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1er Regiment de Voltigeurs

2e Regiment de Voltigeurs

3e Regiment de Voltigeurs

4e Regiment de Voltigeurs

5e Regiment de Voltigeurs

6e Regiment de Voltigeurs

7e Regiment de Voltigeurs

8e Regiment de Voltigeurs

9e Regiment de Voltigeurs

10e Regiment de Voltigeurs

11e Regiment de Voltigeurs

12e Regiment de Voltigeurs

13e Regiment de Voltigeurs

14e Regiment de Voltigeurs

15e Regiment de Voltigeurs

16e Regiment de Voltigeurs

Bibliography

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 – 1815

The Infantry Regiments Part Four: Regiments de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

By Tony Broughton, FINS


1er Regiments de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1809: Created,1er Regiment de Tirailleurs-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale
1810: Renamed, 1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Major-Colonels, Colonel-Majors, and Majors

1809: Boyer de Rebeval (Joseph)
1809: Rosey (Francois)
1810: Mallet (Antoine-Jean-Laurent)
1813: Jamin (Jean-Baptiste)
1813: Jouan (Jacques-Casimir)
1813: Contamine (Auguste de)
1815: Secretan (Antione-Joseph)

Three of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Boyer de Rebeval, (Joseph)

Born: 20 April 1768
Major: 1 May 1806 (Velites de la Garde Imperiale)
Major-Colonel: 28 March 1807 (Fusiliers-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel-Major: 25 January 1808 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 5 June 1809
General-de-Division: 20 November 1813
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 21 September 1809
Baron of the Empire: 15 January 1809
Died: 5 March 1822

Rosey, (Francois)

Born: 20 February 1775
Major: 29 May 1809 (2e Regiment de Tirailleurs-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 5 June 1809 (1er Regiment de Tirailleurs-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 30 December 1810 ( 1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 24 June 1811 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 June 1809
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 1 January 1813

Mallet, (Antoine-Jean-Laurent)

Born: 14 August 1773
Major: 24 June 1811 (1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 21 December 1813 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 25 April 1812
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 27 February 1814
Jamin, (Jean-Baptiste)
Born: 20 May 1772
Colonel: 10 November 1807 (24e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 24 January 1813 (1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 27 April 1813
Baron of the Empire: 26 April 1811
Died: 30 January 1848

Jouan, (Jacques-Casimir)

Born: 4 March 1767
Major: 28 March 1813 (7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel-Major: 26 May 1813 (1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 1 October 1813
Died: 7 March 1847

Contamine, (Auguste)

Born: 11 July 1771
Major: 30 August 1813 (1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 13 April 1815 (6e Regiment de Tirailleurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 28 November 1813
Died: 16 November 1842
Secretan, (Antione-Joseph)
Born: 25 February 1773
Major: 6 April 1813 (8e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 13 April 1815 (1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Comander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 September 1813
Baron of the Empire: 16 August 1813
Died: 11 January 1837

Senior officers who served with the 1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Boyer de Rebeval – wounded 16 March 1797, 7 September 1812, and 7 March 1814
Rosey – wounded 21 April 1799
Mallet – wounded 8 February 1807, 17 November 1812, 11 February 1814, and died of wounds 27 February 1814
Jamin – wounded 7 April 180, 25 December 1800, 9 February 1807, and 2 May 1813
Jouan – wounded 20 September 1792, 3 December 1800, 14 October 1806, 6 July 1809, and 26 August 1813
Contamine – wounded February 1796, 2 May 1813, and 29 January 1814
Secretan – wounded 22 May 1809, 26 August 1813, and 30 March 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1809 - 1815

Officers killed: Fifteen
Officers died of wounds: Five
Officers wounded: Seventy-three

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1809: Essling and Wagram
1812: Smolensk and Krasnoe
1813: Lutzen, Dresde, and Leipzig
1814: Epinal, Brienne, and Craonne
1815: Liny and Waterloo

2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1809: Created, 2e Regiment de Tirailleurs-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale
1810: 2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Majors

1809: Rosey (Francois)
1809: Deshayes (Jean-Baptiste-Joseph)
1813: Schramm (Jean-Paul-Adam)
1813: Marchal (Nicolas)
1815: Suisse de Sainte-Clair (Claude)

One of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Rosey, (Francois)

Born: 20 February 1775
Major: 29 May 1809 (2e Regiment de Tirailleurs-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 5 June 1809 (1er Regiment de Tirailleurs-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 30 December 1810 ( 1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 24 June 1811 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 June 1809
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 1 January 1813

Deshayes, (Jean-Baptiste-Joseph)

Born: 12 March 1772
Major: 5 June 1809 (2e Regiment de Tirailleurs-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 30 December 1810 (2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 8 April 1813 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 17 May 1813
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 26 August 1813

Schramm, (Jean-Paul-Adam)

Born: 1 December 1789
Major: 14 April 1813
General-de-Brigade: 26 September 1813
Died: 25 February 1884
Marchal, (Nicolas)
Born: 2 September 1770
Colonel: 1 April 1813 (93e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 20 November 1813 (2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 19 May 1815 (7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 19 November 1813
Died: 20 March 1850

Suisse de Sainte-Claire, (Claude)

Born: 4 August 1773
Major: 8 April 1813 (12e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 1813 (10e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 1 October 1814 (41e regiment d’infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 13 April 1815 (2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 September 1813
Baron of the Empire: 16 August 1813
Died: 21 September 1824
Senior officers who served with the 2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la

Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Rosey – wounded 21 April 1799
Deshayes – wounded 29 April 1794, 10 June 1807, 14 June 1807 and killed 26 August 1813
Schramm – wounded 10 June 1807, 2 May 1813 and 29 October 1813
Marchal – wounded 29 December 1793, 2 October 1794, 14 July 1807, 6 July 1809, 7 September 1812 and 16 October 1813
Suisse de Sainte-Claire – wounded 22 November 1796, 23 June 1800 and 30 March 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1809 - 1815

Officers killed: Six
Officers died of wounds: Five
Officers wounded: Forty-three

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1811: Oyon
1812: Luzzara
1813: Lutzen, Dresde, and Leipzig
1814: Epinal, Brienne, Craonne, and Paris

3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1809: Created, 1er Regiment de Consrits-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale
1810: Renamed, 3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Colonel-Majors and Majors

1809: Mouton-Duvernet (Regis-Barthelemy)
1810: Vrigny (Pierre-Francois)
1811: Cambronne (Pierre-Jaques-Etienne)
1813: Hurel (Francois-Alexandre)
1815: Hurel (Francois-Alexandre)

Two of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Mouton-Duvernet, (Regis-Barthelemy)

Born : 3 March 1770
Colonel: 10 February 1807 (63e Rigiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major : 5 April 1809 (1er Regiment de Consrits-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major-Colonel : 1 January 1811 (4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 21 July 1811
General-de-Division: 4 August 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 6 April 1812
Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1808
Died: 27 July 1815

Vrigny, (Pierre-Francois)

Born: 26 May 1770
Major: 5 April 1809 (2e Regiment de Concrits-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 1810 (1er  Regiment de Concrits-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 30 December 1810 (3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 7 September 1811 (Regiment de Fusiliers-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 5 January 1813

Cambronne, (Pierre-Jaques-Etienne)

Born: 26 December 1770
Colonel-Major: 6 August 1811 (3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel-Major: 14 September 1813 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel-Major: 20 November 1813 (1er Regiment Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
Major-Colonel: 13 April 1815 (1er Regiment Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 20 November 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 16 January 1807
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 6 April 1813
Grand Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 1 April 1815
Baron of the Empire: 4 June 1810
Count of the Empire: 2 June 1815
Died: 29 January 1842

Hurel, (Francois-Alexandre)

Born: 5 June 1774
Major: 14 September 1813 (3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 3 November 1814 (Regiment d’Infanterie Legere de la Rein)
Major: 13 April 1815 (3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 16 March 1813
Baron of the Empire: 28 November 1813
Died: 6 May 1847

Senior officers who served with the 3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Mouton-Duvernet – wounded 16 November 1796 and killed 27 July 1815 (executed)
Vrigny – wounded 28 September 1799
Cambronne – wounded 27 February 1814, 6 March 1814, and 18 June 1815
Hurel – wounded 21 March 1801, 26 December 1806, and 30 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1809 - 1815

Officers killed: Eleven
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Forty-one

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1810: Salinas-de-Anana
1812: Acedo and Segura
1813: Lutzen, Wurschen, Dresde, Leipzig, and Francfort
1814: La Rothiere, Craonne, Laon, and Fere-Champenoise
1815: Waterloo

4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1809: Created, 3e Regiment de Conscrit-Chasseurs
1810: Renamed, 4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Major-Colonels, Colonel-Majors, and Majors

1809: Vrigny (Pierre-Francois)
1810: Mouton-Duvernet (Regis-Barthelemy)
1811: Nagle (Thomas-Patrice)
1813: Esteve (Jean-Baptiste)
1813: Marguet (Jean-Joseph)
1813: Boucher (Pierre)
1815: Teisseire (Jean-Francois)

Four of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Vrigny, (Pierre-Francois)

Born: 26 May 1770
Major: 5 April 1809 (2e Regiment de Concrits-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 1810 (1er  Regiment de Concrits-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 30 December 1810 (3e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 7 September 1811 (Regiment de Fusiliers-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 5 January 1813

Mouton-Duvernet, (Regis-Barthelemy)

Born : 3 March 1770
Colonel: 10 February 1807 (63e Rigiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major : 5 April 1809 (1er Regiment de Consrits-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major-Colonel : 1 January 1811 (4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 21 July 1811
General-de-Division: 4 August 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 6 April 1812
Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1808
Died: 27 July 1815

Nagle, (Thomas-Patrice)

Born: 16 March 1771
Colonel: 28 March 1808 (92e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel-Major: 6 August 1811 (4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 11 October 1812
Baron of the Empire: 22 October 1810
Died: 9 November 1822

Esteve, (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 2 January 1768
Colonel: 1 November 1810 (118e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel-Major: 24 January 1813 (4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 23 July 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 12 April 1813
Died: 14 February 1837

Marguet, (Jean-Joseph)

Born: 13 January 1773
Colonel: 1 November 1811 ( 110e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel-Major: 23 July 1813 (4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 14 September 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 23 November 1813
Baron of the Empire: 16 August 1813
Died: 1 February 1814 (killed at La Rothiere)

Boucher, (Pierre)

Born: 14 February 1772
Major: 14 September 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 June 1809
Baron of the Empire: 11 November 1813
Died: 21 August 1831

Teisseire, (Jean-Francois)

Born: 4 October 1773
Major: 3 January 1814 (Regiment de Flanqueurs Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 13 April 1815 (4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 16 March 1813
Baron of the Empire: 28 November 1813
Died: 19 February 1819

Senior officers who served with the 4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Vrigny – wounded 28 September 1799
Mouton-Duvernet – wounded 16 November 1796 and killed 27 July 1815 (executed)
Nagle – wounded 16 April 1809 and 6 July 1809
Esteve – wounded January 1795, 30 March 1802, and 22 July 1812
Marguet – wounded 19 March 1797 and killed 1 February 1814
Boucher – wounded 4 January 1797
Teisseire – wounded 14 October 1806 and 11 February 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 4e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1809 - 1815

Officers killed: Three
Officers died of wounds: Five
Officers wounded: Thirty

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1812: Krasnoe, Beresina, Osmiana, and Wilna
1813: Lutzen and Leipzig
1814: Sezanne, Craonne, Laon, and Fere-Champenoise

5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1811: Created, 5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Colonel-Majors and Majors

1811: Sicard (Joseph-Victorien)
1813: Delcambre (Victor-Joseph)
1813: Jacquemard (Nicolas)
1814: Carrier (Louis-Anthelme)
1815: Leclerc (Joseph)

Three of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Sicard, (Joseph-Victorien)

Born: 28 October 1773
Colonel-Major: 24 June 1811 (5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 1 March 1813 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 13 April 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 March 1806
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 21 May 1813

Delcambre, (Victor-Joseph)

Born: 10 March 1770
Colonel: 9 July 1809 (3e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
Colonel-Major: 24 January 1813 (5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 23 July 1813
Baron of the Empire: 4 June 1810
Died: 23 October 1858

Jacquemard, (Nicolas)

Born: 10 February 1771
Colonel: 16 January 1813 (43e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel-Major: 8 April 1813 (9e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel-Major: 6 August 1813 (5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 15 March 1814
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 April 1815
Died: 17 April 1835

Carrier, (Louis-Anthelme)

Born: 30 March 1773
Colonel: 25 March 1811 (Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Napolitain)
Major: 15 March 1814 (5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Died: 31 October 1831
Leclerc, (Joseph)
Born: 21 October 1774
Major: 22 January 1814 (15e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 13 April 1815 (5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 30 August 1813
Died: 2 December 1860

Senior officers who served with the 5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Sicard – wounded 16 November1796 and killed 21 May 1813
Delcambre – wounded 1793 and 28 October 1799
Jacquemard – wounded 29 September 1793
Carrier – wounded 6 February 1799
Leclerc – wounded 26 September 1796, 2 December 1805, 18 October 1813 and 9 March 1814                                                                            

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1811 - 1815

Officers killed: Nine
Officers died of wounds: One
Officers wounded: Forty-four

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1812: Moskowa and Kowno
1813: Dresde, Pirna and Leipzig
1814: Fontaine, Reims, Fere-Champenoise, and Paris

6e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1811: Created, 6e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 6e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Colonel-Majors and Majors

1811: Rousseau (Guillaume-Charles)
1813: Castanie (Jean-Jacques)
1815: de Penguern (Guillaume-Joseph de)

One of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Rousseau, (Guillaume-Charles)

Born: 27 November 1772
Colonel-Major: 18 September 1811 (6e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major-Colonel: 1 March 1813 (Regiment de Fusiliers-Chasseurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 21 December 1813
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 30 August 1813
Baron of the Empire: 19 June 1813
Died: 1 October 1834

Castanie, (Jean-Jacques)

Born: 11 May 1775
Major: 18 January 1813
Commander of the Legiond’Honneur: 28 November 1813
Chevalier of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 17 August 1823

Penguern, (Guillaume-Joseph de)

Born: 26 March 1775
Major: 8 April 1813 (11e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 24 September 1814 (46e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 13 April 1815 (6e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 August 1813
Baron of the Empire: 28 November 1813
Died: 14 January 1823

Senior officers who served with the 6e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Rosseau – wounded 26 June 1799, 25 December 1800, 22 May 1809, 15 September 1811 and 11 January 1814
Castanie – wounded 18 October 1813
Penguern – received no wounds

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 6e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1811 - 1815

Officers killed: Twelve
Officers died of wounds: One
Officers wounded: Forty-three

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1812: Krasnoe, Beresina, and Wilna
1813: Dresde and Leipzig
1814: Brienne, la Rothiere, Fere-Champenoise, and Compiegne

7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1813: Created, 7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
Formed from Regiment de Gardes Nationales de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Colonel-Majors and Majors

1810: Couloumy (Annet-Antoine)
1813: Jouan (Jacques-Casimir)
1813: Galte (Charles-Marie)
1815: Marchal

One of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Couloumy, (Annet-Antoine)

Born: 26 August 1770
Colonel-Major: 20 August 1810
General-de-Brigade: 30 August 1813
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 30 August 1813
Baron of the Empire: 5 December 1811
Died: 29 October 1813

Jouan, (Jacques-Casimir)

Born: 4 March 1767
Major: 28 March 1813 (7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel-Major: 26 May 1813 (1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 1 October 1813
Died: 7 March 1847
Galte, (Charles-Marie)
Born: 8 May 1772
Major: 30 August 1813
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 28 November 1813
Chevalier of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 5 October 1830

Marchal, (Nicolas)

Born: 2 September 1770
Colonel: 1 April 1813 (93e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 20 November 1813 (2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 19 May 1815 (7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 19 November 1813
Died: 20 March 1850

Senior officers who served with the 7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Couloumy – wounded 18 October 1813 and died of wounds 29 October 1813
Jouan – wounded 20 September 1792, 3 December 1800, 14 October 1806, 6 July 1809, and 26 August 1813
Galte – wounded 22 May 1809
Marchal – wounded 29 December 1793, 2 October 1794, 14 July 1807, 6 July 1809, 7 September 1812,, and 16 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 7e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1813 - 1815

Officers killed: Seven
Officers died of wounds: Five
Officers wounded: Thirty-seven

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1812: Aranda
1813: Dresde and Leipzig
1814: Brienne, Craonne, Laon, Fere-Champenoise, and Paris

8e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1813: Created, 8e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 8e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Majors

1813: Secretan (Antione-Joseph)
1813: Varlet (Jean-Marie)
1815: Puis (Henry)

None of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Secretan, (Antione-Joseph)

Born : 25 February 1773
Major: 6 April 1813 (8e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major : 13 April 1815 (1er Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Comander of the Legion d’Honneur : 14 September 1813
Baron of the Empire: 16 August 1813
Died: 11 January 1837

Varlet, (Jean-Marie)

Born: 22 November 1775
Major: 20 November 1813 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 21 December 1813 (8e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 16 March 1813
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 18 October 1858

Puis, (Henry)

Born: 12 June 1774
Major: 19 March 1815
Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur: 21 March 1806
Died: 17 April 1850

Senior officers who served with the 8e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Secretan – wounded 16 November1796 and killed 21 May 1813
Varlet – wounded 26 November 1800, 14 October 1806 and 6 February 1807
Puis – wounded 6 April 1800 and 30 October 1806

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 8e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1813 - 1815

Officers killed: Seven
Officers died of wounds: Four
Officers wounded: Thirty

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1813: Dresde and Leipzig
1814: La Rothiere, Vauchamps, Meaux, Laon, Arcis-sur Aube, and Paris

9e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1813: Created, 9e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded

Colonel-Majors and Majors

1813: Jacquemard (Nicolas)
1813: Henrion (Christophe)
1814: Bougault (Louis-Loup-Etienne-Martin)

Two of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Jacquemard, (Nicolas)

Born: 10 February 1771
Colonel: 16 January 1813 (43e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel-Major: 6 August 1813 (5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 15 March 1814
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 April 1815
Died: 17 April 1835

Henrion, (Christophe)

Born: 4 November 1772
Colonel-Major: 8 April 1813 (9e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel-Major: 23 Auust 1813 (5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 19 May 1815 (4e Regiment Chasseurs a Pied de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 21 December 1813
Baron of the Empire: 24 January 1814
Died: 2 November 1850

Bougault, (Louis-Loup-Etienne-Martin)

Born: 10 November 1768
Colonel: 18 February 1812 (7e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 3 January 1813 (9e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur : 11 January 1812
Baron of the Empire : 20 January 1814
Died : 17 February 1826

Senior officers who served with the 9e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Jacquemard – wounded 29 September 1793
Henrion  - wounded  2 May 1813, 26 August 1813, and 18 June 1815
Bougault – wounded 11 May 1795 and 12 September 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 9e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1813 - 1814

Officers killed: Two
Officers died of wounds: Five
Officers wounded: Fifteen

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1813: Dresde and Leipzig
1814: Vitry, Doulaincourt, and Paris

10e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1813: Created, 10e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded

Major

Suisse de Sainte-Claire, (Claude)

Born: 4 August 1773
Major: 8 April 1813 (12e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 1813 (10e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 1 October 1814 (41e regiment d’infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 13 April 1815 (2e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 September 1813
Baron of the Empire: 16 August 1813
Wounded: 22 November 1796, 23 June 1800 and 30 March 1814
Died: 21 September 1824

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 10e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1813 - 1814

Officers killed:  Five
Officers died of wounds: Two
Officers wounded: Seventeen

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1813: Dresde and Leipzig
1814: Doullens, Laon, and Paris

11e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1813: Created, 11e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded

Major

Penguern, (Guillaume-Joseph de)

Born: 26 March 1775
Major: 8 April 1813 (11e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 24 September 1814 (46e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 13 April 1815 (6e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 August 1813
Baron of the Empire: 28 November 1813
Died: 14 January 1823

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 11e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1813 – 1814

Officers killed: One
Officers died of wounds: Four
Officers wounded: Fifteen

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1813: Dresde and Leipzig
1814: Meaux, Laon, Arcis-sur-Aube, Soissons, and Paris

12e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1813: Created, 12e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded

Major

Gromety, (Jean-Joseph)

Born: 30 September 1773
Colonel: 5 May 1812 (40e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 1813 (12e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 28 November 1813
Died: 30 October 1830

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 12e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1813 - 1814

Officers killed: None
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Nine

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1813: Hanau
1814: Hoogstraten, Durnes, and Paris

13e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1813: Created, 13e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded

Major

Rignon, (Jean-Antoine)

Born: 15 March 1775
Major: 8 April 1813 (13e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 7 August 1814 (47e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel: 25 April 1815 (51e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 June 1809
Baron of the Empire: 22 January 1822
Wounded: 14 June 1800
Died: 18 June 1815 (killed at Waterloo)

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 13e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1813 - 1814

Officers killed: One
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Thirteen

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1813: Breda
1814: Hoogstrten, Durnes, and Paris

14e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1814: Created, 14e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
Formed from Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Royale Espagnol
1814: Disbanded

Colonels

1814: Bouvard (Jean-Louis-Eloi)
1814: Lebre (Antoine)

One of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Bouvard, (Jean-Louis-Eloi)

Born : 1 December 1768
Colonel: 20 July 1812 (Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Napolitaine)
Colonel : 1 February 1814 (14e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade : 17 March 1814
Died : 28 August 1834

Lebre, (Antoine)

Born: 25 November 1772
Major: 1 February 1814 (14e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 17 March 1814 (14e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 17 March 1815
Died: 7 December 1867

Senior officers who served with the 14e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Bouvard – wounded 31 August 1813
Lebre – wounded 4 October 1799

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 14e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1814

Officers killed: Four
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Twenty-five

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1814: Craonne and Fere-Champenoise

15e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1814: Created, 15e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded

Major

Leclerc, (Joseph)

Born: 21 October 1774
Major: 22 January 1814 (15e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 13 April 1815 (5e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 30 August 1813
Wounded: 26 September 1796, 2 December 1805, 18 October 1813 and 9 March 1814
Died: 2 December 1860

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 15e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1814

Officers killed: None
Officers died of wounds: One
Officers wounded: Eight

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1814: Bar-sur-Seine, Meaux, Laon, and Paris

16e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1814: Created, 16e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded

Major

Vernier, (Jean-Honore)

Born: 7 January 1770
Colonel: 9 August 1813 (23e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne)
Major: 22 January 1814 (16e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 27 July 1809
Baron of the Empire: 19 November 1813
Wounded: 14 June 1809 and 30 March 1814
Died: 11 April 1831

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 16e Regiment de Voltigeurs de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1814

Officers killed: One
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Ten

Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed and wounded)

1814: Brienne, Laon, and Paris

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Lachouque, H. Napoléon et la Garde Imperiale
Martinien A. Tableaux par Corps et par Batailles des officiers tues et blesses pendant les guerres de l’Empire; Paris 1899, 2 Vols.     
Mir, J.P. La Garde Imperiale et la campagne de 1814; 2002.      
Mullie C. Biographies des Celebrites Militaire des Armees de terre et de mer de 1789-1850; Paris 1851, 2 Vols.
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