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"Eagle In A Cage"
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I think Moses Gunn's performance as the General was a combination of several characters, as he was put to death after an escape attempt by Napoleon and himself. (A British soldier was killed during the attempt, and because of international political considerations they couldn't make the French Emperor suffer for the deed. However, nothing kept them from applying the ultimate punishment to Gourgaud.)
However, in real life, Gourgaud died in the 1850's.
Here's the Wikipedia account of his life.