By David Coffey
During the Civil battle this mysterious American lady married a German soldier of fortune who served within the Union military and occurred additionally to be a minor prince. Over the process the struggle she mixed attractiveness and assertiveness to develop her husband's occupation and meanwhile lived a impossible adventure.
The impetuous couple rallied to Maximilian's reason in Mexico, the place Agnes's extravagant efforts to avoid wasting the doomed emperor made her a number one determine within the tragedy. The princess went directly to earn compliment for her paintings within the box hospitals of France.
But by the point of her demise in 1912 this enigmatic woman's existence had develop into the stuff of delusion, which she merely inspired. tales featured her struggling with beside her husband in conflict whereas treating the wounded. She claimed to have bought a captain's fee for her prone and to were an in depth good friend of President Lincoln, which it appears she was once no longer. One tale even put her accountable for a firm of troops in the course of Sherman's March to the Sea.
David Coffey weaves the tale of Princess SalmSalm's years within the usa and Mexico with the deft artwork of a detective storyteller, keeping apart truth from fiction in highlighting this actually amazing girl. As with the trendy instances of Princess Grace of Monaco and Princess Diana of significant Britain, the modern fascination with this minor princess unearths whatever of the yankee wish for a paradoxical mixture of aristocratic royalty with republican boldness.
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Soldier Princess: The Life and Legend of Agnes Salm-Salm in North America, 1861-1867 by David Coffey