Adam-Philippe de Custine
Custine had a military career stretching back to the Seven Years War. He was elected to the Estates General and then rejoined the army when the National Constituent Assembly closed in 1791. He was appointed to a series of important commands during the early stages of the French Revolutionary Wars, but ended up a scapegoat of France's stalling war effort in the summer of 1793. He was guillotined after a lengthy trial at the Paris Revolutionary Tribunal in August that year.
Appears in these Letters:
The duchess offers news and personal reflections on recent developments in the French Revolution (as seen from her home in the heart of the capital)...
Custine as general-in-chief of the Army of the Rhine in 1792