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Re: What Happen to the French Eagles in 1815

Bob

“While the majority of the 1815 eagles were destroyed after the fall of the Empire to prevent their reuse, this eagle from the 6th Regiment of the Chasseurs à cheval (light cavalry) was saved by Colonel de Faudoas…..” [Napoleon: Revolution to Empire Ted Gott, Karine Huguenaud]

“The sacred regimental Eagles were ordered to be returned to the artillery depot at Bourges in August 1815 (and 93 were actually handed in), where they and the attached colours were carefully destroyed.” [Battle Histories of the Regiments of the French Army, 1792-1815 Digby George Smith.]

On 1 June, 206 new 1815 model eagles were issued and on 4 June eighty-six new eagles were issued to the National Guard. There survives in France, fifty-nine of the 1804 model, three of the 1811 model and twelve of the 1815 model. Sixty eagles are held in other countries. [Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (1) Terence Wise]

Ron

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