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Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, b.
1826, d. 1879, was the owner of Fashion
Plantation. He was the son of President
Zachary Taylor and the brother-in-law of
Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Taylor was a U.S. Senator, 1856–1860;
a colonel in the Louisiana Ninth Infantry
(appointed by Governor Moore); was
appointed brigadier general in 1861;
fought with distinction under Generals
“Stonewall” Jackson and Robert
E. Lee; was a member of Louisiana
Secession Committee and chairman of the
Committee on Military and Naval Affairs;
and enacted the Conscription Act to enlist
aid to fight Union troops. He is interred
with his wife at Metairie Cemetery.

Ordinance of Secession

St. Charles was one of twenty-nine parishes that supported secession on January 26, 1861. General Richard Taylor of Fashion Plantation was elected to represent the German Coast. His signature is included among those signing the document with the notation “of St. Charles” directly... Read More


The courthouse in 1826.

1826 Courthouse

The parish seat of government has probably been at its same location in Hahnville since the establishment of the first courthouse in the early 1800s, although no written or pictorial information on that first location has yet been discovered or translated. An 1826 picture of what is... Read More