Biography and History

General Achille François Bazaine was commander-in-chief of the French Expeditionary Corps of Mexico from 1863 to 1867. Under his command the French troops seized control of Mexico from the legal government of Benito Juarez.

Source: From the finding aid for C0865

  • Achille François Bazaine Correspondence. 1862-1866 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0865

    A collection of 74 letters and documents, 1862-1866, concerning the efforts of the French to establish and maintain an empire in Mexico under the rule of the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian (1832-1867). Almost all the letters were sent to General Achille François Bazaine.