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HUMBERT, Jean Joseph Amable, French soldier, born in Rouvray, Lorraine, 25 November, 1755; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February, 1823. He was a merchant at the time of the French revolution of 1789, when he left his business to enlist in the army. His gallantry on the field caused his promotion to major-general on 9 April, 1794, and lieutenant-general in 1798, when he was placed in command of the French army that was sent to Ireland, but was compelled to surrender to Lord Cornwallis. In 1802 General Humbert commanded a division of the army that was sent by Napoleon to Santo Domingo under General Leclerc, and was appointed governor of Port au Prince. He was subsequently exiled to Brittany for his republican convictions, and afterward went to the United States to escape imprisonment. He settled in New Orleans, where he maintained himself by teaching. In 1814 the revolutionists sought the aid of General Humbert, and he collected in New Orleans an army of about 1,000 men of different nationalities, with which he went to Mexico. The Indian chief Toledo sent him some of his warriors, and under their guidance he reached El Puente del Rey, between Jalapa and Vera Cruz. The revolutionists had been defeated before his arrival, and, after gaining several partial advantages over the Spanish forces, he disbanded his army, and in the spring of 1817 returned to New Orleans, where he taught in a French college till his death.
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