Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

EIGHTH BOOK.

_____

YEAR 1808.

___

CHAPTER II.

COMPOSITION AND NUMERICAL OF THE GUARD IN 1808.

Staff and administration

78

Infantry.

Grenadiers (Old Guard)

1 regiment

2,000

 

Chasseurs      idem.

2 regiments

2,160

 

Veterans        idem.

1 company

200

 

Sailors           idem.

1 battalion

806

 

Fusilier-Grenadiers (Young Guard)

1 regiment

1,920

 

Fusilier-Chasseurs         idem.

1 regiment

1,920

 
   

9,006

9,006

Cavalry.

Grenadiers

1 regiment

968

 

Vélites grenadiers

2 squadrons

342

 

Chasseurs

1 regiment

968

 

Vélites chasseurs

2 squadrons

342

 

Mamelucks

1 company

102

 

Elite gendarmes

1 legion

456

 

Dragoons

1 regiment

968

 

Vélites dragoons

1 squadron

226

 

Polish Lancers

1 regiment

968

 
   

5,340

5,340

Artillery.   1 foot regt, 1 horse regt.

 

948

                          Hospital of the Guard

 

20

   

Total

15,392*

*as listed in St. Hilaire, numbers total 15,314 (gmg)

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2005

 

Organization Index | More on St. Hilaire's "History of the Imperial Guard ]



Search the Series

© Copyright 1995-2012, The Napoleon Series, All Rights Reserved.

Top | Home ]