Antoine James de Marigny

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Antoine James de Marigny
Antoine Jacques Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville in the French officer’s uniform [1] 1832 or -33, by Jean Joseph Vaudechamp.
Nickname(s) Mandeville
Born November 21, 1811
New Orleans,
Territory of Orleans
Died June 3, 1890 (age 78)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Allegiance  France
 United States
Service/branch France French Army
 Confederate States Army
Rank Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
Unit Louisiana 10th Louisiana Infantry[2]
Battles/wars Peninsula Campaign, Battle of Fredericksburg

Antoine Jacques Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville (1811–1890), (also known as Antoine James de Marigny and Mandeville de Marigny), was the son of Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville and Anna Mathilde Morales, and the son-in-law of William C. C. Claiborne, the first Governor of Louisiana after statehood. He was a planter, merchant, military officer, and U.S. Marshal for eastern Louisiana.

Youth & personal life[edit]

As a young man, he attended the Academy of St. Cyr and the Royal Cavalry School at Saumur in the 1830s, before serving two to three years as a lieutenant in the French Cavalry.[3]

Claiborne Cottage in New Orleans' Garden District was built in 1857 by John Vittie for Sophronie Claiborne Marigny, daughter of Louisiana's first Governor, Lady of French Queen Amelie's court.

In New Orleans, he married Sophronie Louise Claiborne, daughter of Governor William C. C. Claiborne and his third wife, Cayetana Susana Bosque y Fangui (who later married John Randolph Grymes).[4] The couple had two daughters who died in infancy, Marie Felicité and Felicité Medora, and a son, James Mandeville Marigny (1849-1884).[5] There was also a daughter named Marie Suzette (Thomas), according to a descendant's memorial on Find a Grave.[6]

American Civil War[edit]

During the American Civil War, he was a colonel in the 10th Louisiana Infantry ('French Brigade', 'French Legion') and served in Virginia.[7][8]

St. Tammany Parish[edit]

He resided for much of his life in St. Tammany Parish, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. In the 1870 U.S. Census, he is listed there in the community of Lewisburg.


  1. ^ "Paintings panel". The Louisiana State Museum. 
  2. ^ "M378 roll 18". National Park Service. Archived from the original on August 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  3. ^ King, Grace (1921). Creole Families of New Orleans. Macmillan. p. 39. 
  4. ^ King p. 40, 58
  5. ^ Cruzat, J. W. Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society, Volume 5 (1911), p. 50, via; retrieved 05 February 2017.
  6. ^, retrieved on 9 March 2017.
  7. ^ King p. 40
  8. ^ Brooks, Thomas Walter; Jones, Michael Dan (1995). Lee's Foreign Legion: A History of the 10th Louisiana Infantry. Gravenhurst, Ontario: Watts Printing. 

External links[edit]

Antoine James de Marigny at Find a Grave