Here again is the acrostic by Emily Beavan that I posted a while back… we have come to something like a consensus about what the beautiful but hard-to-decipher hand writing says. See if you agree with us.
Nurs’d in the lap of war and strife
Amid the camp he pass’d his life
Proud France, from you the Hero came
O‘er all the earth to raise a name
Like the fierce eagle thus begun
Earth saw him soar to Victory’s sun
Oh too as living man of Fame,
Now what’s thy glory’s end — a name.