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Charles Chouteau Gratiot
Birth: Aug. 29, 1786
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: May 18, 1855

United States Army Officer. He was the grandson of Madame Chouteau (mother of August Chouteau, the founder of St. Louis.) As a boy he was present at the ceremony of three flags when the Louisiana Territory became part of the United States. He was one of five young men honored by President Thomas Jefferson with appointments as cadets to West Point. He served with honor in the War of 1812, received the vote of thanks for Congress & rose to the head of the Engineers Corps. It was Gratiot who sent a young engineer named Robert E. Lee to St. Louis in 1835 when a shift in the channel of the river was about to wipe out river traffic. Lt. Robert E. Lee, who later became General Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy, built a series of jetties in the river, controlling the flow of the channel, performing a service for the North that made possible the building of the Eads Bridge in St. Louis. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ann Belin Gratiot (1797 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Julia Augusta Gratiot Chouteau (1824 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 13
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6133774
Charles Chouteau Gratiot
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Charles Chouteau Gratiot
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Charles Chouteau Gratiot
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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