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1er Legion du Nord

2e Legion du Nord

Legion de la Vistule

1er Regiment d’Infanterie de Legion Polacco-Italienne

2e Regiment d’Infanterie de Legion Polacco-Italienne

3e Regiment d’Infanterie de Legion Polacco-Italienne

Regiment de Cavalerie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne

1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistula

2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistula

3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistula

4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistula

Regiment d‘Infanterie de la Vistula

1er Regiment de Lanciers Vistula

2e Regiment de Lanciers Vistula

Bibliography

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

By Tony Broughton, FINS

1er Legion du Nord

Regimental History

1806: Created, 1er Legion du Nord
1807: Transferred to the service of King of Saxony

Commander

Zayonchek, (Joseph)

Born: 1 November 1762
Colonel: March 1786 (Reiment polonaise de Bulawa)
General-Major: 29 May 1792
Lieutenat-General: August 1792
General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1797 (In the service of France)
General-de-Division: 16 May 1802
Commander of the 1er Legion du Nord: 28 September 1806
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 18 July 1826

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Legion du Nord during the period 1806 - 1807

Officers killed: Five
Officers died of wounds: Two
Officers wounded: Twenty-one

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

1807: Dischau, Stargard, Thorn, Dantzig, and Heilsberg

2e Legion du Nord

Regimental History

1806: Created, 2e Legion du Nord
1807: Disbanded

Commander

Wolodkowicz, (Henry de)

Born: ?
General-de-Brigade: 1799
General-de-Brigade: 23 September 1807 (In the service of France)
Commander of the 2e Legion du Nord: 23 September 1806
Died: 20 August 1836

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Legion du Midi during the period 1806 - 1807

Officers killed: None
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: None
Regimental History (battles and combats in which officers were killed or wounded)
None

Legion de la Vistule

1808: Created, Legion de la Vistule formed from the Legion Polacco-Italienne which was created in 1807 and consisted of three Infantry Regiments and one Regiment of Cavalry. The overall commander being:

Grabinski, (Joseph)

Born: 1771
Colonel: 10 December 1801 (1er Demi-Brigade)
General-de-Brigade: 25 March 1807
Commander Legion Pollcco-Italienne: 10 May 1808

1er Regiment d’Infanterie de Legion Polacco-Italienne

Regimental History 

1807 : Created, 1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne
1808 : Transformed into the 1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Colonels

Chlopicki de Necznia, (Gregoire-Joseph)

Born: 19 May 1768
Colonel: 11 June 1807 (1er Regiment de la Legion Pollcco-Italienne)
General-de-Brigade: 18 July 1809
Died: 21 September 1854

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne during the period 1807 - 1808

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

Regimental History (battles and combats)

No available information

2e Regiment d’Infanterie de Legion Polacco-Italienne

Regimental History

1807 : Created, 2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne
1808 : Transformed into the 2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Colonels

1807 : Biatowieyski (Simon)

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule during the period 1807 - 1808

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

Regimental History (battles and combats)

No available information

3e Regiment d’Infanterie de Legion Polacco-Italienne

Regimental History

1807 : Created, 3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne
1808 : Transformed into the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Colonels

1807 : Swiderski (Pierre)

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne during the period 1807 - 1808

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

Regimental History (battles and combats)

No available information

Regiment de Cavalerie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne

Regimental History

1807 : Created, Regiment de Cavalerie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne
1808 : Transformed into the 1er Regiment de Vistule Lanciers

Colonels

1807 : Rozniecki (Alexander)
1807 : Konopka (Jean)

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

Konopka, (Jean)

Born: 27 December 1777
Colonel: 15 July 1807 (Regiment de Cavalerie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne)
Colonel-Major: 27 January 1812 (1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde)
Colonel: 5 July 1812 (3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 11 December 1808
Died: ?

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the Regiment de Cavalerie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne during the period 1807 - 1808

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

Regimental History (battles and combats)

No available information

1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Regimental History

1808: Created, 1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule
1813: Disbanded

Colonels

1808: Chlopicki de Necznia (Gregoire-Joseph)
1809: Kosinowski (Nicolas-Alexandre)
1811: Fondzielcki (Paul)
1812: Kosinowski (Nicolas-Alexandre)

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

Chlopicki de Necznia, (Gregoire-Joseph)

Born: 19 May 1768
Colonel: 11 June 1807 (1er Regiment de la Legion Pollcco-Italienne)
Colonel: 1808 (1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule)
General-de-Brigade: 18 July 1809
Died: 21 September 1854

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Colonel Chlopicki: wounded 4 August 1808
Colonel Kosinowski: wounded 23 November 1808 and 28 November 1812

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule during the period 1807 - 1813

Officers killed: Twelve
Officers died of wounds: Seven
Officers wounded: Sixty three

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

1806: Ste-Euphemie, Mangona, and Codron
1807: Salzbrunn
1808: Saragosse, Tudela, and Tavenca
1809: Saragosse, Alcanitz, Maria, Belchite, and Stella
1810: Villet-Checa
1811: Gratalope, Fairet, Tarragonem and Sagonte
1812: Valence, Mojaisk, Voronow, Beresinam and Wilna

2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Regimental History

1808: Created, 2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule
1813: Disbanded

Colonels

1808: Biatowieyski (Simon)
1808: Kosinowski (Nicolas-Alexandre)
1809: Michalowski ( ?)
1812: Chlusowicz (Joseph)
1812: Malezewski ( ?)

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

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

None

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule during the period 1808 - 1813

Officers killed: Ten
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Forty-three

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

1808: Saragosse and Tudela
1809: Saragosse and Stella
1810: Tortose, Orpisa, and Fuente-Santa
1811: Azuara
1812: Valence, Woronowo, Beresina, Wilna, and Kowno
1813: Wittenberg

3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Regimental History

1807: Created, 3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule
1813: Disbanded

Colonels

1807: Swiderski (Pierre)
1809: Estko (Sixte d’)
1812; Kosinski (Michel)
1812: Fondzielcki (Paul)

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

Estko, (Sixte d’)

Born: 4 March 1776
Colonel: 12 July 1808
General-de-Brigade: 11 July 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 1811
Died: 30 October 1813 (of wounds received on the 18 October 1813)

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Colonel Fondzielski: wounded 18/11/1812  and died of wounds 5 February 1813

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule during the period 1807 - 1813

Officers killed: Sixteen
Officers died of wounds: Four
Officers wounded: Thirty-seven

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

1808: Saragosse
1809: Saragosse, Alcanitz, and Estella
1810: Alminia, Taracon, Aiguillon, Epila, Tortose, and Lerida
1811: Tarragone and Valence
1812: Valence, Pampelune, Krasnoe, Beresina, Smorgony, and Wilna

4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule

Regimental History

1810 : Created, 4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule
1813 : Disbanded

Colonel

Estko, (Sixte d’)

Born: 4 March 1776
Colonel: 12 July 1808 (3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule)
Colonel : 23 May 1810 (4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule)
General-de-Brigade: 11 July 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 1811
Died: 30 October 1813 (of wounds received on the 18 October 1813)

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule during the period 1810 - 1813

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

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

1810: Santa-Martha
1811: Puebla, Aldea-del-Ponte and Tabara
1812: Tudela, Ontario and Peynaranda
1813: Parkowo

Regiment d‘Infanterie de la Vistula

Regimental History

1813 : Created, Regiment d’Infanterie de la Vistule (Formed from the disbanded Regiments de la Legion de la Vistule)
1814 : Disbanded

Colonels

1813 : Estko (Sixte d’)
1813 : Malezewski ( ?)
1814 : Kosinski (Michel)

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

Estko, (Sixte d’)

Born: 4 March 1776
Colonel: 12 July 1808 (3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule)
Colonel : 23 May 1810 (4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule)
Colonel : 1813 (Regiment d’Infanterie de la Vistule)
General-de-Brigade: 11 July 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 1811
Died: 30 October 1813 (of wounds received on the 18 October 1813)

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the Regiment d’Infanterie de la Vistule

Colonel Malezenski: killed 19 October 1813    
Colonel Kosinski: wounded  2 March 1814

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the Regiment d’Infanterie de la Vistule during the period 1813 - 1814

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

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

1813: Kratschau, Freyberg, Leipzig, and Torau
1814: Saint-Cyprien and Arcis-sur-Aube

1er Regiment de Vistule Lanciers

Regimental History

1808: Created, 1er Regiment de Vistule Lanciers
1811: Renamed, 7e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers

Colonel

Konopka, (Jean)

Born: 27 December 1777
Colonel: 15 July 1807 (Regiment de Cavalerie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne)
Colonel: March 1808 (1er Regiment de Vistule Lanciers)
Colonel-Major: 27 January 1812 (1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 5 July 1812 (3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 11 December 1808
Died: ?

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment de Vistule Lanciers

Colonel Konopka - wounded 4 August 1808

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment de Vistule Lanciers during the period 1808 - 1811

Officers killed: Four
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Thirty-four

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

1806: Naples and Gaete
1807: Dantzi and Saltzbrun
1808: Saragosse and Tudela
1809: Guadalaxara, Juvenez, Cuidad-Real, Talavera-de-la-Reyna, Almoncid, and Santa-Maria-de-Nieva
1810: Sierra-Morena and Baza
1811: Albuhera

2e Regiment de Vistule Lanciers

Regimental History

1811: Created, 2e Regiment de Vistule Lanciers
1811: Renamed, 8e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers

Colonel

Lubienski, (Thomas)

Born: 24th November 1784
Colonel: 18th June 1811
Colonel: 19th January 1814 (Combined 7e and 8e Regiments de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers)
General-de-Brigade: 15th March 1814
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 22nd July 1807
Baron of the Empire: 13th February 1811
Died: 27th August 1870

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment de Vistule Lanciers during the period 1811

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

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

None

 

Bibliography

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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.

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

 

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