Lovell Harrison Rousseau – Major General, United States Army Member of Congress

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Representative from Kentucky; born near Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., August 4, 1818; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and began practice in Bloomfield, Ind.; member of the Indiana State house of representatives in 1844 and 1845; captain in the Mexican War; served in the Indiana State senate 1847-1849; returned to Kentucky in 1849 and resumed the practice of law in Louisville; member of the Kentucky State senate 1860-1861; served as a colonel, brigadier general, and major general in the Union Army during the Civil War and resigned November 17, 1865; elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1865, to July 21, 1866, when he resigned, after having made an assault upon Representative Grinnell, of Iowa, in the Capitol Building; censured by the House of Representatives on July 24, 1866, for his assault on Grinnell; was subsequently reelected to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation and took his seat December 3, 1866, and served until March 3, 1867; appointed a brigadier general in the Regular Army with the brevet rank of major general on March 27, 1867, and assigned to duty in Alaska; on July 28, 1868, was placed in command of the Department of Louisiana and served in that capacity until his death in New Orleans, La., January 7, 1869;  interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 2, Grave 1847.

His son, George Lovell Rousseau, First Lieutenant, United States Army died at El Paso, Texas, 1883, age of 56 years, and is buried in Section 2 near his Father.  NOTE: George Lovell Rousseau of Kentucky; appointed from Kentucky, Second Lieutenant, 20th U. S. Infantry, 10 March 1875; First Lieutenant, 18 December 1880; Dismissed from the service, 4 June 1881; Died 22 September 1882

His son-in-law, Brigadier General Louis Douglass Watkins, is buried next to him in Section 2.


TO DISINTER GENERAL ROUSSEAU’S BODY

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, September 21, 1892 – Mrs. Rousseau, relict of the famous General Lovell H. Rousseau, arrived in this city this afternoon from her home in Arlington, near Washington.  She is here to superintend the removal of the remains of General Rousseau and other members of her family from Cave Hill Cemetery, in this city, to Arlington, where they will be reinterred.  General Rousseau died in New Orleans early in the seventies and his remains were brought to this city and buried.

ROUSSEAU, L H
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  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/07/1869
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 1047
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

ROUSSEAU, MARIE ANTONIETT W/O L H

  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/03/1898
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 1047
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

ROUSSEAU, GEO L S/O L H

  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/15/1892
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 1047
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • SON OF LH ROUSSEAU, LT USA

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