Thursday, 22 July 2010

'Two Years in the Pontifical Zouaves'.

An 1871 book written by an Englishman, Joseph Powell, who served in this famous unit. This blog has an interesting intoduction to the nationalities in this Papal unit.
Image; Papal Zouave c1865
List of books online about Papal Zouaves

1 comment:

  1. John Surratt was accused of being part of the assassination of President Lincoln...

    "...After the trials, Surratt decided to travel to Europe. With the help of Confederate agents Beverly Tucker and Edwin Lee, Surratt booked passage under an alias and landed at Liverpool, England, in September 1865. He served for a brief time in the Ninth Company of the Pontifical Zouaves in the Vatican City under the name John Watson.[2]"