Live in ex­ile in the United states

All About History - - NAPOLEON’S LAST STAND -

Napoleon se­ri­ously con­sid­ered try­ing to es­cape to the United States af­ter the Bat­tle of Water­loo. While he ul­ti­mately sur­ren­dered to a Bri­tish war­ship at Rochefort, he also had a ves­sel wait­ing for him at the port laden with fur­ni­ture, books and maps of the US so that he could start a new life in the New World. When he was on Saint He­lena, Napoleon of­ten spec­u­lated about what might have been, from liv­ing in New Jersey with his brother Joseph, to re­tir­ing on the banks of the Mis­sis­sippi or even ven­tur­ing west to “found a new home­land.” He said, “I would have loved to re­alise this dream, it would have brought me new glory.”

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