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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Dec 2018 9:17 p.m. PST

"Jean Joseph Amable Humbert (August 22, 1755 ¨C January 3, 1823) was a capable French general who participated in the French Revolution and early Napoleonic wars. He led what was ultimately a failed invasion of Ireland to assist Irish rebels in the ˇ°Rising of ˇ®98ˇĺ – sometimes referred to as Bliain na bhFrancach, or in English as ˇ°The Year of the Frenchˇ±. Humbert later ended up in New Orleans, where
he made history in a most unusual way…."
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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 10:19 a.m. PST

I knew about this remarkable historical connection. However, this well written article adds much detail.

A very interesting read and worthwhile addition to my War of 1812 collection.

Thanks T.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Dec 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2018 5:37 p.m. PST

Humbert was one of Napoleon's rejects and was destituted in January 1803. At New Orleans he played a small role. He was put in charge of a detachment of 400 men but they would not obey him because he was a foreigner.

Apparently, he was a minor player both in the French army and at New Orleans.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2018 4:22 a.m. PST

Jean Humbert is listed with a biography in Georges Six Dictionnaire.

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