Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Baraguay D'Hilliers

Baraguay D'Hilliers, Achille, born in Paris in 1795, fought in the Russian campaign and at Leipsic, where, at the age of 18, he lost his left hand. He took part in Quatre-Bras and other battles of the Hundred Days. Later on he distinguished himself in Algeria in the service of Louis Philippe, and giving his adhesion to the Republic, he was sent by Louis Napoleon, in 1849, on a mission to Rome, and later as ambassador to the Porte. At the outbreak of the war with Russia he took command of the military force that co-operated with the English and French fleets in the reduction of Bomarsund. He was made life-senator and marshal, and in 1870 for a brief period commanded the besieged garrison of Paris. His last public appearance was as president of the inquiry into the conduct of Marshal Bazaine in 1872. He died in 1878.