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Near Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand

(1816 - 1897)

 
 
Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
1. Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand Marker
Photo Source: 1910, Marie Caroline Post, "The Life and Memoirs of Comge Regis de Trobraind, Major General in the Army of the United States
Inscription. commander of Fort Fred Steele from October, 1871 until September, 1873; was born an aristocrat in Tours, France, but came to America as a soldier of fortune to fight in the Civil War. Commissioned as Colonel in 31st Infantry, he commanded Fort Stevenson on the Upper Missouri until taking charge of Fort Fred Steele. A Renaissance man, this officer vividly illustrated and wrote of his adventures.

"On the 26th of December, while riding along a line of recruites (sic) arrived the day before at his Post, my horse reared so violently that he fell back on me, then kicking, struggling and finally turning completely over while I was under him. By a most extraordinary chance, I escaped without any limb or bone broken." - Telegram, sent January 1st, 1872, to Department of the Platte, Omaha, Nebraska, from R. de Trobraind, Commander
 
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
 
Location. 41° 46.67′ N, 106° 56.763′ W. Marker is near Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on County Route 347 near Interstate 80, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Frederick Steele
Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
2. Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand Marker
(here, next to this marker); Image of Fort Fred Steele (here, next to this marker); Rock Springs Massacre (here, next to this marker); Major Thomas Tipton Thornburgh (here, next to this marker); Thornburgh's Command (here, next to this marker); Viewing the Fort Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fred Steele after 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Sinclair.
 
More about this marker. This marker, among a grouping of a half-dozen other markers, is located at Fort Fred Steele State Park on County Road 347, north of the Interstate 80 Exit 228 and on the north side of the railroad tracks near where County Road 347 passes beneath the railroad bridge.
 
Also see . . .  Régis de Trobriand - Wikipedia. Philippe Régis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand (June 4, 1816 – July 15, 1897) was a French aristocrat, lawyer, poet, and novelist who, on a dare,
Brevet Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand image. Click for full size.
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3. Brevet Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand
emigrated in his 20s to the United States, settling first in New York City. During the American Civil War, he became naturalized, was commissioned and served in the Union Army, reaching the rank of general.
(Submitted on October 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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