This Day in NC History: Peter Stuart Ney confesses to be Napoleon’s closest aide
On November 15, 1846, Peter Stuart Ney, a teacher from Rowan County, is said to have made a deathbed confession that he was, in fact, Napoleon Bonaparte’s most trusted commander, Marshal Michel Ney. Marshal Ney was rumored to have escaped execution in 1815 and fled to America. Thu, 11/15/2012 - 7:49pm