Military Subjects: Battles & Campaigns


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

By Greg Gorsuch

 

Situation au 15 Décembre

Situation en Janvier (Note 1)

1er Division de Grose Cavalerie

Présents.

Détachés.

Hôpitaux

Présents.

Détachés.

Hôpitaux

Général de Division Nansouty.

           

Généraux Defrance, Lahoussaye, Saint-Germain.

Offic.

Troupe.

Chev.

Troupe.

Chev.

 

Offic.

Troupe.

Chev.

Troupe.

Chev.

 
                         

1er de carabiniers, Cel. Borghèse.

25

408

470

122

94

7

"

"

"

"

"

"

                         

2e -- Cel. Blanchard.

26

410

453

103

78

10

"

"

"

"

"

"

2e de cuirassiers, Cel. Chouard.

29

446

310

99

7

24

"

"

"

"

"

"

                         

3e -- Cel. Richter.

24

449

493

69

58

15

"

"

"

"

"

"

9e -- Cel. Paultre.

26

457

491

144

56

3

"

"

"

"

"

"

                         

12e -- Cel. Dornez.

22

435

505

36

25

14

"

"

"

"

"

"

Artillerie. 2e. régt  à cheval, 4e cie ½

4

76

79

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

Train. 2e bon bis, 4e cie ½

2

76

134

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

 

159

2,757

3,135

573

318

73

"

"

"

"

"

"

 

Notes:

1. The only situation that I could find of the 1st Division of Heavy Cavalry in the 1st fortnight of January is identical to the situation of December 15.

Detachments that could join in a convenient time to take part in the operations of the December campaign.

1st  Division of Heavy Cavalry.

The 1st Carabiniers received, on its passage to Berlin, 66 mounted men coming from France, departing of Mainz on October 10.

The 2nd Carabiniers received in the same way 61 mounted men.

The 2nd Cuirassiers received 17 mounted men coming from France, leaving Mainz on October 3.

The 3rd Cuirassiers did not receive a detachment. 

The 9th Cuirassiers had received a detachment of 30 mounted men, which had left Mainz on September 29 and had joined in the battle of the 14th.

The 12th did not receive a detachment.  On November 22nd starting from Potsdam for the army a detachment of 52 mounted cuirassiers coming from the foot men sent by the corps on October 31, a detachment who Bourcier General does not indicate the composition of, but which certainly included only cuirassiers of the 1st division, because on November 15 a detachment of 68 mounted cuirassiers had been sent to the 2nd division at the time of its passage to Berlin.

The 1st Division of Heavy Cavalry thus received a reinforcement of approximately 226 horses from the entry into the campaign until the crossing of the Vistula. 

Source:

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

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