French Order-of-Battle during the Golymin and Pultusk Campaign: 2e Division de Grosse Cavalerie
By Greg Gorsuch
1. The situation of the 2nd Division, which is on the rolls of the Grand Army for January, is very exaggerated; I did not reproduce it for this reason. It is not attached to the situation of December 25th, for the 2nd Reserve Cavalry Corps, nor with the situation of February 1st, for I have been unable to find a trace of the so considerable arrival of detachments to this division.
Detachments that could join in a convenient time to take part in the operations of the December campaign.
2nd Division of Heavy Cavalry.
Mounted detachments of the 2nd Heavy Cavalry Division left Strasbourg on September 26 and joined their corps by the end of October: 31 cuirassiers of the 1st, 170 of 5th, 31 of 10th, 60 of 11th.
Moreover a detachment of 68 cuirassiers belonging to the 2nd Division was formed in Potsdam and joined at the time of the passage of the division to Berlin3.
The Division received approximately 360 horses since the entry into the campaign up to the crossing of the Vistula.
3 November 18th, a detachment of 48 men and 76 horses of 10th Cuirassiers established in the villages of Grossensthen and Schönflies, around Berlin, to await the passage of its regiment there. (Register of correspondence of the reserve of cavalry.) It very probably came from the men and horses, tired or wounded which had not been able to follow in the pursuit.
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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