Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Moreau Born


‘…On the day following, an order of the day, signed by Murat, then governor of Paris, announced the fact to the citizens, that Moreau was engaged in a conspiracy with Pichegru, Georges, and others, who were closely pursued by the police.

The news of Moreau’s imprisonment produced the deepest sensation in Paris; and the reports which were circulated on the subject were by no means favorable to Bonaparte. …’

Jean Victor Marie Moreau was ultimately freed from prison, to be banished to America.  He later returned to Europe and joined the forces opposing Napoleon.  The future general was born on February 14, 1763.  The text above comes from Walter Scott’s “Life of Napoleon”.

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