Kinard, Jeff, 1954-

Lafayette of the South : Prince Camille de Polignac and the American Civil War / Jeff Kinard. - 1st ed. - College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2001. - xiv, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. - Texas A&M University military history series ; 70 . - Texas A & M University military history series ; 70. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-224) and index.

"The Confederate career of Prince Camille de Polignac - French aristocrat, professional military man, and soldier of fortune - has gone largely unnoticed because most of his service occurred in the relatively neglected western theater of the American Civil War." "In Lafayette of the South, Jeff Kinard reveals the distinguished but underappreciated life and career of Prince Camille de Polignac. Kinard follows Polignac through his early days, his dramatic years during the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, and the rest of his long, eventful life. Polignac died in 1913, holding the peculiar distinction of being the last Confederate major general and the only foreign national on either side to earn that rank."--BOOK JACKET.

1585441031 (alk. paper) 9781585441037 (alk. paper)


Polignac, Camille de, b. 1832.

Confederate States of America. Army --Biography.

Generals--Confederate States of America--Biography.
French--Confederate States of America--Biography.
Red River Expedition, 1864.

Southwest, Old--History--Campaigns.--Civil War, 1861-1865
Texas--History--Campaigns.--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Campaigns.--Civil War, 1861-1865

E467.1.P66 / K56 2001

973.7/13/092 B