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

Part I: 1er - 10e Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

1er Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1671: Created (levied in Italy)
1788: 1er Bataillon de Chasseurs Royaux de Provence(formed from the following)

1er Bataillon de Royale Italien

1791: 1er Bataillon d'Infanterie Legere(1er bataillon de Chasseurs)
1795: 1er Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation,formed from the following)

1er bataillon d'Infanterie Legere
8e bataillon Volontaires de la Gironde
1er bataillon des Vengeurs

1796: 1er Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
14e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
1803: 1er Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1791: Giacomoni (Gaspard-Vincent-Felix) - Lieutenant Colonel           
1792: Aubry (Jean-Joseph) - Lieutenant Colonel          
1793: Chazault (Antoine) - Lieutenant Colonel  
1795: Delpuech (?) - Chef-de-Brigade  
1796: Chavardes (Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade 
1796: Lepreux (Antoine-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade   
1797: Manigault-Gaulois (Joseph-Yves) - Chef-de-Brigade       
1803: Bourgeois (Charles-Francois) - Colonel
1812: Pillet (Louis-Marie) - Colonel     
1814: Beurnonville (?) - Colonel           
1815: Despans-Cubieres (Amedee-Louis) - Colonel    

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

Giacomoni, (Gaspard-Vincent-Felix)

Born: 17 December 1750
Lieutenant-Colonel: 23 November 1791
General-de-Brigade: 7 June 1793
General-de-Division: 12 September 1793
Died: 30 July 1818

Manigault-Gaulois, (Joseph-Yves)

Born: 14 April 1770
Chef-de-Brigade: 13 November 1797
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 16 January 1809 (killed at the battle of Corogne)

Bourgeois, (Charles-Francois)

Born: 8 March 1759
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 April 1798 (13e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 21 November 1798 (19e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Colonel: 5 October 1803 (1er Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 12 November 1811
Died: 21 July 1821

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 1er Regiment d'Infanterie de Legere

Colonel Despans-Cubieres: Wounded 16 June 1815 and 18 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815   

Officers killed: Thirty-one         
Officers died of wounds: Twelve          
Officers wounded: One hundred and seven       

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Spiere and Mayennce
1793: Le Boulou, Collioure, and Saint-Laurent-de-la-Muga
1794: Le Montagne-Noire and Siege de Rosas
1795: Loano and Bardinetto
1797: Armee du Nord
1799: Zurich and Stokach
1800: Moeskirch, Bregenz, Mont Tonale, and Hohenlinden
1806: Lago-Negro, Monterano, Sainte-Euphemie and Sigliano
1807: Strongoli
1808: Valence and Tarragone
1809: Vals, Saint-Hilary, Raab, Presbourg, and Saint-Colomba
1810: Grenouillere, Montblanc, and Salona
1811: Tarragone, Saint-Celoni, and Serrat
1813: Bautzen, Lukau, Juterbock, Dessau, Leipzig, and Zara
1814: Chalons-sur-Marne, Mincio, Bar-sur-Aube, Saint-Georges, and Saint-Romans
1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours

Ulm 1805, Jena 1806 and Friedland 1807        

2e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1788: Created 2e Bataillon de Chasseurs Royaux de Dauphine(formed from the following)

2e bataillon de Royale Italien

1791: 2e bataillon d'Infanterie Legere(2e bataillon de Chasseurs)
1794: 2e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation, formed from the following)

2e bataillon d'Infanterie legere
9e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Isere
Bataillon franc de la Republique

1796: 2e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation, formed from the following)

21e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
Compagnie franche de Seine-et-Marne
Eclaireurs 23e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation)

1803: 2e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1792: Mazel du Goulot (Louis-Francois-Auguste) - Lieutenant Colonel 
1792: Martimprey de Romecourt (Jean-Joseph-Felix) - Lieutenant Colonel       
1794: Brun (Jean-Antoine) - Chef-de-Brigade   
1795: Mazel du Goulot (Louis-Francois-Auguste) -Chef-de-Brigade     
1796: Carriere (?) - Chef-de-Brigade    
1797: Desnoyers (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Schramm (Jean-Adam) - Chef-de-Brigade          
1805: Brayer (Michel-Sylvestre) - Colonel       
1809: Merle (Jean-Joseph) - Colonel   
1810: Rameaux (Antoine-Simon) - Colonel      
1813: Verdun (Charles-Antoine) - Colonel       
1814: Dorsenne (?) - Colonel   
1815: Maigrot (Pierre-Francois) - Colonel         

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

Brun, (Jean-Antoine)

Born: 15 April 1761
Chef-de-Brigade: 8 April 1794 (9e bataillon Volontaires de l'Isere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 23 September 1795 (2e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
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

Schramm, (Jean-Adam)

Born: 23 December 1760
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 November 1700
General-de-Brigade: 24 December 1805
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 1 May 1807
Baron of the Empire: 21 December 1808
Died: 12 March 1826

Brayer (Michel-Sylvestre)

Born: 31 December 1769
Colonel: 27 December 1805
General-de-Brigade: 26 March 1809
General-de-Division: 31 August 1813
Baron of the Empire: 9 March 1810
Died: 28 November 1840       

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 2e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Brayer: Wounded 14 June 1807
Colonel Merle: Wounded 27 October 1810, 3 April 1811 and Died of Wounds 19 November 1811
Colonel Rameax: Wounded 6 December 1812, 31 August 1813 and Died of Wounds 1 September 1813
Colonel Maigrot: Wounded 16 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 2e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815   

Officers killed: Thirty-five
Officers died of wounds: Nineteen        
Officers wounded: One hundred and ninety-two

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Nice
1794: Nijmegen
1797: Ponteba, Tarvis, Hundsmarck, Leoben, and Bruck
1798: Alexandrie, Le Caire, and Pyramides
1799: El-Arisch, Saint-Jeand'Acre, Nazerath, and Mont-Tabor
1801: Lesbeh and Alexandrie
1805: Ulm, Wertingen, Hollabrun, and Austerlitz
1806: Iles de Wollin and Usedom
1807: Dantzig, Weichselmunde, Heilsberg, and Friedland
1808: Obidos, Vimeiro, Rio-Seco, Gamonal, and San-Vincente-de-la-Barquera
1809: Lugo, Elvina, Corogne, Braga, and Oporto
1810: Busaco, Prierro, and Lombieres
1811: Sabugal
1812: Arapiles and Saldana
1813: Vittoria, Bidassoa, and St- Jean-de-Luz
1813: Lutzen, Wurschen, Katzbach, Dessau, Leipzig, and Dantzig
1814: Montmirail, Dannemarie, Mery, Arcis-sur Aube, Fere-Champenoise, Craonne, and Paris
1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours 

3e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere           

Regimental History

1739: Created Royal-Corse
1788: 3e bataillon de Chasseurs Royaux Corses(formed from the following)

1er bataillon, Royal-Corse

1791: 3e Bataillon d'Infanterie Legere
1794: 3e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation, formed from the following)

3e bataillon de Chasseurs
1er bataillon, Chasseurs des Alpes
Bataillon, Chasseurs des Haute-Alpes

1796: 3e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)

7e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
15e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)

1803: 3e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)

3e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere
1er and 2e bataillons, 19e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere        

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1791: Giovanni-Limperani (Charles-Pascal) - Lieutenant Colonel          
1792: Salicetti (Agne-Louis) - Lieutenant Colonel         
1793: Casanova (Charles-Dominique) - Lieutenant Colonel and Chef-de-Brigade in 1794
1796: Cassagne (Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade      
1800: Mas (Ignace-Andre-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803    
1808: Lamarque d'Arrouzat (Jean-Baptiste-Isidore) - Colonel  
1813: Pochet (Honore-Simon-Candide) - Colonel        
1814: Cambriels (Dominique-Pierre) - Colonel 

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

Cassagne, (Pierre)

Born: 29 December 1762
Chef-de-Brigade: 29 October 1793 (1er bataillon, Volontaires de la Correze)
Chef-de-Brigade: 24 June 1794 (7e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 5 May 1796 (3e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 21 April 1800
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 23 July 1811
Baron of the Empire: 5 August 1812
Died: 26 November 1833

Lamarque d'Arrouzat, (Jean-Baptiste-Isidore)

Born: 23 August 1762
Colonel: 20 August 1808
General-de-Brigade: 24 May 1812
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 16 June 1809
Baron of the Empire: 25 March 1810
Died: 30 April 1830

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 3e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere         

Chef-de-Brigade Cassagne: Wounded 4 November 1799

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 3e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815  

Officers killed: Thirty-three
Officers died of wounds: Eleven
Officers wounded: One hundred and four         

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1794: Savoie
1795: Loano
1796: Montenotte, Millesimo, DegoRenchen, Friedberg, and Biberach
1797: Villingen and Huningue   
1799: Novi, Genola, and Mondvi
1800: Genes
1805: Ulm, Hollabrun, Austerlitz
1807: Colberg
1808: Medina-del-Rio-Seco, Cardedeu, and Fuente-del-Rey
1809: Eckmuhl, Ebersberg, Essling, and Wagram
1810: Tarragne and Palamos
1811: Siege de Figuieres
1812: Alta-Fulla, Banolas, and Venta-Quemada
1813: Castella and Yecla
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Goldberg, and Leipzig
1814: Pont-du-Roi and Vic-de-Bigorre

Battle Honours

Eckmuhl 1809, Essling 1809 and Wagram 1809

4e Regiment dÆInfanterie Legere         

Regimental History

1788: Created 4e bataillon de Chasseurs Corses(formed from)

2e bataillon Regiment Royal-Corse

1791: 4e Bataillon d'Infanterie Legere (4e bataillon de Chasseurs)
1794: 4e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)

4e batailllon de Chasseurs
1er bataillon, Volontaires de la Creuse
5e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Ain

1796: 4e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)

8e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
2e bataillon, 52e Demi-Brigade d'Bataille
5e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Isere
1er bataillon, Volontaires de la Charente
Batailllon de Nyons

1803: 4e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere  

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1791: Sansonetti (Stefano) - Chef de Bataillon  
1792: Massel (Jacob-Louis) - Chef de Bataillon           
1794: Chambon () - Chef-de-Brigade   
1796: Destaing (Jacques-Zacharie) - Chef-de-Brigade  
1798: Delzons (Alexis-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade
1801: Bazancourt (Jean-Baptiste-Maximilien-Joseph-Antoine Lecat de) - Chef-de-Brigade
1807: Corsin (Andre-Phillipe) - Colonel           
1809: Desgraviers-Berthelot (Francois Ganivet)- Colonel
1810: Langeron (Gaspard-Louis) - Colonel
1814: Peyris (Vincent) - Colonel          

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

Destaing, (Jacques-Zacharie)

Born: 6 November 1764
Chef-de-Brigade: 16 November 1795 (8e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 June 1796 (4e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 21 July 1798
General-de-Division: 16 April 1801
Died: 5 May 1802 (killed in a duel by General Reynier)

Delzons, (Alexis-Joseph)

Born: 26 March 1775
Chef-de-Brigade: 21 July 1798
General-de-Brigade: 27 April 1801
General-de-Division: 15 February 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 2 July 1808
Died: 24 October 1812 (killed at the Combat of Malojaroslawetz)

Bazancourt, (Jean-Baptiste-Maximilien-Joseph-Antoine Lecat de)

Born: 19 March 1767
Chef-de-Brigade: 27 April 1801
General-de-Brigade: 6 March 1808
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805
Baron of the Empire: 10 February 1809
Died: 17 January 1830

Corsin, (Andre-Phillipe)

Born: 31 August 1773
Colonel: 6 April 1808
General-de-Brigade: 15 October 1809
Baron of the Empire: 12 November 1809
Died: 18 June 1854

Desgraviers-Bertholet, (Francois Ganivet)

Born: 4 February 1768
Chef-de-Brigade: 30 June 1799 (1er demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel: 14 August 1809 (4e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 22 June 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 1 January 1813 (postumously)
Died: 26 July 1812 (of wounds recieved at Salamanque)

Langeron, (Gaspard-Louis)

Born: 1 January 1772
Colonel: 3 August 1811
General-de-Brigade: 26 February 1814
Died: 20 February 1858

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 4e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere       

Chef-de-Brigade Destaing: Wounded 29 July 1796, 14 January 1797 and 2 April 1797
Colonel Corsin: Wounded 16 January 1809 and 29 March 1809
Colonel Desgravieres- Berthelot: Wounded 27 September 1810 and 3 April 1811
Colonel Langeron: Wounded 21 June 1813
Colonel Peyris: 16 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 4e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815  

Officers killed: Thirty-six
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-six     
Officers wounded: One hundred and ninety-one

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1794: Kaiserlautern
1795: Mayence
1796: Montenotte, Dego, Mondovi, Borghetto, Lonato, Castiglione, Rivoli and Arcole
1798: Pyramides
1799: Mont-Tabor and Aboukir
1800: Heliopolis, Canope, and Fort  Bard
1805: Ulm and Diernstein
1807: Straslund and Friedland
1808: Rio-Seco, Vimeiro, Burgos, and Torquemada
1809: Villafranca, Lugo and  Corogne, and Oporto
1810: Busaco
1811: Sabugal and Badajoz
1812: Arapiles
1813: Vitoria and Bayonne
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresde, Kulm, and Leipzig
1814: Orthez
1814: Champaubert, Montmirail, and Vauchamps
1815: Ligny and Waterloo 

Battle Honours 

Ulm 1805 and Friedland 1807

5e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere           

Regimental History

1788: Created 5e Bataillon de Chasseurs Cantabres
1791: 5e Bataillon d'Infanterie Legere(5e Bataillon de Chasseurs)
1793: 5e Demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation, formed from the following)

5e bataillon d'Infanterie Legere
Compagnie franches

1796: 5e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation, formed from the following)

Bataillon, 6e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
Portions of the 3e, 7e, 14e and 22e Demi-Brigades d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
55e Demi-Brigade de Bataille, 3e Demi-Brigade Provisoire

1803: 5e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1791: Balay (Francois de Bazent de) - Lieutenant Colonel        
1791: Lalain (Alexandre de) - Lieutenant Colonel         
1792: Willot (Amedee de) - Lieutenant Colonel and Chef-de-Brigade in 1793   
1795: Regis Manset (Benoit) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Soyez (Louis-Stanislas-Xavier) - Chef-de-Brigade          
1797: Chataignier (Antoine) - Chef-de-Brigade 
1799: Rey (Guillaume) - Chef-de-Brigade         
1802: Lux (?) - Chef-de-Brigade          
1803: Dubreton (Jean-Louis) - Colonel
1811: Curnier de Pilvert (Francois-Theodore) - Colonel           

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

Of note Marechal Moncey was Chef de Bataillon with the 5e Bataillon d'Infanterie Legere before his promotion to General-de-Brigade.

Willot, (Amedee de)

Born: 31 August 1755
Lieutenant-Colonel: 23 March 1792
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 June 1793
General-de-Brigade: 23 June 1793 (Suspended from command, accused of royalist sympathy)
General-de-Brigade: 13 April 1795
General-de-Division: 6 July 1795
Died: 17 December 1823

Soyez, (Louis-Stanislas-Xavier)

Born: 21 May 1769
Chef-de-Brigade: 20 April 1795 (22e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 15 December 1796 (5e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 2 July 1808
Died: 21 February 1839

Rey, (Guillaume)

Born: 19 March 1756
Chef-de-Brigade: 17 October 1799 (removed from his command by Massena, suspected of subversive tendency and demoralising his troops)
Chef-de-Brigade: 11 October 1800 (reinstated to his command of the 5e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 8 July 1802
Died: 21 September 1802

Dubreton, (Jean-Louis)

Born: 18 January 1773
Chef-de-Brigade: 17 March 1803 (11e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Colonel: 23 September 1804 (5e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
General-de-Division: 23 December 1812
Died: 27 May 1855

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 5e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere           

Chef-de-Brigade Soyez: Wounded 8 January 1797
Colonel Curnier de Pilvert: Wounded 31 August 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 5e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815   

Officers killed: Thirty-four
Officers died of wounds: Fourteen        
Officers wounded: One hundred and thirty-eight

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Chateau-Pignon, Urrunge, Montagne Louis XIV, and Tolosa
1796: Primolano, Bassano, Governolo, Caldiero, and Arcole
1799: La Trebbia and Novi
1800: Genes
1801: Fort-Dauphin and Mont-Lacroix
1802: Ravine aux Couleuvres
1807: Straslund
1808: Saybo
1809: Saragosse, Alcanitz, and Wagram
1810: Lerida and Tortose
1811: Tarragone and Sagonte
1812: Logrono, Manero, and Tudela
1813: Roncal, Saint-Esteran, Tortose, and Urdache
1813: Lutzen, Dresde, and Leipzig
1814: Saint-Dizier, Brienne, La Rothiere, and Monterau
1815: Waterloo                    

Battle Honours 

Wagram 1809

6e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere           

Regimental History     

1788: Created 6e Bataillon de Chasseurs Bretons
1791: 6e Bataillon d'Infanterie Legere(6e Bataillon de Chasseurs)
1795: 6e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation, formed from the following)

6e Bataillon d'Infanterie Legere
8e Bataillon, Volontaires du Calvados
4e Bataillon, Volontaires de Saone-et-Loire

1796: 6e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation, formed from the following)
19e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)

Contingents of men from various demi-brigades

1803: 6e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1791: d'Aymont de Contre- Eglise (Nicolas-Joseph) - Lieutenant Colonel         
1791: O'Meara (Thomas) - Lieutenant Colonel 
1793: de la Marle (Jean-Nicolas) - Chef de Bataillon    
1795: Chataignier (Antione) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Dubot (Etienne) - Chef-de-Brigade         
1796: Guerret (Jean-Baptiste) - Chef-de-Brigade          
1799: Macon (Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade          
1803: Laplane (Jean-Gregoire-Barthelemy Rouger de) - Colonel
1807: Amy (Joseph) - Colonel 
1810: Molard (Ennemond-Alexis-Joachim) - Colonel   
1813: Zaepffel (Francois-Louis) - Colonel        
1815: Villars (Jean-Jacques) - Colonel 

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

O'Meara, (Thomas)

Born: 4 August 1750
Lieutenant-Colonel: 6 November 1791
General-de-Brigade: 30 June 1793
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 24 September 1811
Died: 19 April 1817

Macon, (Pierre)

Born: 13 January 1769
Chef-de-Brigade: 19 June 1795 (122e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade: 19 June 1796 (57e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Chef-de-Brigade: 18 September 1796 (58e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Chef-de-Brigade: 27 July 1799 (6e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 20 November 1804
Died: 27 October 1806

Laplane, (Jean-Gregoire-Barthelemy Rouger de)

Born: 13 October 1766
Chef-de-Brigade: 30 December 1802 (107e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel: 24 September 1803 (6e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 11 July 1807
General-de-Division: 17 June 1807
Baron of the Empire: 13 August 1810
Died: 16 June 1837

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 6e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Amy: Wounded 27 September 1810
Colonel Molard: Wounded 22 July 1812 and Died of Wounds 4 August 1812  

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 6e Regimentd'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815   

Officers killed:Twenty-nine
Officers died of wounds: Ten
Officers wounded: Two hundred and five

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1795: Pirmassens
1796: Mantua and Castiglione
1800: Romano, Montebello, Marengo, Gazzoldo, Goito, and Pozzolo
1805: Elchingen, Ulm, and Austerlitz
1806: Jena and Lubeck
1807: Eylau, Peterswald, Guttstadt, and Friedland
1809: Villafranca, San-Payo, and Santiago
1809: Essling and Wagram
1810: Cuidad-Rodrigo, Almeida, and Busaco
1811: Fuentes-de-Onoro
1812: Arapiles
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Buntzlau, Potznitz, and Leipzig
1814: La Rothiere, Vauchamps, Montmirail, Craonne, Orthez, and Toulouse
1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours

Marengo 1800, Ulm 1805, Jena 1806, Eylau 1807, Friedland 1807, Essling 1809 and Wagram 1809       

7e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere           

Regimental History       

1788: Created 7e Bataillon de Chasseurs d'Auvergne
1791: 7e Bataillon d'Infanterie Legere(7e bataillon de Chasseurs)
1793: 7e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation, formed from the following)

7e Bataillon de Chasseurs
1er Bataillon, Volontaires de la Correze
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Dordogne

1796: 7e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation, formed from the following)

20e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
Demi-Brigade de Aurois
Demi-Brigade de la Sarthe

1803: 7e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1791: Tournelles (Christophe) - Lieutenant Colonel      
1792: Trentinian (Jean-Jacques de) - Lieutenant Colonel           
1792: Becdelievre (Gabriel-Francois-Louis) - Lieutenant Colonel         
1793: Cassagne (Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade      
1796: Lucotte (Edme-Aime) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Boyer (Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803  
1807: Lamaire (Charles-Guillaume) - Colonel   
1809: Luchaire (Sebastien) - Colonel   
1811: Rome (Jean-Francois) - Colonel 
1813: Autran (Jean-Vincent) - Colonel 
1813: Groizard (Louis-Armand-Ambroise) - Colonel   

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

Cassagne, (Pierre)

Born: 29 December 1762
Chef-de-Brigade: 29 October 1793 (1er bataillon, Volontaires de la Correze)
Chef-de-Brigade: 24 June 1794 (7e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 21 April 1800
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 23 July 1811
Baron of the Empire: 5 August 1812
Died: 26 November 1833

Lucotte, (Edme-Aime)

Born: 30 October 1770
Chef-de-Brigade: 19 June 1797
General-de-Brigade: 21 November 1798
General-de-Division: 8 January 1808 (In the service of Naples, Aide de Camp to Joseph Bonaparte )
General-de-Brigade: 4 November 1813 (service of France)
General-de-Division: 5 April 1814
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Count of the Empire: 5 April 1814
Died: 8 July 1825

Boyer, (Joseph)

Born: 4 May 1761
Chef-de-Brigade: 5 November 1795 (29e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 3 November 1803 (7e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1807
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Chevalier of the Empire: 11 July 1810
Baron of the Empire: 25 November 1811
Died: 12 December 1830

Rome, (Jean-Francois)

Born: 30 October 1773
Colonel: 15 April 1811
General-de-Brigade: 4 August 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 October 1811
Chevalier of the Empire: 14 August 1813
Died: 11 July 1826

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 7e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Lamaire: Wounded 19 April 1809 and 6 July 1809
Colonel Rome: Wounded 7 September 1812
Colonel Autran: Killed 30 August 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 7e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815   

Officers killed:   Fifty-five
Officers died of wounds: Fifteen           
Officers wounded: One hundred and fifty-eight

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Limbourg
1793: Rothweiler
1799: La Trebbia, Novi, Genola
1800: Melogno, Sette-Pani, Mont San-Giacomo, Raus, and Mille-Fourches
1806: Jena and Sochoczym
1807: Eylau
1809: Thann, Ratisbonne, Eckmuhl, Essling, and Wagram
1812: Smolensk, Valoutina, La Moskowa, Malojaroslawetz, and La Beresina
1813: Gieshubel, Kulm, Peterswald, and Dresde
1814: Magdebourg

Battle Honours 

Jena 1806, Eylau 1807, Eckmuhl 1809, and Wagram 1809

8e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere           

Regimental History 

1788: Created 8e Bataillon de Chasseurs des Vosages
1791: 8e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere(8e bataillon de Chasseurs)
1795: 8e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation, formed from the following)

8e bataillon de Chasseurs
1er bataillon, Volontaires du Cantal
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Legion de la Moselle

1796: 8e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation, formed from the following)

30e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
8e bataillon, reserves du bataillon de l'Egalitie
1er bataillon de Tirailleurs

1803: 8e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1791: Laas (Firmin de) - Lieutenant Colonel     
1792: Belcastel de Montausin (Joseph-Henri de) - Lieutenant Colonel  
1792: Meric de Gardebosc (Jean-Martin Meric) - Lieutenant Colonel   
1792: Donnezac de la Ruscade (Jacques-Louis) - Lieutenant Colonel   
1795: Destaing (Jacques-Zacharie) - Chef-de-Brigade  
1796: Duchateau (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Brun (Jacques-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade        
1800: Bertrand de Sivary (Louis) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1809: Julienne de Belair (Antoine-Alexandre) - Colonel
1809: Sarraire (Jean-Francois-Auguste) - Colonel        
1811: Pourailly (Bernard) - Colonel      
1811: Serrant (Joseph) - Colonel
1812: Ricard (Jean) - Colonel  

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

Destaing, (Jacques-Zacharie)

Born: 6 November 1764
Chef-de-Brigade: 16 November 1795
General-de-Brigade: 21 July 1798
General-de-Division: 16 April 1801
Died: 5 May 1802 (killed in a duel by General Reynier)

Brun, (Jacques-Francois)

Born: 11 January 1762
Chef-de-Brigade: 3 August 1796
General-de-Brigade: 21 May 1800
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 31 October 1805 (Killed at the battle of Caldiero)

Bertrand de Sivary, (Louis)

Born: 23 August 1766
Chef-de-Brigade: 2 June 1800
General-de-Brigade: 5 June 1809
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 9 September 1810
Died: 3 July 1850

Julienne de Belair, (Antoine-Alexandre)

Born: 3 June 1775
Colonel: 20 June 1809
General-de-Brigade: 26 February 1813
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 9 November 1813
Died: 2 June 1838

Pourailly, (Bernard)

Born: 21 June 1775
Colonel: 21 August 1805 (24e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
Colonel: 24 December 1810 (8e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 22 June 1813
Baron of the Empire: 1808
Died: 30 June 1830

Serrant, (Joseph)

Born: 10 January 1767
Colonel: 26 August 1811
General-de-Brigade: 29 September 1812
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 31 July 1812
Died: 7 November 1827

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 8e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere           

Chef-de-Brigade Brun: Wounded 12 May 1800
Colonel Serrant: Wounded 26 July 1812
Colonel Ricard: Wounded 16 November 1812 and 16 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 8e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815       

Officers killed:   Thirty-four
Officers died of wounds: Seven
Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-nine

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Savoie and Toulon
1795: Loano
1796: Montenotte and Lodi
1799: Siege d'Acone, Trebbia, Novi, and Coni
1800: Genes
1805: Fiume and Augsbourg
1807: Stuza
1809: Piave, Gospich, Wagram, and Znaim
1810: Figuieres
1812: Ostrowno, Malojaroslawetz,  Krasnoe, and La Beresina
1813: Dresde, Juterbock, Pirna, Autendorf , Wartenbourg, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: Annecy
1815: Wavre, Namur, and La Roche-Serviere

Battle Honours 

Wagram 1809

9e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere           

Regimental History

1788: Created 9e Bataillon de Chasseurs des Cevennes
1791: 9e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere(9e bataillon de Chasseurs)
1794: 9e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation, formed from the following)

9e Bataillon de Chasseurs
28e bis bataillon de Chasseurs
Bataillon d'Eclairieurs de la Meuse

1796: 9e Demi-Brigade D'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation, formed from the folowing)

9e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)

1803: 9e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade  

1791: Segond de Sederon (Jacques-Marie Blaise) - Lieutenant Colonel
1791: Commeyras de Peudemar (Phillipe-Cesar Delpeche de) - Lieutenant  Colonel           
1792: Saint-Sauveur (Antoine-Alexandre Nau de) - Lieutenant Colonel            
1792: Blondeau (Claude-Hyacinthe) - Lieutenant Colonel         
1793: Erich (?) - Lieutenant Colonel     
1794: Erich (?) - Chef-de-Brigade                    
1797: Cafarelli du Falga (Marie-Francois-Auguste) - Chef-de-Brigade  
1798: Delabassee (Mathieu) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Meunier (Claude-Marie) - Colonel
1811: Dauture (Guilhem)          
1814: Deslom (Claude-Marcel) - Colonel        
1814: Baume (Paul-Hippolyte-Alexandre) - Colonel     

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

Segond de Sederon, (Jacques-Marie Blaise)

Born: 1758
Lieutenant Colonel: 25 July 1791
General-de-Brigade: 1792
Died: ?

Cafarelli du Falga, (Marie-Francois-Auguste)

Born: 7 October 1766
Chef-de-Brigade: 4 June 1797
General-de-Brigade: 16 May 1802
General-de-Division: 1 February 1805
Grand Eagle of the Legion d'Honneur: 8 February 1808
Count of the Empire: 15 January 1809
Died: 23 January 1849

Delabassee, (Mathieu)

Born: 20 February 1764
Chef-de-Brigade: 11 January 1800
General-de-Brigade: 9 September 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 20 August 1809
Died: 27 August 1830

Meunier, (Claude-Marie)

Born: 4 August 1770
Colonel: 23 December 1803
General-de-Brigade: 8 January 1810
General-de-Division: 5 November 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 26 October 1808
Died: 9 December 1831

Dauture, (Guilhem)

Born: 28 June 1770
Colonel: 18 February 1810
General-de-Brigade: 25 November 1813
Baron of the Empire: 3 February 1813
Died: 12 April 1820

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 9e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Lieutenant-Colonel Saint-Sauveur: Killed nd
Colonel Meunier: Wounded 17 October 1806, 11 November 1808 and 28 July 1809
Colonel Dauture: Wounded 30 July 1813         

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 9e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815  

Officers killed:   Forty
Officers died of wounds: Thirteen         
Officers wounded: Two hundred and seven

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Neerwinden and Arlon
1794: Fleurus and Mayence
1795: Ehrenbreitstein
1800: Romano and Marengo
1805: Ulm, Diernstein,Vienne, Halle, Lubeck
1806: Waren
1807: Mohrengen, Eylau, Braunsberg, and Friedland
1808: Madrid
1809: Medellin and Talevera-de-la-Reyna
1809: Essling and Wagram
1811: Chiclana andFuentes-de-Onoro  
1812: Badajoz and Bornos
1813: Vittoria
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Kulm, Peterswald, and Leipzig
1814: Toulouse and Santa-Maria de la Nieva
1814: Montmirail
1815: Ligny

Battle Honours

Ulm 1805, Friedland 1807, Essling 1809, and Wagram 1809    

10e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere         

Regimental History       

1788: Created 10e Bataillon de Chasseurs du Cevaudan
1791: 10e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere(10e bataillon de Chasseurs)
1795: 10e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation, formed from the folowing)

10e bataillon de Chasseurs
2e bataillon de la Legion du Centre
1er bataillon de la Legion de Moselle

1796: 10e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation, formed from the following)

11e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
20e bis Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
154e Demi-Brigade de Bataille
3e bataillon, Demi-Brigade des Landres
5e bataillon de Chasseurs de l'Armee du Nord
1er bataillon de l'Aube

1803: 10e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Quigny (Charles-Alexandre-Hilaire Guyon de) - Lieutenant Colonel        
1792: Le Pescheux (Charles-Marie) - Lieutenant Colonel         
1795: Benard (?) - Chef-de-Brigade     
1796: Gazan (Honore-Theodore-Maxime) - Chef-de-Brigade   
1799: Grandeau (Louis-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade       
1803: Pouzet (Piere-Charles) - Colonel
1807: Berthezene (Pierre) - Colonel
1811: Luneau (Joseph-Eurixene) - Colonel       
1815: Creste (Charles-Francois) - Colonel       

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

Gazan, (Honore-Theodore-Maxime)

Born: 29 October 1765
Chef-de-Brigade: 11 July 1794 (11e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 20 February 1796 (10e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 4 April 1799
General-de-Division: 25 September 1799
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Count of the Empire: 27 November 1808
Died: 9 April 1845

Grandeau, (Louis-Joseph)

Born: 5 December 1765
Chef-de-Brigade: 10 July 1799
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
General-de-Division: 24 August 1812
Baron of the Empire: 27 November 1808
Died: 30 March 1832

Pouzet, (Piere-Charles)

Born: 11 July 1766
Colonel: 3 October 1803
General-de-Brigade: 10 February 1807
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 26 October 1808
Died: 22 May 1809 (Killed at the battle of Essling)

Berthezene, (Pierre)

Born: 24 March 1775
Colonel: 10 February 1807
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
General-de-Division: 4 August 1813
Baron of the Empire: 20 July 1808
Died: 9 October 1847

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 10e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Chef de Briade Grandeau: Wounded 5 May 1800
Chef-de-Brigade Gazan: Wounded 22 November 1796
Colonel Pouzet: Wounded 2 December 1805
Colonel Berthezene: Wounded 22 April 1809 and 6 July 1809
Colonel Luneau: Wounded 15 October 1812 and 27 February 1814    

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 10e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815   

Officers killed:   Thirty-six
Officers died of wounds: Twelve
Officers wounded: Two hundred and nineteen

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1795: Dusseldorf
1796: Rastadt, Neresheim, Kehl, and Biberach
1799: Limmath and Zurich
1800: Engen and Hohenlinden
1805: Ulm and Austerlitz
1806: Jena
1807: Eylau, Heilsberg, and Friedland
1809: Thann, Landshut, Eckmuhl, Essling, and Wagram
1812: Alba, Carascal, and Estella
1812: Smoliany and Borisow
1813: Pampelune and Roncal
1813: Lutzen, Kulm, Buntzlau, Naumbourg, Dresde, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: Vauchamps, Bar-sur-Aube, and Arcis-sur-Aube
1815: Strasbourg

Battle Honours

Ulm 1805, Austerlitz 1805, Jena 1806, Eylau 1807, Eckmuhl 1809, Essling 1809 and Wagram 1809
 

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