Departement de l'Hérault
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1830|
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
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Thomas Neal
Record added: Aug 27, 2007
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