Ludwig August Dieskau, a German soldier in the French service, born in Saxony in 1701, died near Paris, Sept. 8, 1767. He was adjutant of Marshal Saxe, in whose interest he visited St. Petersburg in 1741. He accompanied him in the campaigns' against the Netherlands, and became in 1748 brigadier general of infantry, and commander of Brest. In 1755 he was sent to Canada, at the head of French troops, to assist in the campaign against the English. With 600 Indians, as many Canadians, and 200 regular troops, he ascended Lake Champlain with the design of attacking Fort Edward. On Sept. 8 he defeated a detachment under Col. Williams, which had been sent against him, and pursued them to the British camp. The savages, however, halted just without the intrenchments, the Canadians became alarmed, and the regulars perished before the fire of New England marksmen. Dieskau, thrice wounded, refused to retire from the field, and seated himself on the stump of a tree, exposed to the shower of bullets. He was severely wounded by a random shot, and was kept a prisoner till 1763, when he returned to France, receiving a pension.