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What Happen to the French Eagles in 1815

After the French army was disbanded in the late summer and autumn of 1815 what happened to the Eagles each regiment carried?

According to Andrew Field's Waterloo Rout & Defeat: the French Perspective page 313 Lieutenant Henckens of the 6th Chasseurs a Chevel "

The eagles were to be taken to Paris by the unit commanders, but I think there were few that reached their designation; they were broken up and shared around; ours was not broken as far as I saw, but I don't know more, Colonel Faudoas declaring he would take all responsibility for any offense."

Thanks.

Bob

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