John Slidell and Marie Mathilde Deslonde Slidell

Marie Mathilde Deslonde was from the exclusive French community in New Orleans. She married John Slidell in 1835 and they had three or possibly four children. John Slidell was a Confederate diplomat to France during the Civil War who had previously served as a senator from Louisiana. His arrival in Europe was delayed by the Trent Affair, when he and his fellow diplomat James Mason were removed from their British-registered ship by the commander of a Federal vessel. He remained in France lobbying throughout the war and although he was never able to establish a Franco-Confederate alliance, he did arrange some Confederate financing through private French interests.

1860 circa 5 years
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Mathew Brady
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