Military Subjects: Battles & Campaigns


French Order-of-Battle during the Golymin and Pultusk Campaign: 4th Corps (5 January 1807)

By Greg Gorsuch

 

Situation au 5 janvier.

 

Présents.

Détachés.

Hôpitaux.

 

1re Division, Gal Saint-Hilaire.

Offic.

Troupe.

Chev.

Offic.

Troupe.

Gaux Candras, Varé. Etat-major

--

--

--

--

--

--

10e léger, Cel Pouzet.          
1er bon

2e  bon

}59

1,503

24

2

80

160

 

36e ligne, Cel Berlier.          
1er bon

2e  bon

}56

1,801

48

5

25

429

 

43e ligne Cel Lemarois         
1er bon

2e  bon

}68

1,807

44

--

27

261

 

55e ligne Cel Sibermann       
1er bon

2e bon

}60

2,012

37

--

23

225

 

12e , 17e cies 5e artillerie à pied

1re , 2e cies 1er bon bis du train

6

2

120

133

17

252

--

--

--

--

6

10

 

2e Division, Gal Leval.

Gaux Schiner, Ferey, Viviès. Etat-major

--

--

--

--

--

--

24e léger, Cel Pourailly.       
1er bon

2e  bon


}52


1,654


17


--


--


134

 

4e ligne, Cel Boeldieu.        
1er bon

2e bon

}63

2,009

20

--

16

208

 

28e ligne,  Cel Edighoffen.     
1er bon

2e  bon


}58


1,782


35


--


55


390

 

46e ligne,  Cel Latrille.            
1er bon

2e  bon


}62


1,855


13


--


106


322

 

57e ligne, Cel Rey.                 
1er bon (Note 1)

2e bon


}37


1,199


13


26


935


150

 

13e , 17e cies 5e artillerie à pied

3r , 5e cies 1er bon bis du train

6

2

126

159

11

351

--

--

--

--

--

6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3e Division, Gal Legrand.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gaux Ledru, Levausseur. Etat-major

--

--

--

--

--

--

26e léger, Cel Pouget.          
1er bon

2e  bon


}60


1,730


39


--


298


265

Tirailleurs corses, Ct Ornano

26

541

12

--

106

91

Tirailleurs du Pô, Ct Hulot

26

407

21

--

188

61

             

18e de ligne,  Cel Ravier.     
1er bon

2e  bon


}62


1,930


39


--


26


229

             

75e ligne,  Cel L’Huillier.       
1er bon

 2e  bon

}64

1,968

46

--

18

214

             

3e cie 5e artillerie à cheval

5e cie 1er bon bis du train

14e, 17e cies 5e artillerie à pied

1re, 3e, 4e, 5e cies 3e bon bis du train

4

1

5

1

79

63

134

132

84

115

11

272

--

--

--

--

6

--

--

--

3

--

6

12

             

Parc d’artillerie

           

Colonel directeur, 4 capitaines adjoints

           

5e régiment d’artillerie à pied

Ouvriers, détachement de la 7e cie

Pontonniers, 6e cie

1er bon bis du train

3e bon du train

   

Selle.

37

     
 

20

576

{Trait.

} 12

243

32

Génie. Chef de bataillon, 2 capitaines,  2 lieutenants

   

650

     

Sapeurs, 9e cie

           
 

809

23,720

2,208

45

2,152

3,214

             

Cavalerie Légère, Gal Guyot.

           

8e de hussards, Cel Laborde.         
1er Esc

2e Esc

3e Esc 

}26

372

410

118

139

60

16e de chasseurs, Major Bonvalet. 
1er Esc

2e Esc

3e Esc

}29

449

457

97

105

17

22e de chasseurs, Cel Bordesoult.                                   

1er Esc

2e Esc

3e Esc

}26

364

394

102

74

16

4e cie 5e artillerie à cheval

2e cie 3e bon du train

2

1

70

86

77

129

"

7

"

6

4

 

84

1,332

1,467

323

325

103

4e Corps d’Armée. — Maréchal Soult.

Chef d’état-major;: Général de division Compans.


Detachments, which could have joined in at time convenient to take part in the operations of the December Campaign.

The 10th Light, depot in Schlestadt, had a detachment in the battalion of light infantry, which left Strasbourg on September 28 and crossed at Leipzig on October 24.  This battalion was 650 men strong and included detachments from 6 light regiments2.  A second detachment of 33 men crossed at Mainz on October 6.  Instead of stopping in Mannheim, the boat on which this detachment was went down to Mainz.

The 36th Line, depot with the reserve corps in Boulogne, had a detachment in the first column coming from Boulogne, which crossed the Rhine at Mainz on October 8.  A second detachment of 3 officers and 177 men crossed at Mainz on November 7.

The 43rd, depot with the reserve corps in Boulogne, had in this same column a detachment of 250 men, which crossed at Leipzig on October 22 (report of General Mâcon of October 27).  There is no trace of the arrival of this column in Berlin; however it had to be there between the 26th to the 28th; the second column left Boulogne arriving in Berlin the 30th.  The 43rd received a second detachment of 2 officers and 190 men, which crossed the Rhine at Mainz on November 8.

The 55th, depot with the reserve corps in Boulogne, had in the 2nd column coming from Boulogne and leaving Mainz on October 10, a detachment of 270 men which passed in review for the Emperor on October 31 and awaited in Berlin the arrival of the 4th Corps.  A second detachment of 1 officer and 172 men crossed the Rhine at Mainz on November 8.

The 24th Light, depot in Lauterbourg, had in the battalion of light infantry leaving Strasbourg on September 28 a detachment of 27 men which awaited in Berlin the crossing of the 4th Corps. 

The 4th Line in the 2nd battalion of infantry leaving Strasbourg on September 26 a detachment of 200 men had which waited in Berlin the crossing of the 4th Corps.  There were only 174 men present for the review of the Emperor on October 30.

The 28th Line, depot with the reserve corps in Boulogne, had a detachment in the 1st column coming from Boulogne and leaving Mainz on October 8.  A second detachment of 2 officers and 138 men crossed the Rhine at Mainz on November 7.

The 46th, depot with the reserve corps in Boulogne, had in this same column a detachment of 450 men, which crossed at Leipzig on October 24.  A detachment of 2 officers and 151 men crossed the Rhine at Mainz on November 8.

The 57th, depot in Strasbourg, had in the 1st battalion of infantry leaving Strasbourg on September 26 a detachment of 180 men which passed in review for the Emperor at Berlin on October 30 and awaited the arrival of the 4th Corps.

The 8th Hussars, received two mounted detachments at Potsdam, one of 1 officer and 42 hussars left the 8th, the other of 1 officer and 109 hussars left the 14th, awaiting the crossing of the 4th Corps at Frankfurt-on-the Oder.

The 16th Chasseurs did not receive anything.

The 22nd Chasseurs received a mounted detachment of 3 officers and 124 chasseurs, coming from the grand depot of the regiment at Namur, which crossed the Rhine at Mainz on October 28 and joined the 4th Corps for its crossing at Berlin.

The 26th Light, depot in Strasbourg, did not receive a detachment before the crossing of the Vistula.

The 18th Line, depot in Strasbourg, received a detachment of 3 officers and 100 men, which crossed the Rhine at Mainz on November 9.

The 75th, depot with reserve corps in Boulogne, had in the 2nd column coming from Boulogne and leaving from Mainz on October 10 a detachment of 232 men which passed in review for the Emperor in Berlin on October 31 and awaited the arrival of the 4th Corps.  A second detachment of 1 officer and 92 men crossed the Rhine at Mainz on November 8.

The 4th Corps received approximately 1,809 men from October 25 until its departure of Berlin, namely:

1st Div., 725 men; 2nd Div., 857; 3rd Div., 232.

It received moreover approximately 848 men, which had to join by December 20, namely:

1st Div., 367; 2nd Div., 289; 3rd Div., 192.

That is to say a total of 2,657 men who reinforced the army corps.

The depot of the 4th Corps was in Spandau.  Order of the Army of November 4, 1806.

Notes:

1. The 1st battalion of the 57th was detached with the escort for prisoners of war.

2. The 5th elite battalion formed from the companies of carabiniers and voltigeurs of the 3rd battalions of the 10th, 24th and 26th Light; the 6th battalion, from those of grenadiers and voltigeurs of 4th, 18th and 57th Line; these two battalions constituted the 3rd Regiment.  September 17 all these elite companies were with their 3rd battalions at the depot, of the 5th military division.  (Dispatch of the Emperor to General Rapp.)  It is thus quite probable that the majority of them were included in the 4 battalions leaving Strasbourg September the 26 and 28.  The others were started successively with the following detachments.  

  

Source:

Foucart, P. Campagne de Pologne: Novembre-décembre 1806-Janvier 1807. Paris: Libraire Militaire Berger-Levralt & Co.; 1882.

 

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