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French Chasseur-à-Cheval Regiments and the Colonels Who Led Them 1791-1815:

By Tony Broughton, FINS

1er Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Created in 1651 and named Conti in 1733, transformed into a Dragoon Regiment in 1776. Became a Chasseur-à-Cheval Regiment in 1788 and given the name Regiment de Chasseurs d'Alsace and the 1er Regiment de Chasseurs in 1791.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Murat (Phillipe) - Colonel

1792: Monnet (Charles-Marie) - Colonel

1794: Sahuc (Louis-Michel-Antoine) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Dubois-Crance (Jean-Baptiste) - Chef-de-Brigade

1800: Carrie de Boissy (Jean-Auguste) - Chef-de-Brigade

1800: Montbrun (Louis-Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade

1805: Excelmans (Joseph-Isadore) - Colonel

1807: Meda (Andre-Charles) - Colonel

1812: Huber (Pierre-François-Antoine) - Colonel

1814: Laboure (Jean-Leonard) - Colonel

1814: Saint-Chamans (Alfred-Armand-Robert) - Colonel

1815: Simoneau (Pierre-Joseph-Victor) - Colonel

Five Officers of the 1er Regiment attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Sahuc, (Louis-Michel-Antoine)

Born: 7 January 1755

Chef-de-Brigade: 10 July 1794

General-de-Brigade: 21 April 1799

General-de-Division: 4 January 1806

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Baron of the Empire: 24 June 1808

Died: 24 October 1813

Carrie de Boissy, (Jean-Auguste)

Born: 7 July 1764

Chef-de-Brigade: 5 May 1800

General-de-Brigade: 4 April 1807

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805

Baron of the Empire: 26 April 1810

Died: 9 July 1848

Montbrun, (Louis-Pierre)

Born: 1 March 1779

Chef-de-Brigade: 15 June 1800

General-de-Brigade: 24 December 1805

General-de-Division: 9 March 1809

Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 December 1803

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 30 June 1811

Baron of the Empire: 19 March 1808

Count of the Empire: 15 August 1809

Died: 7 September 1812 (Killed at the Battle of La Moskowa)

Excellmans, (Remy-Joseph-Isidore)

Born: 13 November 1775

Colonel: 27 December 1805

General-de-Brigade: 14 May 1807

General-de-Division: 8 September 1812

Baron of the Empire: 17 March 1808

Count of the Empire: 28 September 1813

Died: 22 July 1852

Huber, (Pierre-François-Antoine)

Born: 20 December 1775

Colonel: 11 March 1813

General-de-Brigade: 15 March 1814

Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1813

Died: 26 April 1832

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 1er Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Chef-de-Brigade Dubois-Crance: Killed 26 April 1800

Colonel Meda: Died of wounds 7 December 1812

Colonel Simoneau: Wounded 18 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Eleven

Officers died of wounds: Five

Officers wounded: Eighty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Siege of Coutrai and Valmy

1793: Arlon

1794: Fleurus

1796: Altenkirchen, Wildendorf, Friedberg, and Altendorf

1797: Neuwied

1799: Ostrach, Stokach, Bridge of the Nidda, and Grossgerau

1800: Offenbourg, Kirchberg, Hohenlinden, and Schwanstadt

1805: Ulm, Amstetten, Mariazell, and Austerlitz

1806: Auerstadt, Lowicz, and Nasielsk

1809: Abensberg, Raab, and Wagram

1812: Mohilew, Smolensk, and La Moskowa

1814: Defense of Maubeuge

1815: Quatre-Bras and Rocquencourt

Battle Honours

Hohenlinden 1800, Austerlitz 1805, Wagram 1809, and La Moskowa 1812

2e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

 Created in 1673 as a Dragoon Regiment, transformed into a Chasseur a Cheval Regiment in 1788 and named Chasseurs des Eveches. In 1791 the Regiment became the 2e Regiment des Chasseurs.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Meillonas (Antoine-Bernard-Constance) - Colonel

1792: Broglie (Auguste-Louis-Joseph) - Colonel

1792: Laboissiere (Pierre-Garnier) - Colonel

1794: Croutelle (Jean-Baptiste) - Chef-de-Brigade

1801: Le Marois (Jean-Leonard-François) - Chef-de-Brigade

1803: Bousson (Ignace-François) - Colonel

1807: Mathis (Louis-Jean-Baptiste-Marie) - Colonel

1812: Laboissiere (Francois-Garnier) - Colonel

1815: Robert Dubreuil (Benjamin-Louis) - Colonel

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

Laboissiere, (Pierre-Garnier)

Born: 11 March 1755

Colonel: 1 December 1792

General-de-Brigade: 7 October 1793

General-de-Division: 23 February 1799

Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Count of the Empire: 26 April 1808

Died: 14 April 1809

Le Marois, (Jean-Leonard-François)

Born: 17 March 1776

Chef-de-Brigade: 13 January 1801

General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803

General-de-Division: 24 December 1805

Count of the Empire: 15 June 1808

Died: 14 October 1836

Bousson, (Ignace-François)

Born: 20 October 1759

Colonel: 1 September 1803

General-de-Brigade: 24 April 1794 (Colonel Bousson was promoted to the rank of General-de-Brigade in 1794, ceasing this function in June 1794)

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805

Died: 29 August 1825

Laboissiere, (Francois-Garnier)

Born: 26 September 1781

Colonel: 22 August 1812

General-de-Brigade: 8 January 1813

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 10 August 1813

Died: 15 September 1813 (died of wounds sustained on 20 May 1813)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 2e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Colonel Bouson: Wounded 14 October 1806

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 2e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Nine

Officers died of wounds: One

Officers wounded: Sixty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Spire, Mayence, and Limbourg

1793: Bouxviller, Reischoffen, Wissembourg, and the blockade of Landau

1794: Kaiserlautern, Gerersheim, Mayence, and the capture of the redoubt of Zahibach

1796: Passage of the Rhine, Capture of Kehl, Rastadt, Ettlingen, Neresheim, and Biberach

1800: Passage of the Saint-Bernard, Sesia, and Marengo

1805: Dachau, Mariazell, and Austerlitz

1806: Auerstadt and Pultusk

1807: Eylau, Mysziniec, and Heilsberg

1809: Abensberg, Landshut, Eckmuhl, Neumarkt, Ebersberg, Raab, Wagram, and Znaim

1812: Smolensk, La Moskowa, Mojaisk, and Wiasma

1813: Bautzen, Wachau, Leipzig, and Hanau

1814: Champaubert and Paris

1815: Suffel

Battle Honours

Eylau 1807, Wagram 1809, and La Moskowa 1812

 

3e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Trumpeter 3e Regiment

Trumpeter
3e Regiment
Compagnie d'Elite

Created as a Dragoon Regiment in 1675, transformed into the Chasseurs des Flandre in 1788. In 1791 the Regiment became the 3e Regiment de Chasseurs.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1792: Latour-Maubourg (Marie-Victor-Nicolas de Fay) - Colonel

1792: Valory (?) - Colonel

1793: Birague (Aime-Jean-Charles) - Colonel

1793: Salomon de Moulineuf (Charles-Augstin) - Chef-de-Brigade

1798: Ledee (Joseph-Thomas) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Grosjean (Alexandre) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1806: Charpentier (?) - Colonel

1809: Saint-Mars (Charles-Joseph) - Colonel

1813: Royer (Achille) - Colonel

1813: Potier (Pierre-Jacques) - Colonel

1814: Marbot (Jean-Baptiste-Antoine-Marcellin) - Colonel

1815: De la Woestine (Anatole-Charles-Alexis) - Colonel

Of the above Officers only one attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Latour-Maubourg, (Marie Charles Cesar Florimond de Fay)

Born: 11 February 1756

Colonel: 5 February 1792

General-de-Brigade: 24 December 1805

General-de-Division: 14 May 1807

Count of the Empire: 22 March 1814

Died: 11 November 1850

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 3e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Colonel Charpentier: Wounded 23 April 1809 & 22 May 1809

Colonel Saint-Mars: Wounded 23 July 1812

Colonel Royer: 18 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 3e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Nineteen

Officers died of wounds: Three

Officers wounded: Eighty-six

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy and Jemmapes

1793: Nerwinden and Wattignies

1794: Maestricht

1798: Castlebar

1799: La Stura and Genola

1800: Pozzolo

1805: Caldiero

1807: Passenwerder and Heilsberg

1809: Vilsbiburg, Aspern-Essling, and Wagram

1812: Krasnoe and La Moskowa

1813: Dresden and Leipzig

1814: Champaubert and Nangis

1815: Quatre-Bras and Waterloo

Battle Honours

Jemmapes 1792, Maestricht 1794, Wagram 1809, and Krasnoe 1812

 

4e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Created in 1675 as a Dragoon Regiment and became the Chasseurs de Franche-Comte in 1788. The 4e Regiment de Chasseurs were formed in 1791.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Maumigny de Verneuil (Paul) - Colonel

1791: De Jobal (Joseph-François-Louis) - Colonel

1792: De Cadignan (Jean-Baptiste Dupleix) - Colonel

1792: De Rossi (Hyacinthe-Etienne-Antoine-Alexandre) - Colonel

1793: Bregeot (Claude-Hyacinthe) - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: Scalfort (Nicolas-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade

1802: Bruguiere (Claude-Denis-Noel) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1806: Lambert (Urbain-François) - Colonel

1807: Lapointe (Charles-Louis-Narcisse) - Colonel

1809: Boulnois (Louis-Jacques-François) - Colonel

1813: De Vence (Clement-Louis-Helion de Villeneuve) - Colonel

1815: Desmichels (Louis-Alexis) - Colonel

The 4e Regiment produced three Officers who attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Scalfort, (Nicolas-Joseph)

Born: 16 February 1752

Chef-de-Brigade: 26 August 1794

General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804

Baron of the Empire: 21 December 1808

Died: 3 November 1833

Lambert, (Urbain-François)

Born: 25 May 1773

Colonel: 2 December 1806

General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 30 June 1809

Baron of the Empire: 20 July 1808

Died: 18 May 1814

Boulnois, (Louis-Jacques-François)

Born: 10 May 1773

Colonel: 13 February 1809

General-de-Brigade: 26 March 1813

Chevalier of the Empire: 21 December 1808

Baron of the Empire: 26 February 1814

Died: 10 January 1833

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 4e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

;Colonel Bruguiere: Assassinated 28 October 1806

Colonel Boulnois: Wounded 14 August 1812 & 19 August 1812

Colonel De Vence: Wounded 18 October 1813 & 29 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 4e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Twenty-one

Officers died of wounds: One

Officers wounded: Forty-eight

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Wissembourg, Fort Vauban, Brumpt, Vantzenau,Kaiserlautern, Gambsheim, and Haguenau

1794: Schwegenheim, Trippstadt, Kaiserlautern, and Mannheim

1796: Neustadt, Kehl, Renchen, Rastadt, Elttingen, Neubourg, and Biberach

1797: Passage of the Piave and Tagliamento, Chissanto, and Weng

1799: Bergen, Alkmaer, Kastricum, and Harlem

1800: Passage of the Mincio and the blockade of Mantoue

1801: Rivalto, Verone, and Saint-Pierre

1805: Padoue, Blockade of Venice, and Saint-Michel

1812: Passage of the Niemen, Vitepsk, Krasnoe, Smolensk, Valoutina, La Moskowa, and le Beresina

1813: Katzbach, Wachau, Leipzig, and Glogau

1814: Montmirail and Arcis-sur-Aube

1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours

Biberach 1796 and La Moskowa 1812

 

5e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Trumpeter 5e Regiment

Trumpeter
5e Regiment

Created as a Dragoon Regiment in 1676, transforming to the Chasseurs du Hainaut in 1788. Become the 5e Regiment de Chasseurs in 1791.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Chevalier de Lameth (Alexandre-Theodore-Victor) - Colonel

1792: Monard (Jean-Nicolas) - Colonel

1793: Richardot (Jerome-Etienne-Marie) - Colonel

1793: De la Noue (Joseph-Francois-Louis-Marthe) - Colonel

1793: Poichet dit Prudent? (François) - Chef-de-Brigade

1800: Corbineau (Claude-Louis-Constant-Esprit Juvenal) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1806: Bonnemains (Pierre) - Colonel

1811: Baillot (Joseph) - Colonel

1814: Duchastel (Louis-Claude) - Colonel

Four of the above Officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Monard, (Jean-Nicolas)

Born: 11 October 1750

Colonel: 16 May 1792

General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1793

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 24 August 1814

Died: 20 December 1831

Richardot, (Jerome-Etienne-Marie)

Born: 29 June 1751

Colonel: 29 June 1793

General-de-Brigade: 7 April 1793

Died: 6 March 1794 (while being held prisonner in the Conciergerie prison in Paris)

Corbineau, (Claude-Louis-Constant-Esprit Juvenal)

Born: 7 March 1772

Chef-de-Brigade: 10 February 1800

General-de-Brigade: 12 September 1806

Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 December 1803

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805

Died: 8 February 1807 (Killed at the Battle of Eylau)

Bonnemains, (Pierre)

Born: 13 September 1773

Colonel: 20 September 1806

General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811

Baron of the Empire: 19 March 1808

Died: 9 November 1850

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 5e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval

Chef-de-Brigade Corbineau: Wounded 3 December 1800 & 2 December 1805

Colonel Bonnemains: Wounded 3 November 1806

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 5e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Ten

Officers died of wounds: One

Officers wounded: Sixty-six

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy

1793: Pellemberg, Bliebech, Corblech, Dunkerque, Propinghen, Honschoote, and Furnes

1794: Lannoy, Tournai, Mont-Cassel, Tourcoing, Pont-à-Chin, Zonnebech, Hooglede, Oudenarde, Gand, Alost, Breda, Boxtel, Passage of the Meuse, and Nimegue

1795: Driel, Nieuw-Schanz, and Occupation of Holland

1796: Camp de Mulheim and Cologne

1797: Mayennce and Occupation of Holland

1798: Ostende, Herenthals, and Breda

1799: Ettlingen, Zurzach, Andelfigen, Zurich, and Bussingen-Bergan

1800: Engen, Moeskirch, Biberach, Ochsenbrunn, Abach, and Werth

1805: Munich, Wasserbourg, Haag, and Austerlitz

1806: Schleiz, Furstenberg, Waren, Crewitz, and Lubeck

1807: Morhungen, Lobau, Krentzberg, and Friedland

1808: Pont d'Alcolea, Baylen, Burgos, Somo-Sierra, and Pont d'Almaras

1809: Medellin, Torrigos, and Talevera

1810: Cadiz

1812: Bornos

1813: Alembra, El-Coral, Caracuel, Olmeda, Hilesca, Burgos, and Vitoria

1813: Juterbock, Dennewitz, Mockern, La Partha, Leipzig, and Hanau

1814: Orthez and Toulouse

1814: Remagen, La Chaussee, Mormant, Troyes, Bar-sur-Aube, Sommepuis, and Saint- Dizier

Battle Honours

Zurich 1799, Hohenlinden 1800, Austerlitz 1805, and Friedland 1807

 

 

6e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Created in 1676 as the Languedoc-Dragons, becoming the Chasseurs du Languedoc in 1788 and the 6e Regiment de Chasseurs in 1791.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Castellane-Novejean (Boniface-Louis-Andre) - Colonel

1792: Lefort (Charles-Auguste-Philippe) - Colonel

1793: Drouhot (?) - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: Hautpoul (Jean-Joseph-Agne d') - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: Laffon (Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1808: Le Dard (Francois) - Colonel

1809: Eulner (Guillaume) - Colonel

1809: Le Dard (Francois) - Colonel

1812: De Talhouet de Bonamour (Auguste-Frederic) - Colonel

1813: De Faudoas-Barbazan (Paul-Eugene) - Colonel

Three of the above attained the rank of General de Brigade

Castellane-Novejean, (Boniface-Louis-Andre)

Born:4 August 1758

Colonel: 28 October 1791

General-de-Brigade: 29 March 1792 (the rank was taken from him in the same year and he was placed in Prison during the Terror, upon his release he resumed his rank in 1794)

Baron of the Empire: 14 February 1810

Count ofthe Empire: 9 March 1810

Died: 21 February 1837

Lefort, (Charles-Auguste-Philippe)

Born: 11 September 1757

Colonel: 23 March 1792

General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1793

Died: ?

Hautpoul, (Jean-Joseph-Agne d')

Born: 13 March 1754

Chef-de-Brigade: 21 March 1794

General-de-Brigade: 3 April 1794

General-de-Division: 10 October 1796

Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 December 1803

Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Grand Eagle of the Legion d'Honneur: 8 February 1806

Died: 14 February 1807 (died of wounds received at the Battle of Eylau)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 6e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Colonel Eulner: Wounded 6 July 1809

Colonel Le Dard: Died of wounds 7 September 1812

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 6e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Twelve

Officers died of wounds: Three

Officers wounded: Fifty

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Coutrai, Valmy, Jemmapes, and Orchies

1793: Nerwinden

1794: Gosselies, Fleurus, and Catillon

1795: Ukerath and Limbourg

1796: Altenkirchen, Ukerath, La Sieg, Ziel, and Amberg

1797: Neuwied

1799: Ostrach, Stokach, Zurich, and Wisloch

1800: Offenbourg, Erbach, and Hohenlinden

1805: Castel-Franco

1806: Occupation of Calabre and Abbruzzes

1809: Sacile, Piave, San-Michel, and Wagram

1812: Smolensk, La Moskowa, and Malojaroslawetz.

1813: Bautzen, Wachau, and Leipzig

1814: Champaubert and Vauchamps

1815: Waterloo and Rocquencourt

Battle Honours

Jemmapes 1792, Fleurus 1794, Wagram 1809, and La Moskowa 1812

 

 

7e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval.

Formed in 1745 as the Volontaires Royaux, renamed as the Legion Royale in 1747, and disbanded in 1776. Reformed in 1779, the Regiment became the 1er Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval, becoming the Regiment de Chasseurs de Picardie in 1788, and in 1791 the 7e Regiment de Chasseurs.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: d'Aiguillon (Armand-Desire de Richelieu) - Colonel

1792: Scheglinski (François-Charles) - Colonel

1793: Bedee(Jacques-Ignace) - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: Montbrun (Louis) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: De Lamure (Marie-Benoit-Antoine-Joseph Bussiere) - Chef-de-Brigade

1801: La Grange et de Fourilles (Adelaide-Blaise-François le Lievre) - Chef-de-Brigade

1807: Pire (Hippolyte-Marie-Guillaume de Rosnyvinen) - Colonel

1809: Bohn (François-Joseph) - Colonel

1809: Montbrun (Alexandre) - Colonel

1812: Delaitre (Antoine-Charles-Bernard) - Colonel

1812: Saint-Chamans (Alfred-Amand-Robert) - Colonel

1813: De Verdiere (Auguste-Ambroise-Joseph) - Colonel

The 7e Regiment produced six Officers who attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

d'Aiguillon, (Armand-Desire de Richelieu)

Born: 31 October 1761

Colonel: 15 December 1791

General-de-Brigade: 7 May 1792

Died: 4 May 1800

Scheglinski, (François-Charles)

Born: 8 May 1740

Colonel: 16 May 1792

General-de-Brigade: 28 May 1793

Died: 28 February 1797

La Grange et de Fourilles, (Adelaide-Blaise-François Le Lievre)

Born: 21 December 1766

Chef-de-Brigade: 8 February 1801

General-de-Brigade: 25 June 1807

General-de-Division: 29 June 1809

Baron of the Empire: 13 February 1811

Died: 2 July 1833

Piré, (Hippolyte-Marie-Guillaume de Rosnyvinen)

Born: 31 March 1778

Colonel: 25 June 1807

General-de-Brigade: 10 March 1809

General-de-Division: 15 October 1813

Baron of the Empire: 2 August 1808

Died: 20 July 1850

Montbrun, (Alexandre)

Born: 1 May 1770

Colonel: 15 July 1809

General-de-Brigade: 18 October 1812

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 2 September 1812

Baron of the Empire: 28 September 1813

Died: 29 September 1821

Delaitre, (Antoine-Charles-Bernard)

Born: 13 January 1776

Colonel: 27 January 1811

General-de-Brigade: 26 April 1812

Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1809

Died: 2 July 1838

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 7e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Colonel Lamure: Wounded 17 June 1799

Colonel Lagrange: Wounded 10 June 1807

Colonel Bohn: Killed 14 June 1809

Colonel Montbrun: Wounded 5 May 1811

Colonel De Saint-Chamans: Wounded 24 October 1812, 5 September 1813, 16 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 7e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Thirteen

Officers died of wounds: Five

Officers wounded: Sixty seven

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Worms, Maayence, Francfort, Hochfeld, and the Siege of Mayence

1793: Hochheim, Haguenau, Cholet, Laval, Montaigu, Le Mans, Dol, Savenay, and Granville

1794: Landau, Fort-Vauban, Machecoul, and Noirmoutier

1798: Capture of Rome

1799: Gaete, Capoue, Naples, Modene, La Trebbia, and Novi

1805: Embs

1806: Jena, Wismar, and Hamien

1807: Eylau, Koenigsberg, and Heilsberg

1809: Pfaffenhoffen, Raab, and Wagram

1811: Fuentes-de-Onoro

1812: Polotsk, Drissa, and Le Beresina

1813: Dantzig, Bautzen, Liegnitz, Katzbach, Reichenbach, and Leipzig

1814: Bar-sur-Aube

1815: Suffel

Battle Honours

Jena 1806 and Polotsk 1812

 

8e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

 

8e Regiment

8e Regiment
1799

Formed in 1740, as the Volontaires de Flandre, becoming the Legion de Flandre in 1762. Disbanded in 1776 and reformed as the 2e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval in 1779. In 1788, the Regiment became the Regiment de Chasseurs de Guyenne and in 1791 they finally became the 8e Regiment de Chasseurs.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Bourgeois (Germain-François-Joseph) - Colonel

1791: De Berruyer (Jean-Francois) - Colonel

1792: Beaudinot (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel

1793: Combez (Jean-François) - Chef-de-Brigade

1793: Chalbos (Alexis) - Chef-de-Brigade

1793: Beril (Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade

1793: Lacour (Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade

1797: Rochet (François) - Chef-de-Brigade

1804: Curto (Jean-Baptiste-Theodore) - Colonel

1811: Saint-Chamans (Alfred-Amand-Robert) - Colonel

1812: De Talleyrand-Perigord (Edmund-Alexandre) - Colonel

1813: Planzeaux (Joseph-François) - Colonel

1815: Schneit (Pierre-Henri-Joseph) - Colonel

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

De Berruyer, (Jean-François)

Born: 6 January 1738

Colonel: 28 December 1791

General-de-Brigade: 13 May 1793

Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 November 1803

Died: 17 April 1804

Combez, (Jean-François)

Born: 12 June 1732

Chef-de-Brigade: 16 March 1793

General-de-Brigade: 11 October 1793

Died: 10 October 1794

Chalbos, (Alexis)

Born: 6 March 1736

Chef-de-Brigade: 30 April 1793

General-de-Brigade: 6 May 1793

General-de-Division: 22 May 1793

Died: 17 March 1803

Curto, (Jean-Baptiste-Theodore)

Born: 25 May 1770

Colonel: 19 October 1804

General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811

Baron of the Empire: 9 September 1810

Died: 14 September 1835

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 8e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Chef-de-Brigade Combez: Wounded 26 March 1793

Chef-de-Brigade Beril: Executed by order of the Revolutionary Tribunal 13 November 1793

Colonel Planzeaux: Wounded 6 March 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 8e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Eight

Officers died of wounds: Three

Officers wounded: Sixty-four

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Lengenfeld

1793: Ober-Floersheim, Rilsheim, Frankenweiler, Biberach, Wantzenau, and Gambsheim

1794: Capture of Fort-Louis, Oggersheim, Mandenheim, Frankenthal, and Zahlbach

1796: Passage of the Rhine, Korck, Wilstett, Appenweier, Oberskirch, Ettlingen, Geisenfeld, Schussenreid, Biberach, Willingen, Neustadt, and Schliengen

1797: Diersheim

1799: Stokach and Zurich

1800: Vieux-Brisach, Kamlach, Kirchberg, Weissenborn, Feldkirch, Guttenzeil, Ingolstadt, and Hohenlinden

1805: Ulm, Gratz, and Nordlingen

1806: Sacile, Montebello, La Piave, San-Michel, Raab, and Wagram

1812: Passage of the Dnieper, Ostrowno, Krasnoe, Smolensk, La Moskowa, Mojaisk, and Winkowo

1813: Mockern, Bautzen, Dresden, Goldberg, and Leipzig

1814: Saint-Dizier, Champaubert, Berry-au-Bac, Fere-Champenoise, and Paris

1815: Ligny, Villers-Cotterets, and Versailles

Battle Honours

Zurich 1799, Hohenlinden 1800, Wagram 1809, and La Moskowa 1812

 

9e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Formed in 1757, as the Volontaires de Hainaut, becoming the Legion de Hainaut in 1762 and the Legion de Lorraine in 1768. Disbanded in 1776. The Regiment reformed in 1779 as the 3e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval and in 1788 became the Regiment de Chasseurs de Lorraine, finally becoming the 9e Regiment de Chasseurs in 1791.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: La Baroliere (Jacques-Marie Pilote) - Colonel

1793: Richardot (Jerome-Etienne-Marie) - Colonel

1793: La Blanche (Jacques-Hyacinthe) - Colonel

1793: Doncourt (François-Georges) - Chef-de-Brigade

1793: Allard (Jean-François) - Chef-de-Brigade

1796: Gardane (Paul-Ange-Louis) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Liebault (François-Augustin) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Thullier (Jean-Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1808: Delacroix (Charles-Henri) - Colonel

1809: Saint-Suzanne (Pierre-Antoine Bruneteau) - Colonel

1813: Dukermont (Eugene-François d'Avranges) - Colonel

Three Colonels attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

La Baroliere, (Jacques-Marie Pilote)

Born: 28 November 1746

Colonel: 25 July 1791

General-de-Brigade: 1 September 1792

General-de-Division: 6 May 1793

Baron of the Empire: 25 May 1810

Died: 1 December 1827

Richardot, (Jerome-Etienne-Marie)

Born: 29 June 1751

Colonel: 26 January 1793

General-de-Brigade: 7 April 1793

Died: 6 March 1794 (while being held prisoner in the Conciergerie Prison)

Gardane, (Paul-Ange-Louis)

Born: 11 June 1766

Chef-de-Brigade: 2 June 1796

General-de-Brigade: 19 October 1799

Count of the Empire: May 1808

Died: 30 January 1818

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 9e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Chef-de-Brigade Allard: Killed 13 November 1795

Chef-de-Brigade Gardane: Wounded 26 March 1799

Chef-de-Brigade Liebault: Mortally wounded 6 November 1799

Colonel Delacroix: Wounded 8 May 1809

Colonel De Saint-Suzanne: Died of fatigue January 1813

Colonel Dukermont: Wounded 23 August 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 9e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Ten

Officers died of wounds: Three

Officers wounded: Fifty-three

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Aumetz

1793: Pirmasens

1794: Kaiserslautern, Fleurus, and Roer

1795: Anelshorn and Limbourg

1796: Siegberg, Altenkirchen, Weilbourg, Ukerath, Wildendorf, Friedberg, and Forcheim

1797: Neuwied and Francfort

1799: Legnano, Verone, Cassano, Bassignano, and Novi

1800: Marengo, Alexandrie, and Saint-Ambrose

1806: Saint-Euphemie

1807: Montelone

1808: Reggio, Messine, and Scilla

1809: Brenta, La Piave, Saint-Michel, Leoben, Raab, and Wagram

1810: Calabres

1812: La Moskowa and Wiasma

1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresden, Lowenberg, Golberg, Leipzig, and Hanau

1814: Champaubert, Chateau-Thierry, Brienne, Montmirail, Sezanne, Reims, La Ferte, Montereau, Melun, and Paris

1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours

Fleurus 1794, Wagram 1809, La Moskowa 1812, and Champaubert 1814

 

10e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

Formed in 1758, as the Volontaires de Clermont-Prince and becoming the Legion de Clermont-Prince in 1763. In 1766 the name changed to the Legion de Conde and disbanded in 1776. Reformed as the 4e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval and in 1779 becoming the Regiment de Chasseurs de Bretagne in 1788, finally becoming the 10e Regiment de Chasseurs in 1791.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Chastellet (Achille-François) - Colonel

1791: De Launay de Vallerie (Charles-Michel Cordier de Montreuil) - Colonel

1792: Dupont de Chaumont (Pierre-Antoine) - Colonel

1792: Elbee de la Saboniere (Henri-François) - Colonel

1793: Champeaux (Pierre-Clermont) - Colonel

1793: Le Normand (Louis) - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: Zeller (Georges) - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: Leclerc d'Ostein (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste) - Chef-de-Brigade

1796: Ordener (Michel) - Chef-de-Brigade

1800: Colbert (François-Marie-Auguste) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1805: Subervie (Jacques-Gervais Protais) - Colonel

1811: Houssin de Saint-Laurent (Auguste-Houssin) - Colonel

1815: d'Hautefeuille (Eugene-Gabriel-Louis Texier) - Colonel

Seven of the above Officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Chastellet, (Achille-François)

Born: 1760

Colonel: 25 July 1791

General-de-Brigade: 9 March 1792

Died: 17 April 1794 (while being held prisoner in Paris)

Elbee de la Sabloniere, (Henri-François)

Born: 9 February 1730

Colonel: 29 June 1792

General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1793

Died: 10 March 1813

Champeaux, (Pierre-Clermont)

Born: 24 May 1767

Colonel: 8 March 1793

General-de-Brigade: 15 May 1800

Died: 28 July 1800 (died of wounds sustained at the Battle of Marengo)

Leclerc d'Ostein, (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 25 November 1741

Chef-de-Brigade: 27 July 1794

General-de-Brigade: 11 September 1796

Died: 12 November 1800

Ordener, (Michel)

Born: 2 September 1755

Chef-de-Brigade: 16 September 1796

General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803

General-de-Division: 25 December 1805

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Count of the Empire: 20 December 1808

Died: 30 August 1811

Colbert, (Auguste-François-Marie)

Born: 18 November 1777

Chef-de-Brigade: 18 July 1800

General-de-Brigade: 24 December 1804

Member of the Legion d'Honneur:11 December 1803

Baron of the Empire: 2 July 1808

Died: 3 January 1809 (Killed while serving in Spain)

Subervie, (Jacques-Gervais)

Born: 1 September 1776

Colonel: 27 December 1805

General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811

Baron of the Empire: 28 November 1809

Died: 10 March 1856

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 10e Regiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval

 Chef-de-Brigade Leclerc d'Ostein: Wounded 5 September 1796

Chef-de-Brigade Ordener: Wounded 14 August 1799

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 10e Chasseurs-à-Cheval during the period 1805-1815

 Officers killed: Thirteen

Officers died of wounds: One

Officers wounded: Fifty-four

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy

1793: Rilsheim, Landau, and Wissembourg

1794: Welstheim and Siege of Mayence

1796: Fombio, Borghetto, Lonato, Castiglione, Lavis, Primolano, Covolo, Bassano, Caldiero, and Mantoue

1797: Bellune, Tarvis, Klagenfurt, and Freisach

1799: Ostrach and Liptingen

1800: Engen, Moeskirch, Biberach, Landshut, Hohenlinden, Lauffen, and Lambech

1805: Elchingen

1806: Jena

1807: Hoff, Eylau, Deppen, and Freidland

1808: Medina-del-Rio-Seco

1809: Medellin, Alcabon, Talevera, Almonacid, and Ocana

1810: Capture of Malaga

1813: Baza and Vitoria

1813: Leipzig

1814: Orthez, Viella, and Toulouse

1814: Montereau and Fontvannes

Battle Honours

Castiglione 1796, Jena 1806, and Friedland 1807

 

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