Louis de Tousard journal and letter book

About this collection

    Colonel Louis de Tousard (1749-1817) was a French military officer who served in the American Revolution with Marquis de Lafayette. He was involved in the ill-fated Canadian campaign and in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown.
    This digital collection consists of a journal and letter book kept by Tousard. The journal dates to 1791-1792 and was compiled by Tousard while a prisoner at L'Abbaye accused of counter-​revolutionary activities during the 1791 slave insurrection in Saint Domingue (now Haiti) led by Toussaint L'Ouverture. The letter book, dated 1796-1802, documents Tousard's second career in the United States Army.
    The materials here were digitized from microfilm copies of Hagley Library's Col. A. L. de Tousard letterbook (Accession 0796) and Louis Tousard journal (Accession 0874)
    Image: Louis de Tousard portrait. Click here to view in the collection.

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