jean Baptiste Plauché

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Jean Baptiste Plauché
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Jean Baptiste Plauché, 1836
Born 28 January 1785
Died 2 January 1860 (aged 74)
Allegiance United States of America
Rank Brigadier General, Louisiana Legion
Battles/wars War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans
Other work Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

Jean Baptiste Plauché (28 January 1785 – 2 January 1860) was a Louisiana soldier and politician. He was Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, from 1850 to 1853 serving under Governor Joseph M. Walker.[1][2]


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

War of 1812[edit]

In the Battle of New Orleans, Major Plauché headed the Battalion of Orleans (New Orleans city) uniformed militia. At the time (December 1814 – early January 1815), he was just twenty-nine years old.


Camp Plauché, a troop staging area near Harahan, Louisiana, during World War II, was named in his honor.[3]


  1. ^ Morazan, Ronald R. (1979) Biographical Sketches of the Veterans of the Battalion of Orleans, 1814-1815, Legacy Publishing Company. ISBN 0918784514
  2. ^ Fortier, Alcée (1904). A history of Louisiana. Paris: Goupil & co. of Paris, Manzi, Joyant & co., successors,. p. 250. 
  3. ^ "Louisiana's Military Heritage: Forts, Camps, and Bases". Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Trasimond Landry
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
Succeeded by
William W. Farmer