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 James de Berty Trudeau

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James de Berty Trudeau

  • Birth 14 Sep 1817 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 25 May 1887 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Plot Trudeau Family Vault
  • Memorial ID 21323360

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. A physician, painter, and outdoorsman, in January of 1861, Trudeau was appointed as an artillery instructor for the Louisiana state militia. During the summer of 1861 he was appointed brigadier general of the "Louisiana Legion," a brigade-sized unit of the state militia. He assisted Major General Leonidas Polk in laying out the fortifications of Columbus, Kentucky and was appointed chief of artillery for its defense. In February of 1862, General P. G. T. Beauregard appointed him to command the batteries at Island No. 10. General Polk nominated him to be a brigadier general, but President Jefferson Davis did not approve the commission. In April of 1862, he escaped the southern surrender of Island No. 10, and reported to General Beauregard, who was assembling an army at Corinth, Mississippi. Without an official assignment, he followed Beauregard to Shiloh, where he was seriously wounded. Captured by Union forces at his plantation home on November 5, 1863, he was granted a parole, but ordered to stay on the plantation in Ascension parish. He broke parole by traveling through Mississippi to report on conditions there to President Davis in 1864. After the war, he resumed his medical practice in New Orleans.

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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 2 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21323360
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James de Berty Trudeau (14 Sep 1817–25 May 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21323360, citing Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .