★  De Trobriand, Regis

Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand

Born: June 4, 1816
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Birthplace: Chateau des Rochettes near Tours, France

Father: Baron Joseph de Keredern de Trobriand 1780 – 1840

Mother: Rosine Hachin de Couberville – 1832

Wife: Mary Mason Jones 1820 – 1907

Children:

Marie Caroline de Trobriand Post 1845 – 1926​
(Buried: Saint Anns Cemetery, Sayville, New York)​
Beatrice de Trobriand 1850 – 1941​

Education:

Graduated from College of Saint Louis in Paris, France

Occupation before War:

Author of Poetry and Prose​
1840: Author of Gentleman of the West
Expert Swordsman who fought duels​
1841: Immigrated to the United States from France​
Became known as bon vivant in New York City Social Elite​
1841: Author of The Rebel
Writer and Editor of French language Publications​
1849 – 1850: Editor of Revue du Nouveau Monde
1854 – 1861: Joint Editor of Le Courrier des Etates – Unis

Civil War Career:

1861: Became a naturalized Citizen of the United States
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1861 – 1862: Colonel of 55th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia​
1862: Suffered from effects of Swamp Fever at Battle of Williamsburg​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 38th New York Infantry Regiment​
1863: Not heavily engaged during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Wheatfield at the 2nd Day of Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Every third man in his brigade was a casualty at Gettysburg​
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
Acted as Division Commander during later stages of Petersburg​
Acted as Division Commander during the Appomattox Campaign​
1866: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1874: Colonel of United States Army, 31st Infantry Regiment​
1866 – 1867: Served on a Leave of Absence from army to go to Paris​
1867 – 1869: U.S. Army Commander of Fort Stevenson in Dakota
De Trobriand.jpg
While in Dakota Territory he painted landscapes and portraits​
United States Army Commander of Fort Shaw in Montana Territory​
Served in Posts in Utah Territory during tensions with Mormons​
United States Army Commander of Fort Steele, Wyoming Territory​
1874 – 1879: Colonel of United States Army, 13th Infantry Regiment​
1875: Participated in the ejection of 8 Democrats in New Orleans​
1875 – 1877: Commander in New Orleans, Louisiana​
1877: Accompanied his Soldiers on evacuation of New Orleans​
1877: Commander of Army against labor riots in the Great Strike​
1877 – 1879: Conductor of Training at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri​
1879: Retired from United States United Army on March 20th
1879–1897: Lived in New Orleans cultivating roses, painting & Reading​
1891: He made his last trip to France​

Died: July 15, 1897

Place of Death: Bayport, New York

Cause of Death: Congestion of the lungs and Cystitis

Age at time of Death: 81 years old

Burial Place: Saint Ann’s Cemetery, Sayville, New York
 
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Cavalier

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@gentlemanrob Thanks again gentlemanrob. An really facinating character! I love that bottom photo. I think I'll start wearing my cap at a jaunty angle like that.

All these birthday toasts are diminishing my supply of Irish whiskey something fierce. I'll have to restock it seems.

These little thumbnail bios are great! Keep up the good work.

John
 

Luke Freet

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Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand:
Born: June 4, 1816
Birthplace: Chateau des Rochettes near Tours FranceView attachment 361162
Father: Baron Joseph de Keredern de Trobriand 1780 – 1840
Mother: Rosine Hachin de Couberville – 1832
Wife: Mary Mason Jones 1820 – 1907
Children:
Marie Caroline de Trobriand Post 1845 – 1926
(Buried: Saint Anns Cemetery Sayville New York)
Beatrice de Trobriand 1850 – 1941

Education:
Graduated from College of Saint – Louis in Paris France

Occupation before War:
Author of Poetry and Prose
1840: Author of Gentleman of the West
Expert Swordsman who fought duels
1841: Immigrated to the United States from France
Became known as bon vivant in New York City Social Elite
1841: Author of The Rebel
Writer and Editor of French language Publications
1849 – 1850: Editor of Revue du Nouveau Monde
1854 – 1861: Joint Editor of Le Courrier des Etates – Unis

Civil War Career:
1861: Became a naturalized Citizen of the United StatesView attachment 361163
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 55th​ New York Infantry Regiment
1862: Served in the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia
1862: Suffered from effects of Swamp Fever at Battle of Williamsburg
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg Virginia
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 38th​ New York Infantry Regiment
1863: Not heavily engaged during the Battle of Chancellorsville VA.
1863: Served in the Wheatfield at the 2nd​ Day of Battle of Gettysburg
1863: Every third man in his brigade was a casualty at Gettysburg
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
Acted as Division Commander during later stages of Petersburg
Acted as Division Commander during the Appomattox Campaign
1866: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th​

Occupation after War:
1866 – 1874: Colonel of United States Army 31st​ Infantry Regiment
1866 – 1867: Served on a Leave of Absence from army to go to Paris
1867 – 1869: U.S. Army Commander of Fort Stevenson in DakotaView attachment 361164
While in Dakota Territory he painted landscapes and portraits
United States Army Commander of Fort Shaw in Montana Territory
Served in Posts in Utah Territory during tensions with Mormons
United States Army Commander of Fort Steele Wyoming Territory
1874 – 1879: Colonel of United States Army 13th​ Infantry Regiment
1875: Participated in the ejection of 8 Democrats in New Orleans
1875 – 1877: Commander in New Orleans Louisiana
1877: Accompanied his Soldiers on evacuation of New Orleans
1877: Commander of Army against labor riots in the Great Strike
1877 – 1879: Conductor of Training at Jefferson Barracks Missouri
1879: Retired from United States United Army on March 20th​
1879–1897: Lived in New Orleans cultivating roses, painting & Reading
1891: He made his last trip to France



Died:
July 15, 1897
Place of Death: Bayport New York
Cause of Death: Congestion of the lungs and Cystitis
Age at time of Death: 81 years old
Burial Place: Saint Ann’s Cemetery Sayville New York
After returning to the army at Petersburg, he took command of Thomas Egan's brigade in Birney's/Mott's 3rd Division, 2nd Corps (containing most of what remained of 3rd Corps).
 

Polloco

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The 55th New York Infantry ceased to exist on Dec. 21, 1862 when it was consolidated and became companies G, H, I, and K of the 38th New York . A regiment that De Trobriond also commanded as it's colonel.
 

Luke Freet

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His father had been one of Napolean's Generals.
From what I've gleaned, it seems his father was of mixed loyalties, siding with the Bourbons and fighting in the Austrian army until 1803, then returning to france and becoming an officer in the Grande Armee, serving on the staffs of Seras and Mouton throughout the rest of the Wars, and then after the Hundred days turned hardline back towards the Bourbons, as quote: "As early as July 1, 1815, Joseph Vincent took a stand to restore the white cockade, which made him run into real dangers during the insurrection that followed in the city".
Here's where I got this information btw: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Denis_de_Keredern_de_Trobriand-4
 

Polloco

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He assumed command of a brigade when it's commander, Brigadier General J.H. Hobart Ward, was dimissed for "misbehavior and intoxication in the presence of the enemy during the battle of the Wilderness".
 

Luke Freet

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He assumed command of a brigade when it's commander, Brigadier General J.H. Hobart Ward, was dimissed for "misbehavior and intoxication in the presence of the enemy during the battle of the Wilderness".
I believe Regis was absent at the time, Egan commanding the brigade, before coming to command during the Petersburg operations that fall.
 
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