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French Dragoons and the Colonels Who Led Them 1792-1815:

Part II: 11e - 20e Regiments.

By Tony Broughton, FINS

 

11e Regiment de Dragons.

Created by Royal Commision on the 8 December 1674, in 1788 they were entitled Angouleme after the Duke de Angouleme. In 1791 they became the 11e Regiment de Dragons.

Colonels and Chef de Brigades

1791: De Montigny (Louis-Benjamin) - Colonel

1792: Monter (Jean-Etienne-Francois) - Colonel

1793: De Neuilly (Jean-Baptiste Levasseur) - Chef-de-Brigade

1796: De la Barbe (Marin de La Baraudiere) - Chef-de-Brigade

1797: Debelle (Cesaire-Alexandre) - Chef-de-Brigade

1805: Passinges de Prechamps (Eustace-Hubert) - Colonel

1805: Bourdon (Ferdinand-Pierre-Agathe) - Colonel

1805: Bourbier (Jean-Louis-Andre) - Colonel

1807: Dejean (Pierre-Francois-Marie-Auguste) - Colonel

1811: Thevenez d'Aoust (Francois-Alexandre) - Colonel

1815: Montagnier (Etienne) - Colonel

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

Monter, (Jean-Etienne-Francois)

Born: 27 June 1738

Colonel: 10 June 1792

General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1793

Died: 24 May 1811

Debelle, (Cesar-Alexandre)

Born: 27 November 1770

Chef-de-Brigade: 21 March 1797

General-de-Brigade: 1 February 1805

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 July 1807

Baron of the Empire: 5 November 1808

Died: 19 July 1826

Dejean, (Pierre-Francois-Marie-Auguste)

Born: 10 August 1780

Colonel: 13 February 1807

General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811

General-de-Division: 23 March 1814

Died: 17 March 1847

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 11e Regiment de Dragons

Colonel Bourdon: Wounded 20 November 1805

Colonel Bourbier: Wounded 8 February 1807

Colonel Thevenez d'Aoust: Wounded 23 October 1812 & 21 June 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 11e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Thirteen

Officers died of wounds: Six

Officers wounded: Fifty-one

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Capture of Porrentruy, Rheinzabern, and Wissembourg

1794: Fleurus and Juliers

1796: Altenkirchen, Ukerath, and Friedberg

1799: Steusslingen

1800: Stokach, Moeskirch, Biberach, Memmingen, Hochstett, Neubourg, and Salzbourg

1805: Landsberg, Ulm, Amstettin, Hollabrunn, Rausnitz, and Austerlitz

1806: Zehdenick and Prentzlow

1807: Eylau and Friedland

1809: Alba-de-Tormes

1810: Busaco

1811: Redhina, Fuentes-de-Onoro and Cuidad Rodrigo

1812: Les Arapiles

1813: Vitoria

1813: Leipzig and Hanau

1814: Saint-Dizier, Brienne, La Rothiere, and Montmirail

1815: Strasbourg

Battle Honours

Fleurus 1794, Austerlitz 1805, Friedland 1807, and Alba-de-Tormes 1809

12e Regiment de Dragons

Formed in Maestricht in 1675; in 1774 they took the name of the Comte d'Artois and in 1791 became the 12e Regiment de Dragons.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigades

1791: De Valery (Charles-Michel-Gautier de Launai) - Colonel

1791: Hinx (Pierre de La Lande) - Colonel

1792: De Beffroy (Louis-Henri) - Colonel

1792: Saint-Sulpice (Raymond-Gaspard Bonardy) - Colonel

1793: Vivien (Jacques) - Chef-de-Brigade

1793: De Cerfontaine (?) - Chef-de-Brigade

1793: Raison (Joseph-Samuel) - Chef-de-Brigade

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

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

1806: Girault de Martigny (Francois) - Colonel

1809: Merlies (Jean) - Colonel

1813: Bessard-Grauniard (Alexis) - Colonel

1815: Bureaux de Pusy (Joachim-Irenee-Francois) - Colonel

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

Saint-Sulpice, (Raymond-Gaspard Bonardy)

Born: 23 October 1761

Colonel: 26 October 1792

General-de-Brigade: 24 March 1803

General-de-Division: 14 February 1807

Count of the Empire: 6 June 1808

Died: 20 June 1835

Pages, (Joseph)

Born: 10 March 1754

Chef-de-Brigade: 13 June 1794

General-de-Brigade: 24 December 1805

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 13 June 1804

Baron of the Empire: 9 January 1810

Died: 1 September 1814

Colonels killed and wounded while in command of the 12e Regiment de Dragons

Colonel Girault de Martigny: Wounded 8 February 1807 & 26 March 1809

Colonel Bessard-Grauniard: Wounded 30 March 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 12e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

 Officers killed: Ten

Officers died of wounds: Five

Officers wounded: Fifty-nine

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy and Jemmapes

1793: Wattignies and Maubeuge

1794: Fleurus and Juliers

1799: Conquest of Piedmont, Fossano, Alexandrie, La Trebbia, and Novi

1800: Marengo, Passage of the Mincio, and Verone

1801: Trevise

1805: Wertingen, Ulm, and Austerlitz

1806: Jena, Prentzlow, and Nasielsk

1807: Eylau, Heilsberg, and Friedland

1808: Burgos and Madrid

1809: Medellin, Talevera, Almonacid, and Ocana

1810: Conquest of Andalouse, Alcala-la-Real, and Grenade

1812: Venta-del-Baul, Huescar, and Malaga

1813: Vitoria

1813: Dantzig

1814: Paris

1815: Ligny and Namur

Battle Honours

Jemmapes 1792, Austerlitz 1805, Heilsberg 1807, and Ocana 1809

13e Regiment de Dragons

Formed by levy at Languedoc on the 4 October 1676, in 1724 they were entitled the Conde-Dragons. The year 1774 saw the title change to Comte-de-Provence and later the same year it changed to Monsieur. In 1791, it finally became the 13e Regiment de Dragons.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigades

 1791: De Malvoisin (Charles-Francois) - Colonel

1792: Murnard (Jean-Bernard-Gautier) - Colonel

1793: de Rocmont (Cesar-Chanoine) - Chef-de-Brigade

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

1797: Roget (Dominique Mansuy) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Levasseur (Rene-Gabriel) - Chef de Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1804: Debroc (Armand-Louis) - Colonel

1806: Laroche (Pierre-Victor) - Colonel

1810: Reizet (Marie-Antoine) - Colonel

1813: Monginot (Marie-Frederic) - Colonel

1813: Johannes (Jean-Sylvestre) - Colonel

1814: Ligniville (Pierre-Joseph) - Colonel

1814: d'Astorg (Adrien) - Colonel

1815: Saviot (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel

Of the above Officers three reached the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Roget, (Dominique Mansuy)

Born: 20 October 1760

Chef-de-Brigade: 4 March 1797

General-de-Brigade: 11 May 1799

General-de-Division: 30 December 1806

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Baron of the Empire: 22 October 1810

Died: 9 January 1832

Debroc, (Armand-Louis)

Born: 15 February 1772

Colonel: 20 October 1805

General-de-Brigade: 3 March 1809

Major-General in the service of Holland: 30 August 1806

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805

Died: 11 March 1810

Reizet, (Marie-Antoine)

Born: 29 November 1775

Colonel: 20 January 1810

General-de-Brigade: 4 February 1813

Baron of the Empire: 25 March 1813

Died: 25 March 1836

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 13e Regiment de Dragons

 Colonel Debroc: Wounded 2 December 1805

Colonel Reiset: Wounded March 1810; 11 August 1812; & 15 August 1812

Colonel Monginot: Wounded 22 August 1813, died of wounds 8 September 1813

Officers killed and wounded whist serving with the 13e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

 Officers killed: Seven

Officers died of wounds: One

Officers wounded: Fifty-four

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy and Vouziers

1793: La Roer

1794: Grave and Capture of Breda

1797: Passage of the Rhine, Diersheim, and Hasslach

1799: Frauenfeld, Rapperschwyl, and Zurich

1800: Fregelhurts, Gorges, Enfer, Blockade of Ingolstadt, and Hohenlinden

1805: Passage of the Rhine, Passage of the Danube, Enns, Hollabrun, and Austerlitz

1806: Jena, Nasielsk, and Pultusk

1809: La Corogne, Oporto, and Passage of the Tage

1811: Ciudad-Real

1812: La Rosas

1813: Leipzig

1814: Mormant and Saint-Dizier

1815: Wavre and Rocquencourt

Battle Honours

Hohenlinden 1800, Austerlitz 1805, Jena 1806

14e Regiment de Dragons

Formed on 3 March 1672 by the Marquis de Seyssac, the regiment's name in 1758 was Chartres changing in 1776 to Chartres-Dragons and finally becoming the 14e Regiment de Dragons in 1791.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1792: d'Esquelbeck (Henri-Louis) - Colonel

1792: Sahuguet (Jean-Joseph-Francois-Leonard Damarzit de Laroche) - Colonel

1792: Tilly (Jacques-Louis-Francois De Laistre) - Colonel

1792: Radot (Pierre-Nicolas) - Colonel

1795: Jacquemin (Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade

1797: Duvivier (Leopold-Charles-Maximillien) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Lambert (Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade

1801: Lafond Blaniac (Guillaume-Joseph-Nicolas) - Chef de Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1806: Bouvier des Eclaz (Joseph) - Colonel

1810: Ludot (Denis-Eloi) - Colonel

1813: Seguier (Alphonse-Alexandre) - Colonel

1814: Monnier (Francois) - Colonel

1815: Seguier (Alphonse-Alexandre) - Colonel

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

Sahuget, (Jean-Joseph-Francois-Leonard Damarzit de Laroche)

Born: 12 October 1756

Colonel: 17 June 1792

General-de-Brigade: 28 September 1792

General-de-Division: 13 June 1795

Died: 26 December 1802

Tilly, (Jacques-Louis-Francois De Laistre)

Born: 2 February 1749

Colonel: 26 October 1792

General-de-Brigade: 21 April 1793

General-de-Division: 2 December 1793

Chevalier of the Empire: 25 March 1809

Baron of the Empire: 23 April 1812

Died: 10 January 1822

Lafond Blaniac, (Guillaume-Joseph-Nicolas)

Born: 25 July 1773

Chef-de-Brigade: 31 August 1801

General-de-Brigade: 12 September 1806

General-de-Division: 25 November 1813

Died: 28 September 1833

Bouvier des Eclaz, (Joseph)

Born: 3 December 1757

Colonel: 20 September 1806

General-de-Brigade: 8 October 1810

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 6 August 1811

Baron of the Empire: 22 November 1808

Died: 13 January 1830

Ludot, (Denis-Eloi)

Born:25 June 1768

Colonel: 5 November 1810

General-de-Brigade: 30 May 1813

Commandant of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 February 1815

Baron of the Empire: 3 April 1814

Died: 14 September 1839

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 14e Regiment de Dragons

Chef de Brigade Lambert: Killed 1801 at Canope.

Chef de Brigade Lafond Blaniac: Wounded 31 August 1801

Colonel Bouvier des Eclaz: Wounded 8 February 1807 & 10 June 1807

Colonel Seguier: Wounded 21 March 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 14e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

Officers Killed: Ten

Officers died of wounds: Seven

Officers wounded: Fifty-three

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy

1793: Pirmassens and Woerth

1794: Arlon, Fleurus, and Aldenhoven

1796: Siegburg, Ukerath, Ebelsbach, and Wurtzbourg

1797: Gradisca

1799: Nazareth, Mont-Tabor, and Aboukir

1800: Heliopolis and Coraim

1801: Canope

1805: Wertingen and Austerlitz

1806: Jena

1807: Golymin, Watersdorf, Eylau, Heilsberg, and Friedland

1808: Madrid

1809: Medellin, Talavera, and Ocana

1810: Siege of Cadiz and Alcanizas

1811: La Gerboa, Sabugal, and Albuhera

1813: Leipzig, Dennewitz, and Dantzig

1814: Monterau, Bar-sur-Aube, and Arcis-sur-Aube

1815: Charleroi,Fleurus, Ligny, and Rocquencourt

Battle Honours

Nazareth 1799, Eylau 1807, and Fleurus 1815

 

15e Regiment de Dragons

Created on the 20 December 1688 by the Duke de Noailles; in 1791 it became the 15e Regiment de Dragons.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Romanet (Jean-Christophe-Sidoine) - Colonel

1792: De la Barre (Andre) - Colonel

1793: De Montarnail (Jean-Francois Guirard de la Prade) - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: De Clauzelles (Pierre-Etienne Pourquery) - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: Boulland (Claude-Ambrose) - Chef-de-Brigade

1797: Pinon (Michel) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Barthelemy (Nicolas-Martin) - Chef de Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1807: Treuille de Beaulieu (Jean-Baptiste-Pierre) - Colonel

1809: Boudinhon-Valdeck (Jean-Claude) - Colonel

1814: Adam (Charles-Francois) - Colonel

1814: Chaillot (Claude-Louis) - Colonel

Two Officers of the 15e Dragons attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Barthelemy, (Nicolas-Martin)

Born: 7 February 1765

Chef-de-Brigade: 21 June 1799

General-de-Brigade: 4 April 1807

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Baron of the Empire: 5 October 1808

Died: 25 April 1835

Boudinhon-Valdeck, (Jean-Claude)

Born: 19 October 1771

Colonel: 26 June 1809

General-de-Brigade: 6 February 1814

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 4 December 1813

Died: 5 November 1846

Colonels killed and wounded while in command of the 15e Regiment de Dragons

Colonel Barthelemy: Wounded 26 December 1806

Colonel Boudinhon-Valdeck: Wounded 14 October 1813 & 29 January 1814

Officers killed and wounded while sering with the 15e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Eight

Officers died of wounds: Four

Officers wounded: Sixty-five

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Toulon

1794: Le Boulou, Blockade of Bellegard, and Capture of Figuieres

1795: La Fluvia

1796: Dego, Lonato, Primolano, and Arcole

1798: Chebreiss and Les Pyramides

1799: Haute-Egypt

1800: Heliopolis

1801: Camp de Romain

1805: Ulm, Nordlingen, and Austerlitz

1806: Lubeck and Pultusk

1807: Ostrolenka

1810: Ciudad-Rodrigo and Busaco

1811: Pombal, Redinha and Fuentes-de-Onoro

1813: Vitoria

1813: Leipzig and Hanau

1814: Brienne, La Rothiere, Nogent, and Mormant

1815: Ligny and Rocquencourt

Battle Honours

The 15e Regiment de Dragons ceased to exist in 1815. When the regiment was reformed in 1871 from the 3e Regiment de Lanciers, it took the battle honours of the 3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers.

Polotsk 1812, Bautzen 1813, Dresde 1813, and Champaubert 1814

16e Regiment de Dragons

Created in 1718 and was affiliated with the house of Orleans. In 1791 the regiment became the 16e Regiment de Dragons.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Petit-Bois (Agathon Pinot) - Colonel

1792: Vincent (?) - Colonel

1792: Barbazan (Antoine-Edme-Adam) - Colonel

1793: Leblanc (Michel-Bernard) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Clement de la Ronciere (Francois-Marie) - Chef de Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1806: Vial (Sebastien) - Colonel

1810: Grouvel (Francois) - Colonel

1813: Gery (Alexandre-Pierre) - Colonel

1814: Prevost (Louis-Charlemagne) - Colonel

Of the above officers four became General-de-Brigade

Petit-Bois, (Agathon Pinot)

Born: 12 October 1742

Colonel: 25 July 1791

General-de-Brigade: 7 September 1792

Died: 11 April 1809

Barbazan, (Antoine-Edme-Adam)

Born: 8 August 1749

Colonel: 9 October 1792

General-de-Brigade: 6 May 1793

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Died: 18 August 1829

Clement de la Ronciere, (Francois-Marie)

Born: 2 February 1773

Chef-de-Brigade: 10 July 1799

General-de-Brigade: 31 December 1806

Baron of the Empire: 17 March 1808

Died: 28 July 1854

Grouvel, (Francois)

Born: 17 October 1771

Colonel: 20 January 1810

General-de-Brigade: 30 May 1813

Chevalier of the Empire: 14 June 1810

Died: 26 December 1836

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 16e Regiment de Dragons

Chef de Brigade Leblanc: Killed at La Trebbia

Colonel Vial: Wounded 19 November 1809

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 16e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Six

Officers died of wounds: None

Officers wounded: Thirty-three

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1795: Neuwied

1797: Gruningen

1798: Nepi, Otricoi, La Storta, Naples, and La Trebbia

1799: Modine, La Secchia, and Novi

1800: Nuremberg

1805: Austerlitz

1806: Jena and Pretzlow

1807: Bergfried, Eylau, and Friedland

1809: Arzobispo, Talevera, and Ocana

1810: Alcala-Riel

1811: Malaga

1813: Morales, Zamora, and Vitoria

1814: Mormont, Valjouan, Bar-sur-Aube, and Arcis-Sur-Aube

1815: Ligny

Battle Honours

The 16e Regiment de Dragoons took the battle honours of the 4e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers upon being reformed in 1871.

La Moskowa 1812, Hanau 1813, Vauchamps 1814, and Fleurus 1815

 

17e Regiment de Dragons

Created in 1743 from a mixed formation of Germans and Poles and named Volontaires de Saxe. In 1762 they became the Schonberg-Dragons and in 1791 the 17e Regiment de Dragons.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Pully (Marie-Pierre-Hyppolyte Monnier) - Colonel

1792: Landremont (Charles-Hyacinthe La Clerc) - Colonel

1792: Kuder (Francois-Louis) - Colonel

1793: Andre (Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade

1794: Saint-Dizier (Joseph-Nicolas) - Chef de Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1806: Beurmann (Frederic-Auguste) - Colonel

1811: Larcher (Albert-Francois-Joseph) - Colonel

1813: Lepic (Joachim-Hyppolyte) - Colonel

1814: Labiffe (Louis) - Colonel

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

Landremont, (Charles-Hyacinthe La-Clerc)

Born: 21 August 1739

Colonel: 12 July 1792

General-de-Brigade: ?

General-de-Division: 15 May 1793

Died: 26 September 1818

Beurmann, (Frederic-Auguste)

Born: 22 September 1777

Colonel: 27 February 1806

General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 2 September 1812

Baron of the Empire: 27 November 1808

Died: 13 April 1815 (Killed by two pistol shots at Metz)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 17e Regiment de Dragons

Colonel Saint-Dizier: Killed 11 October 1805

Colonel Beurmann: Wounded 15 January 1809 &12 May 1809

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 17e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Eight

Officers died of wounds: Three

Officers wounded: Sixty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy

1794: Schifferstadt

1796: Korch and Renchen

1797: Bopfingen and Passage of the Rhine

1799: Stockach and Zurich

1800: Hohenlinden

1805: Albeck and Austerlitz

1807: Eylau, Mansfeld, Capture of Koenigsberg, and Friedland

1808: Capture of Madrid and Benavente

1809: La Corogne, Braga, Amarante, and Arzobispo

1810: Estramadure

1811: Albuhera

1812: Villagarcia and Valencia de la Torre

1813: Vitoria and Magdebourg

1814: Fontvannes, Troyes, Provins, Arcis-sur-Aube, and Paris

1815: Ligny and Namur

Battle Honours

The 17e Regiment de Dragons took the battle honours of the 5e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers when the Regiment was reformed in 1871. 

La Moskowa 1812, Bautzen 1813, Dresde 1813, and Champaubert 1814

 

18e Regiment de Dragons.

Formed in Metz on 4 April 1744 from existing dragoon regiments, 1791 saw the regiment become the 18e Regiment de Dragons.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Coursain de Moreaux (?) - Colonel

1793: Fornier d'Albe (Gaspard-Hilarion) -Colonel

1793: Robert (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel

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

1795: Bertot (?) - Chef-de-Brigade

1796: Ledee (Joseph-Thomas) - Chef-de-Brigade

1802: Lefebvre-Desnoettes (Charles) - Colonel

1806: De Lafitte (Justin) - Colonel

1811: Dard (Francois) - Colonel

1815: Adam (Charles-Francois) - Colonel

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

Fornier d'Albe, (Gaspard-Hilarion)

Born: 21 October 1734

Colonel: 2 January 1793

General-de-Brigade: 20 September 1809

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 27 December 1814

Baron of the Empire: 2 July 1808

Died: 21 October 1834

Robert, (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 9 October 1733

Chef-de-Brigade: 15 June 1793

General-de-Brigade: 3 July 1793

General-de-Division: 5 October 1793

Died: 1 July 1798

Ledee, (Joseph-Thomas)

Born: 4 October 1750

Chef-de-Brigade: 17 January 1796

General-de-Brigade: 15 May 1810

Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804

Baron of the Empire: ?

Died: 5 August 1823

 

Lefebvre-Desnouettes, (Charles)

Born: 14 September 1773

Chef-de-Brigade: 30 December 1802

General-de-Brigade: 19 September 1806

General-de-Division: 29 December 1807

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805

Count of the Empire: 19 March 1809

Died: 22 April 1822 (Drowned of the coast of Ireland)

Laffite, (Justin)

Born: 4 June 1772

Colonel: 20 September 1806

General-de-Brigade: 16 January 1813

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 18 June 1813

Baron of the Empire: 9 Marcch 1810

Died: 27 August 1832

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 18e Regiment de Dragons

Colonel Fornier d'Albe: Wounded 17 June 1793

Colonel Laffite: Wounded 25 May 1811

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 18e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Five

Officers died of wounds: Three

Officers wounded: Fifty-one

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Nice

1793: Redout Louis XIV

1794: Bastan

1795: Bilbao

1797: Anghari, La Favorite, and Romagne

1798: Pyramides

1799: Syria, Siege of Saint-Jean-d'Acre, Mont-Tabor, Damiette, and the conquest of Upper Egypt

1801: Aboukir?

1805: Elchingen and Austerlitz

1806: Nordhausen, Sandow, and the Capture of Lubeck

1807: Siege of Graudenz, Mohrungen, Spandau, and Friedland

1808: Somo-Sierra and the Capture of Madrid

1809: Corogne, Oporto and Arzobispo

1812: Las Rosas

1813: Dresden, Leipzig, and Hanau

1814: Saint-Dizier, Brienne, and La Rothiere

Battle Honours

The 18e Regiment de Dragons took the battle honours of the 6e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers when it was reformed in 1871.

La Moskowa 1812, Hanau 1813, Champaubert 1814, and Fleurus 1815

 

19e Regiment de Dragons.

 The Regiment was created by a decree of 27 February 1793 and was formed from the Volontaires d'Angers.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

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

1798: Poitou (?) - Chef-de-Brigade

1799: Geraud (Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade

1801: Caulaincourt (Auguste-Jean-Gabriel) - Chef de Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1806: Saint-Genies (Jean-Marie-Noel Delisle de Falcon) - Colonel

1811: Mermet (Joseph-Antoine) - Colonel

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

Caulaincourt, (Auguste-Jean-Gabriel)

Born: 16 September 1777

Chef-de-Brigade: 24 August 1801

Major General in the Service of Holland: 30 August 1806

General-de-Division: 7 September 1807

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805

Baron of the Empire: 19 March 1808

Count of the Empire: 1810

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

Saint-Genies, (Jean-Marie-Noel Delisle de Falcon)

Born: 25 December 1776

Colonel: 20 September 1806

General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811

Baron of the Empire: 21 September 1808

Died: 26 January 1836

Colonels killed and wounded while in command of the 19e Regiment de Dragons

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 19e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

Officers killed: Ten

Officers died of wounds: One

Officers wounded: Forty-one

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1796: Capture of Trevia, Blockade of Luxembourg, and Kehl

1798: Porto-Formo

1799: Santa-Ambrosia and La Trebbia

1805: Elchingen and Austerlitz

1806: Jena and Lubeck

1807: Mohrugen, Planersfeldschen, and Friedland

1809: La Corogne, Marentase, Braga, Oporto, and Arzobispo

1812: La Rosas

1813: Medina Coeli and Vitoria

1813: Dresden, Flemingen, Wachau, Leipzig, and the defense of Dantzig

1814: Saint-Dizier, Brienne, La Rothiere, Mormont, and Les Trois-Maisons

1815: Ober-Hausbergen and Mittel-Hausbergen

Battle Honours

As with the above regiments the 19e Regiment took the battle honours of the 8e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers upon it reforming in 1871

Polotsk 1812, Bautzen 813, Dresde 1813, and Champaubert 1814

20e Regiment de Dragons

Formed on the 5 July 1793 from the Dragons du Hainaut and Jemmapes.

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

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

1797: Boussart (Andre-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade

1800: Reynaud (Nicolas) - Chef de Brigade and Colonel in 1803

1807: Corbineau (Jean-Baptiste-Juvenal) - Colonel

1811: Desargus (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste-Martin) - Colonel

1815: De Briqueville (Armand-Francois-Bon- Claude) - Colonel

Of the above three reached the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

Boussart, (Andre-Joseph)

Born: 13 November 1758

Chef-de-Brigade: 7 January 1797

General-de-Brigade: 23 September 1800

General-de-Division: 16 March 1812

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804

Baron of the Empire: 26 November 1810

Died: 10 August 1813 (Died of wounds)

Reynard, (Nicolas)

Born: 29 September 1771

Chef-de-Brigade: 23 September 1800

General-de-Brigade: 31 December 1806

Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805

Baron of the Empire: 10 February 1809

Died: 27 July 1828

Corbineau, (Jean-Baptiste-Juvenal)

Born: 1 August 1776

Colonel: 7 January 1807

General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811

General-de-Division: 23 May 1813

Baron of the Empire: 17 March 1808

Died: 17 December 1848

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 20e Regiment de Dragons

Chef de Brigade Boussart: Wounded 2 July 1797

Chef de Brigade Reynaud: Wounded 21 March 1801

Colonel De Briqueville: Wounded 1 July 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 20e Dragons during the period 1805-1815

 Officers killed: Ten

Officers died of wounds: Two

Officers wounded: Fifty-six

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Siege of Quesnoy

1794: Capture of Landrecies, Quesnoy, Valenciennes, and battle of Aldenhoven

1796: Mondovi, Lodi, and Castiglone

1797: La Favorite, Saint-Georges, Due-Castelli, Castelluchio, and Mantoue

1798: Alexandrie, Chebreiss, and les Pyramides

1799: El-Arich, Gaza, Jaffa, Saint-Jean-d'Acre, Mont-Tabor, and Aboukir

1800: Heliopolis

1805: Wertingen, Memmingen, Neresheim, Ulm, and Austerlitz

1806: Jena and Pultusk

1807: Eylau, Heilsberg, and Friedland

1808: Andujar and Tudela

1809: Ucles, Ciudad-Real, Almonacid, Ocana, Salamanque, Pampelune, and Tamames

1811: Albuhera

1813: Leipzig, Dresden, and Hanau

1814: Saint-Dizier, Brienne, La Rothiere, Mormont, Monterau, and Troyes

1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours

Les Pyramides 1798, Jena 1806, Friedland 1807, and Albuhera 1811

 

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