Author Results for Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix

The French Pacific Division and the Chincha Islands War (1864–7)

By Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix

The Chincha Islands War, fought between Spain and its former colonies of Peru and Chile from 1864 to 1866, took place while France was trying to impose an Austrian emperor on Mexico with the growing concern that the United States might intervene in both conflicts. Threatening French investments and interests in the two Latin American […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

French Naval Intelligence during the Second Empire: Charles Pigeard Reporting on British and American Shipbuilding (1856-69)

By Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix

This article covers the relatively unknown Charles Pigeard who was the first key informant (unofficially from 1856, officially from 1860) on British naval developments for French naval ministers and the chief constructor Dupuy de Lôme over a period of ten years. Some of his letters can be found in the private papers of rear-Admiral de […] Read More

Filed under: American Civil War | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design