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Demi-Brigade HQ

Battalion Organization

Grenadier Company Organization

Fuslier Company Organization


Organization of a French Infantry Demi-Brigade: 1793

By Dominique Contant

 

Demi-Brigade Personnel Strength

Position Officers
Soldiers
Chef Brigadier
1
 
Chef de Bataillon
3
 
Quartier Maitre trésorier
1
 
Ajudant Major
1
 
Chirurgien Major
3
 
Ajudant sous officier
1
 
Tambour Major  
1
Caporal Tambour  
8
Musicien (Dont 1 chef)  
1
Chef Tailleur  
3
Chef Armurier  
1
Chef Cordonnier  
1

 

Position
1st Battalion
2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion
Officers
Soldiers
Capitaine
9
9
9
27
 
Lieutenant
9
9
9
27
 
Sous Lieutenant
9
9
9
27
 
Sergent Major
9
9
9
 
27
Sergent
26
26
26
 
78
Caporal Fourrier
9
9
9
 
27
Caporaux
52
52
52
 
156
Appointes
52
52
52
 
156
Grenadiers
48
48
48
 
144
Fusillers
536
536
536
 
1608
Tambours
18
18
18
 
54
 
777
777
777
81
2331

 

Unit
Officers
Soldiers
Demi-Brigade HQ
10
15
1st Battalion
27
771
2nd Battalion
27
771
3rd Battalion
27
771
Artillery Company
 
75
Total
91
2421

 

Battalion Organization

Battalion
1st
2nd
3rd
Commander
Capitaine Fusiller
Capitaine Fusiller
Capitaine Fusiller
Grenadier Company
1st
2nd
3rd
Line Companies 1st,13th, 4th, 16th, 7th, 19th, 10th, 22th 2d, 14th, 5th, 17th, 8th, 20th, 11th, 23rd 3rd, 15th, 6th, 18th, 9th, 21st, 12th, 24th

 

Grenadier Company Organization

Captain
Sergent Major
Caporal Fourrier
 
1st Section
2nd Section
 
Lieutenant
Sous Lieutenant
 
1st Sergeant
2nd Sergeant
 
1st Squad
2nd Squad
3rd Squad
4th Squad
Caporeaux
1st
3rd
2nd
4th
Appointés
1st
3rd
2nd
4th
Grenadiers
12
12
12
12
Total
14
14
14
14

 

Fusilier Company Organization

Captain
Sergent Major
Caporal Fourrier
 
1st Section
2nd Section
 
Lieutenant
Sous Lieutenant
 
1st Sergeant
2nd Sergeant
 
1st Squad
2nd Squad
3rd Squad
4th Squad
Caporeaux
1st
3rd
2nd
4th
Appointés
1st
3rd
2nd
4th
Grenadiers
12
11
11
11
Total
14
13
13
13

 

Notes:

Chef Tailleur = Master Tailor
Chef Armurier = Master Armorer
Chef Cordonnier = Master Cobbler
Caporal Fourrier = Company Clerk
Appointés = The senior enlistedman after the corporal.

Source:

Law 1466 of the National Assemby - 12 August 1793 - Found in "Bulletin des lois de la Republique"

 

 

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