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Anne Louis De Tousard

army officer , diplomat

Anne Louis De Tousard, French army officer, diplomat.


Tousard, Anne Louis De was born on March 12, 1749 in Paris, France. Son of general Charles Germain and Antoinette de Poitevin (de la Croix) de T.


Graduate Artillery School, Strasbourg, France, 1769.


Commissioned Second lieutenant Royal Artillery Corps, French Army, 1769. Arrived in Portsmouth, N.H., 1777. Took part in battles of Brandywine and Germantown.

Brevetted lieutenant colonel by Congress and voted a life pension for gallantry, 1778. Decorated chevalier of St. Louis (France), 1779. Commissioned major Provincial Regiment of Toul, France, 1780, lieutenant colonel Regiment du Cap, 1784.

Went to Santo Domingo, 1784, served with distinction against Negro revolt. Accused of counter revolutionary principles, resistance to orders, 1792, arrested, sent to prison in France. Released, 1793, returned to the United States.

Reinstated in the United States Army, 1795, commissioned major 2d Artillery, colonel, 1800. Promoted to inspector of artillery, 1800. Returned to Santo Domingo, then France, 1802.

Sent to American in charge of commercial relations at New Orleans, 1805. Moved to Philadelphia as vice consul. Ordered to New Orleans as consul ad interim, 1811-1816.


Married Maria Francisca Joubert, January 1788. Married second, Anna Maria Geddes, 1795.

Maria Francisca Joubert

Anna Maria Geddes