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French Infantry Regiments and the Colonels who Led Them: 1791 to 1815

Part III: 21e - 30e Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

21e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Regimental History


1589: Created by Henri de Nettancourt, Comte de Vaubecourt
1610: Admitted to French Service
1762: Regiment de Guyenne
1791: 21e Regiment d'infanterie

1793: 21e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 11e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon Volontaires de la Haute-Garonne
2e bataillon Volontaires du Var

1796: 21e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

38e demi-brigade de bataille (2e Bat, 19e Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol de la Somme and 3e Bat Vol de l'Aube)
150e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat 81e Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol de l'Aisne and 2e Bat Vol des Basse- Alpes)
Part of 108e demi-brigade, 139e demi-brigade and 169e demi-brigade de bataille
4e bataillon Volontaires du Pas-de-Calais

1803: 21e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade


1791: Le Seigneur du Chevalier (Rene-Adrien) - Colonel
1792: De Vault (Alexandre-Victor-Blaise-Joseph) - Colonel
1794: De Saint-Vincent d'Aiglun (Francois-Pierre-Jean) - Colonel
1794: Dupuis (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Robert (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800: Dufour (Francois-Bertrand) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1805: Decouz (Pierre) - Colonel
1809: Ducrest (Jean-Jacques) - Colonel
1812: Teulle (Francois-Marie-Cyprien) - Colonel
1813: Guignard (Louis) - Colonel
1813 Baillon (Jacques-Louis) - Colonel
1814: Carre (Jean-Nicolas-Louis) - Colonel
1815: Ledoux (Nicolas-Placide) - Colonel

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


Dupuy (Dominic-Martin)

Born: 8 February 1768
Chef-de-Brigade: 25 February 1794 (21e demi-brigade de bataille)
General-de-Brigade: 6 December 1796 (refused promotion)
General-de-Brigade: 22 July 1798
Died: 21 October 1798 (of wounds sustained during the revolt at Cairo)

Dufour (Francois-Bertrand)

Born: 25 January 1765
Chef-de-Brigade: 9 August 1800
General-de-Brigade: 24 August 1805
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 27 December 1811
Baron of the Empire: 26 April 1811
Died: 13 October 1832

Decouz (Pierre)

Born: 18 July 1775
Colonel: 27 December 1805
General-de-Brigade: 12 July 1809
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 21 September 1809
Baron of the Empire: 27 November 1807
Died: 18 February 1814 (of wounds received at Brienne)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 21e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Tuelle: wounded 7 September 1812
Colonel Guignard: wounded 26 August 1813
Colonel Carre: wounded 15 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 21e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815


Officers killed: Forty-two
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-one
Officers wounded: One hundred and ninety-five

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)


1793: Landau
1794: Meastricht
1796: Loano, Montenotte, Millesimo, Dego and Lodi
1799: Verone, Magnano,Vaprio,Peschiera, Bassignana,Modena, La Trebbia and Novi
1800: Wurzbourg and Burg-Eberach
1806: Auerstadt and Pultusk
1807: Eylau
1809: Eckmuhl, Ratisbonne, Essling, Presbourg and Wagram
1812: Smolensk, Valoutina, La Moskowa and Wiasma
1813: Dresden, Pirne, Hollendorf and Kulm
1814: Berg-op-Zoom
1815: Waterloo

Battle Honours

Wagram 1809 and La Moskowa 1812

22e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1776: Created from the 2e and 4e Bataillons Regiment de Guyenne
1791: 22e Regiment d'Infanterie

1793: 2e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 11e Regiment d'Infanterie
bataillon Volontaires de Martigues
2e bataillon Volontaires de Marseille

1796: 22e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

44e demi-brigade de bataille (2e Bat, 22e Regt d'Inf, 2e Bat,Vol de la Correze and 5e Bat,Vol de Rhone-et-Loire)

1803: 22e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade


1792: De la Mothe (Philippe-jacques-Francois-Aubepin) - Colonel
1793: d'Anglas (Louis-Suzanne) - Colonel
1794: Lallemand (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Penchez (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Schreiber (Nicolas-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1805: Clement (Jacques-Valerie) - Colonel
1807: Armand (Claude-Joseph) - Colonel
1811: Delom (Joseph) - Colonel
1813: Lamour (Francois-Marie) - Colonel
1813: Veran-Andre (Jean) - Colonel
1815: Fantin des Odoards (Louis-Florimund) - Colonel

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


Schreiber (Nicolas-Joseph)

Born: 24 May 1752
Chef-de-Brigade: 19 June 1795 (202e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade: 13 June 1797 (22e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803 (22e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 10 September 1805
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 25 March 1813
Died: 12 February 1833

Lamour (Francois-Marie)

Born: 22 August 1772
Colonel: 25 October 1810 (39e Regiment d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 20 March 1813 (22e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 4 May 1813
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804
Died: 2 May 1813 (killed at the Battle of Lutzen, Colonel Lamour recieved his promotion postumously)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding 22e the Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Schreiber: wounded 9 June 1800
Colonel Clement: wounded 25 October 1805
Colonel Armand: wounded 10 June 1807
Colonel Delom: wounded 22 July 1812
Colonel Lamour: killed 2 May 1813
Colonel Veran: wounded 21 May 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 22e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Twenty-nine
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: One hundred and forty-three

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy, Comines, Pont-Rouge and Warneton
1793: Hondschoote
1794: Coutrai, Lantosque, Saorgio and Roccavione
1799: Alkmaer and Castricum
1800: Granchamp, Romano, Marengo and Goito
1806: Hamelin, Stralsund, Heilsberg and Friedland
1810: Astorga
1812: Castrillo-Guarena and Salamanca
1813: San-Sebastien
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Katzbach, Leipzig and Hanau
1814: Montmirail, Vauchamps, Gue-a-Tresmes, Craonne, Fere-Champenoise
1815: Ligny, Wavre and Namur

Battle Honours

Hondschoote 1793, Marengo 1800 and Lutzen 1813

23e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1656: Created
1663: Regiment du Roi
1791: 23e Regiment d'Infanterie

1793: 23e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon 12e Regiment d'Infanterie
2e bataillon Volontaires du Pas-de-Calaise
3e bataillon Volontaires du Calvados

1796: 23e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

2e bataillon 60e Regiment d'Infanterie
27e demi-brigade de bataille (1er Bat 14e Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol du Pas-de-Calais and 11e Bat Vol des Federes)
1er bataillon 175e demi-brigade de bataille
3e bataillon 176e demi-brigade de bataille
2e bataillon 60e Regiment d'Infanterie

1803: 23e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade


1791: De Myon (Jean-Charles) - Colonel
1792: Grangier de la Ferriere (Charles) - Colonel
1794: Geraud (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Deshayes (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Menne (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1802: Deriot (Albert-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1806: Minal (Jean-Frederic) - Colonel
1811: Latour (Joseph) - Colonel
1813: Vernier (Jean-Honore) - Colonel

Three of the above officers attained the rank of General


Grangier de la Ferriere (Charles)

Born: 21 September 1738
Colonel: 5 February 1792
General-de-Brigade: 15 May 1793
Died: 8 March 1794 (executed on the orders of the Revolutionary Tribunal)

Deriot (Albert-Francois)

Born: 17 January 1766
Chef-de-Brigade: 30 December 1802 (23e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803 (23e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 31 January 1810
Died: 30 January 1830

Latour (Joseph)

Born: 1 November 1766
Colonel: 3 September 1806 (19e Regiment d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 30 October 1810 (23e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 4 August 1813
Sabre d'Honneur: 10 March 1803
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 24 January 1814
Died: 1 November 1833

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding 23e the Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Colonel Minal: wounded 17 May 1809
Colonel Latour: wounded 2 May 1813 and 20 May 1813
Colonel Vernier: wounded 6 September 1813 and 3 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 23e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815


Officers killed: Fifteen
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-one
Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-four

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)


1793: Mont-Cenis, Hondschoote and Tourcoing
1794: Charleroi, Fleurus and Neuwied
1796: Amberg
1799: Zurich
1800: Engen, Stokach, Moeskirch and Hohenlinden
1805: Caldiero
1806: Lesina, Raguse and Castelnovo
1808: d'Ibraichi
1809: Sacile, Piave, Saint-Daniel, Kitta, Gradschltz, Gospich and Wagram
1810: Catalogne
1811: Moncada
1812: Catalogne and Barcelone
1813: Lutzen and Bautzen, Banolas, Juterbock, Wartembourg, Freyburg and Hanau
1814: Briengen, Chambrey, Macon and Limonest
1815: Ligny and Wavre

Battle Honours


Zurich 1799, Wagram 1809 and Lutzen 1813

24e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History


1773: Created from 2e and 4e bataillons Regiment Royal
1791: 24e Regiment d'Infanterie

1793: 24e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon 12e Regiment d'Infanterie
3e bataillon Volontaires de la Somme
10e Bataillon Volontaires de Reserve
2e and 4e bataillons Requisition d'Amiens

1796: 24e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

5e demi-brigade de bataille (1er Bat 3e Regt d'Inf, 2e Bat Vol de l'Aube and 10e Bat Vol des Vosges)
206e demi-brigade de bataille (1er Bat Vol de la Meuse, 9e Bat Vol des Vosges and 5e Bat Vol de la Vienne)

1803: 24e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade


1791: De Laage (Amable-Henry) - Colonel
1792: Du Puy de Beyres d'Argence (Pierre-Henri) - Colonel
1793: Fosses (?) - Colonel
1797: Kister (George) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Guinet (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1801: Semelle (Jean-Baptiste-Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1807: Jamin (Baptiste) - Colonel
1813: Henry (?) - Colonel
1814: Vernier (Jean-Honore) - Colonel

Four of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Delaage (Amable-Henry)

Born: 19 February 1745
Colonel: 21 October 1791
General-de-Brigade: 19 September 1792
Died: 30 September 1797

Kister (George)

Born: 26 January 1755
Chef-de-Brigade: 9 July 1794 (15e bis demi-brigade legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: March 1796 (31e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade: October 1796 (21e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: February 1797(24e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 5 February 1799
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1808
Died: 24 December 1832

Semelle (Jean-Baptiste-Pierre)

Born: 16 June 1773
Chef-de-Brigade: 19 August 1800 (42e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade: 8 March 1801 (24e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803 (24e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 1 July 1807
General de Division: 31 July 1811
Baron of the Empire: 1 June 1808
Died: 24 January 1839

Jamin (Jamin-Baptiste)

Born: 20 May 1772
Colonel: 10 November 1807
General-de-Brigade: 27 April 1813
Baron of the Empire: 26 April 1811
Died: 30 January 1848


Colonels killed and wounded while commanding 24e the Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Colonel Semelle: wounded 26 December 1806, 8 February 1807 and 14 June 1807
Colonel Jamin: wounded 5 March 1811
Colonel Henry: wounded 31 July 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 24e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815


Officers killed: Twenty-seven
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-one
Officers wounded: One hundred and thirty-seven

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)


1792: Valmy and Jemmapes
1793: Nerwinden and Hondschoote
1794: Kaiserlautern, Fleurus, Mont-Cassel, Capture of Bois-le-Duc, Siege of Nimegue and Mossenheim
1795: Nahe
1796: Biberach
1799: Pastrengo, Magnano, Vaprio, Bassignana, Novi and Savigliano
1800: Monte-Creto and Genes
1806: Jena and Golymin
1807: Eylau, Braunsburg and Friedland
1808: Espinosa de las Monteros and Somo-Sierra
1809: Ucles, Essling and Wagram and Talevera-de-la-Reyna
1811: Chiclana and Fuentes-d-Onoro
1812: Cadiz
1813: Miranda and Vittoria
1813: Dantzig and Dresden
1814: Mormant, Mery, Craonne, Laon, Reims, Saint-Dizier, Saint-Julien, Saint-Georges, Limonest and Bescancon
1815: Montmelian

Battle Honours


Hondschoote 1793, Genes 1800, Jena 1806 and Friedland 1807

25e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1585: Created
1682: Regiment de Poitu
1791: 25e Regiment d'Infanterie

1794: 25e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon 13e Regiment d'Infanterie
4e bataillon Volontaires du Jura
4e bataillon Volontaires du Doubs

1796: 25e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

84e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat 42e Regt d'Inf, 4e Bat Vol de Rhone et Loire and 2e Bat Vol du Cantal)
101e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat 51e Regt d'Inf, 3e Bat Vol des Bouches-du-Rhone and 6e Bat Vol des Bouches-du-Rhone)
1er bataillon Provisoire

1803: 25e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade


1791: Redon (Charles) - Colonel
1792: De Brisson (Nicolas-Louis-Auguste de Roure) - Colonel
1794: Baville (Armand) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Venoux (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Lefebvre (Simon) - Chef-de-Brigade
1801: Cassagne (Louis-Victorin) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1807: Dunesme (Martin-Francois) - Colonel
1813: Chartrand (Jean-Hyachinthe-Sebastien) - Colonel
1813: Fantin de Odoars (Louis-Florimond) - Colonel
1814: Gromety (Jean-Joseph) - Colonel

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


Baville (Armand)

Born: 11 December 1757
Chef-de-Brigade: 17 June 1794 (25e demi-brigade de bataille)
General-de-Brigade: 13 June 1795
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 27 August 1813 (of wounds sustained at the battle of Lubnitz)

Lefebvre (Simon)

Born: 18 November 1768
Chef-de-Brigade: 10 September 1795 (161e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade: 31 March 1796 (9e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade: 19 June 1799 (25e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 14 December 1801
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 23 October 1811
Died: 9 April 1822

Cassagne (Louis-Victorin)

Born: 5 June 1774
Chef-de-Brigade: 29 May 1801 (25e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803 (25e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 7 July 1807
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 23 July 1811
Baron of the Empire: 8 March 1808
Died: 6 July 1841

Dunesme (Martin-Francois)

Born: 17 March 1767
Colonel: 10 November 1807
General-de-Brigade: 13 July 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 12 July 1809
Baron of the Empire: 11 June 1811
Died: 30 August 1813 (killed at the battle of Kulm)

Chartrand (Jean-Hyacinthe-Sebastien)

Born: 22 January 1779
Colonel: 13 July 1813
General-de-Brigade: 19 September 1813
Died: 22 May 1816 (Executed for his role before the hundred days)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 25e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Chef-de-Brigade Venoux: killed ?
Colonel Cassagne: wounded 14 October 1806

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 25e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Fourteen
Officers died of wounds: Twelve
Officers wounded: One hundred and fifty

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Namur
1793: Nerwinden
1796: Loano, Millesimo and Arcole
1797: Mantoue and Valvasonne
1798: Malta, Alexandrie, Chebreiss and Pyramides
1799: Mont-Thabor and Saint-Jean d'Acre
1800: Heliopolis and Aboukir
1805: Steyer and Austerlitz
1806: Auerstadt and Pultusk
1807: Eylau
1809: Landshut, Eckmuhl, Ratisbonne and Wagram
1810: Ciudad-Rodrigo and Astorga
1811: Carascal
1812: Dorogobouj, La Moskowa, Malojaroslawetz, Wisama, Krasnoi and Wilna
1813: Dresden, Kulm and Leipzig
1814: Paris and Antwerp
1815: Waterloo

Battle Honours

Arcole 1796, Les Pyramides 1798, Auerstadt 1806 and Wagram 1809

26e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History


1776: Created from 2e and 3e bataillons Regiment de Poitu
1791: 26e Regiment d'Infanterie

1794: 26e demi-brigade de bataile (formed from the following)

2e bataillon 13e Regiment d'Infanterie
4e bataillon Volontaires de la Manche
9e bataillon Volontaires de Seine-et-Oise

1796: 26e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

1er bataillon 170e demi-brigade de bataille
16e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat 8e Regt d'Inf, 2e Bat Vol de la Haute-Marne and 3e Bat Vol du Cantal)
1er bataillon 2e demi-brigade de Police
2e bataillon Volontaires de l'Oise
4e bataillon Volontaires des Cotes-du-Nord

1803: 26e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Du Plessis-Belliere (Francois-Pierre-Olivier) - Colonel
1791: De Vernon (Pierre-Paul-Antoine de la Guette) - Colonel
1793: Rochon (Jean-Pierre-Maurice de) - Colonel
1794: Gency (Claude-Ursule) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Buisson (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Molard (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Miquel (Guillaume) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1808: Barrere (Pierre) - Colonel
1810: Morio de L'Isle (Annet) - Colonel
1810: Fabry (Pierre-Etienne) - Colonel
1811: Prevost (Marie-Stanislas) - Colonel
1815: Hugo (Louis-Joseph) - Colonel

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


Rochon (Jean-Pierre-Maurice de)

Born: 29 March 1749
Colonel: 14 January 1793
General-de-Brigade: December 1793
Died: ?

Gency (Claude-Ursule)

Born: 13 June 1765
Chef-de-Brigade: 28 March 1794 (26e demi-brigade de bataille)
General-de-Brigade: 13 June 1795
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 29 August 1809
Died: 6 January 1845

Morio de l'Isle (Annet)

Born: 3 January 1779
Colonel: 8 December 1810
General-de-Brigade: 30 May 1813
Died: 24 February 1828

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 26e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

No Colonels killed or wounded

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 26e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Seventeen
Officers died of wounds: Ten
Officers wounded: Seventy-eight

 

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Capture of Convent at Farinol
1794: Siege of Calvi, Capture of Charleroi, Fleurus, Namur, Coblentz and Ehrenbreistein
1795: Hundsruck and Meissenheim
1797: Bussolin, Saint-Ambroise and Rivoli
1799: Pastrengo, Magnano, Suse, Ponti-di-Nave and Novi
1800: Montebello and Castel-Franco
1805: Capture of Roseau
1808: Beja, Evora, Rorissa and Vimeiro
1809: Braga and Oporto
1810: Siege of Cuidad-Rodrigo and Busaco
1811: Sabugal, Almeida and Fuentes-de-Onoro
1812: Salamanca
1813: Pampelune, Bidassoa, Pont de Berra and Bayonnette
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Jauer, Dresden and Leipzig
1814: Binghen, Fere-Champenoise and Bayonne
1815: Chatillon

Battle Honours


Fleurus 1794

27e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History


1616: Created
1635: Regiment de Lyonnais
1791: 27e Regiment d'Infanterie

1793: 27e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon 14e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon Volontaires du Pas-de-Calaise
11e bataillon Volontaires des Fedres

1796: 27e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

1er bataillon 8e Regiment d'Infanterie
40e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat 20e Regt d'Inf, 3e Bat Vol des Landes and 3e Bat Vol des Haute- Pyrenees)

1803: 27e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade


1791: De Fezensac (Phillipe-Andre-Francois) - Colonel
1792: Dumortier (Constantin-Joseph) - Colonel
1793: Dehay (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Leblanc (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Bardet (Martial) - Colonel
1807: Menne (Jean-Baptiste-Pierre) - Colonel
1811: Gaudin (Pierre-Etienne-Simon)

Two of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above


Bardet (Martial)

Born: 22 May 1764
Chef-de-Brigade: 10 September 1799 (49e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 5 October 1803 (27e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 12 March 1807
General de Division: 3 March 1814
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805
Baron of the Empire: 6 September 1811
Died: 3 May 1837

Menne (Jean-Baptiste-Pierre)

Born: 17 September 1774
Colonel: 12 March 1807
General-de-Brigade: 22 June 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 6 August 1810
Baron of the Empire: 21 September 1808
Died: 14 September 1839

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 27e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Colonel Menne: wounded 14 June 1807

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 27e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815


Officers killed: Twenty
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-three
Officers wounded: One hundred and fifty-one

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)


1793: Weissenburg
1794: Fleurus and Breda
1799: Mannheim, Bruchsai, Veisembach and Erbach
1800: Brandenbourg, Hohenlinden, Neumakt and Lambech
1805: Guntzbourg, Elchingen, Ulm and Scharnitz
1806: Jena and Soldau
1807: Walterdorf, Eylau, Guttstadt and Friedland
1808: Tudela
1809: Ebersberg, Essling and Wagram
1810: Siege of Cuidad-Rodrigo, Coa, Almeida and Bussaco
1811: Redhina, Fos-de-Arona and Fuentes-d'Onoro
1812: Salamanca
1813: Navarre, Col-de-Maya and Saint-Pre
1813: Lutzen, Dresden and Kulm
1814: Orthez and Toulouse
1815: Waterloo

Battle Honours

Fleurus 1794, Hohenlinden 1800 and Jena 1806

28e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1775: Created from two bataillons Regiment de Lyonnais
1791: 28e Regiment d'Infanterie

1794: 28e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon 14e Regiment d'Infanterie
6e and 10e bataillons Volontaires de la Marne

1796: 28e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

183e demi-brigade de bataille (1er Bat 104e Regt d'Inf., 1er Bat Vol de l'Oise and 3e Bat Vol des Reserve)
1er bataillon 6e Regiment d'Infanterie
4e bataillon Volontaires de la Meuse
1er bataillon Volontaires de la Manche
6e bataillon Volontaires de Soissons
9e bataillon Volontaires de la Reserve
4e bataillon Volontaires de Lot-et-Garonne

1803: 28e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade


1791: Le Prestre de Themericourt de Jaucourt (Francois-Charles) - Colonel
1793: D'Heran (Claude) - Colonel
1794: Mabille (Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Marguerie (Jean) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Bergeron (Armand) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Desaulnois (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Ribeyre (Jean-Isaie) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Valhubert (Jean-Marie-Melon Roger) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Clerc (Jean-Francois) - Colonel
1804: Edighoffen (Jean-George) - Colonel
1806: Toussaint (Jean-Francois) - Colonel
1813: de Capriol de Saint-Hilaire (Marie-Joseph-Andre-Augustin) - Colonel
1815: De Saint-Michel (Marc-Antoine-Alexandre) - Colonel

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


Valhubert (Jean-Marie-Melon-Roger)

Born: 22 October 1764
Chef-de-Brigade: 12 September 1797 (28e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
Sabre d'Honneur: 24 January 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 December 1804
Died: 3 December 1805 (of wounds recieved at the battle of Austerlitz)

Edighoffen (Jean-George)

Born: 19 September 1759
Colonel: 3 March 1804
General-de-Brigade: 30 December 1806
Commander of the Legion d'Honnneur: 25 December 1805
Chevalier of the Empire: 15 July 1810
Died: 10 March 1813

Toussaint (Jean-Francois)

Born: 6 September 1772
Colonel: 31 December 1806
General-de-Brigade: 10 April 1813
Baron of the Empire: 18 June 1809
Died: 30 June 1830

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 28e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Chef-de-Brigade Marguerie: wounded November 1793
Chef-de-Brigade Valhubert: wounded 14 June 1800 and 25 December 1800
Colonel Toussaint: wounded 28 July 1807
Colonel Saint-Hilaire: wounded 10 November 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 28e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-one
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-five

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Moulinet, Braons, Perus, Raous, Sospello, Gillette, Utelle and Castel-Gineste
1794: Boulou, Siege of Collioure, Montagne, Siege of Rosas and Flavia
1799: Visp and Bedretto
1800: Stradella, Montebello, Marengo, Gotto, Pozzolo
1805: Capture of Memmingen, Hollarbrunn,Austerlitz
1806: Jena, Capture of Lubeck
1807: Bergfried, Eylau, Wolfsdorf, Heilsberg,Koenigsberg
1808: Durango, Guenes,
1809: Talevera de la Reina, Vol-de-Moro, Tolede, Almonacid, Alverez
1810: Berneck,Siege of Astorga, Sobral
1811: Campo-Mayor
1813: Vitoria, Col-de-Mayo, Col-de-Vera
1813: Dolma, Raknitz, Dresden, Cassel and Coutrai
1814: Acis-sur-Aube, Saint-Dizier
1815: Waterloo

Battle Honours


Marengo 1800, Austerlitz 1805 and Eylau 1807

29e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1667: Created
1791: 29e Regiment d'Infanterie

1794: 29e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)
1er bataillon 15e Regiment d'Infanterie
4e bataillon Volontaires de la Sarthe
14e bataillon Volontaires des Fedres

1796: 29e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

164e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat 90e Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol d'Eure-et-Loir and 8e Bat Vol de la Meurthe)

1803: 29e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: De Balleroy (Phillipe-August-Jacques de la Cour) - Colonel
1791: Dubouquet (Louis) - Colonel
1792: O'Gormocan (James) - Colonel
1793: De Cusson (Jean-Laroche) - Chef-de-Brigade
1793: Battin (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1794: Patissier (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Mont-Serraz (Pierre-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1806: Billard (Pierre-Joseph) - Colonel
1811: Rousselot (Etienne-Nicolas) - Colonel
1813: Pierre (Charles-Antoine) - Colonel
1814: Adhemar de Cransac (Jean-Baptiste-Joseph d') - Colonel
1815: Rousselot (Etienne-Nicolas) - Colonel

Two of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Dubouquet (Louis)

Born: 17 April 1740
Colonel: 21 October 1791
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1792
General de Division: 8 October 1792
Died: 25 January 1814

Billard (Pierre-Joseph)

Born: 28 December 1755
Colonel: 14 August 1806
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 28 April 1855

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 29e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Billard: wounded 6 July 1809
Colonel Pierre: wounded 9 February 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 29e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-one
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-five
Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-three

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: La Croix-au-Bois, Montcheutin, Valmy, Jemmapes
1793: Levens, Valeciennes,
1794: Hertogenbosch, Tiel
1797: Mantoue
1799: Perona, Magnano, Lecco, Vaprio, Verderio, Mantoue, Savigliano
1805: Verona, Caldiero,
1806: Gaeta
1807: Siege of Reggio
1808: Calabre
1809: Villanova, Saint-Boniface, Saint-Daniel, Raab, Wagram
1812: Osmiana, Wilna, Kowono,
1813: Koenigsberg, Ohra, Dantzig
1814: Willemsbourg, Hambourg
1815: Waterloo

Battle Honours

Valmy 1792, Caldiero 1805 and Wagram 1809

30e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1775: Created from 2e and 4e bataillons Regiment du Dauphin
1791: 30e Regiment d'Infanterie

1796: 30e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

72e demi-brigade de bataille (2e Bat 36e Regt d'Inf, 6e Bat Vol du Jura and 2e Bat Vol de al Gironde)
3e bataillon 175e demi-brigade de bataille

1803: 30e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Beaudre (Oliver-Victor de) - Colonel
1792: Laubadere (Germain-Felix Tennet de) - Colonel
1793: Dumas (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Darnaud (Jacques) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800: Valterre (Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1808: Joubert (Joseph-Antoine-Rene) - Colonel
1811: Buquet (Charles-Joseph) - Colonel
1812: Ramand (Adrien) - Colonel

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

Beaudre (Oliver-Victor de)

Born: 21 May 1736
Colonel: 21 October 1791
General-de-Brigade: 11 September 1792
Died: 15 August 1815

Laubadere (Germain-Felix Tennet de)

Born: 20 February 1749
Colonel: 26 October 1792
General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1793
Died: 8 August 1799

Darnaud (Jacques)

Born: 8 January 1758
Chef-de-Brigade: 26 April 1795 (72e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade: 19 February 1796 (30e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 30 July 1799
Sabre d'Honneur: 23 April 1800
Baron of the Empire: 15 January 1809
Died: 3 March 1830

Valterre (Francois)

Born: 7 September 1759
Chef-de-Brigade: 14 June 1800 (30e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803 (30e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 29 January 1808
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 26 December 1805
Baron of the Empire: 19 December 1809
Died: 30 January 1837

Joubert (Joseph-Antoine-Rene)

Born: 11 November 1772
Colonel: 9 November 1808
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 2 September 1812
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 23 April 1843

Buquet (Charles-Joseph)

Born: 4 June 1776
Colonel: 10 February 1807 (75e Regiment d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 14 October 1811 (30e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 23 September 1812
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 29 June 1813
Baron of the Empire: 11 August 1808
Died: 14 April 1838

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 30e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Darnard: wounded 19 June 1799
Colonel Valterre: wounded 21 December 1800 and 8 February 1807
Colonel Joubert: wounded 6 July 1809
Colonel Buquet: wounded 7 September 1812
Colonel Ramand: wounded 9 February 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 30e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Fifty-one
Officers died of wounds: Twelve
Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-six

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy
1793: Pirmasens and Kaiserlautern
1796: Loano, Mantue and Valvasonne
1799: Magnano, Vaprio, Trebbia River, Novi and Bracca
1800: Romano
1805: Ulm, Lambech and Austerlitz
1806: Auerstadt and Czarnowo
1807: Eylau
1809: Landshut, Eckmuhl, Ratisbon, Essling and Wagram
1812: Smolensk, La Moskowa, Wiasma and Krasnoe
1815: Ligny and Namur

Battle Honours

Austerlitz 1805, Wagram 1809 and La Moskowa 1812

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