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John Slidell

Born: 1793
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Birthplace: New York City New York

Father: John Slidell
(Buried: Trinity Churchyard Manhattan New York)​

Mother: Margery MacKenzie Slidell
(Buried: Trinity Churchyard Manhattan New York)​

Wife: Maria Mathilde Deslonde Slidell 1815 – 1870

Children:

Alfred Slidell​
Marie Rosine Slidell de St. Roman 1872 -​
Marguerite Mathilde Slidell d'Erlanger 1842 – 1927​

Education:

1810: Graduated from Columbia College
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Occupation before War:

1819 – 1843: Attorney in New Orleans Louisiana​
1829 – 1833: District Attorney for New Orleans Louisiana​
1843 – 1845: United States Representative from Louisiana​
1853 – 1861: United States Senator from Louisiana​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1865: Confederate States Representative from France​
1861: Captured by United States Navy aboard the RMS Trent​
1861: Imprisoned at Fort Warren Boston Harbor Massachusetts​
1861: Released by United State Government​
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Diplomat in France​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1871: Lived in Paris, France​

Died: July 9, 1871

Place of Death: Cowes, Isles of Wight, England

Age at time of Death: 77 or 78 years old

Burial Place: Saint – Roman Family Cemetery, Villejuif, France
 
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Slidell never did get the recognition in France but his daughter helped secure the Erlanger Cotton Loan. She had a "romantic interest" in the son of Emile Erlanger,the French banker to whom the loan was proposed. The Confederacy got a few million bucks out of the deal and I think these two lovebirds got married.
 

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Speaking of marriage, wasn't Gen. Beauregard married to a Slidell? Any kin, a sister maybe?
 
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