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French Numbered Infantry Regiments At Borodino, 5 - 7 September 1812

By Eman M. Vovsi, New York

Legend: *  wounded; n/a – no information available

I Corps  Davout

1 Division Morand*[1]  (6,330 men/26 cannon)

13e Legere
17e Ligne
30e Ligne

2 Division Friant *[2]    (7,314 men/26 cannon)

15e Legere
33e Ligne
48e Ligne 
Joseph Napoleon Regiment

3 Division Gerard[3]   (5,417/28 cannon)

7e Legere
12e Ligne
21e Ligne
127e Ligne
1 Battalion Meklenbourg

4 Division Dessaix* [4] (6,021/22 cannon)   

85e Ligne
108e Ligne
Hessen Battalion

5 Division Compans* (10,352/30 cannon)

25e Ligne
57e Ligne
61e Ligne
111e Ligne

III Corps – Ney

10 Division Ledru (3,593/14 cannon)      

24e Legere
46e Ligne
72e Ligne
1e Portuguese Regiment

11 Division Razout   (4,546/14 cannon)   

4e Ligne
18e Ligne
93e Ligne
2nd Portuguese Regiment

25 Division Marchant (1,518/16 cannon)

Wurtemberg’s combined infantry regiments

IV Corps – Eugene

13 Division Delzons (8,549/22 cannon)    

8e Legere
84e Ligne
92 Ligne
106e Ligne 
1 Horvatia Regiment

14 Division Broussier  (6,930/22 cannon)

18e Legere
53e Ligne
9e Ligne
35e Ligne
Joseph Napoleon Regiment

Italian Guard (Pino)

Mixed Italian Guard infantry, cavalry and artillery units (4,083/18 cannons)

Killed:

BG Romeuf,[5]  Chief-of-Staff of the I Corps
BG Compere (1st Brigade 11th Division III Corps: 4e Ligne and 2nd Portuguese Regiments)
BG Marion (2nd Brigade 10th Division III Corps: 46e Ligne Regiment)
BG Huard[6] (1st Brigade 13th Division IV Corp:  8e Legere and 84e Ligne Regiments)
BG Plauzonne (2nd Brigade 13th Division IV Corp: 92e and 106e Ligne regiments)
Colonel Massy (4e Ligne Regiment 11th Division III Corps)

Taken Prisoner:

BG Bonamy  (3rd Brigade 1st Division I Corps: 30 Ligne Regiment)

Light Infantry Regiments

 
Regiment (Colonel) Brigade Commander 
Division 
Corps  
June
2 September
Losses:
5 - 7 September
20 September
7e Legere
(Rome*[7]

1 Brigade
Gen. DesEssart

3 Division
Gerard 
I
3,604/107     
n/a   
480/25  
1,444/65 
8e Legere
(Serrant[8])  
1 Brigade
Gen. Huard (†)
13 Division Delzons
IV
1,414/44  
n/a  
n/a
n/a
13e Legere
(Dargence[10])    
1 Brigade
Gen. Dalton[9]
1 Division Morand 
I
3,480/102    
n/a
510/27
921/71
15e Legere
(Major Brice[12])
1 Brigade
Gen. Dufour*[11]
2 Division
Friant 
I
3,671/113
n/a
690/38
n/a
18e Legere (Goussard)    1 Brigade
Gen. De Sivray
14 Division Broussier
IV
1,401/36
n/a 
50/2
n/a
24e Legere (Belliar)   1 Brigade
Gen. Gengoult*
10 Division
Ledru
III
3,020/84
n/a
300/26
n/a

                                                                                       

Line Infantry Regiments

Regiment (Colonel) Brigade Commander 
Division 
Corps  
June
2 September
Losses:
5 - 7 September
20 September
4e Ligne
(Massy †[13])    
2 Brigade
Gen Compere (†)  
11 Division
Razout
III
1,892/68 (08/15)  
n/a 
580/30 
1,012/3042  
9e Ligne
(Vautre*)  
1 Brigade
Gen. De Sivray
14 Division Broussier
IV
2,561/86
1,949/91
150/8
1,024/57
12e Ligne
(Major Nicolle[15])   
2 Brigade
Col. Baudinot[14]         
3 Division
Gerard   
I
3,683/108      
n/a 
470/25 
1,216/69
17e Ligne
(Vasserot)  
2 Brigade
Gen. Gratien[16]       
1 Division
Morand 
I
3,498/96
n/a
980/54
1,281/58
18e Ligne
(Pelleport)  
2 Brigade
Gen. Joubert
11 Division
Razout
III
2,657/88
1,530/70
700/38
n/a
21e Ligne
(Teullé*[17]
3 Brigade
(former Gerard)   
3 Division
Gerard 
I
3,629/113
n/a
520/28
n/a
25e Ligne
(Dunesme)
1 Brigade
Gen. Duppelin*[18] 
5 Division
Compans
I
2,004/68
n/a 
150/7
n/a
30e Ligne
( Buquet[19])  
3 Brigade
Gen. Bonamy   
1 Division
Morand 
I
3,715/93
3,008/78 (08/23)
2,732/63
917/37
33e Ligne (Pouchelon*[20]) 2 Brigade
Gen. Van Dedem
2 Division
Friant 
I
3,559/110
2,400/100 (08/15)
560/28 
n/a
35e Ligne
(Penant[21])
2 Brigade
Gen. Alméras*
14 Division Broussier
IV
2,456/76 
1,954/86 
390/19
1,422/73
46e Ligne
(Brue)  
2 Brigade
Gen. Marion (†)
10 Division
Ledru
III
2,624/82 
n/a
320/17
n/a
48e Ligne
(Groisne[22])
3 Brigade
(ex Gen. Dufour)
2 Division
Friant
I
 3,270/98
n/a 
620/31 
n/a
53e Ligne
(Grosbon)
1 Brigade
Gen. De Sivray
14 Division Broussier
IV
2,442/78 
n/a
250/13
n/a
57e Ligne
(Charriere[23])  
2 Brigade
Gen. Teste*      
5 Division
Compans
I
3,575/97  
n/a 
1,211/40
1,389/54
(1,800 in hospitals)
61e Ligne
(Bouge)
3 Brigade
Gen Guyardet[24]   
5 Division
Compans
I
3,570/101 
n/a 
400/19
1,366/54
72e Ligne
(Laffitte)  
3 Brigade
Gen Bruny*
10 Division
Ledru
III
2,484/88
n/a 
550/29
n/a
84e Ligne
(Pegot)
1 Brigade
Gen Huard (†)
13 Division
Delzons
IV
2,708/84
2,184/81
n/a
1,909/79
85e Ligne
(Piat)
1 Brigade
Gen. Friederich
4 Division
Dessaix
I
3,930/109
n/a 
310/16 
1,060/89
92e Ligne
(Tissot[25])   
2 Brigade
Gen Plauzonne (†)
13 Division
Delzons
IV
2,591/83
1,904/66 (08/15) 
140/8
n/a
93e Ligne
(Bauduin*[26]
3 Brigade
Gen. d’Henin*
11 Division
Razout
III
2,748/87
1,890/72 
420/22 
755/64 
106e Ligne (Bertrand*)   2 Brigade
Gen Plauzonne (†)
13 Division
Delzons
IV
2,704/80  
2,174/85 
950/50
1,284/42 
108e Ligne (Achard*)     3 Brigade
Gen. Legay
4 Division
Dessaix
I
3,647/103  
n/a 
275/15 
2,246/91
111e Ligne
(Juillet[28]

4 Brigade
Gen. Lonchamp[27]    

5 Division
Compans
I
3,762/85
n/a
540/26
1,651/53

                                                                             

Sources:

Fabry, G. Campagne de Russie 1812 5 vol. Paris; 1900.

Martinien, A. Tableaux par corps et par Battalionailles des officiers tués et blesses… Paris; 1899.

Six, G. Dictionnaire biographique des généraux & amiraux français… 2 vol. Paris; 1934.

Vasiliev, A. Commentaries to the Report of General Gerard about the Battle at Mozaisk St.Petersburg; 1991.

Quintin, D. & B. Dictionnaire des Colonels de Napoléon Paris; 1996.

Hourtoulle, F.G. La Moscowa Borodino Paris; 2000.

Zemtcov, V. Battle at the Moscowa River Moscow; 2001.

  



[1] Replaced by the Imperial Guard General of brigade Boyer de Rebeval, for the period 7 – 27 September.

[2] Replaced by General of brigade J.-P. Friederich, promoted to General of Division, 23 September; official commander since.

[3] Promoted to General of division 23 September.

[4] Heavily wounded, Dessaix didn’t return to his division; he was appointed governor of Berlin, where he arrived 3 December.

[5] Replaced by Colonel J.-F. Lejeune, 10 September; further promoted to General of Brigade, 23 September.

[6] Replaced by T.-P Nagle, Colonel-major of the 4th Voltigeurs of the Imperial Guard; promoted to General of Brigade, 11 October.

[7] C ommandant Legion of Honor, by decree of 11 October.

[8] Promoted to General of brigade 29 September.  By the same decree new Colonel Ricard Je. was appointed regimental commander.

[9] Wounded at Smolensk, was not present at the Moscowa

[10] Promoted to General of brigade 23 September.  New Colonel was appointed – Auguste C.-J. Quandalle

[11] Transferred from the 3rd brigade.  Since 23 September. employed as assistant commander of the 2nd Division.  Original brigade’s commander General Grandeau was promoted to General of division after Smolensk where he was wounded; was not present at the Moscowa.

[12] Original commander Colonel Noos got ill and was sent to Danzig and therefore didn’t take part at the Moscowa.  Major Brice was promoted to Colonel and appointed regimental commander on 25 September.

[13] New Colonel was appointed - de Fezensac R.-A.-P.-J (1784-1867), 11 September.

[14] In stead of General of Brigade Desailly, who was wounded at Valoutina and didn’t take part in the Battle at the Moscowa.

[15] Effective 20 August., chef de Battalion Garnier was appointed as new major of the regiment, 23 September.

[16] Promoted to General of Division, 23 September.

[17] Substituted General Gerard since 19 August., also commanded regiment; Comm. Legion of Honor, 11 October., baron de l’Emperie, 16 October.

[18] Wounded at Schewardino, he didn’t take part at the Moscowa

[19] Promoted to General of brigade 23 September., to replace General Bonamy who was taken prisoner.  New Colonel, Ramand, was appointed 12 October. 

[20] Promoted to General of Brigade 8 October.

[21] Killed 24 October at Malo-Jaroslavetz

[22] Promoted to General of Brigade 8 October, died 29 December 1812.  By the same decree Pelet was appointed new Colonel

[23] Promoted to General of brigade 21 September.

[24] Temporarily commanded division replacing General Compans, for the period 7 September – 9 October.

[25] Original commander, Colonel Lannier was wounded on 26 July at Ostrovno and evacuated towards the depot.

[26] Commandant Legion of Honor 26 August.

[27] Original commander, General Brun was appointed a garrison commander first at Pillay, then Grodno.

[28] Officer of Legion of Honor in Moscow; he died of wounds at Kovno, 10 December.

 

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