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 Charles Chouteau Gratiot

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Charles Chouteau Gratiot Famous memorial

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death
18 May 1855 (aged 68)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot
Section 13
Memorial ID
6133774 View Source

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.

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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6133774
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6133774/charles-chouteau-gratiot: accessed ), memorial page for Charles Chouteau Gratiot (29 Aug 1786–18 May 1855), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6133774, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .