JEAN BAPTISTE ADOLPHE CHARRAS
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A French military historian and expert; born in Pfalzburg, Lorraine, Jan. 7, 1810; died in Basel, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 1865. His vicissitudes in the army, the result of his own republicanism and the revolutionary precipitateness of French politics, did not prevent his rise to distinction, although his promotion was interfered with. He wrote: "History of the Campaign of 1815: Waterloo" (6th ed. 1869), and "History of the War of 1813 in Germany" (2d ed. 1870).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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