The Growth Of Napoleon; A Study In Environment

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byNorwood Young

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to make was that the important subject for the examination was mathematics, in which he had always excelled. The three eldest Bonapartes were all good at their books. Joseph at Autun, Lucien at Brienne, were brilliant pupils, and Napoleon was, for his age, one of the best mathematicians among the candidates for the artillery in his year. 3. Early Manhood. (1) Valence {November, 1785, to September, 1786). Having passed their examinations, and obtained their commissions of Second Lieutenant, dating as from September 1, 1785, the four successful candidates from the Military College went to their regiments: Picot de Peccaduc to the regiment of Metz, Phelippeaux to the regiment of Besancon, Napoleon and Desmazis to the regiment of La Fere, in garrison at Valence. Desmazis selected that regiment because he had a brother in it as Captain; Napoleon, partly to be with his friend Desmazis, but chiefly because Valence was the nearest artillery centre to Corsica, and the regiment in garrison there provided the two companies for Corsica. Napoleon and Desmazis, with a schoolfellow of the Military College, Dalmas, who was going to Valence to work there for the next year's artillery examination, left the college together, accompanied by a non-commissioned officer from the company of the Invalides, whose duty it was to see them safely into the diligence, pay their fare, and give them money for the journey. On reaching Chalon-sur-Saone they took the water diligence, descending the Saone as far as Lyons, where they exchanged for another boat, which carried them on the Rhone to Valence. Napoleon's commission described him as "Napoleone de Buonaparte, lieutenant en second de la compagnie de bombardiers de d'Autume du regiment LA FERE ARTILLERIE 123 de La Fere de mon corps royal de l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to make was that the important subject for the examination was mathematics, in which he had always excelled. The three eldest Bonapar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217799043

ISBN - 13:9780217799041

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