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

Part I: 11e - 20e Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

11e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1788: Created- Chasseurs des Ardennes
1791: 11e bataillon de Chasseurs
1794: 11e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)
         11e bataillon de Chasseurs
         5e bataillon, Volontaires du Doubs
         6e bataillon, Volontaires de la Drome
1796: 11e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         3e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
         Bataillon, Chasseurs des Haute-Alpes
1799: 11e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (3rd formation, formed from the following)
         Detachments of the 9e and 24e demi-brigades d'Infanterie Legere
         Detachments of Conscripts
1803: Disolved the number 11e remaining vacant until 1811
1811: 11e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)
         Bataillon de Tirailleurs Corses
         Bataillon de Tirailleurs du Po
         Bataillon de Tirailleurs de la Legion de Midi
         Bataillon Valaison

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade  

1791: Becdelievre (Gabriel-Francois-Louis de) - Lieut Colonel
1792: Fontenille (Francois du Contant de la Molette de) - Lieut Colonel
1792: Garnier (Pierre-Dominique) - Lieut Colonel
1793: Marnas (Paul-Dominique Chabannacy de) - Lieut Colonel
1794: Gazan (Honore-Theodore-Maxime) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Giuseppi (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Recco (Etienne-Antoine) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Fiorella (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Simon (Dominique) - Chef-de-Brigade
1802: Dubreton (Jean-Louis) - Chef-de-Brigade
1811: Casabianca (Pierre-Francois-Vincent) -Colonel
1813: Poinsot (Charles) - Colonel
1814: Sebastiani (Jean-Andre-Tiburce) - Colonel

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

Garnier, (Pierre-Dominique)

Born: 19 December 1756
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 October 1792
General-de-Brigade: 12 September 1793
General-de-Division: 20 December 1793
Died: 11 May 1827

Gazan, (Honore-Theodore-Maxime)

Born: 29 October 1765
Chef-de-Brigade: 11 July 1794
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

Dubreton, (Jean-Louis)

Born: 18 January 1773
Chef-de-Brigade: 17 March 1803
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
General-de-Division: 23 December 1812
Died: 27 May 1855

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 11e Regiment d'Infanterie de Legere   

Chef-de-Brigade Dubreton: Wounded 18 November 1803
Colonel Casabianca: Died of wounds 11 August 1812

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 11e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1811-1815  

Officers killed: Nineteen
Officers died of wounds: Nine       
Officers wounded: One hundred and thirty

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1794: Schanzel, Kaiserlautern, Mayence, and Mombach
1795: Loano
1796: La Bochetta-di-Campione, La Corona, Lonato, Saint-Georges, Tyrol, Lavis, and Brixen
1797: Rivoli, Mantua, and Valvasonne
1798: Malta
1799: Offenbourg, Stockach, and Trebbia River
1800: Fischbach
1802: Gros-Morne, Crete-a-Pierrot, La Cap, and Vertieres
1812: Sivotschina, Soolna, Polotsk, and Beresina
1813: Dresde, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: Brienne, La Rothiere, Valjouan, Monterau, and Troyes
1815: Ligny, Wavre, and Namur

Battle Honours

No available information          

12e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1788: Created - Chasseurs du Roussilon
1791: 12e bataillon de Chasseurs
1794: 12e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)
         12e bataillon de Chasseurs
         2e bataillon, Volontaires de Lot-et-Garonne
         3e bataillon, Volontaires de la Haute-Saone
1796: 12e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         2e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation )
         1er bataillon, 2e demi-brigade provisoire
1803: 12e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade  

1791: Commere (?) - Lieut Colonel
1792: Degoutin de Brecourt (Charles) - Lieut Colonel
1794: Pinot (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Mazel du Goulot (Louis-Francois-Auguste) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Valory (Guy-Louis-Henri) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Laisne (Jacques-Michel) - Colonel
1805: Jeannin (Jean-Baptiste) -Colonel
1809: Dulong de Rosnay (Louis-Etienne) - Colonel
1813: Mouttet (Joseph) - Colonel

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

Valory, (Guy-Louis-Henri)

Born: 20 March 1757
Chef-de-Brigade: 24 April 1794 (45e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 September 1796 (12e 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: 8 April 1817

Jeanin, (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 22 January 1769
Colonel: 21 August 1805
General-de-Brigade: 19 November 1808
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 16 November 1808
Baron of the Empire: 2 July 1808
Died: 2 May 1830

Dulong de Rosnay, (Louis-Etienne)

Born: 12 September 1780
Colonel: 24 July 1809 (63e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel: 19 September 1809 (31e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
Colonel: 26 November 1809 (12e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 12 April 1813
Baron of the Empire: 3 July 1813
Died: 21 March 1828  

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 12e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Jeanin: Wounded 10 July 1807
Colonel Mouttet: Wounded 10 December 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 12e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815       

Officers killed: Thirty
Officers died of wounds: Nineteen
Officers wounded: Two hundred and thirteen   

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1794: Trippstadt and Kaiserlautern
1795: Fort de Milan and Mantoue 
1796: Castiglione and Arcole
1797: Rivoli, Saint-Michel, and Lavis
1799: Bormio, Taufers, and Zurich
1805: Wertingen, Ulm, and Austerlitz
1807: Greifswald, Dantzig, Heilsberg, and Friedland
1808: Evora, Vimeiro, and Bilbao
1809: Benavente, Pueros-Pagares, and Almoncid
1810: Antequerra, Pajares, Bilbao, Tudela, and Avila
1811: Albuhera, Pozo-Alcon, Ximena, and Bornos
1812: Madrid and Alba-de-Tormes
1813: Vittoria
1813: Lutzen, Wurschen, Kulm, Peterswald, and Leipzig
1814: Orthez and Toulouse
1814: Chalons-sur-Marne and Monterau,
1815: Ligny

Battle Honours (1812 model drapeaux)

Friedland 1807

13e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1791: 13e bataillon de Chasseurs
         formed from Gardes Nationale Francaise and Garde Nationale de Paris
1794: 13e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation formed from the following)
         13e bataillon de Chasseurs
         Bataillon Chasseurs de Reims
         17e bataillon de Chasseurs
1796: 13e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         Demi-Brigade de Paris-et-Vosage
         1er and 2e bataillons, 84e Regiment d'Infanterie
1803: 13e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade 

1791: de la Crepiniere (Louis-Charles Lecomte) -Lieut Colonel
1792: de Saint-Vincent d' Aiglun (Francois-Pierre-Jean) - Lieut Colonel
1792: Plainville (Jacques-Louis Gonsault de) - Lieut Colonel
1794: Brunet (Jean-Baptiste) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Castillon (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Magnier (Jean-Baptiste-Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Castex (Pierre) - Colonel
1805: Guyardet (Pierre-Jules-Cesar) - Colonel
1810: Argence (Pierre-Jacques-Jean-Hectur du Bousqet d') - Colonel
1812: Quandalle (Auguste-Cyprien-Joseph) - Colonel
1814: Gougeon (Pierre) - Colonel

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

Brunet, (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 7 July 1763
Chef-de-Brigade: 20 April 1794
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 July 1795 (25e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 7 June 1799 (27e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 10 June 1799
General-de-Division: 7 June 1802
Died: 21 September 1824    

Guyardet, (Pierre-Jules-Cesar)

Born: 29 June 1767
Colonel: 21 December 1805
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 7 July 1807
Chevalier of the Empire: 15 July 1810
Baron of the Empire: 2 November 1810
Died: 5 January 1813

Argence, (Pierre-Jacques-Jean-Hectur du Bousqet d')

Born: 5 November 1765
Colonel: 7 September 1811
General-de-Brigade: 23 September 1812
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 23 June 1810
Died: 25 April 1823

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 13e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Castex: Killed 2 December 1805
Colonel Guyardet: Wounded 14 October 1806
Colonel Quandalle: Died of wounds 30 August 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 13e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815       

Officers killed: Fifty       
Officers died of wounds: Seventeen
Officers wounded: One hundred and seventy-nine

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Valmy
1793: Wattignies
1795: Dusseldorf
1796: Ireland
1800: Melagnano, Volta, Mincio, and Passage of the Adige
1805: Austerlitz
1806: Auerstadt
1807: Landsberg and Eylau
1809: Rohr, Landshut, Ratisbonne, Dunaberg, and Wagram
1812: Smolensk,Moskowa, Viasma, Krasnoe, and Beresina
1813: Dresde and Kulm
1815: Waterloo

Battle Honours (1812 model drapeaux)

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

14e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1791: 14e bataillon de Chasseurs
         formed from Garde Nationale Francaise and Garde Nationale de Paris
1794: 14e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)
         14e bataillon de Chasseurs
         5e bataillon de Tirailleurs
         Bataillon Chasseurs du Mont-Cassel
1796: 14e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         Grenadier Companies of the 108e and 139e demi-brigades de bataille
         1er Legion des France
1803: 14e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere
There was also a 14e bis Bataillon de Chasseurs formed in 1793, becoming the 14e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere in 1794 and later incorporated into the 21e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation) in 1796.

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1791: Queisssat (Gabriel de) - Lieutenant Colonel
1792: Haquin (Honore-Alexandre) - Lieut Colonel
1793: Vandamme (Dominique-Joseph-Reme) - Lieut Colonel
1794: Veriat (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Muller (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Laplanche-Morthieres (Claude-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Goris (Jerome-Joseph) - Colonel
1811: Stieler de Landoville (Philippe-Jacques) - Colonel
1814: Cailhassou (Jean-Louis) - Colonel

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

Vandamme, (Dominique-Joseph-Reme)

Born: 5 November 1770
Lieut Colonel: 5 September 1793 (Chasseurs du Mont-Cassel)
General-de-Brigade: 27 September 1793
General-de-Division:  5 February 1799
Grand Eagle of the Legion d'Honneur: 27 December 1805
Count of the Empire: 1808
Died: 15 July 1830

Laplanche-Morthieres, (Claude-Joseph)

Born: 28 June 1772
Chef-de-Brigade: 14 September 1796 (1er Legion de France)
Chef-de-Brigade: 22 September 1797 (14e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 28 October 1806

Goris, (Jerome-Joseph)

Born: 6 May 1761
Chef-de-Brigade: 7 January 1799 (17e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel: 6 January 1803
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 9 November 1828

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 14e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Stieler: Wounded March 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 14e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815       

Officers killed: Twenty-two
Officers died of wounds: Six
Officers wounded: Forty-two  

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Juliers, Nerwinden, and Hondshoote
1794: Tourcoing, Commines, and Ostende
1799: Soleure and Zurich
1800: Engen, Moeskirch, Oberhausen, Landshut, Hohenlinden, La Salza, and Lambach
1805: Verone and Caldiero
1806: Amantea
1807: Corfu
1809: Wagram
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Katzbach, and Leipzig
1814: Mincio

Battle Honours (1812 model drapeaux)

Wagram 1809

15e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1793: 15e bataillon de Chasseurs
1794: 15e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)
         15e Bataillon de Chasseurs
         2e bataillon, Volontaires des Bouches-du-Rhone
         9e bataillon, Volontaires de Lille
1796: 15e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         Demi-Brigade de Tirailleurs
1803: 15e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere
There was also a 15e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere formed in 1794 from the following
         15e bis bataillon de Chasseurs
         4e bataillon, Volontaires des Vosages
         8e bataillon, Volontaires de la Drome
In 1796 the 15e bis demi-brigade was incorporated into the 3e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade  

1794: Ristory (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1794: Kister (George) - Chef-de-Brigade, 15e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
1796: Lahure (Louis-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Desailly (Jean-Claude) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1809: Noos (Joseph-Francois) - Colonel
1813: Brice (Jean-Charles) -Colonel

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

Kister, (George)

Born: 26 January 1755
Chef-de-Brigade: 9 July 1794 (15e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 5 January 1799
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1808
Died: 24 December 1832

Lahure, (Louis-Joseph)

Born: 29 December 1767
Chef-de-Brigade: 5 July 1795 (1er demi-brigade provisoire de tiralailleurs)
Chef-de-Brigade: 30 March 1796 (15e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 21 July 1799
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 10 April 1811
Died: 24 October 1854

Desailly, (Jean-Claude)

Born: 27 December 1768
Chef-de-Brigade: 24 June 1799
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 8 June 1809
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805
Baron of the Empire: 20 August 1809
Died: 22 May 1822

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 15e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Chef-de-Brigade Lahure: Wounded 19 June 1799
Colonel Noos: Wounded 6 July 1809

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 15e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815       

Officers killed: Twenty-one
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-four
Officers wounded: One hundred and seventy-six          

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1797: Gradisca and Trebbia
1799: Tidone River, Trebbia River, and Novi
1800: Monte-Cenis
1805: Amstetten and Austerlitz
1807: Koenigsberg
1808: Evora and Vimeiro
1809: La Corogne and Misarella
1809: Donawerth, Thann, Landshut, Ratisbonne, Eckmuhl, and Wagram
1810: Cuidad-Rodrigo
1812: Smolensk, Moskowa, Mojaisk, and Krasnoe
1813: Lauenbourg, Grosmulseau, and Hambourg
1814: Anvers, La Rothiere, and Monterau
1815: Ligny, Wavre, and Namur  

Battle Honours (1812 model drapeaux)

Austerlitz 1805, Eckmuhl 1809 and Wagram 1809

16e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1793: 16e bataillon de Chasseurs
1795: 16e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)  
         16e bataillon de Chasseurs
         1er bataillon, Volontaires de l'Aveyron
         8e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Isere
1796: 16e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         12e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation )
         23e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Leger (1st formation)
         3e bataillon, 204e demi-brigade de bataille
1803: 16e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere
The was a 16e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere formed from three bataillons Chasseur Volontaires and incorporated into the 26e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere(2nd formation) in 1796

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade  

1795: Alliez (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Bureau (?) - Chef-de-Brigade, 16e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
1796: Pinot (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1802: Harispe (Jean-Isodore) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1807: Dellard (Jean-Pierre) - Colonel
1810: Morio de l'Isle (Annet) - Colonel
1813: Cornebise (Louis-Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel

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

Harispe, (Jean-Isodore)

Born: 7 December 1868
Chef-de-Brigade: 18 May 1802
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 29 January 1807
General-de-Division: 12 October 1810
Count of the Empire: 3 January 1813
Died: 26 May 1855

Dellard, (Jean-Pierre)

Born: 8 April 1774
Colonel: 10 February 1807
General-de-Brigade: 8 August 1813
Died: 7 July 1832

Morio de l'Isle, (Annet)

Born: 3 January 1779
Colonel: 8 December 1810
General-de-Brigade: 30 May 1813
Died: 24 February 1828  

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 16e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Harispe: Wounded 14 October 1806
Colonel Dellard: Wounded 16 November 1808 and 3 December 1808

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 16e Regimentd'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815       

Officers killed:Forty-five
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-two        
Officers wounded: One hundred and sixty-three

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1796: Loano, Ceva, Lodi, Mincio, and Borghetto
1796: Rhin and Rastadt (16e bis demi-brigade)
1800: Ancone, Riviere, and Genes
1806: Jena
1807: Eylau and Friedland
1808: Espinosa, Burgos, and Madrid
1809: Talevera-de-la-Reina
1809: Essling and Wagram
1810: Ubrique
1811: Cadiz, Seguenza, Chiclana, Fuentes-d'Onoro, Albuhera, Bornos, and Tarifa
1812: Tarifa
1813: Col-de-Maya, Bidassoa, and Nive
1813: Lutzen, Wurschen, Dresde, Leipzig, and Dantzig
1814: Champaubert, Vauchamps, Reims, and Paris

Battle Honours (1812 model drapeaux)

Jena 1806, Eylau 1807, Friedland 1807, Essling 1809, and Wagram 1809

17e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1793: 17e bataillon de Chasseurs
1795: 17e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)
         17e bataillon de Chasseurs
         1er bataillon, Volontaires de la Legion des Alpes
         2e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Allier
         9e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Ain
1796: 17e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         1er demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
         32e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere(1st formation)
1803: 17e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade  

1795: Defranc (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Fornest (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Vedel (Dominique-Honore-Antoine-Marie) - Chef de Bigade and Colonel in 1803
1805: Cabanes de Puymisson (Marc) - Colonel
1809: Beuret (George) - Colonel
1814: Barre-Chabans (Alexis-Louis-Francois-Paul-Benjamin) - Colonel

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

Vedel, (Dominique-Honore-Antoine-Marie)

Born: 2 July 1771
Chef-de-Brigade: 25 December 1799
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 24 December 1805
General-de-Division: 3 November 1807
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 May 1807
Count of the Empire: 28 June 1808
Died: 30 March 1848

Cabanes de Puymisson, (Marc)

Born: 15 February 1760
Colonel: 27 December 1805
General-de-Brigade: 18 February 1810
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 May 1807
Baron of the Empire: 19 March 1808
Died: 2 December 1821

Beuret, (George)

Born: 14 June 1772
Colonel: 1 June 1809
General-de-Brigade: 25 November 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 November 1813
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1810
Died: 22 October 1828

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 17e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Cabanes de Puymisson: Wounded 17 October 1805 and 20 March 1809
Colonel Beuret: Wounded 3 April 1811

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 17e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815 

Officers killed: Thirty-one        
Officers died of wounds: Fifteen   
Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-four

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1796: Montelegino, Montenotte, Dego, Mondovi, Fombio, Lodi, Borghetto, Lonato, Castiglione, Caliano, Rivoli, Lavis, Saint-Michel, Klausen, and Milbach
1799: Bussolengo, Magnano, Bresica, Cassano, Bassignano, Mondovi, San-Guiliano, Novi, and Fossano
1801: Tonai, Storo, and Trente
1805: Ulm, Hollabrunn, and Austerlitz
1806: Saalfeld, Jena, Prentzlow, and Pultusk
1807: Eylau, Ostrolenka, and Friedland
1809: Vigo, Braga, and Oporto
1809: Essling and Wagram
1810: Biscarette and Busaco
1811: Sabugal
1812: Arapiles
1813: Pampelune, Bidassoa, and Bayonne
1813: Wachau, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: Vauchamps, Bar-sur-Aube, Arcis-sur-Aube, and Saint-Dizier

Battle Honours (1812 model drapeaux)

Ulm 1805, Austerlitz 1805, Essling 1809, and Wagram 1809

18e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1793: 18e bataillon de Chasseurs
1794: 18e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)
         18e bataillon de Chasseurs
         3e bataillon, Volontaires de Vaucluse
         3e bataillon, Volontaires du Mont-Blanc
1796: 18e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         3e bataillon, 180e demi-brigade de bataille
         200e demi-brigade de bataille
         12e bataillon, Provisoire
1803: 18e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere
There was an 18e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere created in 1795 and formed from the following
        2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Legion des Alpes
        5e bataillon, Volontaires des Cotes-Maritimes
        6e bataillon, Volontaires du Doubs
The 18e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere was incorporated into the 23e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation) in 1776

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade  

1794: Balleydier (Charles-Joseph-Cesar) - Chef-de-Brigade
1794: Constantini (Vincent-Marie) - Chef-de-Brigade (18e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
1796: Videl (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Soyez (Louis-Stanislas-Xavier) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Balleydier (Charles-Joseph-Cesar) - Colonel
1806: Cazaux (Hippolyte) - Colonel
1809: Christiani (Joseph) - Colonel
1809: Gaussart (Louis-Marie) - Colonel
1813: Bertrand (Jean-Antoine) - Colonel
1813: Danlion (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel
1813: Despans-Cubieres (Amedee-Louis) - Colonel

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

Constantini, (Vincent-Marie)

Born: 24 February 1758
Chef-de-Brigade: 11 August 1794 (18e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 19 April 1803
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 25 June 1822

Soyez, (Louis-Stanislas-Xavier)

Born: 21 May 1769
Chef-de-Brigade: 20 April 1895 (22e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 15 December 1796 (5e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 18 September 1797 (18e 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

Christiani, (Joseph)

Born: 27 February 1772
Colonel: 5 June 1809
General-de-Brigade: 30 August 1813
Baron of the Empire: 14 February 1810
Died: 6 April 1840

Gaussart, (Louis-Marie)

Born: 7 November 1773
Colonel: 24 September 1809
General-de-Brigade: 12 April 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 10 September 1810
Chevalier of the Empire: 16 December 1810
Baron of the Empire: 9 October 1813
Died: 9 December 1838

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 18e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Chef-de-Brigade Soyez:  Wounded 15 August 1799
Colonel Balleydier: Killed 10 November 1805
Colonel Cazeaux: Wounded 26 April 1809
Colonel Gaussart: Wounded 24 October 1812 and 16 November 1812
Colonel Bertrand: Wounded 28 August 1813
Colonel Danlion: Wounded 26 September 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 18e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815       

Officers killed: Seventeen
Officers died of wounds: Eight      
Officers wounded: Ninety-six

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1796: Corona, Lonato, Castiglione, Roveredo, La Favorite, Caldiero, and Arcole
1805: Ulm
1806: Castelnovo
1809: Sacile, Ervenich, Piave, Obrowatzo, Gospich, Znaim, and Wagram
1811: Mattaro
1812: Monserat
1812: Witepsk, Moskowa, Malojaroslawetz, Krasnoe, and Beresina
1813: Bautzen, Gross-Beeren, Juterbock, and Leipzig
1814: Eschelles, Saint-Julien, and Voreppe 

Battle Honours (1812 model drapeaux)

Ulm 1805 and Wagram 1809       

19e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1793: 19e bataillon de Chasseurs
1794: 19e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)
         19e bataillon de Chasseurs
         8e bataillon, Volontaires des Vosages
         7e bataillon, Volontaires de la Manche
1796: Incorporated into
1799: 19e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)
         Detachments of the 3e and 16e demi-brigades d'Infanterie Legere
         2e bataillon, 141e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne
1803: 19e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere incorporated into 3e and 11e Regiments d'Infanterie Legere
1814: 19e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere
There was a 19e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere formed in 1795 from the following.
        1er and 2e bataillons, Volontaires de la Legion du Nord
        2e bataillon, Volontaires des Alpes
        2e bataillon, Volontaires des Corps Franc
In 1796 the 19e bis demi-brigade was disbanded  

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade  

1794: Laurent (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Bonnefein (?) - Chef-de-Brigade, 19e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
1795: La Place (?) - Chef-de-Brigade, 19e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
1799: Monnet (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Bourgeois (Charles-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade
1813: Martin de Beurnonville (Etienne) - Colonel

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

Bourgeois, (Charles-Francois)

Born: 8 March 1759
Chef-de-Brigade: 21 November 1799
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 19e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

None      

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 19e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1813-1814

Officers killed: None
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Two       

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)

1799: Zurich
1800: Marengo
1814: Ferte-sous-Jouarre and Lizy 

Battle Honours 

No available information

20e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1793: 20e bataillon de Chasseurs
1795: 20e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)
         20e bataillon de Chasseurs
         9e and 10e bataillons, Volontaires de la Haute-Garonne
1796: 20e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation formed from the following)
         10e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
1803: Disbanded
There was 20e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere formed in 1795 from the following
       1er bataillon, Volontaires des Corps Franc
        11e bataillon, Volontaires du Doubs
        4e bataillon bis, Volontaires de la Charente
The 20e bis demi-brigade was disbanded in 1796  

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1795: Girard (Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Lucotte (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Girard (Barthelemy) - Chef-de-Brigade 20e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
1796: Balthazard (?) - Chef-de-Brigade  

None of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 20e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

No Available information

Regimental War Record (Battles and Combats)  

1796: Anghiari, Longarone, and Mayence
1797: Sieg, Butzbach, Sultzbach, and Neuwied
1799: Saint-Julien, Novi

Battle Honours

No available information


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