Historic Markers Across Alabama



Homesite of General Count Charles Lefebvre-Desnouettes



Marker ID: AHA 
Location:
County: Marengo
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

On this site stood the Alabama home of General Count Charles Lefebvre-Desnouettes (1772-1822), friend of Napoleon Bonaparte, general of the French army, Count of the empire and leader of the "Vine and Olive Colony" that founded Demopolis in 1817.
Desnouettes erected log cabins on this site; one of them being used as a shrine to Napoleon and containing souvenirs of the emperor's battles arranged around a bust of Napoleon on a pedestal made of cedar. Desnouettes died in a shipwreck off the coast of Ireland in 1822.







End of Homesite of General Count Charles Lefebvre-Desnouettes