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1er Regiment

2e Regiment.

3e Regiment

4e Regiment

Bataillon de Neufchatel

Bataillon Valaisan

Bibliography

Auxiliary Regiments in the Service of France and the Colonels who led Them during the period 1804 - 1815: Regiments d’Infanterie Suisse

By Tony Broughton, FINS

1er Regiment d’Infanterie

Regimental History

1805: Created, 1er Regiment d’Infanterie
1814: Disbanded

Colonels-en-Premier and Colonels-en-Second

1805: Raguettly (André) – Colonel-en-Premier
1805: Real de Chapelle (Rodolphe-Louis-Emmanuel) – Colonel-en-Second and Colonel -en-Premier in 1813

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

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment d’Infanterie

Colonel Raguettly – Died of fatigue 10 September 1812 after being captured by the Russian on the 6 September 1812

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 1er Regiment d’Infanterie during the period 1805 - 1814

Officers killed: Twenty-one
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: Forty-nine

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

1805: Trafalgar and Castel-Franco
1806: Sainte-Euphemie and Rogliano
1807: Rolonda, Sainte-Euphemie, Sainte-Ambrosio and Capri
1809: Capri
1812: Willia, Polotsk, Beresina and Wina
1813: Breme

2e Régiment d’Infanterie

Regimental History

1806: Created, 2e Regiment d’Infanterie
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed, 2e Régiment d’Infanterie

Colonels-en-Premier and Colonels-en-Second

1806: Castella de Berlens (Nicolas-Antoine-Xavier) – Colonel-en-Premier
1806: Segesser (Joseph-Xavier-Alois) – Colonel-en-Second
1812: Abyberg (Joseph-Placide-Felix-Anton) – Colonel-en-Second
1815: Stoffel (Augustin-Eugene) – Colonel-en-Premier

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

Castella de Berlens, (Nicolas-Antoine-Xavier)

Born: 24 May 1767
Colonel: 12 September 1806
General-de-Brigade: 19 November 1812
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 19 November 1812
Died: 17 June 1830

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment d’Infanterie

Castella De Berlens -  Wounded 11 October 1812

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 2e Regiment d’Infanterie during the period 1806 - 1814

Officers killed: Twenty- four
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: Sixty-six

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

1808: La Grenouilliere, Roses, Figuieres, and Evora
1809: Carogne, Ferrol, Oporto, Girone, and Burgos
1810: Burgos, Corales, Toro, and Ribas
1811: Catalogne
1812: Belvver, Polotsk, and Bersina
1814: Schlestadt

3e Regiment d’Infanterie

Regimental History

1806 : Created, 3e Regiment d’Infanterie
1814 : Disbanded

Colonels-en-Premier and Colonels-en-Second

1806: May (Rodolphe-Beat-Louis de) – Colonel-en-Premier
1806: Thomasset (Frederic-Georges) – Colonel-en-Second

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

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie

None

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 3e Regiment d’Infanterie during the period 1806 - 1814

Officers killed: Thirty-five
Officers died of wounds: Four
Officers wounded: Thirty-eight

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

1808: Jaen, Baylen, and Cara-de-Deu
1809: Tuy and Oporto
1810: Cadiz, Leon, Pueblo, and Sanabria
1812: Drissa, Polotsk, Lepel, Beresina, and Wilna
1814: Besacon

4e Regiment d’Infanterie

Regimental History

1806: Created, 4e Regiment d’Infanterie
1814: Disbanded

Colonels-en-Premier and Colonels-en-Second

1806: Perrier (Francois-Dominique) – Colonel-en-Premier
1806: Freuler (Josse-Fridolin-Jacques-Antoine-Felix-Seraphin-Stanislas) – Colonel-en-Second
1810: Affry ( Charles-Phillipe d’) – Colonel-en-Premier

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

Colonels killed and wounded whilst serving with the 4e Regiment d’Infanterie

None

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the 4e Regiment d’Infanterie during the period 1806 - 1814

Officers killed: Forty-seven
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Sixty-nine

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

1807: Heilsberg and Friedland
1808: Lisbonne, Alcolea, Obidos, Rolicia, and Vimeiro
1809: Chaves, Tuy, and Oporto
1810: Vallavoid
1811: Magas
1812: Zoa, Llanguez, Polotsk, Beresina, Borisow, Cedano, Wilna, and Kowno
1813: Delfzyl
1814: Bescanon

Batailllon de Neuchatel

Regimental History

1807: Created, Batailllon de Neuchatel
1814: Disbanded

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1807 : Bosset (Jean-Henri de)
1812 : Gorgier (de)

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

Chefs-de-Bataillon killed and wounded whilst serving with the Batailllon de Neuchatel

Chef-de-Bataillon Bosset – wounded 17 November 1811
Chef-de-Bataillon Gorgier – wounded 15 November 1812

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the Batailllon de Neuchatel during the period 1807 - 1814

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

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

1809: Wagram
1811: St-Evangi-del-Alto, Santivanes, and Alcoa-Fuente
1812: La Moskowa and Krasnoe
1813: Leipzig and Hanau
1814: Paris

Bataillon de Valaisan

Regimental History

1807: Created, Batailllon de Valais
1811: Disbanded and incorporated into the 11e Regiment d’Infanterie Legere

Chefs-de-Bataillon

1807: Bons (Louis de)
1811: Blanc (Pierre-Joseph)

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

Chefs-de-Bataillon killed and wounded whilst serving with the Batailllon de Valaisan

Chef-de-Bataillon Bons – wounded 18 August 1808
Chef-de-Bataillon Blanc – wounded 16 August 1808 and 11 April 1809

Officers killed and wounded whilst serving with the Batailllon de Valaisan during the period 1807 - 1811

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

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

1808: Girone
1809: Bascara
1810: Jonquiere

Bibliography

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.

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.

 

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2004

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