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French Colonels and Colonels-in-Chief (1789): Infantry Regiments Numbers 41-60

By Stephen Millar

41. Regiment Soissonnois

Charles-Cesar de Fay, comte de Latour-Maubourg (born Grenoble 11.02.1756); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 41; senator 1804; military governor of Cherbourg 1808; died Paris 28.05.1831.[1]

42. Regiment La Reine

Charles-Dominique de Saulx, vicomte de Tavannes (born 19.01.1751); younger brother of Charles-Francois de Saulx, 1st duc de Saulx-Tavannes; colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 42; died 1792.

43. Regiment Limousin

Francois-Henri, comte de Virieu (born Grenoble 13.08.1754); son of Louis-Francois-Rene, marquis de Virieu; colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 43 from 1786; killed Lyons 1793.

44. Regiment Royal Vaisseaux

Frederic-Seraphin de La Tour du Pin, comte [later marquis] de Gouvernet (born Paris 06.01.1759); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 43 from 10.03.1788; died 1837.

45. Regiment Orleans

Jacques-Anne Le Prestre, comte de Vauban (born 09.03.1754); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 45; died 20.04.1816.

46. Regiment La Couronne

Augustin-Louis-Charles, marquis de Lameth (born Henencourt 20.06.1755); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 46; died Amiens 17.01.1837.

47. Regiment Bretagne

Baron du Coetiosquet; colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 47.[2]

48. Regiment Lorraine

Antoine-Cesar de Choiseul, comte de Praslin (born 06.04.1756), colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 48; became 3rd duc de Praslin on 05.12.1791; died 04.02.1808.

49. Regiment Artois

Anne-Louis-Rene de Regnier, marquis de Guerchy (1755-1806); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 49.[3]

50. Regiment Vintimille

Charles-Emmanuel-Marie-Magdelon de Vintimille, marquis du Luc (born 02.08.1741), illegitimate son of King Louis XV; colonel-in-chief of Infantry Regiment Vintimille from 11.11.1782; died in Saint-Germaine-en-Laye 14.02.1814.

51. Regiment Hainaut

Louis-Pantaleon, comte de Noe (born 1731); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 51; died 1816.[4]

52. Regiment La Sarre

Jean-Charles Gravier de Vergennes, baron de Vergennes (born Dijon 23.06.1756); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 52; died 1827.[5]

53. Regiment La Fere

Comte de Boyer, colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 53.[6]

54. Regiment Allemand d’Alsace [see section on foreign regiments].

55. Royal Roussillon

Marie-Charles-Hilaire-Flavien de Froissard, marquis de Broissia (born 1746); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 55 from 10.03.1788; died 1825.

56. Regiment Conde

Comte de Sesmaisons, colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 56.[7]

57. Regiment Bourbon

Comte de Canillac, colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 57.[8]

58. Regiment Beauvoisis

Joseph-Louis-Cesar-Charles de Damas d’Antigny, comte de Damas (born Paris 25.10.1758); colonel of Infantry regiment Nr. 58; died Paris 15.03.1829.

59. Regiment Rouergue

Anne-Edme-Alexandre, comte de Toulongeon (born 1741); colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 59.[9]

60. Regiment Bourgogne

Vicomte de Chapt de Rastignac; colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 60.[10]

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Notes

[1] This officer should not be confused with his younger brother, General de Division Marie-Victor-Nicolas de Fay, marquis de Latour-Maubourg (1768-1850), one of Napoleon’s cavalry generals.

[2] No futher information was found about this officer. It is likely he was from Brittany, decended from the Coetmen family.

[3] No additional information was found about this officer.

[4] This officer should not be confused with his son, Louis-Pantaleon-Jude, comte de Noe (1777-1856).

[5] This officer was the son of Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, a diplomat who served as foreign minister under King Louis XVI.

[6] No additional information was found about this officer.\

[7] No further information was found on this officer. There is a Claude-Francois-Donatien, comte de Sesmaisons (died 1804), but he succeeded his father, Claude-Francois, as marquis de Sesmaisons in 1779.

[8] No further information was found on this officer. It is assumed he was related to the Montboissier-Beaufort-Canillac family, which held the title of marquis de Montboissier.

[9] This officer should not be confused with Hippolyte-Jean-Rene, marquis de Toulongeon (07.09.1739-02.10.1794).

[10] No further information was found on this officer. It is assumed that he is related to either Jacques-Gabriel, comte de Chapt de Rastignac (1677-1755) or Charles de Chapt de Rastignac, marquis de Laxion (1693-1762). However, Pierre-Jean-Julie de Chapt de Rastignac (1769-1833), son of the marquis, would have only been 20 years old in 1789.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2007

 

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