This Day in NC History: Peter Stuart Ney confesses to be Napoleon’s closest aide
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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.