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1er Bataillon Etrangers

2e Bataillon Etrangers

3e Bataillon Etrangers

4e Bataillon Etrangers

Regiment d'Illyrie

Tirailleurs du Po

Legion du Midi

Regiment de Westphalie

Legion Hanovrienne

Regiment d'Infanterie Albanaise

Bataillon Septinsulaire

Chasseurs-a-Cheval Septinsulaire

Artillerie Septinsulaire

Pionniers Noirs

Bibliography

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

By Tony Broughton, FINS

1er Bataillon Etranger

1802: Created, 1er Bataillon Etrangers
1813: Disbanded

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1802: Etienne(Joseph-Thierry)- with the rank of Capitaine
1809: Foullon de Doue (?)
1812: Poncelet (?)
1813: Pacaud (?)

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

Chefs-de-Bataillon killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Bataillon Etrangers

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Bataillon Etrangers during the period 1802 -1813

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

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

1813: Helder

2e Bataillon Etrangers

1802: Created, 2e Bataillon Etranger
1813: Disbanded

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1802: Wimpffen (Felix-Victor-Emmanuel-Charles)
1809: Martin (Edouard)
1813: Berard (?)

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

Chefs-de-Bataillon killed and wounded while serving with the 2e Bataillon Etrangers

No available information

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the  2e Bataillon Etrangers during the period 1802 -1813

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

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

1809: Ile de la Pianosa
1813: Porto-d’Anzo and Sante-Marinella

3e Bataillon Etrangers

1809: Created, 3e Bataillon Etrangers
1813: Disbanded

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1811: Drujon (?)
1812: Salles (?)
Chef de Batailon Salles: killed 14 December 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 3e Bataillon Etrangers during the period 1802 -1813

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

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

1813: Ile d’Elbe and Livourne

4e Bataillon Etranger

1810 : Created, 4e Bataillon Etranger

No available information on this bataillon

Regiment d’Illyrie

1810: Created, Regiment d’Illyrie
1813: Disbanded

Colonels

1811: Schmitz (Nicolas)
1813: Muller (Jean)

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

Schmitz, (Nicolas)

Born: 11 April 1768
Colonel: 2 March 1811
General-de-Brigade: 16 June 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 7 November 1804
Died: 8 January 1851

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the Regiment d’Illyrie

Colonel Schmitz: wounded 19 November 1812

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Regiment d’Illyrie during the period 1811-1813

Officers killed: Twenty eight
Officers died of wounds: Nine
Officers wounded: Forty three

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

1812: Ostrowno, Krasnoe, Smorgny, Wilna and Kowno
1813: Juterbock, Leipzig and Hanau

Bataillon de Tirailleurs du Po

Bataillon History

1803: Created, Bataillon de Tirailleurs du Po
1811: Incorporated into the 11e Regiment d’Infanterie Legere

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1803: Borghese (Jean-Dominique)
1804: Cattaneo (Bernard-Louis)
1805: Brun-Cussan (?)
1805: Hulot (Etienne)
1807: Chenaud (?)
1809: Gassa (?)
1809: Falquieres (?)
1809: Mano (?)

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

Cattaneo, (Bernard-Louis)

Born: 7 March 1769
Chef de Bataillon: 23 January 1804
Lieutenant-General: 15 September 1812
Died: 14 June 1832

Hulot, (Etienne)

Born: 15 February 1774
Chef de Bataillon: 1 November 1805
General-de-Brigade: 9 August 1812
Baron of the Empire: 14 June 1812
Died: 13 September 1850

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the Bataillon de Tirailleurs du Po

Chef de Bataillon Hulot: wounded 2 December 1805
Chef de Bataillon Gassa  - killed 5 July 1809
Chef de Bataillon Falquieres – wounded 5 July 1809 died 6 July 1809

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Bataillon de Tirailleurs du Po during the period 1803 - 1811

Officers killed: Ten
Officers died of wounds: Four
Officers wounded: Twenty eight

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

1805: Holabrunn and Austerlitz
1807: Heilsberg
1809: Herttingen, Reid, Ebersberg, Essling and Wagram

Legion du Midi

Legion History

1803: Created, 1er Legion Pietmontaise
1804: Renamed, Legion du Midi
1811: Disbanded

Colonels

1803: Chevillard de Mariloz (Joseph-Louis-Victor)
1807: Maransin (Jean-Pierre)

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

Maransin, (Jean-Pierre)

Born: 20 March 1770
Colonel: 27 January 1807
General-de-Brigade: 8 November 1808
General-de-Division: 30 May 1813
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 15 December 1814
Baron of the Empire: 23 June 1810
Died: 16 May 1828

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the Legion du Midi

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Legion du Midi during the period 1803 - 1811

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

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

1808: Beja
1809: Corogne
1810: Busaco
1811: Fuentes-d’Onoro

Regiment de Westphalie

Regimental History

1806: Created, Regiment de Westphalie
1809: Reduced to one bataillon
1810: Disbanded and incorporated into the Legion Hanoverien

Colonel

1806: Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Charles-Antoine-Frederic-Meinrad-Fidele Prince de)
1808: Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Frederick-Herman-Othon Prince de)

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Regiment de Westphalie during the period 1806 - 1810

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

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

Legion Hanovrienne

Legion History

1803: Created, Legion Hanovrienne (Infanterie)
1804: Created, Legion Hanovrienne (Cavalerie)
1811: Disbanded

Colonels

1804: Striffler (Louis-Cyriac) Infanterie
1811: Hohenzollern-Hechingen (?) Infanterie
1804: Evers (Charles-Joseph) Cavalerie

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

Evers, (Charles-Joseph)

Born: 8 March 1773
Colonel: 14 May 1804
General-de-Brigade: 31 March 1812
Died: 9 August 1819

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the Legion Hanovrienne

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Legion Hanovrienne (Infanterie) during the period 1803 - 1811

Officers killed: Six
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Twenty-one

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Legion Hanovrienne (Cavalerie) during the period 1804 - 1811

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

Legion History (battles and combats in which officers were killed or wounded) Infanterie

1809: Benavente, Braga, Oporto, and Zamora
1810: Cuidad-Rodrigo and Busaco
1811: Fuentes-d’Onoro

Legion History (battles and combats in which officers were killed or wounded) Cavalerie

1806: Civitella-del-Tronto and Itri
1808: Turianson
1809: Corogne, Astorga, Braga, Sabugal, and Coimbre
1810: Rocca, Badajoz, and Ciudad-Rodrigo
1811 : Villadrigo

Regiment Albanaise

Regimental History

1807: Created, Regiment Albanaise
1814: Disbanded

Colonels

1807: Minot (Jean-Louis-Toussaint)
1814: Mialet (?) – Major

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

Minot, (Jean-Louis-Toussaint)

Born: 29 March 1772
Colonel: 15 November 1807
General-de-Brigade: 31 July 1813
Died: 8 February 1837

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the Regiment Albanaise

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Regiment Albanaise during the period 1807 - 1814

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

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

1809: Coron
1810: Corfou
1812: Corfou

Bataillon Septinsulaire

Bataillon History

1808: Created, Bataillon Septinsulaire
1813: Disbanded

Chef-de-Bataillon

1808: Lorenzo (Pieri)
1811: Garzonis (?)

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the during the period 1808 - 1813

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

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

1809: Corfou
1810: Corfou and Sainte-Maure
1811: Corfou
1812: Corfou
1813: Corfou

Chasseurs-à-Cheval Septinsulaire

Bataillon History

1807: Created, Chasseurs-à-Cheval Septinsulaire
1814: Disbanded

Chef d’Escadron

1807: Lastour (?)

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Chasseurs-à-Cheval Septinsulaire during the period 1807 - 1814

Officers killed: No available information
Officers died of wounds: No available information
Officers wounded: No available information

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

No available information

Artillerie Septinsulaire

Bataillon History

1803: Created, Artillerie Septinsulaire
1814: Disbanded

Commander

1803: Capitaine Burnand

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Artillerie Septinsulaire during the period 1808 - 1814

Officers killed: No available information
Officers died of wounds: No available information
Officers wounded: No available information

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

No available information

Bataillon de pionniers noirs 

Bataillon History

1803 : Created, Bataillon de pionniers blancs 
1806 : Transfered to Neapolitan service

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1803: Damingue (Joseph)
1805: Guiard (Jean-Remi)

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Bataillon de pionniers noirs during the period 1803 - 1806

Officers killed: One
Officers died of wounds: Two
Officers wounded: Ten

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

1805: Fiume
1806: Gaete


Bibliography

Charavay J. and N. Les Generaux morts pour la Patrie 1792-1815 Paris; 1893 Vol one and 1908 Vol two.

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.

Pascal A. Histoire de l’Armee Paris; 1848, 4 Vols.

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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