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The French Imperial Guard

By Tony Broughton, FINS

This section contains numerous articles on Napoleon's Imperial Guard.

Napoleon's Imperial Guard Part 1: The Organization: 1792 - 1800

The most famous unit in the Napoleonic Wars was Napoleon's Imperial Guard. The story of the Garde in France spans many centuries, almost all the Kings and Queens in French history had a guard in one form or other.

Armes d'Honneur won at Marengo by the Gardes des Consuls

On the 18th April 1800, General Bessieres led the Garde des Consuls on their first Campaign, which culminated in the Battle of Marengo on 14th June 1800. The Garde covered itself in glory and a total of seventy-nine Armes d'Honneur were awarded.

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Artillery Regiments

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: The Artillery Regiments

The Guard Artillery was the most powerful in the world and led by the best.

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Cavalry Regiments Part I

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Cavalry Regiments Part II

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: The Cavalry Regiments Part I

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: The Cavalry Regiments Part II

Napoleon's Imperial Guard were the most feared soldiers on the battlefield. This group of articles looks at the French Guard Cavalry and the men who led them!

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Engineers

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Bataillon de Marins

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: Regiment des Pupilles

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: Bataillon de Marin

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: Regiment des Pupilles

Three of the lesser known units of the Guard!

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Infantry Part One

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Infantry Part Two: Regiments de Tirailleurs

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Infantry Part Three: Chasseurs--Pied

The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 1815: The Infantry Part Four: Regiments de Voltigeurs

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: The Infantry Regiments Part I

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: The Infantry Regiments Part II: Regiments de Tirailleurs

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: The Infantry Regiments Part III: Chasseurs--Pied

Officer Casualties Suffered by the Garde Imperiale during the Years 1804 1815: The Infantry Regiments Part IV: Regiments de Voltigeurs

The Guard Infantry!

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