The History of Dumas’s Musketeers

I have often wondered just what parts of Dumas’s works follow history, and which parts were his fictional creations. Since no one else has put any such examination on-line, I have decided that I will attempt to do so. I am not a historian. I have a list of a number of books at our University library and will be going through them for references that agree or disagree with Dumas. I will reference where I am receiving his information, normally, by (author, page number), as in (Kleinman, 23). If an entire paragraph references many pages from a single chapter, I will refer to it as (author, Chapter number), as in (Kleinman, Chapter 5).