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1er Regiment

2e Regiment

2e Regiment (Suisse)

3e Regiment

4e Regiment

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Regiments d'Infanterie Etrangers and the Colonels who led them during the period 1804-1815

By Tony Broughton, FINS

1er Regiment d’Infanterie

Regimental History

1805: Created, Regiment de La Tour d’Auvergne
1811: Renamed, 1er Regiment  Etrangers

Colonels-en-Premier and Colonels-en-Second

1805: La Tour d’Auvergne (Godefroy-Maurice-Marie-Joseph Prince de) – Colonel en Premier
1809: Drummond (Louis-Pierre Milcolombe) – Colonel en Premier
1811: Danlion (Jean-Baptiste) – Colonel en Second and Colonel en Premier in 1812
1813: Drummond (Louis-Pierre Milcolombe) – Colonel en Premier

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

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment Etrangers

None

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment Etrangers during the period 1804 - 1815.

Officers killed: One
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Thirty-three

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

1807: Calabre
1809: Pan-Marco-de-la Catola
1811: Scylla
1813: Brixau, Ferrare, Saint-Marco, and Saint-Michel
1814: Mincio

2e Régiment d’Infanterie

Regimental History

1805: Created, Regiment d’Isembourg
1811: 2e Regiment Etrangers

Colonels-en-Premier and Colonels-en-Second

1805: Isembourg (Charles-Frederic-Louis-Maurice Prince d’)
1807: O’Meara (Guillaume)
1808: Stieler de Landoville (Phillipe-Jacques) – Colonel en Premier
1811: Barre (Jean-Etienne) – Colonel en Second
1812: Meijer (Adrien-Francois) – Colonel en Second and Colonel en Premier in 1813
1813: Bentzel (Godefroy-Marsilien-Ignace-Jean von) – Colonel en Second

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

Isembourg, (Charles-Frederic-Louis-Maurice Prince d’)

Born : 29 June 1766
Colonel : 1 November 1805
General-de-Brigade : 12 December 1806
Died: 21 March 1820

O’Meara, (Guillaume)

Born: 1 November 1764
Colonel: 6 January 1807
General-de-Brigade: 13 July 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 18 July 1809
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 11 January 1828

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment Etrangers

None

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment Etrangers during the period 1805 - 1814

Officers killed: Ten
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Twenty-two

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

1807: Calabre
1808: Capri
1809: Mitoya
1810: Otrante, Carascal, Lerida, and Viterbe
1811: Castelmare
1812: Gaete
1813: Marinella and Muhlbach

2e Regiment d’Infanterie (Suisse)

Regimental History

1815: Created
1815: Disbanded

Colonel

Stoffel, (Augustin-Eugene)

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment (Suisse) Etrangers during the period 1815

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

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

1815: Wavre

3e Regiment d’Infanterie

Regimental History

1806 : Created, 3e Regiment d’Infanterie
1814 : Disbanded

Colonels-en-Premier and Colonels-en-Second

1806: May (Rodolphe-Beat-Louis de) – Colonel-en-Premier
1806: Thomasset (Frederic-Georges) – Colonel-en-Second

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

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie

None

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie during the period 1806 - 1814

Officers killed: Thirty-five
Officers died of wounds: Four
Officers wounded: Thirty-eight

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

1808: Jaen, Baylen, and Cara-de-Deu
1809: Tuy and Oporto
1810: Cadiz, Leon, Pueblo, and Sanabria
1812: Drissa, Polotsk, Lepel, Beresina, and Wilna
1814: Besacon

4e Regiment d’Infanterie

Regimental History

1806: Created, 4e Regiment d’Infanterie
1814: Disbanded

Colonels-en-Premier and Colonels-en-Second

1806: Perrier (Francois-Dominique) – Colonel-en-Premier
1806: Freuler (Josse-Fridolin-Jacques-Antoine-Felix-Seraphin-Stanislas) – Colonel-en-Second
1810: Affry ( Charles-Phillipe d’) – Colonel-en-Premier

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

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 4e Regiment d’Infanterie

None

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 4e Regiment d’Infanterie during the period 1806 - 1814

Officers killed: Forty-seven
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Sixty-nine

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

1807: Heilsberg and Friedland
1808: Lisbonne, Alcolea, Obidos, Rolicia, and Vimeiro
1809: Chaves, Tuy, and Oporto
1810: Vallavoid
1811: Magas
1812: Zoa, Llanguez, Polotsk, Beresina, Borisow, Cedano, Wilna, and Kowno
1813: Delfzyl
1814: Bescanon

Batailllon de Neuchatel

Regimental History

1807: Created, Batailllon de Neuchatel
1814: Disbanded

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1807 : Bosset (Jean-Henri de)
1812 : Gorgier (de)

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

Chefs-de-Bataillon killed and wounded whilst serving with the Batailllon de Neuchatel

Chef-de-Bataillon Bosset – wounded 17 November 1811
Chef-de-Bataillon Gorgier – wounded 15 November 1812

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the Batailllon de Neuchatel during the period 1807 - 1814

Officers killed: Three
Officers died of wounds: One
Officers wounded: Sixteen

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

1809: Wagram
1811: St-Evangi-del-Alto, Santivanes, and Alcoa-Fuente
1812: La Moskowa and Krasnoe
1813: Leipzig and Hanau
1814: Paris

Bataillon de Valaisan

Regimental History

1807: Created, Batailllon de Valais
1811: Disbanded and incorporated into the 11e Regiment d’Infanterie Legere

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1807: Bons (Louis de)
1811: Blanc (Pierre-Joseph)

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

Chefs-de-Bataillon killed and wounded whilst serving with the Batailllon de Valaisan

Chef-de-Bataillon Bons – wounded 18 August 1808
Chef-de-Bataillon Blanc – wounded 16 August 1808 and 11 April 1809

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the Batailllon de Valaisan during the period 1807 - 1811

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

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

1808: Girone
1809: Bascara
1810: Jonquiere

Bibliography

Fieffe, E. Histoire des Troupes Etranger au service de France  Paris; 1854. 2 Vols

Martinien A. Tableaux par Corps et par Batailles des Officiers tues et blesse pendant les guerres de l'Empire 1805-1815 Paris; 1899.

Mullie M.C. Biographie des Celebrites militaires des Armes de Terre et de Mer
2 Vols Paris; 1851.

Quintin D. and B. Dictionnaire des Colonels de Napoleon Paris; 1996.

Six G. Dictionnaire Biographique des Generaux et Amiraux Francais de la Revolution et de l'Empire 1792-1814 Paris; 1934.

 

 

 

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