I am trying to find out the name of the French General that is written in a 1792-93 Hessian Hussar war diary. The name looks like General Tüllon. However, I cannot find any record of a general by that name. The war diary mentions French Generals Kellermann and Dumouriez. Any help is much appreciated.enter image description here


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I'm reading the name as "Tüllon", too. Maybe General Dillon was meant?

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    Sounds plauisible. "After the Battle of Valmy, when Charles Dumouriez returned to the Belgian frontier with the greater part of the army, he detached Dillon with 16,000 troops to form the rump of the Army of the Ardennes around 1 October 1792." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Dillon_(1750%E2%80%931794)
    – Paul Frost
    Jan 20, 2023 at 23:39
  • Considering this was an English name pronounced by the French and then written down by a German, it's quite likely that you're right.
    – tofro
    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:12
  • ... written down by a Hessian! These people say "Dudd" and write "Tüte". :-)
    – HalvarF
    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:15
  • It's hard to say today who is to blame for the butchering of the name : My guess it that once it had gone through the French pronunciation mill, most of the damage had already been done ;).
    – tofro
    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:27

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