Art: Versatile Prince

Prince François Ferdinand de Joinville, son of King Louis Philippe of France, was a man of many parts: admiral in the French navy, expert military tactician and accomplished artist. In 1861 De Joinville crossed the Atlantic and joined the staff of Major General George B. McClellan as observer and war artist. He spent almost a year with the Army of the Potomac, followed the Union forces from barracks to field, went with them through the Peninsular Campaign. These experiences produced a brief but scholarly military report, Campagne de I'Armée du Potomac, published in 1862. A more impressive record was the...

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