Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand (1816-1897)

Born in France, the wealthy Count De Trobriand was a soldier with literary pretensions. As a colonel in New York, De Trobriand became an American citizen and organized the Frenchmen of the Fifty-Fifth Infantry, referred to as the "red-legged Fifth-Fifth," because of their French uniforms. De Trobriand ended the war as a brevet major general in the volunteers, a rank achieved by his highly meritorious service during the Appomattox campaign. He was the author of poetry, novels, and military reminiscences.

Date:
1861 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES19338
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
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1208px
Width:
695px
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