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Dominique You
Birth: 1775
Departement de l'Hérault
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Death: Nov. 15, 1830
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Patriot and pirate.
The grave inscription in French reads "Intrpide guerrier, sur la terre et sur l'onde, Il sut, dans cent combats, signaler sa valeur Et ce nouveau Bayard, sans reproche et sans peur Aurait pu sans trembler, voir s'crouler le monde." In English it reads "Intrepid warrior on land and sea. In a hundred combats showed his valor. This new Bayard without reporach or fear could have witnessed the ending of the world without trembling." Half brother to Jean Lafitte and Pierre Lafitte, He was the pirates captain on the French Corsair Le Pandoure. He was also known as Alexander Lafitte. According to history, he had a reputation for being very bold and daring. He and his brothers were successful pirates in the Louisiana bayous, and in the Gulf of Mexico. His men fought in the battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, and were mentioned in General Andrew Jackson's general order of January 21 as "having shown uncommon gallantry and skill in the field". He settled quietly in New Orleans where he became a politician and supporter of General Jackson. He was given a military funeral paid for by the public.
 (bio by: Thomas Neal) 
Saint Louis Cemetery Number 2
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Thomas Neal
Record added: Aug 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21208802
Dominique You
Added by: Thomas Neal
Dominique You
Added by: Thomas Neal
Dominique You
Added by: Thomas Neal
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Though you were not the brother of Pierre and Jean Lafitte, history remembers you are Jean's second in command. Brave, resourceful and generous, you died in poverty too proud to ask for help. The eternal gratitude of the American people is your's. Your se...(Read more)
- NCaudill
 Added: Oct. 15, 2016

- Donna Dinstel
 Added: Jun. 9, 2016
the Nation and the People of these United States should note that it was the Naval Artillery on General Jackson's-- Right of Line that did terrible damage on the British Expeditionary forces. Dominique you and your Wild Sailors in Dirty Shirts were in con...(Read more)
 Added: May. 30, 2016
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