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Regiment Joseph-Napoleon

1er Bataillion de Pionniers Espagnols

Legion Portugaise

Infanterie de la Legion Portugasie

13e Demi-Brigade d'elite de la Legion Portugaise

1er  Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugasie

2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

5e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

Cavalerie

1er Regiment de Chasseurs-a- Cheval de la Legion Portugaise

2e Regiment de Chasseurs-a- Cheval de la Legion Portugaise

Bibliography

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

By Tony Broughton, FINS

Regiment Joseph-Napoleon

Regimental History

1809: Created, Regiment Joseph-Napoleon
1813: Disbanded

Colonels

1809: Kindelan (Jean)
1812: Tschudy (Jean-Baptiste-Marie-Joseph)

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

Kindelan, (Jean)

Born: 7 December 1759
Colonel: 11 July 1774 (Regiment d’Ultonia-Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 5 October 1802
Colonel: 2 May 1809 (Regiment Joseph-Napoleon)
Lieutenant-General: 14 November 1809 (In the service of Spain)
General-de-Division: 28 May 1812 (In the service of France)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 22 June 1806
Died: 13 November 1822

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the Regiment Joseph-Napoleon

Colonel Tschudy : wounded 18 November 1812

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Regiment Joseph-Napoleon
during the period 1809-1813

Officers killed: Twelve
Officers died of wounds: Two
Officers wounded: Forty-eight

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

1812: Moskowa, Mojaisk, Krasnoe, Beresina and Wilna
1813: Stettin, Lutzen, Bautzen, Liepzig, Hanau and Glogau

1er Bataillion de Pionniers Espagnols

Bataillon History

1811: Created
1813: Disbanded

Chef-de-Bataillon

Saint-Jean de Pontis ( ?)

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Regiment Joseph-Napoleon
during the period 1811 - 1813

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

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

1813: Dantzig

Legion Portugaise

1808 : Created, Legion Portugaise
1811 : Reorganised from five regiments of infantry and two of cavalry into three infantry regiments and one cavalry regiment
1813 : Disbanded

Commanders-en-Chef

1808: Alorna (Pierre d’Almeida d’)
1810: Carcome-Lobo (Joseph)
1810: Gomez-Freyre d’Andrade (?)

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

Alorna, (Pierre d’Almeida d’)

Born: ?
Lieutenant-General: October 1807
Commander: 15 February 1808
General-de-Division: 1 Auust 1808 (In the service of Spain)
General-de-Division: 21 March 1812 (In the service of France)
Died: 26 January 1813

Carcome-Lobo, (Joseph)

Born: 1756
Colonel: 1797
General-de-Brigade: 1 August 1808
Commander: 14 August 1810
General-de-Division: 4 October 1810
Died: ?

Gomez-Freyre d’Andrade (?)

Born : 1764
Colonel : 1790
Lieutenant-General : 1807 (In the service of Portugal)
General-de-Division: 1 August 1808 (In the service of France)
Commander: 8 February 1808
Died: ?

Infanterie de la Legion Portugasie

13e Demi-Brigade d'elite de la Legion Portugaise

Regimental History

1809: Created from various elements of the Regiments d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise especially for the 1809 camapaign
1811 : Disbanded

Colonel

Freire-Pego, (Fransisco-Antonio)

Born: 1755
Colonel: 1 April 1808 (3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise)
Colonel: 22 February 1812 (1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise)
General-de-Brigade: 3 March 1813
Died: ?

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 13e Demi-Brigade d'elite de la Legion Portugaise during the period 1808 -1811

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

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

1809: Wagram

1er  Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugasie

Regimental History

1808: Created
1811: Reorganized
1813: Disbanded

Colonels

1808: d’Albuqerque de Saldanha (Joachim)
1812: Freire-Pego (Fransisco-Antonio)
1813: Triniti (Francois-Louis)

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

Freire-Pego, (Fransisco-Antonio)

Born: 1755
Colonel: 1 April 1808 (3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise)
Colonel: 22 February 1812 (1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise)
General-de-Brigade: 3 March 1813
Died: ?

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

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugasie during the period 1811-1813

Officers killed: Four
Officers died of wounds: Five
Officers wounded: Twenty nine

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

1812: Smolensk, Valoulina-Gora, Moskowa and Krasnoe

2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

Regimental History

1808: Created
1811: Reorganized
1813: Disbanded

Colonels

1808: Ponte de Lima (Thomas-Jose-Xavier de Lima Vasconcelos Brito Nogueira Teles de Siva)
1811: d’Haffrenger (Charles-Ferdinand) - Major
1812: Xavier (Candide-Joseph) - Major

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

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

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 2e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise during the period 1811-1813

Officers killed: Sixteen
Officers died of wounds: One
Officers wounded: Twenty-one

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

1812: Smolensk, Valoutina-Gora, Moskowa and Krasnoe

3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

Regimental History

1808: Created
1811: Reorganized
1813: Disbanded

Colonels and Majors

1808: Freire Pego (Fransisco-Antonio)
1811: de Sa Caneiro (Antoine-Joseph-Baptiste) – Major
1812: Castro (Emmanuel de) - Major

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

Freire-Pego, (Fransisco-Antonio)

Born: 1755
Colonel: 1 April 1808 (3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise)
Colonel: 22 February 1812 (1er Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise)
General-de-Brigade: 3 March 1813
Died: ?

Colonels and Majors killed and wounded while serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

Major Castro : wounded 28 November 1812

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise during the period 1811-1813

Officers killed: Thirty-Six
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: One

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

1812: Beresina

4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

Regimental History

1808: Created
1811: Disbanded

Colonel

1808: Botelho Alvaro (Joseph)

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the 4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 4e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise during the period 1808-1811

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

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

None

5e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

Regimental History

1808: Created
1811: Disbanded

Colonel

1808: Vasconcellos (Joseph de)

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the 5e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 5e Regiment d’Infanterie de la Legion Portugaise during the period 1808-1811

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

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

None

Cavalerie

1er Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval de la Legion Portugaise

Regimental History

Colonels

1808: Agular ( Roberto-Ignacio d’)
1811: Loule (Agostinho-Domingos-Jose de Mendoca Rolin de Moura Barreto de)

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

Colonels killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval de la Legion Portugaise

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval de la Legion Portugaise and 2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval during the period 1808-1813

Officers killed: Two
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: Twenty-six

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

1808: Beja, Evora and Lisbonne
1809: Wagram
1812: Smolensk, Krasnoe, Beresina, Smorgony and Wilna
1813: Halberstadt

2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval de la Legion Portugaise

Regimental History

1808 : Created
1811 : Disbanded

Colonel

1808: Loule (Agostinho-Domingos-Jose de Mendoca Rolin de Moura Barreto de)

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval de la Legion Portugaise during the period 1808-1811

The casualty figures for the 2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval are combined with those of the 1er Regiment de Chassuers a Cheval

Bibliography

Boppe, P. Les Espagnols a la Grande Armee Paris ; 1899

Boppe, P. La Legion Portugaise 1807-1813 ; Paris 1899

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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