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

Part VII: 61e - 70e Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

61e Regiment de Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1669: Created           
1671:  Regiment de Vermandois
1791:  61e Regiment d'Infanterie
1793:  61e Demi-Brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

         1er Bataillon 31e Regiment d'Infanterie
         1er Bataillon Volontaires du Morbihan
         8e Bataillon Volontaires de la Manche

         1796:    61e Demi-Brigade de Infanterie (formed from the following)

24e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat, 12e Regt d'Inf, 3e Bat Vol de la Somme, 10e Bat Vol des Reserve and Bat Vol de Requisition de St Omer)
138e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat, 74e Regt d'Inf, 5e Bat Vol des Vosages and 2e Bat Vol de la Vienne)

1803: 61e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1791: Thezan (Jean-Francois-Berenger de) - Colonel
1792: Bazelaire ( Jean-Joseph-Christophe de) - Colonel
1792: Chartogne (Claude-Louis de)- Colonel
1792: Alcher (Etienne) - Colonel
1794: Camus (Louis) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Posser (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Barjonnet (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Conroux (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800: Dorsenne (Jean-Marie-Pierre-Francois Lepaige) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1805: Nicolas (Jean) - Colonel
1806: Faure (Jean-Charles) - Colonel
1807: Bouge (Charles) - Colonel
1813: Pailhes (Antoine) - Colonel
1813: Ricard (Jacques) - Colonel
1814: Bouge (Charles) - Colonel

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

Chartongne, (Claude-Louis de)

Born: 4 January 1742
Colonel: 23 March 1792
General-de-Brigade: 30 May 1793
Died: 4 March 1819

Camus, (Louis)

Born: 16 March 1760
Chef-de-Brigade: 10 May 1794 (61e Demi-Brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade: 7 September 1796 (76e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade: 4 May 1799 (20e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade: 29 August 1799 (53e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 1 February 1805
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 6 April 1813 (while being held prisoner by the Russians)

Dorsenne, (Jean-Marie-Pierre-Francois Lepaige)

Born: 30 April 1773
Chef-de-Brigade: 23 May 1800
General-de-Brigade: 25 December 1805
General-de-Division: 5 June 1809
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 30 June 1811
Count of the Empire: 10 March 1808
Died: 24 July 1812

Nicolas, (Jean)

Born: 8 December 1765
Colonel: 20 August 1805
General-de-Brigade: 23 October 1806
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 4 January 1806
Died: 10 September 1833

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 61e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Dorsenne: Wounded 13 March 1801
Colonel Nicolas: Wounded 14 October 1806
Colonel Faure: Died of wounds 8 February 1807
Colonel Ricard: Wounded 17 February 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 61e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-four
Officers died of wounds: Nineteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and forty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Sospello, Font de Loda, Belvedere, and Formail
1794: Saint-Florent
1796: Forschwind and Poppberg
1797: Valvasone and Tagliamento
1798: Chebreiss, Pyramides, Sediman, and Samahoud
1799: Aboukir
1800: Heliopolis, Cairo, Nicopolis, and Canope
1805: Dachau, Muhldorf, Lambach, and Austerlitz
1806: Auerstadt
1807: Eylau, Ostrelenka, and Guttstadt
1809: Ratisbonne, Abensberg, Landshut, Essling, and Wagram
1812: Mohilew, Viasma, and La Moskowa
1813: Hambourg
1814: Willemsbourg
1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours

Heliopolis 1800 and Wagram 1809

62e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1667: Created
1791: 62e Regiment d'Infanterie
1796: 62e Demi-Brigade de Infanterie de ligne (formed from the folowing)

95e Demi-Brigade de bataille (1er Bat 48e Regt d'Inf, 2e Bat Vol de la Creuse and 8e Bat Vol de la Haute-Saone)
140e Demi-Brigade de bataile (2e Bat 75e Regt d'Inf, 3e Bat Vol du Doubs and 11e Bat Vol du Jura)
3e Bataillon , 4e Demi-Brigade de bataille

1803: 62e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1791: Meunier (Louis-Dominique de) - Colonel
1792: Ruttemberg (Ernest de) - Colonel
1793: Boisragon (Louis-Chealeau de) - Colonel
1796: Gudin (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Petit, (Pierre-Joseph) - Colonel
1806: Bruny (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel
1812: Regnault (Jean-Claude-Simon) - Colonel
1815: Ricard (Jacques) - Colonel

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

Meunier, (Louis-Dominique de)

Born: 17 December 1734
Colonel: 25 July 1791
General-de-Brigade: 7 September 1792
Died: ?

Ruttemberg, (Ernest de)

        Born: 25 January 1748
        Colonel: 26 October 1792
        General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1793
        Died: ? (defected to the enemy on the 16 March 1793)

         Bruny, (Jean-Baptiste)

         Born: 18 November 1769
         Colonel: 17 December 1804 (82e Regiment d'Infanterie)
         Colonel: 13 May 1806 (62e Regiment d'Infanterie)
         General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
         Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
         Died: 11 June 1846

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 62e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
 
         None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 62e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815
 
         Officers killed: Twenty-five
         Officers died of wounds: Sixteen
         Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)
 
         1792: Valmy
         1793: Hondschoote and Mayennce
         1796: Rastadt and Kehl
         1799: Trebbia and Novi
         1800: Genes
         1805: Caldiero and Castel-Franco
         1806: Gaete
         1807: Capri
         1809: Piave, Malborghetto, Raab, and Wagram
         1810: Aida-Delponte
         1811: Landrinel
         1812: Arapiles and Logrono
         1813: San Sebastien
         1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, and Leipzig
         1814: Brienne, Mincio, Laon, Meaux, and Paris
         1815: Montbeliard

Battle Honours
 
         Wagram 1809 and Lutzen 1813


63e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History  

       1667: Created (Swiss Regiment in French Army)
       1791: 63e Regiment d'Infanterie (Swiss Regiment in French Army)
       1792: Returned to Swiss sevice
       1796: 63e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following

14e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat 7e Regt d'Inf, 1er and 2e Bat du Gard)
22e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat 11e Regt d'Inf, Bat Vol de Martigues and 2e Bat Vol de Marseilles)
51e Demi-Brigade de bataille (1er Bat 26e Regt d'Inf, 3e and 5e Bat Vol des Hautes-Alpes)
1er Bataillon, 66e Demi-Brigade de bataille

1803: 63e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1796: Charlot (Hugues) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Brenier-Montmorand (Antoine-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Villaret (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800: Lacuee (Marc-Antoine-Come-Damien-Jean-Chrisostome) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1807: Mouton-Duvernet (Regis-Barthelemy) - Colonel
1809: Meunier (Benoit) - Colonel
1813: Kail (Francois) - Colonel
1814: Laurede (Jean) - Colonel

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

Charlot, (Hugues)

Born: 10 June 1757
Chef-de-Brigade: 6 November 1796
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 6 September 1811
Died: 18 December 1821

        Brenier de Montmorand, (Antoine-Francois)

Born: 12 November 1767
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 September 1795 (14e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 January 1797 (63e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
General-de-Brigade: 15 June 1799
General-de-Division: 26 March 1811
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 18 December 1813
Baron of the Empire: 12 February 1812
Died: 8 October 1832

Mouton-Duvernet, (Regis-Barthelemy)

Born: 3 March 1770
Colonel: 10 February 1807
General-de-Brigade: 21 July 1811
General-de-Division: 4 August 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 6 April 1812
Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1808
Died: 27 July 1815

Meunier, (Benoit)

         Born: 28 November 1768
         Colonel: 17 November 1808 (2e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
         Colonel: 22 July 1809 (31e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
         Colonel: 5 September 1809 (63e Regiment d'Infanterie)
         General-de-Brigade: 4 August 1813
         General-de-Division: 25 March 1815
         Died: 4 January 1848
 
Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 63e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Brenier de Montmorand: Wounded 4 April 1799 and 17 April 1799
Colonel Lacuee: Killed 8 February 1807
Colonel Meunier de Saint-Clair: Wounded 28 July 1813
Colonel Kail: Wounded 30 August 1813
Colonel Laurede: Died of wounds 16 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 63e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815
 
         Officers killed: Twenty-four
         Officers died of wounds: Eleven
         Officers wounded: One hundred and thirty-five

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)
 
         1800: Genes
         1806: Golymin
         1807: Eylau and Friedland
         1808: Espinosa
         1809: Essling, Wagram, and Talavera-de-la-Reyna
         1810: Santa-Maria-de-la-Nueva
         1811: Chiclana, Fuentes de Onoro, and Albuhera
         1813: Vitoria, Pampelune, Bidassoa, and Nivelle
         1813: Stettin, Kulm, Hellendorf, and Leipzig
         1815: Ligny

Battle Honours
 
         Genes 1800 and Friedland 1807

64e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

        1672: Created (Swiss Regiment in French service)
        1791: 64e Regiment d'Infanterie
        1792: Disbanded
        1796: 64e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

        8e and 15e Bataillon s Volontaires de la formation d'Orleans
         1er, 2e and 4e Bataillon s Volontaires de la Loire-Inferieure
         8e Bataillon Volontaires de la Seine-Inferieure
         6e Bataillon Volontaires de la Charente-Inferieure
         14e Bataillon Volontaires de la Charente
         4e Bataillon Volontaires des Ardennes
         4e Bataillon Volontaires de l'Orne
         1er Bataillon Volontaires des Reserve
         2e Bataillon Volontaires de la Reunion
         1er Bataillon Volontaires des Amis de la Repuplique

        1803: 64e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade
 
         1796:  Rousselet (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
         1797:  Charlot (Hugues) - Chef-de-Brigade
         1803:  Nerin (Claude) - Colonel
         1806:  Chauvel (Francois-Pierre-Alexandre) - Colonel
         1809:  Baradin de Peschery (Henry-Martin) - Colonel
         1810:  Vigent (Jean-Pierre) - Colonel
         1811:  Aulard (Pierre) - Colonel
         1814:  Dubalen (Raimond-Martin) - Colonel      

Three of the above officers attained the rank of General
 
         Charlot, (Hugues)

         Born: 10 June 1757
         Chef-de-Brigade: 6 November 1796 (63e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
         Chef-de-Brigade: 22 October 1797 (64e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
         General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
         Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
         Baron of the Empire: 6 September 1811
         Died: 18 December 1821

Chauvel, (Francois-Pierre-Alexandre)

         Born: 22 December 1766
         Colonel: 24 December 1805
         General-de-Brigade: 10 March 1809
         Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 17 December 1809
         Baron of the Empire: 20 July 1808
         Died: 17 June 1838

Aulard, (Pierre)

         Born: 6 October 1763
         Colonel: 22 June 1811
         General-de-Brigade: 15 March 1814
         Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 10 August 1809
         Baron of the Empire: 11 June 1810
         Died: 18 June 1815


Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 64e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
 
         Colonel Nerin: Wounded 14 November 1805
         Colonel Baradin de Peschery: Died of wound 19 November 1809
         Colonel Vignet: Died of wounds 7 February 1811
         Colonel Dubalen: Died of wounds 16 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 64e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815
 
         Officers killed: Twenty-two
         Officers died of wounds: Twenty-nine
         Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-nine

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)
 
         1797: Saint-Georges, Mantoue, Gradisica, Verone, and La Croix-Blanche
         1799: Fermo, Pescara, La Colonella, Isernia, Naples, and Trani
         1805: Michelsberg, Ulm, and Austerlitz
         1806: Saalfeld, Jena, Pultusk
         1807: Ostrelenka and Friedland
         1808: Saragosse
         1809: Essling, Wagram, and Ocana
         1810: Villa-Garcia and Badajoz
         1811: Albuhera
         1812: Badajoz and Mondragon
         1813: Sarre
         1813: Dresden
         1814: Bescanon and Bayonne
         1815: Ligny, Namur, and Dinant

Battle Honours

Mantoue 1797, Verone 1797, Austerlitz 1805, and Jena 1806

65e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History
 
        1672: Created (Swiss Regiment in French sevice)
        1791: 65e Regiment d'Infanterie
        1792: Disbanded
        1794: 65e Demi-Brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

         1er Bataillon, 33e Regiment de Infanterie
         3e Bataillon , Volontaires de la Gironde
         1er Bataillon, Volontaires du Mont-Terrible

        1799: 65e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

         Detachments from the 4e and 16e Regiments d'Infanterie
         Conscripts from the department du Calvados
         Conscripts from the departments de la Lys

        1803: 65e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne            

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade
 
        1794: Boutroue (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
        1799: Senarens (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
        1801: Goris (?) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
        1804: Coutard (Louis-Francois) - Colonel
        1811: Campi (Toussaint) - Colonel
        1813: Monteyremar (Joseph-Gaspard) - Colonel

Two of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade
 
        Coutard, (Louis-Francois)

         Born: 19 February 1769
         Chef-de-Brigade: 2 June 1800 (73e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
         Colonel: 5 October 1803 (65e Regiment d'Infanterie)
         General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
         Baron of the Empire: 21 December 1808
         Died: 22 March 1852

        Campi, (Toussaint)

         Born: 31 October 1777
         Colonel: 26 May 1809 (26e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
         Colonel: 4 August 1811 (65e Regiment d'Infanterie)
         General-de-Brigade: 12 April 1812
         Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
         Died: 12 October 1832

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 65e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
 
         Colonel Campi: Wounded 22 July 1812
         Colonel Monteyremar: Wounded 27 August 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 65e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815
 
        Officers killed: Twenty-two
        Officers died of wounds: Eighteen
        Officers wounded: Eighty-three
 
Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1794: Edesheim and Mayennce
1799: Bingheim, Heidelberg, Bretton, Bruchsal, Heidesheim, Popelau, and Erbach
1807: Straslund, Allenstein, and Heilsberg
1809: Ratisbonne, Essling, Wagram, and Flessingue
1810: Astorga, Sobral, and Rio-Mayor
1811: Fuentes-de-Onoro
1812: Arapiles
1813: Castro and Vitoria
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresden, and Leipzig
1814: Bayonne, Orthez, and Toulouse
1814: Paris
1815: Namur

Battle Honours
 
       Straslund 1807 and Ratisbonne 1809

66e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History
 
       1672: Created (Swiss Regiment in French service)
       1791: 66e Regiment d'Infanterie
       1792: Disbanded
       1795: 66e Demi-Brigade de Bataille (formed from the following)

       2e Bataillon , 33e Regiment d'Infanterie
       9e Bataillon , Volontaires du Doubs
       4e Bataillon , Volontaires du Var

1796: 66e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

Demi-Brigade de Finistere (1er Bat Vol du Finistere, 1er and 3e Bat Vol de la Marne)

1803: 66e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade
 
        1795: Patel (Phillipe-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade
        1796: Sabatier (Just-Pasteur) - Chef-de-Brigade
        1799: Saint-Raymond (Jean) - Chef-de-Brigade
        1803: Cambriels (Dominique-Pierre) - Colonel
        1808: Braun (Joseph) - Colonel
        1809: Bechaud (Jean-Pierre) - Colonel
        1809: Vatable (Louis-Francois) - Colonel
        1813: Dupuy (Andre) - Colonel
        1815: George(Joseph-Antoine-Marie) - Colonel

Three of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade
 
         Patel, (Phillipe-Joseph)

        Born: 29 November 1741
        Chef-de-Brigade: 2 January 1795
        General-de-Brigade: 17 February 1797
        Died: 4 July 1821

        Sabatier, (Just-Pasteur)

        Born: 22 July 1754
        Chef-de-Brigade: 18 August 1794 (Demi-Brigade du Finistere)
        Chef-de-Brigade: 11 April 1796 (66e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
        General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1799
        Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
        Died: 5 October 1818

        Bechaud, (Jean-Pierre)

        Born: 17 February 1770
        Colonel: 3 March 1809
        General-de-Brigade: 28 January 1813
        Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 21 August 1810
        Chevalier of the Empire: 19 June 1813
        Died: 27 February 1814

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 66e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Cambriels: Wounded 21 June 1809
Colonel Bechaud: Wounded 24 July 1810 and 27 September 1810

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 66e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Twenty
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Ninety-three

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1795: Luxembourg
1796: Neckerau
1799: Mannheim and Alkmaer
1800: Offenbach
1802: Basse-Terre, Matouba, and Bel-Air
1808: Les Saintes, Saint-Martin, and Vimeiro
1809: Oporto and Cuidad-Rodrigo.
1810: Cuidad-Rodrigo, Busaco, and Torres-Vedras
1811: Redhina, Casalnovo, Foz-d'Arunce, and Fuentes-de-Onoro
1812: Arapiles and Tolosa
1813: Arlazon and Burgos
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: Laon, Athies, Reims, Fere-Champenoise, and Paris

Battle Honours
 
         Luxembourg 1795, Alkmaer 1799, Oporto 1809, and Fuentes-de-Onoro

67e Regiment d'infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1672: Created
1791: 67e Regiment d'Infanterie
1795: 67e Demi-Brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er Bataillon, 34e Regiment d'Infanterie
2e Bataillon , Volontaires de Paris
11e Bataillon , Volontaires de la Manche

1796: 67e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

23e Demi-Brigade de bataille (1er Bat 12e Regt d'Inf, 2e Bat Vol du Pas-de-Calaise and 3e Bat Vol du Calvados)
2e Bataillon 175e Demi-Brigade
1er Bataillon Volontaires de l'Yonne

1803: 67e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1791 Saint-Simon (Claude) - Colonel
11791: Regnaud (Marie-Alexis-Francois-Regis) - Colonel
1793: Ferrand de Roze (Pierre-Elizee) - Colonel
1795: Colomb (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Bontemps (Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Chossat (Sebastien) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1808: Petit (Jean-Martin) - Colonel
1813: Woirol (Theophile) - Colonel
1813: Teulet (Raymond-Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel
1815: Desalons (Leonard) - Colonel

Two of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade
 
        Bontemps, (Francois)

Born: 1 June 1753
Chef-de-Brigade: 12 March 1794 (175e Demi-Brigade de bataile)
Chef-de-Brigade: 5 May 1796 (67e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 20 April 1799
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 1809

                              
Petit, (Jean-Martin)

        Born: 22 July 1772
        Colonel: 3 March 1808
        General-de-Brigade: 28 June 1813
        Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
        Died: 8 June 1856  

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 67e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Bontemps: Wounded 21 March 1799
Colonel Petit: Wounded 6 July 1809

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 67e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815
 
         Officers killed: Twenty-two
         Officers died of wounds: Ten
         Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-four

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)
 
         1793: Hondschoote
         1796: Franconie
         1797: Neuweid
         1799: Ostrach, Stokach, Saint-Gothard, Constance, Crispalt and Schwitz
         1800: Engen and Moeskirch
         1805: Trafalgar
         1807: Straslund
         1808: Girone
         1809: Essling and Wagram
         1811: Liers
         1813: Villafranca and Saint-Privat
         1813: Lutzen and Bautzen
         1814: Macon and Lyon
         1815: Arly

Battle Honours
 
         Hondshoote 1793, Neuweid 1797, Wagram 1809, and Lutzen 1813

68e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

        1673: Created (Beauce)
        1762: Regiment de Beauce
        1791: 68e Regiment d'Infanterie
        1793: 6e Demi-Brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

         2e Bataillon , 34e Regiment d'Infanterie
         2e Bataillon , Volontaires de Loir-et-Cher
         13e Bataillon , Volontaires des Reserve

        1796: 68e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

65e Demi-Brigade de bataille (1er Bat 33e Regt d'Inf, 3e Bat Vol de la Gironde and 1er Bat Vol du Mont-Terrible)
182e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat 103e Regt d'Inf, 2e Bat Vol des Cotes-du-Nord and 7e Bat Vol du Bas Rhin)
25e Bataillon Volontaires des Reserve
1er and 2e Bataillon s Demi-Brigade des Landes
6e Bataillon Volontaires de la Somme
10e Bataillon Volontaires de la Meurthe
3e Bataillon Volontaires de Maine-et-Loire

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1791: Rochefontaine (Etienne-Nicolas-Marie de) - Colonel
1791: Montchoisy (Louis-Antoine-Choin de) - Colonel
1793: Seyssel de Beauretour (Anne-Joseph-Frederic) - Colonel
1793: Faure (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
11796: Boutroue (Jules-Alexandre Legere) - Chef-de-Brigade

One of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Division
 
        Montchoisy, (Louis-Antoine-Choin de)

Born: 21 June 1747
Colonel: 23 November 1791
General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1793
General-de-Division: 15 April 1799
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 3 February 1813
Died: 14 June 1814

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 68e Regiment d'Infanterie

No Available information

There was no 68e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne during the Empire period
 
Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy and Jemmapes
1794: Tourcoing, Nimegue, and Fleurus
1795: La Wahl
1798: Tortone, Bassignano, Trebbia, San-Guiliano, and Novi
1800: Genes and Oneille
 

Battle Honours
 
        Jemmapes 1792, Nimegue 1794, and La Wahl 1795

69e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

       1673: Created (Swiss Regiment in the service of France)
       1791: 69e Regiment d'Infanterie
       1792: Disbanded
       1795: 69e Demi-Brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

       1er Bataillon, 35 Regiment d'Infanterie
       1er Bataillon, Volontaires des Haute-Alpes
       3e Bataillon , Volontaires de la Drone

1796: 69e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

19e Demi-Brigade de bataille (1er Bat 10e Regt d'Inf, 2e Bat Vol du Mont- Blanc and 3e Bat Vol des Basses-Alpes)
102e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat 51e Regt d'Inf, 3e and 6e Bat Vol du Var)
166e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat 91e Regt d'Inf, 5e and 9e Bat Vol du Var)
 2e Bataillon , 170e Demi-Brigade de bataille

1803: 69e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade
 
       1796: Riondet (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
       1796: Mesange (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
       1797: Dalons (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
       1797: Barthelemy (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
       1800: Brun (Jean-Alexandre) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
       1807: Frirjon (Joseph-Francois) - Colonel
       1811: Guinand (Benoit-Antoine) - Colonel
       1813: Herve (Christophe) - Colonel
       1814: Monneret (Jean-Pierre) - Colonel
       1815: Herve (Christophe) - Colonel
 
Two of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

 
        Brun, (Jean-Alexandre)

        Born: 15 april 1761
        Chef-de-Brigade: 3 June 1800
        General-de-Brigade: 10 February 1807
        Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805
        Baron of the Empire: 4 June 1810
        Died: 4 September 1826

        Frirjon, (Joseph-Francois)

        Born: 12 September 1771
        Colonel: 10 February 1807
        General-de-Brigade: 22 June 1811
        Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 18 February 1808
        Baron of the Empire: 26 October 1808
        Died: 1 May 1849

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 69e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Frirjon: Wounded 14 June 1807 and 5 May 1811
Colonel Guinard: Killed 10 November 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 69e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-nine
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-three
Officers wounded: One hundred and eighty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)
 
        1796: Saint-Michel, Mondovi, Castiglione, Mantoue, La Favorite, and Saint-Georges
        1798: Malte, Alexandrie, and Aboukir
        1805: Gunzbourg, Elchingen, Ulm, and Scharnitz
        1806: Jena
        1807: Guttstadt, Deppen, and Friedland
        1809: Burgos, La Corogne, Essling, and Wagram
        1810: Almeida and Busaco
        1811: Fuentes-de-Onoro
        1812: Arapiles
        1813: Col de Maya, Lutzen, Wurschen, Dresde, Buntzlau, and Leipzig
        1814: Bayonne, Orthez, Toulouse, Luxembourg
        1815: Ligny and Paris
 
Battle Honours
 
        Castiglione 1796, Aboukir 1799, Elchingen 1805, and Friedland 1807

70e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

       1674: Created
       1691: Regiment de Medoc
       1791: 70e Regiment d'Infanterie
       1794: 70e Demi-Brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

       2e Bataillon , 35e Regiment d'Infanterie
       1er Bataillon, Volontaires des Landes
       1er Bataillon, Volontaires de l'Arche       

1796: 70e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

50e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat 25e Regt d'Inf, 5e Bat Vol de l'Oise and $e Bat Vol du Nord)
134e Demi-Brigade de bataille (2e Bat 72e Regt d'Inf, 3e and 4e Bat Vol des Basse-Pyrenees)
157e Demi-Brigade de bataille (1er Bat 87e Regt d'Inf, 13e Bat Vol des Vosages and 4e Bat Vol de Loir-et-Cher)
1er Bataillon 72e Demi-Brigade de bataille
1er Bataillon 73e Demi-Brigade de bataille
2e Bataillon 73e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er Bataillon 74e Regiment d'Infanterie
4e Bataillon Volontaires de l'Herault
5e Bataillon Volontaires de la Drodogne
4e Bataillon Volontaires du Calvados
5e Bataillon Volontaires de Lot-et-Garonne
3e Bataillon Volontaires de la Charente
12e Bataillon Volontaires de la Republique

1803: 70e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

 Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1791: Meunier (Hugues-Alexandre-Joseph) - Colonel
1792: Serurier (Jean-Mathieu-Philibert) - Colonel
1794: Dandigne (Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Chambarlhac (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Rouyer (Jean-Victor) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1809: Lavigne (Jacques) - Colonel
1811: Dumareix (Jean-Francois) - Colonel
1815: Maury (Jean-Pierre) - Colonel
1815: Uny (Jean-Francois) - Colonel
1815: Stoffel (Christophe-Antoine-Jacob) - Colonel

Three of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above and one Marechal d'Empire

Meunier, (Hugues)

Born: 16 December 1721
Colonel: 25 July 1791
General-de-Brigade: 22 July 1791
Died: 24 July 1792

Serurier, (Jean-Mathieu-Philibert)

        Born: 8 December 1742
        Colonel: 7 August 1792
        General-de-Brigade: 25 June 1793
        General-de-Division: 22 December 1794
        Marechal d'Empire: 19 May 1804
        Grand Eagle of the Legion d'Honneur: 2 February 1805
        Count of the Empire: 3 June 1808
        Died:21 December 1819

Rouyer, (Jean-Victor)

        Born: 28 May 1756
        Chef-de-Brigade: 9 November 1795 (157e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
        Chef-de-Brigade: 6 November 1796 (70e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie)
        General-de-Brigade: 17 November 1808
        Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
        Died: 1 May 1818

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 70e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Rouyer: Wounded 17 August 1808
Colonel Lavigne: Wounded 27 September 1810
Colonel Dumareix: Wounded 22 July 1812
Colonel Maury: Killed 16 June 1815
Colonel Uny: Killed 18 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 70e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Twenty seven
Officers died of wounds: Fifteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and forty

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)
 
        1792: Nice
        1793: Puig-Oriel
        1794: Montagne-Noire and Saorgio
        1795: Melogno and Saint-Jacques
        1796: Voltri, Montenotte, Dego, Fombio, and Mincio
        1798: Expedition to Ireland
        1799: Aubiers
        1800: Turbigo and Marengo
        1808: Rolicia, Vimeiro, and Saragosse
        1809: Saragosse, La Corogne, Braga, and Oporto
        1810: Puenta-d'Alconeta, Busaco, Torres-Vedras
        1811: Sabugal
        1812: Arapiles
        1813: Cubiry, Lutzen, Bautzen and Leipzig
        1814: La Rothiere, Laon, and Paris
        1815: Ligny and Wavre

Battle Honours
 
         Montenotte 1796, Marengo 1800, and Oporto 1809

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