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French Order-of-Battle during the Golymin and Pultusk Campaign: 1er Division de Dragons

By Greg Gorsuch

 

SITUATION AU 15 DÉCEMBRE

SITUATION EN JANVIER

1er Division de Dragons

Présents.

Détachés.

Hôpitaux

Présents.

Détachés.

Hôpitaux

Général de Division Klein

           

Généraux Fénérolz, Fauconnet.

Offic.

Troupe.

Chev.

Troupe.

Chev.

 

Offic.

Troupe.

Chev.

Troupe.

Chev.

 
                         

1er de dragons, Col. d'Oullenbourg.

32

399

462

86

57

24

27

229

296

246

166

39

                         

2e -- Col. Privé

27

373

427

97

28

29

22

359

398

2761

169

72

                         

4e -- Col. Lamotte.

22

257

302

3302

150

19

16

305

333

325

86

30

                         

14e -- Col. Bouvier

26

408

442

53

49

46

23

325

367

264

192

95

                         

20e -- Col. Reynaud

26

344

501

111

"

8

21

265

303

307

269

29

                         

26e -- Col. Delorme

29

390

398

44

41

30

21

355

354

206

131

61

                         

Artillerie. 2e. régt  à cheval, 2e cie ½

1

47

50

2

4

2

           

Train. 2e bon bis, 1re cie ½

1

67

136

     

2

92

125

3

6

11

 

162

2,285

2,718

723

309

158

132

1,930

2,176

1,627

1,019

337

 

1.) The total of the men present, detached and at the hospitals is 499 for the situation of December 15 and 707 for that of January.  This very large difference very probably comes from that, in December, the regiments do not take into account in their manpower the foot men who were mounted in the small deposits of Potsdam and assembled successively, while they count them in the situation of January.  This fact is repeated in a large numbers of dragoon regiments. 

2.) The elite company of the 4th Regiment, 89 men and 94 horses strong, was detached near the Major General. 

1st Division of Dragoons

The 1st Dragoons received with its passage to Berlin a mounted detachment of at least 100 dragoons, leaving of Versailles from 12 to 15 September.  This detachment is included in the situation presented for December 15.

The 2nd Dragoons received a detachment of 80 men coming from the dissolution of the regiments of foot dragoons, a detachment which was mounted in Potsdam, leaving on November 22 and joined the division there before the passage of the Vistula.  This detachment is included in the situation presented for December 15.

The 4th Dragoons did not receive reinforcements before the passage of the Vistula.  The first detachment bound for this regiment started from Potsdam on December 1; it came from the footmen from Moulins at the same time as the corps itself.

The 14th Dragoons received a detachment of 100 men coming from the dissolution of the regiments of foot dragoons, mounted in Potsdam and starting out on November 22.  This detachment is not included in the situation presented for December 15.

The 20th Dragoons received a detachment of 80 men coming from the dissolution of the foot dragoons, mounted in Potsdam and starting out on November 22.  This detachment is not included in the situation presented for December 15. 

The 26th Dragoons received a detachment of 40 men coming from the dissolution of the foot dragoons, mounted in Potsdam and starting out on November 22.  This detachment is included in the situation presented for December 15. 

All these detachments, forming a reinforcement of approximately 400 horses, could join their corps before the passage of the Vistula, since there was only 16 to 18 days march from Potsdam to Warsaw, and take part in the operations of December.  The detachments of 14th and 20th Dragoons had not joined yet on December 15; but they could still arrive in the 5 following days, which is very-probable.  One will remember by examining the situation of the detachments, which were gathered at the depot of Blonie in January 1807 and were directed to their corps on January 22; this situation will be placed in the chapter on the reinforcements of cavalry. 

Source:

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

Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2004         

      

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