Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans

Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 8 Sep 1894 (aged 56)
Stowe, Aylesbury Vale District, Buckinghamshire, England
Burial Dreux, Departement d'Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
Memorial ID 92734968 · View Source
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French Royalty, Civil War Union Army Officer. The son of Prince Ferdinand Philippe of Orléans, and grandson of French King Louis Philippe I, when his father died from injuries sustained in a carriage accident in 1842, he became heir apparent to the throne of France. Named the Count of Paris, by his grandfather, he would hold that title until his death. He and his mother fled France upon the abdication of King Louis Philippe I in 1848, and after the installation of the 2nd Republic. After the start of the American Civil War, he came to the United States, and offered his service to the country. In September 1861 was commissioned as Captain of Volunteers, and assigned as an Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of Major General George B. McClellan. He rendered commendable service as a staff officer during the Spring 1862 Peninsular Campaign, General McClellan's failed effort to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, and upon the conclusion of the campaign resigned in July 1862. He would go on to be a presence in French society, and have much support by French monarchists, but in 1873, after France was defeated by Germany in the Franco-Prussian war, and after the abdication of Emperor Louis Napoleon III, he withdrew all claims to the French throne. He would live in England with his family until his death. In 1880 he was elected as a full member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, a hereditary organization made up of men who had served as officers in the Union Army during the Civil War.



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  • Originally Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 28 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 92734968
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans (24 Aug 1838–8 Sep 1894), Find a Grave Memorial no. 92734968, citing Chapelle Royale de Dreux, Dreux, Departement d'Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .