Joseph SOUHAM

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century

FrenchBorn Joseph SOUHAM

French general who fought in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars

Born on May 30, 1760 in Lubersac, Corrèze , France

Died on April 28, 1837 in Versailles , France

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After long service in the French Royal Army, he was elected to lead a volunteer battalion in 1792 during the French Revolution. He was promoted to general of division in September 1793 after playing a prominent role in the defense of Dunkirk. In May 1794 with his commander absent, he took temporary command of the Army of the North and defeated the Coalition army at Tourcoing. ...   After long service in the French Royal Army, he was elected to lead a volunteer battalion in 1792 during the French Revolution. He was promoted to general of division in September 1793 after playing a prominent role in the defense of Dunkirk. In May 1794 with his commander absent, he took temporary command of the Army of the North and defeated the Coalition army at Tourcoing.



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