James Dillon

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Dillon, James, Marechal-de-Camp, was born in Ireland, and was with his father and family expatriated after the Cromwellian wars; he entered the service of the King of France, 26th March 1653, raised a regiment called after him, and commanded it until the peace of the Pyrenees. He served with distinction, especially at the battle of Dunkirk. General Dillon died in 1664, and his regiment was disbanded.

Sources

34. Biographie Générale. 46 vols. Paris, 1855-'66. An interleaved copy, copiously noted by the late Dr. Thomas Fisher, Assistant Librarian of Trinity College, Dublin.

186. Irish Brigades in the Service of France: John C. O'Callaghan. Glasgow, 1870.

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