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In Washington DC, two French princes join the Union Army on the staff of General McClellan

Prince Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans, Comte de Paris, detail
09/24/1861
Prince Philippe d'Orleans, Comte de Paris, was the twenty-three year-old grandson of King Louis Philippe, the deposed king of France.  He and his younger brother, Robert, Duc de Chartres, travelled to the United States and took commissions in the Union Army and served on the staff of General George McClellan during the Peninsular Campaign.  Prince Phillipe was an awowed democrat and a noted historian who wrote a well-regarded four-volume History of the Civil War in America (1876). He died in England in 1894. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), III: 34.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America, translated by Louis F. Tasistro (Philadelphia, PA: Jos. H. Coates and Company, 1876)
 
 
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