The Jaunty Major-General

His full name was about as long and storied as his career: Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand. He was a Baron, a novelist, a painter, a gardener,  a member of the Garde Lafayette (Fifty-fifth New York), a hero of Gettysburg, and summertime resident of Bayport.

Historian George Munkenbeck (Co. H, 14th Brooklyn) recaps the fascinating life of this “soldier’s soldier”, including his time in the Dakota Territory and his marriage to New York heiress Mary Mason-Jones.

Major-General Regis de Trobirand

Major-General Regis de Trobriand Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-cwpb-06299

 

 

Major-General Trobriand is buried in Union Cemetery in Sayville, NY.

Major-General Trobriand is buried in Union Cemetery in Sayville, NY.

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