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.
- Our Noble Blood: The Civil War Letters of General Regis Trobriand via WorldCat.org
- The Life and Memoirs of Comte Regis de Trobriand via Google Books
- George Munkenbeck on the military careers of the Ludlow family of Oakdale (Part 1 and Part 2)