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Jean Joseph Amable HUMBERT
French soldier, a participant in the French Revolution
Source : Alexandre BELLIER
Born in Saint-Nabord, Vosges, Humbert was a sergeant in the National Guard of Lyon, and rapidly advanced through the ranks to become Brigadier General on 9 April 1794, and fought in the Western campaigns before being allocated to the Army of the Rhine.
In Ireland, although managing to land at Killala, meeting with initial success in the battle of Castlebar, and subsequently declaring a Republic of Connaught, with hopes of taking Dublin, his small force was defeated at the battle of Ballinamuck and he was taken as a prisoner of war by the Kingdom of Great Britain.
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- Category French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century