Dupre, Lucius J.

Pvt. Co. B.


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Lucius J. Dupre, Pvt., Co. B.

...At this point in time, we are still searching for an image of Pvt. Lucius J. Dupre and we hope to add one in the forseeable future. Should any of his decendants have a photo of him, and would gratiously care to place a copy of his photo at this web site...this researcher would be grateful.

Lucius J. Dupre

Pvt., Co. B.


~ Military Record ~

Dupre, Lucius J. (also Dupre, Lucius G.), Pvt., Co. B., 18th La. Inf.En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Rolls Nov., 1861 to Feb. 28, 1862, --Absent, having been elected member of Confederate Congress, obtained on the 14 day of Nov., 1861, leave of absence till expiration of next session of said Congress.

~ Biography ~

  Lucius J. Dupre, Pvt., Co. B., 18th Louisiana is the
Father of the Hon. Gilbert L. Dupre and this passage
illustrates some facts regarding Pvt. Dupre.

HON. GILBERT L. DUPRE, OPELOUSAS...Gilbert L. Dupre representative of St. Landry parish in the State House of Representatives, and a successful attorney of Opelousas, is a native of St. Landry, born September 20, 1858. His great-grandfather, Jacques Dupre, was a pioneer of St. Landry parish, and a man of extensive influence and wealth. He was Governor of the State about the year 1830; was a member of the State Senate in the forties, and was at one time Presidential Elector from his district. He was a cattle king and extensive cotton planter.

His grandson, Lucius J. Dupre, the father of our subject, was a graduate of belles lettres from the University of Virginia, and also a law graduate from the University of Louisiana. He became one of
the most prominent attorneys of the State, and was elected Judge of the then Fifteenth Judicial District; was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1861; entered the Confederate States service as a private in the Eighteenth Louisiana Regiment, but was transferred by the votes of the people to the Confederate States Congress, where he served with distinction for a period of four years. He died in the maximum of his usefulness in 1869, at the
age of forty seven years.

Gilbert L. Dupre was ten years of age at the time of his father's death, and, having a highly educated and refined mother, he was not forced to pay strict attention to schooling, and his only education was received at home; but he always had a taste for literature in a high degree, and has acquired quite a literary educalion. At the age of seventeen years he became an employe in the office of the parish clerk, where he remained until 1880. During this time he pursued a course of law study, and was admitted to the bar in New Orleans in 1881. After being admitteed to-the bar he formed a partnership with Judge E. D. Estilette, of the Opelousas bar, and there began his practice. In June, 1871, he married the only daughter of Judge Estilette. The result of his happy union is four children: Fannie Estilette, Marie Lucile, Ethel May, and Gilbert L., Jr. In 1888
Mr. Dupre was made the regular nominee of the Democratic party for the State Legislature from his parish, and his popularity is evinced in that he received more than the party vote. He has served with distinction in the Legislature and was identified with the leading measures of that body during its deliberations. Mr. Dupre is characterized by his candor and the earnestness with which he expresses his convictions. Whatever political differences may exist, even those opposed to him admit that Mr. Dupre acts from purely unselfish motives on all public questions. As an attorney he has a high standing. He is at present engaged as the attorney for the Southwestern Louisiana Land Company and also for the New
Orleans and Pacific Railroad Company.

Information reprinted from:
Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical
by William Henry Perrin
Published in 1891 by L. Graham & Sons,
Printers, 99, 101, 103 Gravier St., New Orleans, La.
pp. 28

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