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Regis de Trobriand

Born: Jun 4, 1816

Death: Jul 15, 1897

Birthplace: Tours

Nationality: United States

Regis de Trobriand

Date of Birth : Jun 4, 1816
Date of Death : Jul 15, 1897
Birth Place : Tours

Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand was a French aristocrat, lawyer, poet, and novelist who, on a dare, emigrated in his 20s to the United States, settling first in New York City. During the American Civil War, he became naturalized, was commissioned and served in the Union Army, reaching the rank of general. While serving as the commander of Fort Stevenson in Dakota Territory from 1867 to 1870, he was promoted to the brevet grade of brigadier general in the regular army in 1868. During Reconstruction, Trobriand was part of the occupation forces in Louisiana and was based in New Orleans, where he lived from 1875 on, retiring from the Army in 1879.

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