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hools of Switzerland could afford, and, having an ambition for a military career, he entered at an early age the school of the Prince of Wertemburg at Montheliard. He afterwards went to Paris, where he was for a time engaged in commercial pursuits, still devoted to military pursuits, at one time on the staff of Kellen, and afterwards in the office of the Secretary of War. In 1805 he received an appointment on the staff of Marshal Ney, with whom he passed through the campaigns of Cim, Jena, Eylau, and Spain, and was promoted to the rank of chief of staff for services in the field. In these campaigns he acquired a brilliant reputation as a staff officer and a strategist, but his success made him enemies, among whom was Berthier, the major-general and chief of staff of the Immoral army. After the capitulation of Dupont Baylen, in 1808, Napoleon determined to direct person the military operations in Spain, and Jomin was assigned to duty on the staff of Berthier; but rather than se