Open main menu

Jean Baptiste Plauché

  (Redirected from Jean Baptiste Plauche)

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]

Jean Baptiste Plauché
General Plauché.jpg
Jean Baptiste Plauché, 1836
Born28 January 1785
Died2 January 1860 (aged 74)
AllegianceUnited States of America
RankBrigadier General, Louisiana Legion
Battles/warsWar of 1812: Battle of New Orleans
Other workLieutenant Governor of Louisiana


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

War of 1812Edit

In the Battle of New Orleans, Major Plauché headed the Battalion of Orleans (New Orleans city) uniformed militia. At the time (December 1814 – January 1815), he was just twenty-nine years old. Plauché later rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Louisiana militia.


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. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2008-08-15.

External linksEdit

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