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Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317774

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Adjutant-General

Adjutant-General

Chapter:
(p.302) Twenty-Three Adjutant-General
Source:
Wolfe Tone
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317774.025

This chapter focuses on the designation of Theobald Wolfe Tone as adjutant-general of the French army. It explains that Tone was given the position when he accompanied the Louis Lazare Hoche-led French army that would start the revolution in Ireland. It describes Tone's relationship with other French officials and his admiration for Hoche. This chapter also discusses the difficulties faced by the expedition and the decision of the French Directory to send reinforcement of another 17,000 troops.

Keywords:   Theobald Wolfe Tone, adjutant-general, French army, Louis Lazare Hoche, French Directory

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