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

Part XII: 111e - 120e Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

111e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1793: Created 111e Regiment d'Infanterie
1794: Disbanded (19 July)
1794: Reformed 111e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 56e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon, Volontaires de l'Orne
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Meurthe

1802: 111e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)
1er demi-brigade Piemontaise
1803: 111e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1793: Descoublant de la Rougerie (?) - Colonel
1794: Renard (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1802: Gay (Jacques-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1806: Husson (Pierre-Antoine) - Colonel
1811: Juillet (Gabriel) - Colonel
1813: Holtz (Charles-Henri) - Colonel
1814: Sauset (Louis-Antoine) - Colonel

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

Husson, (Pierre-Antoine)

Born: 21 May 1769
Colonel: 28 October 1806
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 26 June 1813
Baron of the Empire: 28 January 1808
Died: 4 May 1833

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 111e  Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Juillet: Died of wounds 17 November 1812
Colonel Holtz: Died of wounds 23 January 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 111e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Twenty-four
Officers died of wounds: Nineteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and seventeen

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Sorinieres, Verton, Laloue, Saint-Symphorien, Le Tremblaye, Chollet, Entrames, Dol, Antrain, and Savenay
1794: Louvain, Maestricht, Nassau, Mayence, Kadenbach, and Kreutznach
1805: Austerlitz
1806: Auerstadt and Nasielk
1807: Lipucki, Mizinieck, Ostrolenka, Guttstadt, Heilsberg, Koenigsberg, and Friedland
1809: Ambach, Amberg, Tengen, Landshut, Eckmuhl, Ratisbonne, Essling, and Wagram
1812: Mohilow, Smolensk, Wiasma, Schwardino, La Moskowa, Mojaisk, Malojaroslawetz, Kolskoi, and Krasnoe
1813: Stettin and Hambourg
1815: Ligny, Wavre, and Rixensart

Battle Honours

Auerstadt 1806, Friedland 1807, Wagram 1809, and La Moskowa 1812

112e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1794: Created 112e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 56e Regiment d'Infanterie
7e bataillon, Volontaires du Doubs
2e bataillon, Volontaires des Deux-Sevres

1796: 112e demi-brigade de bataille incorporated into 88e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne
1801: Reformed as 112e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

2e demi-brigade Piemontaise

1803: Disbanded (May 1803) and incorporated into the 111e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne and 31e Regiment d'Infanterie de Legere
1803: Reformed ( September 1803) 112e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne from mainly Belgium troops in the service of France
1803: 112e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1794: Miquel (Pierre-Andre) - Chef-de-Brigade
1801: Rossignol (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1802: Trepied (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: L' Olivier (Jean-Baptiste-Joseph) - Colonel
1807: Penne (Raymond-Pierre) - Colonel
1811: Benuzan (Jean-Joseph) - Colonel
1813: Huchet de la Bedoyere (Charles-Angelique-Franscois) - Colonel

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

Miquel, (Pierre-Andre)

Born: 20 January 1762
Chef-de-Brigade: 29 December 1794
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 6 September 1811
Died: 5 March 1819

Penne, (Raymond-Pierre)

Born: 18 November 1770
Colonel: 25 December 1807
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 18 June 1813
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 19 June 1815 (killed at Bierge Belgium)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 112e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel de la Bedoyere: wounded 23 August 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 112e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Twelve
Officers died of wounds: Nine
Officers wounded: One hundred

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Nerwinden, Hondschoote, and Wattignies
1794: Maubeuge, Le Quesnoy, Valenciennes, Conde, Sprimont, and Aldenhoven
1807: Volona and Col de Tarvis
1808: La Fluvia, Cardedeu, and Molins-del-Rey
1809: Valls, Raab, and Wagram
1813: Mersebourg, Lutzen, Bautzen, Loewenberg, Goldberg, Katzbach, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: Fere-Champenoise

Battle Honours

Raab 1809, Wagram 1809, Lutzen 1813, and Bautzen 1813

113e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1795: Created 113e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 57e Regiment d'Infanterie
6e bataillon, Volontaires des Landres
6e bataillon, Volontaires de Lot-et-Garonne

1796: Disbanded and incorporated into 85e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne
1808: 113e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne(formed from)

Regiment d'Infanterie Toscan

1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1795: Bechon (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1808: Pelecier (Charles-Joseph) - Major
1808: Capponi (Robert) - Colonel
1812: Martini (Alexandre) - Colonel
1814: Thibault (Frederic-Armand) - Colonel

None of the above officers attained the rank of General

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 113e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

No Colonels killed or wounded

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 113e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1808-1814

Officers killed: Thirteen
Officers died of wounds: One
Officers wounded: Fifty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1795: Yrursum
1808: Girone and Figuieres
1809: Castillon-de-Ampurias
1811: Bonas, Torquemada, and Villamanan
1812: Cuidad-Rodrigo, Burgos, Arapiles, and Sinerone
1812: La Moskowa, Osmiana and Wilna
1813: Lutzen, Bauzen, Koenigsberg, and Ohra
1814: Magdebourg, Champaubert, and Paris

Battle Honours

Tarragone 1811, La Moskowa 1812, Lutzen 1813, and Bautzen 1813

114e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1795: Created 114e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 57e Regiment d'Infanterie
10e and 14e bataillons, Volontaires de la Gironde

1796: Disbanded and incorporated into the 35e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne
1808: 114e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

1er and 2e Regiments Provisoire d'Infanterie, formed in 1807 to serve in Spain

1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1795: Guepard (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1808: Arbod (Jean-Pierre) - Colonel
1813: Durand (Pierre-Marin) - Colonel
None of the above officers attained the rank of General

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 114e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Arbod: wounded 13 April 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 114e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1808-1814

Officers killed: Twenty
Officers died of wounds: Six
Officers wounded: Seventy-seven

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1795: Yrursum
1808: Medina-del-Rio Seco, Tudela, and Saragosse
1809: Saragosse, Alcaniz, Maria, and Belchite
1810: Lerida, Las Curvas, and Uldecona
1811: Tortose, Montserrat, and Sagonte
1812: Valence and Peniscola
1813: Villena and Castella
1814: Sagonte, Tortose, and Pampelune

Battle Honours

Saragosse 1809, Lerida 1810, Montserrat 1811, and Sagonte 1811

115e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1808: 115e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

3e and 4e Regiments Provisoires d'Infanterie, formed in 1807 to serve in Spain

1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1808: Dupeyroux (Rene-Joseph) - Colonel
1813: Poret (Prosper) - Colonel

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

Dupeyroux, (Rene-Joseph)

Born: 21 September 1763
Colonel: 28 Octber 1808
General-de-Brigade: 12 April 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 7 August 1810
Died: 11 February 1835

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 115e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Dupeyroux: wounded 16 October 1809 and 20 September 1811

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 115e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1808-1814

Officers killed: Twenty-one
Officers died of wounds: Six
Officers wounded: Eighty

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1808: Madrd, Tudela, and Saragosse
1809: Saragosse, Maria, and Belchite
1810: Lerida and Tortose
1811: Andora and Tarragone
1812: Altafulla and Molins-del-Rey
1813: La Salud, Cubiry, Irun, and Saint-Prevat
1814: Garris, Orthez, Lyon, and Toulouse

Battle Honours

Saragosse 1809, Lerida 1810, Tarragone 1811, and Toulouse 1814

116e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1794: 116e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e batailon, 58e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon, Volontaires de Lot-et-Garonne
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Moselle

1796: Disbanded and incorporated into 84e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne
1808: 116e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from)

5e Regiment Provisoire d'Infanterie, formed in 1807 to serve in Spain

1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1794: Boussiquet (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1808: Rouelle (Pierre-Michel) - Colonel
1813: Chevallier (Joseph) - Colonel

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

Rouelle, (Pierre-Michel)

Born: 21 June 1770
Colonel: 28 October 1808
General-de-Brigade: 28 January 1813
Baron of the Empire: 19 January 1811
Died: 13 February 1833

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 116e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Rouelle: 12 February 1809, 13 May 1810 and 18 May 1811

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 116e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1808-1814

Officers killed: Thirteen
Officers died of wounds: Two
Officers wounded: Forty-eight

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1794: Charleroi, Fleurus, Sprimont, Maestricht, and Roer
1808: Tudela and Saragosse
1809: Saragosse
1810: Lerida and Tivisa
1811: Tarragone and Sagonte
1812: Valence and Castalla
1813: Yecla and Ordal
1814: Tarbes and Toulouse

Battle Honours

Tudela 1808, Saragosse 1809, Lerida 1810, and Tarragone 1811

117e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1794: Created 117e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the folowing)

1er bataillon, 59e Regiment d'Infanterie
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Cote-d'Or
1er bataillon, Volontaires de la Haute-Loire

1796: Disbanded and incorporated into 75e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne
1808: 117e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from)

9e and 10e Regiment provisoires d'Infanterie, formed in 1807 to serve in Spain

1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1794: Daurier (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1808: Robert (Louis-Benoit) - Colonel
1811: Matis (Jean-Francois) - Colonel

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

Robert, (Louis-Benoit)

Born: 7 March 1772
Colonel: 28 October 1808
General-de-Brigade: 6 July 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 16 March 1812
Baron of the Empire: 10 Apr 1811

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 117e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Robert: wounded 12 April 1810
Colonel Mathis: wounded 18 October 1811

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 117e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1808-1814

Officers killed: Eleven
Officers died of wounds: Nine
Officers wounded: Sixty two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1794: Saint-Agathe, Oneglia, Pont-di-Nave, Ormea, Garessio, and Marta
1795: Vado, Termini, Viozenna, Rocca-Barbena, Limone, Borghetto, Castellaro, Loano, Garessio, and Spinardo
1808: Madrid, Las Cabreras, Valence, Ladosa, Tudela, and Saragosse
1809: Maria, , Belchite, Fons, Roda, Benavarre, Lascuar, Calusson,  and Alfarras
1810: Balaguer, Lerida, Margalef, Tremps, Las Armas, and Falset
1811: Fort Saint-Philipppe, Cambrils, Perello, Tarragone, Fort Olivo, and Sagonte
1812: Muchamiel, Benidorme, Denia, and Alicante
1813: Villena, Biar, Castalla, Alcoy, Alcira, and Ordal
1814: Llobregat and Barcelone            

Battle Honours

None

118e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1794: Created 118e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 59e Regiment d'Infanterie
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Drome
3e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Isere

1796: Disbanded and incorporated into the 32e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne
1808: 118e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from)

11e Regiment Provisoire de Infanterie, formed in 1807 to serve in Spain

1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1794: Giedy (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1808: Duclos (Francois) - Colonel
1810: Esteve (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel
1813: Villars (Jean-Jacques) - Colonel

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

Esteve, (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 2 January 1768
Colonel: 1 November 1810
General-de-Brigade: 23 July 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 12 April 1813
Died: 14 February 1837

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 118e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Esteve: wounded 22 July 1812
Colonel Villars: wounded 21 June 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 118e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1808-1814

Officers killed: Thirty-one
Officers died of wounds: Fourteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and seventeen

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1794: Col Ardente
1795: Loano
1808: Aquilar-del-Campo
1809: Navarre, Cignerolo, Alcanitz, and Santa-Maria-del-Campo
1810: Mansaneda, Linares, Grado, and Pont de Miranda
1811: Cangas-de-Tineo, Orbigo, and Orosco
1812: Arapiles, Cueba-Cardel, Briviescas, and Pradanos
1813: Vitoria , Pampelune, and Bidassoa
1814: Orthez, Vic-de-Bigorre, Arcis-sur-Aube, and Toulouse

Battle Honours

Col Ardente 1794, Loano 1795, Arapiles 1812, and Arcis-sur-Aube 1814

119e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1808: Created 119e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from)

13e and 14e Regiments Provisoires de Infanterie, formed in 1808 to serve in Spain

1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1808: Cretin (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel
1813: Maguin (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel

None of the above officers attained the rank of General

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 119e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Cretin: wounded 22 July 1812
Colonel Maguin: wounded 21 June 1813 and 31 August 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 119e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1808-1814

Officers killed: Thirty-six
Officers died of wounds: Twelve
Officers wounded: One hundred and two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1808: Medina-del-Rio-Seco, Burgos, and Saragosse
1809: Santander
1810: Pont de Colloto, Pont de Santos, Cangas-d'Onisastaris, Pena-Cava, and Avila
1811: Quintanilla-de-Valle, Orbigo, Astorga
1812: Arapiles
1813: Bilbao, Vitoria, and Bidassoa
1814: Orthez and Toulouse

Battle Honours

Burgos 1808, Santander 1809, and Arapiles 1812

120e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1808: Created 120e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from)

17e and 18e Regiments Provisoires de Infanterie, formed in 1808 to serve in Spain

1814: Disbanded

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1808: Lafond (Antoine) - Colonel
1808: Gauthier (Etienne) - Colonel
1813: Bouthmy (Francois-Joseph) - Colonel
1814: Nicole (Louis) - Colonel

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

Gauthier, (Etienne)

Born: 11 August 1761
Colonel: 13 September 1808
General-de-Brigade: 7 February 1812
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 1 October1810
Baron of the Empire: 11 November 1813
Died: 19 April 1826

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 120e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Gauthier: wounded 6 September 1810
Colonel Bouthmy: 31 August 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 120e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1808-1814

Officers killed: Thirty-eight
Officers died of wounds: Seven
Officers wounded: Ninety-one

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1808: Medina-del-Rio-Seco
1809: Selis, Piisnas, Congas-Desnos, Grado, Santillana, and Santander
1810: Penaflor, Tabergo, and Fresno
1811: Puelo
1812: Osteras de las Duenas and Arapliles
1813: Vitoria and Bayonne
1814: Orthez and Toulouse

Battle Honours

Medina-del-Rio-Seco 1808, Santander 1809, Arapiles 1812, and Toulouse 1814
 

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