|When Napoléon became Emperor he wanted to follow the traditions of the royal sovereigns of France, and reorganized the hunting parties of the court along the lines of former royal hunts. One of the men charged with this task was the Marquis de Toulongeon. Maréchal Magnan was named grand veneur, but Général Ney, the premier veneur, directed operations. At his death, the office was suppressed. and the Marquis de Toulongeon was named capitaine des chasses à tir [captain of shooting] in the Imperial household; he was henceforth responsible for organizing all of the shooting that the Court enjoyed at Compiègne, Fontainebleau and St. Cloud. As one of the Emperor’s aides-de-camps, he accompanied the Imperial couple when they paid an official visit to England in April 1855.|
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