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

Genie de la Garde Imperiale

By Tony Broughton, FINS

 

Regimental History

1804: Created, Genie de la Garde des Consuls
1811: Genie de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded
1815: Genie de la Garde Imperiale

Colonels:

1810: Kirgener (Francois-Joseph)
1813: Haxo (Francois-Nocolas)

Majors

1803: Boissonnet (Andre-Barthelemy)

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

Kirgener, (Francois-Joseph)

Born: 8 October 1766
Chef-de-Brigade: 21 October 1800
Colonel: 10 January 1810 (Genie de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 25 December 1805
General-de-Division: 13 March 1813
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 26 May 1807
Baron of the Empire: 5 October 1808
Died: 22 May 1813

Haxo, (Francois-Nocolas)

Born: 24 June 1774
Colonel: 2 March 1809
Colonel: 14 June 1813 (Genie de la Garde Imperiale)
Commandant Genie de la Garde Imperiale:  11 June 1815
General-de-Brigade: 23 June 1810
General-de-Division: 5 December 1812
Baron of the Empire: 13 March 1811
Died: 25 June 1838

Boissonnet, (Andre-Barthelemy)

Born: 22 August 1765
Major: 2 April 1803 (Genie de le Garde des Consuls)
Major: 8 February 1812 (Genie de la Garde Imperiale)
Major:  19 April 1815 (Genie de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 14 September 1813
Died: 26 May 1839 

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

Kirgener – wounded 16 July 1796 and killed 22 May 1813
Haxo – wounded 30 August 1813
Boissonnet – received no wounds

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Genie de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1808 – 1815

No available information

Regimental War Record (battles and combats in which officers were killed or wounded)

No available information

Bibliography

Fallou L. Le Garde Imperiale (1804-1815) Paris; 1901.           
Fieffe E. Napoléon 1er et la Garde Imperiale Paris; 1859.
Fieffe E. Histoire des Troupes Etranger au service de France  Paris; 1854. 2 Vols
Lachouque H. Napoléon et la Garde Imperiale
Quintin D. and B. Dictionnaire des Colonels de Napoléon  Paris; 1996.
Sainte-Hilaire Emile-Marco de.  Histoire anecdotique,politique et militaire de la Garde Imperiale  Paris; 1847.
Six G. Dictionnaire Biographique des Généraux et Amiraux Français de la Révolution et de l’Empire 1792-1814  Paris; 1934. 2 Vols
Martinien A. Tableaux par Corps et par Batailles des officiers tues et blesses pendant les guerres de l’Empire  Paris; 1899. 2 Vols          
Mullie C. Biographies des Celebrites Militaire des Armées de terre et de mer de 1789-1850  Paris; 1851. 2 Vols

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2003

 

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