Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

Armes díHonneur Awarded to the Regiments díInfanterie de Ligne

By Tony Broughton

Following on from an earlier article on Armes díHonneur awarded to the French Cavalry Regiments the article below is a list of Armes díHonneur awarded to the French Regiments díInfanterie de Ligne. The list is taken from the work:

A. Pascalís Histoire de líArmee et de tous les Regiments depuis les temps de la monarchie francaise jusqu'ŗ nos jours

Although the work is comprehensive it does not list all the recipients of the award and there are notable exceptions such as General de Brigade Valhubert who received his Sabre díHonneur on the 24 January 1803 when he was Chef de Brigade of the 28e Demi-brigade díInfanterie de Ligne.

At the time the awards were made the Regiments were classed as Demi-brigades díInfanterie de Ligne for clarity I have decided to use the title Regiments díInfanterie de Ligne which came into being through the decree of 24 September 1803. However I have used Demi-brigades for the following Regiments as these numbers were vacant during the Empire period. The Regiments being:

38e, 41e, 68e, 71e, 74e, 77e, 78e, 80e, 87e, 90e, 91e, 97e, 98e, 99e, and 104e Demi-brigades.

The total number of awards listed in Pascals work for the Regiments díInfanterie being eight hundred and seventy nine. These can be broken down as the following:

Sabres díHonneur: Two hundred and thirty seven
Fusils díHonneur: Six hundred and eight
Baguettes díHonneur: Thirty one
Grenades díHonneur: Four

The table below lists the awards received by individual Regiments.

Regiments díInfanterie

Sabres díHonneur

Fusils díHonneur

Baguettes díHonneur

Grenades díHonneur

Total Awards

1er Regiment

3

2

   

5

2e Regiment

7

5

2

 

14

3e Regiment

3

13

   

16

4e Regiment

8

8

   

16

5e Regiment

8

3

1

 

12

6e Regiment

2

8

   

10

7e Regiment

1

3

   

4

8e Regiment

1

4

   

5

9e Regiment

3

7

   

10

10e Regiment

1

7

   

9

11e Regiment

3

7

 

1

11

12e Regiment

2

4

   

6

13e Regiment

2

12

   

14

14e Regiment

1

4

   

5

15e Regiment

3

1

   

4

16e Regiment

3

7

   

10

17e Regiment

3

5

   

8

18e †Regiment

1

20

2

 

23

19e Regiment

2

4

   

6

20e Regiment

4

4

1

 

9

21e Regiment

2

4

   

6

22e Regiment

 

15

   

15

23e Regiment

3

8

   

11

24e Regiment

2

13

   

15

25e Regiment

7

7

   

14

26e Regiment

2

5

 

1

8

27e Regiment

2

4

   

6

28e Regiment

2

16

   

18

29e Regiment

1

3

   

4

30e Regiment

1

10

   

11

31e Regiment

 

3

   

3

32e Regiment

13

15

3

 

31

33e Regiment

1

6

   

7

34e Regiment

2

3

   

5

35e Regiment

4

5

   

9

36e Regiment

1

6

   

7

37e Regiment

6

7

1

 

14

38e Demi-brigade

 

6

1

 

7

39e Regiment

1

5

   

6

40e Regiment

3

17

1

 

21

41 Demi-brigade

2

1

   

3

42e Regiment

4

9

   

13

43e Regiment

2

20

   

22

44e Regiment

2

14

   

16

45e Regiment

3

2

1

 

6

46e Regiment

4

6

   

10

47e Regiment

 

5

1

 

6

48e Regiment

 

10

2

 

12

49e Regiment

 

1

   

1

50e Regiment

3

5

   

8

51e Regiment

4

7

1

 

12

52e Regiment

 

6

1

 

7

53e Regiment

4

5

   

9

54e Regiment

3

3

   

6

55e Regiment

4

6

   

10

56e Regiment

2

4

   

6

57e Regiment

7

4

 

1

12

58e Regiment

1

4

2

 

7

59e Regiment

1

11

   

12

60e Regiment

 

6

1

 

7

61e Regiment

2

8

1

 

11

62e Regiment

6

3

   

9

63e Regiment

1

12

   

13

64e Regiment

2

5

   

7

65e Regiment

4

2

   

6

66e Regiment

1

5

   

6

67e Regiment

4

3

   

7

68e Demi-brigade

         

69e Regiment

4

7

   

11

70e Regiment

5

4

   

9

71e Demi-brigade

1

     

1

72e Regiment

2

6

1

 

9

73e Demi-brigade

 

3

   

3

74e Demi-brigade

 

8

   

8

75e Regiment

4

2

1

 

7

76e Regiment

1

5

   

6

77 e Demi-brigade

 

3

   

3

78e Demi-brigade

1

1

   

2

79e Regiment

1

7

   

8

80e Demi-brigade

         

81e Regiment

1

     

1

82e Regiment

 

2

   

2

83e Regiment

1

6

   

7

84e Regiment

1

5

1

 

7

85e Regiment

6

7

1

 

14

86e Regiment

 

1

   

1

87e Demi-brigade

         

88e Regiment

1

6

2

 

9

89e Regiment

3

2

1

 

6

90e Demi-brigade

 

2

   

2

91e Demi-brigade

         

92e Regiment

 

7

   

7

93e Regiment

4

3

   

7

94e Regiment

3

3

2

 

8

95e Regiment

2

3

   

5

96e Regiment

1

20

   

21

97 e Demi-brigade

 

2

   

2

98e Demi-brigade

         

99e Demi-brigade

 

2

   

2

100e Regiment

3

4

   

7

101e Regiment

3

5

   

8

102e Regiment

 

1

   

1

103e Regiment

2

5

   

7

104e Demi-brigade

         

105e Regiment

1

2

   

3

106e Regiment

 

11

   

11

107e Regiment

1

     

1

108e Regiment

2

3

 

1

6

109e Regiment

1

3

   

4

110e Regiment

 

2

   

2

111e Regiment

1

2

   

3

Total

236

608

31

4

879

Armes díHonneur awarded to the various ranks held in the French Regiments díInfanterie

Rank

Sabre díHonneur

Fusil díHonneur

Grenade díHonneur

Baguettes díHonneur

Chef de Brigade

6

     

Chef de Bataillon

4

     

Capitaine Adjutant Major

3

     

Capitaine

28

1

   

Lieutenant

13

     

Sous-Lieutenant

17

3

   

Adjutant-sous-officer

12

3

   

Sergent-majors

48

29

1

 

Sergent de Grenadiers

3

12

   

Sergent

87

171

   

Caporal de Grenadiers

 

14

   

Caporals

6

129

   

Grenadiers

3

106

1

 

Fusiliers

 

116

1

 

Soldats

1

8

   

Caporal-Fourriers

 

2

   

Fourriers

 

8

   

Tambour-majors

5

1

 

1

Tambours de Grenadiers

     

2

Tambours

     

28

Sapeurs

1

     

Armuriers

   

1

 

Rank unknown

 

8

   

Totals

237

608

4

31

 

Bibliography

Pascal, Adrien. Histoire de líArmee et de tous les Regiments depuis les temps de la monarchie francaise jusqu'ŗ nos jours. 1848-1864 Paris five volumes

 

 

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