Monday, May 24, 2010

Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin's Grave in Père Lachaise, 2010

The plaque at the base of the headstone reads:

Judah Philip BENJAMIN
Born Saint Thomas West Indies August 6 1811
Died in Paris May 6 1884
United States Senator from Louisiana
Attorney General, Secretary of War and
Secretary of State of the Confederate States
of America. Queen's Counsellor, London


Brock Townsend said...

Thanks and posted.

Unknown said...

Are his wife, Natalie, and daughter, Ninette, buried with him?

Brock Townsend said...

I found this:

"A solitary man, estranged from his wife, Benjamin died alone in England, and his daughter arranged to have him buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Until 1938, when the Paris chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy provided an inscription with his American name, his simple tombstone was engraved with the name "Philippe Benjamin."