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Henri Dominique Lallemand was a skilled Napoleonic artillery officer who moved to the United States after Napoleon’s 1815 defeat. He married Henriette Girard, the niece of America’s richest man, and wrote a Treatise on Artillery that was adopted as a standard manual by the US Army.

Henri Dominique Lallemand was a skilled Napoleonic artillery officer who moved to the United States after Napoleon’s 1815 defeat. He married Henriette Girard, the niece of America’s richest man, and wrote a Treatise on Artillery that was adopted as a standard manual by the US Army.

Guy Delavau, Paris police chief from 1821 to 1828, presided over an elaborate and inefficient network to spy on suspected enemies of Bourbon rule.

Guy Delavau, Paris police chief from 1821 to 1828, presided over an elaborate and inefficient network to spy on suspected enemies of Bourbon rule.

Nicholas Biddle by William Inman, c. 1830s. Biddle - a friend of Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte - was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, politician, man of letters, gentleman farmer and the president of the Second Bank of the United States. He came to ruin in the 1830s Bank War with President Andrew Jackson.

Nicholas Biddle by William Inman, c. 1830s. Biddle - a friend of Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte - was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, politician, man of letters, gentleman farmer and the president of the Second Bank of the United States. He came to ruin in the 1830s Bank War with President Andrew Jackson.

Baron Jean-Guillaume Hyde de Neuville, France’s ambassador to the United States from 1816 to 1822, by Paulin Guérin

Baron Jean-Guillaume Hyde de Neuville, France’s ambassador to the United States from 1816 to 1822, by Paulin Guérin

José Francisco Ruiz (1783-1840) was a Mexican soldier who fought for Mexico’s independence from Spain and later supported Texas’s struggle for independence from Mexico. He is most noted for being one of only two native-born Texans to sign the 1836 Texas Declaration of Independence, even though he was “horrified” by the idea.

José Francisco Ruiz (1783-1840) was a Mexican soldier who fought for Mexico’s independence from Spain and later supported Texas’s struggle for independence from Mexico. He is most noted for being one of only two native-born Texans to sign the 1836 Texas Declaration of Independence, even though he was “horrified” by the idea.

Sebastiani  (Image: By Philippe-Joseph Tassaert (1732-1803) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Sebastiani (Image: By Philippe-Joseph Tassaert (1732-1803) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Portrait of Joseph Bonaparte as King of Naples, ca 1809 – Painting by Jean-Baptiste Wicar (1762–1834). Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte (1768 –1844) was the elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, who made him King of Naples & Sicily (1806–1808), & later King of Spain (1808–1813, as José I). After the fall of Napoleon, Joseph styled himself Comte de Survilliers.

Portrait of Joseph Bonaparte as King of Naples, ca 1809 – Painting by Jean-Baptiste Wicar (1762–1834). Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte (1768 –1844) was the elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, who made him King of Naples & Sicily (1806–1808), & later King of Spain (1808–1813, as José I). After the fall of Napoleon, Joseph styled himself Comte de Survilliers.

Caroline Augusta was a Bavarian princess who, in 1816, became Empress of Austria thanks to an arranged marriage with Emperor Francis I. Much younger than her husband, she became a “second mother” to Napoleon's son, the Duke of Reichstadt.

Caroline Augusta was a Bavarian princess who, in 1816, became Empress of Austria thanks to an arranged marriage with Emperor Francis I. Much younger than her husband, she became a “second mother” to Napoleon's son, the Duke of Reichstadt.

Captain Engelbert Lutyens, orderly officer at Napoleon's residence of Longwood House on St. Helena. In Napoleon in America, he is the bearer of the news that Napoleon has gone missing. In real life, Lutyens got into trouble when Napoleon presented the gift of a book to his regiment. For details see my blog post: General Bonaparte vs. Emperor Napoleon: The sad case of Engelbert Lutyens.

Captain Engelbert Lutyens, orderly officer at Napoleon's residence of Longwood House on St. Helena. In Napoleon in America, he is the bearer of the news that Napoleon has gone missing. In real life, Lutyens got into trouble when Napoleon presented the gift of a book to his regiment. For details see my blog post: General Bonaparte vs. Emperor Napoleon: The sad case of Engelbert Lutyens.

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