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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 7:49 p.m. PST

"This short article looks at the life and adventures of a Swede, Adam Frederik Netherwood, during the French Revolution and his subsequent role in Napoleon's attempt to reconquer the West Indies for France. Netherwood would sail out to Saint Domingue in 1802 and would die in the brutal fighting on the island:

Adam Frederik Netherwood was born on 1 May 1772 to Captain Magnus Wilhelm Netherwood and Anna Elisabeth Stalhammer. After serving in the Swedish Army he transferred to French service as a volunteer in the 5th Hussars. By the time of the Egyptian expedition he was a captain serving on the staff. He took part in the advance into Syria and was present at the storming of Jaffa and the siege of Acre. He was later attached to Kleber's staff and then Menou's.

Following his return to France, and now Chef de brigade, Netherwood was inactive but still keen to serve. He wrote to Napoleon on 8 February 1801…."
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