General Marie Louis Ferrand (Biographical details)

General Marie Louis Ferrand (military/naval; French; Male; 1753 - 1808)

Also known as

Ferrand, Marie Louis


As a volunteer, he fought through the war of American independence; on his return to France he entered a regiment of dragoons; in 1792 he was promoted to a lieutenancy, and in 1793 was made captain; shortly afterward, he was arrested and imprisoned as a royalist, but was liberated and made brigadier general, serving with distinction in the army of the west; in 1802, he was made governor of Valenciennes; Napoleon, in 1804, made him lieutenant general, and then captain general, of Santo Domingo and he had full authority to carry out plans for reform