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

Part III: 21e - 30e Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

21e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1794: Created, 21e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)

21e bataillon de Chasseurs
10e and 17e bataillons, Volontaires de Federes Nationaux

1796: 21e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)

4e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
14e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
Elements of the 21e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)

1803: 21e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

There was a 21e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere formed in 1795 from the following

1er bataillon, Volontaires de Requisition du Rhone
Bataillon, Volontaires de Villfranche
11e bataillon, Volontaires de la Cote-d'Or
In 1796 elements of the above joined the 21e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere the rest being dispersed

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1794: Le Bedesque (?) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1794: Denoyer (?) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Voix (Louis) -  Chef-de-Brigade, 21e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
1796: Gayet (Claude-Francois) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Robin (Antoine-Joseph) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1798: Eppler (George-Henri) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1801: Tarayre (Jean-Joseph) -  Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1806: Duhamel (Auguste-Romain) - Colonel
1807: Lagarde (Henri-Jacques-Martin) - Colonel
1813: Monnot (Charles-Francois-Cosme) - Colonel

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

Robin, (Antoine-Joseph)

Born: 3 July 1761
Chef-de-Brigade: 24 August 1796
General-de-Brigade: 7 October 1798
General-de-Division:15 April 1801
Died: 12 June 1808

Eppler, (George-Henri)

Born: 15 July 1760
Chef-de-Brigade: 29 October 1798
General-de-Brigade: 27 April 1801
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 2 April 1806

Tarayre, (Jean-Joseph)

Born: 21 May 1770
Chef-de-Brigade: 7 April 1798
Colonel: 15 July 1805 (Grenadiers de la Garde du Roi Hollande)
General-Major: 30 August 18 August 1806 (Service of Holland)
Colonel-General: 27 November 1806 (Garde de Hollande)
Lieutenant-General: 3 August 1808 (Service of Holland)
General-de-Brigade: 23 January 1812 (Service of France)
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 10 August 1813
Baron of the Empire: 1812
Died: 27 November 1855

Lagarde, (Henri-Jacques-Martin)

Born: 13 May 1770
Colonel: 21 March 1807
General-de-Brigade: 30 May 1813
Baron of the Empire: 26 October 1806
Died: 30 December 1822

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 21e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Chef-de-Brigade Denoyer: Wounded 18 September 1794
Chef-de-Brigade Gayet: Wounded 28 April 1796
Chef-de-Brigade Eppler: Wounded 15 April 1800 and 21 March 1801

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 21e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Forty-one
Officers died of wounds: Sixteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and seventeen

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Boussu, Jemappes, Anderlecht, Tirlmont, and Varoux
1793: Gosseland, Tirlemont, Neerwinden, Hondschoote, and Watignies
1794: Mennevret, Nouvion, Maubeuge, Mons, Landrecies, Valenciennes, Comblaine-au-Pont, Sprimont, and Roer
1795: Luxembourg, Nassau, Mayence, Ehrenbreitstein, Stromberg, Kreutznach, Glan, and Sulzbach
1796: Mont-Knubis, Freudenstadt, Ettlingen, Esslingen, Eibach, Heidenheim, Giengen, Katzenstein, Eglingen, Neresheim, Augsburg, and Friedberg
1797: Visco and Gradisca
1798: Ramanieh, Chebreiss, Pyramides, Sediman, and Medinet-el-Fayoum
1799: Samanhoud, Cophtos, and Lesbeh
1800: Bebeh, Heliopolis, El Choarah, and Caire
1801: Canope, Alexandrie, El Khanqah, and Caire
1806: Saalfeld, Jena, and Pultusk
1807: Stanislawowa and Ostrelenka
1808: Saragosse
1809: Ledesma and Arzobispo
1809: Pfaffenhofen, Landshut, Ebersberg, and Essling
1811: Fuentes d'Onoro and Albuhera
1812: Samonos
1813: Vittoria, Col de Maya, Pirna, Bidassoa, and Bayonne
1813: Dresde, Naumbourg, Leipzig, Dantzig, and Asiain
1814: Orthez and Toulouse

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

Essling 1809 and Wagram 1809

22e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1795: Created, 22e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)

Legion de Rosenthal
1er bataillon de Chasseurs de la Neste
2e bataillon, Volontaires d'Argeles

1796: 22e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)

16e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
3e bataillon, 52e demi-brigade de bataille
5e bataillon, Volontaires des Basse-Alpes
11e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Ain
1803: 22e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1795: Soyez (Louis-Stanislas-Xavier) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Alliez (?) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Chavardes (Francois) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1798: Lejeune   (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Magnier (Jean-Baptiste-Pierre) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Goguet (Louis-Antoine Vast Vite) -  Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1811: Benuzan (Jean-Joseph) - Colonel
1811: Charras (Joseph) - Colonel
1813: Ferran (Bernard) - Colonel
1813: Beurnonville (?) - Colonel
1814: Rouge-Laplane (Jean-Antoine-Marguerite) - Colonel

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

Soyez, (Louis-Stanislas-Xavier)

Born: 21 May 1769
Chef-de-Brigade: 20 April 1795 (22e bis 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

Goguet, (Louis-Antoine Vast Vite)

Born: 6 February 1764
Chef-de-Brigade:9 October 1799
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 9 August 1822

Charras, (Joseph)

Born: 12 March 1769
Colonel: 7 September 1811
General-de-Brigade: 5 October 1813
Staff-Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 4 May 1813
Baron of the Empire: 5 October 1813
Died: 3 December 1839

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 22e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Chef-de-Brigade Alliez: Killed
Chef-de-Brigade Chavardes: Wounded 2 July 1798
Chef-de-Brigade Lejeune: Killed 6 March 1799
Chef-de-Brigade Magnier: Wounded 25 July 1799
Colonel Ferran: Killed 30 October 1813
Colonel Beurnonville: Wounded 29 November 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 22e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirteen
Officers died of wounds: Twelve
Officers wounded: Eighty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1795: Saint-Michel
1797: Rivoli and Mantua
1798: Malta
1799: El Ariish and Jaffa
1800: Heliopolis
1805: Caldiero and Verone
1806: Lauria
1807: Amantea
1808: Reggio
1809: Piave, Wolbach,  Pirano, Bolzano, Calabre, and Barletta
1813: Ohra, Lutzen, Bautzen, Goldberg, Katzbach, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: La Ferte

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

Wagram 1809

23e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1794: Created, 23e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation, formed from the following)

26e bataillon de Chasseurs
11e bis bataillon de Chasseurs
16e bis bataillon de Chasseurs

1797: 23e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)

18e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
Various bataillons of Infanterie Legere
1803: 23e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1794: Richir (?) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Constantini (Vincent-Marie) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Abbe (Louis-Jean-Nicolas) - Colonel
1807: Thierry (Louis-Joseph) - Colonel
1808: Gay (Louis) - Colonel
1809: Horiot (Paul-Marie) - Colonel
1809: Delcambre (Victor-Joseph) - Colonel
1813: Peyris (Vincent) - Colonel

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

Constantini, (Vincent-Marie)

Born: 24 February 1758
Chef-de-Brigade: 11 August 1794 (18e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 1796 (23e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 19 April 1803
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 25 June 1822

Abbe, (Louis-Jean-Nicolas)

Born: 28 August 1764
Colonel: 24 March 1803
General-de-Brigade: 1 March 1807
General-de-Division:31 July 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 23 October 1808
Baron of the Empire: 30 October 1810
Died: 9 April 1834

Gay, (Louis)

Born: 23 August 1772
Colonel: 1808
General-de-Brigade: 26 February 1814
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 10 February 1813
Baron of the Empire: March 1814
Died: 7 March 1838

Delcambre, (Victor-Joseph)

Born: 10 March 1770
Colonel: 9 July 1809
General-de-Brigade: 23 July 1813
Baron of the Empire: 4 June 1810
Died: 23 October 1858

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 23e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Thierry: Killed 14 June 1809
Colonel Horiot: Killed 6 July 1809
Colonel Peyris: Wounded 2 April 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 23e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Nineteen
Officers died of wounds: Thirteen
Officers wounded: Eighty-four

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1797: Armee des Alpes
1798: Armee d'Italie
1799: Corse
1805: Caldiero and Civitella
1806: Saint-Euphemie and Amantea
1807: Miletto
1808: Siege of Scylla
1809: Piave, Saint-Daniel, Raab, and Wagram
1810: Palencia
1811: Saint-Felice and Figuieres
1812: Mataro, Astorga, and Villafranca
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, and Leipzig
1814: Auxerre, Orleans, Macon, Lyon, and Romans

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

Wagram 1809

24e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1796: Created, 24e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)

5e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
Demi-brigade de Chasseurs de Montagne
Legion Nantaise
Various bataillons of Infanterie Legere

1797: Part of the 169e demi-brigade de bataille
1803: 24e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1796: Ferrey (?) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Marion (Charles-Sebastien) - Colonel
1810: Pourailly (Bernard) - Colonel
1810: Julienne de Belair (Antoine-Alexandre) - Colonel
1813: Plazanet (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel

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

Marion, (Charles-Sebastien)

Born: 7 May 1758
Chef-de-Brigade: 6 September 1799 (93e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel: 5 October 1803 (24e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 20 August 1805
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 9 September 1810
Died: 7 September 1812 (killed at la Moskowa)

Pourailly, (Bernard)

Born: 21 June 1775
Colonel: 21 August 1805
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 22 June 1813
Baron of the Empire: 1808
Died: 30 June 1830

Julienne de Belair, (Antoine-Alexandre)

Born: 3 June 1775
Colonel: 20 June 1809 (8e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
Colonel: 8 December 1810 (24e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 26 February 1813
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 9 November 1813
Died: 2 June 1838

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 24e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Pourailly: Wounded 7 February 1807
Colonel Belair: Wounded 18 November 1812
Colonel Plazanet: Wounded 27 February 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 24e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Sixty-two
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-one
Officers wounded: One hundred and ninety-one

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1797: Mayence
1800: Montebello and Marengo
1805: Austerlitz
1807: Bergfied, Eylau, Lomitten, Heilsberg, and Friedland
1808: Andujar
1809: Essling, Wagram, and Znaim
1812: Krasnoe, Smolensk, Valoutina, and Moskowa
1813: Bautzen, Dresde, and Leipzig
1814: Commercy, Brienne, La Rothiere, Monterau, Bar-sur-Aube, and Arcis-sur-Aube

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

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

25e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1796: Created, 25e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)

13e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)

1803: 25e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

1795: Brunet (Jean-Baptiste) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Godinot (Deo-Gratias-Nicolas) -  Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1804: Morel (Joseph-Pierre-Dominique-Guillaume) - Colonel
1807: Anselme (Joseph-Francois-Eugene-Benjamin) - Colonel
1810: De Conchy (Vincent-Martel) - Colonel
1813: Creste (Charles-Francois) - Colonel

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

Brunet, (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 7 July 1763
Chef-de-Brigade: 26 June 1794 (13e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
Chef-de-Brigade: 1 July 1795 (25e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 10 June 1799
General-de-Division:7 June 1802
Died: 21 September 1824  

Godinot, (Deo-Gratias-Nicolas)

Born: 1 May 1765
Chef-de-Brigade: 30 June 1799
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 1 February 1805
General-de-Division:10 May 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 9 March 1806
Baron of the Empire: 27 July 1808
Died: 27 October 1811

De Conchy, (Vincent-Martel)

Born: 21 January 1768
Colonel: 17 September 1810
General-de-Brigade: 8 February 1813
Died: 26 August 1823

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 25e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Chef-de-Brigade Godinot: Wounded 7 April 1800 and 11 April 1800
Colonel Morel: Wounded 4 November 1805 and 23 February 1807
Colonel Anselme: Wounded 18 October 1809 and died of wounds 18 August 1810

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 25e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-eight
Officers died of wounds: Seventeen
Officers wounded: One hundred and sixty-seven

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1796: Altenkirchen
1799: Stokach and Le Grimsel
1800: Hermette, Mincio, and Valeggio
1805: Gunzberg and Scharnitz
1806: Jena
1807: Allenstein, Guttstadt, and Friedland
1808: Saragosse and Cascantes
1809: Tamammes
1809: Essling and Wagram
1810: Cuidad-Rodrigo and Alcoba
1811: Redhina, Foz-do-Aronce, and Miranda-del-Corvo
1812: Arapiles
1813: Lerin and Muz
1813: Lutzen, Wurschen, Buntzlau, and Leipzig
1814: Toulouse

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

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

26e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1796: Created, 26e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)

16e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
17e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere

1803: 26e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

For the period 1796 - 1802 no available information
1802: Baciocchi (Felix-Pascal) - Colonel
1805: Pouget (Francois-Rene) - Colonel
1809: Campi (Toussaint) - Colonel
1810: Gueheneuc (Charles-Louis-Joseph-Oliver) - Colonel
1813: Mosnier (Francois-Israel) - Colonel
1813: Crepy (Bon Bauduin) - Colonel
1813: Dornier (Jacques-Louis) - Colonel
1814: Limonzin (Marc-Antoine-Alexandre) - Colonel

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

Baciocchi, (Felix-Pascal)

Born: 18 May 1762
Colonel: 30 December 1802
General-de-Brigade: 11 November 1804
General-de-Division:3 March 1809
Grand Eagle of the Legion d'Honneur: 6 March 1805
Prince of Piombino: 18 March 1805
Prince of Lucques: 23 June 1805
Died: 28 April 1848

Pouget, (Francois-Rene)

Born: 28 July 1767
Colonel: 1 February 1805
General-de-Brigade: 30 May 1809
Baron of the Empire: 2 August 1808
Died: 17 September 1851

Campi, (Toussaint)

Born: 31 October 1777
Colonel: 26 May 1809
General-de-Brigade: 12 April 1813
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 12 October 1832

Gueheneuc, (Charles-Louis-Joseph-Oliver)

Born: 7 June 1783
Colonel: 14 August 1810
General-de-Brigade: 26 December 1812
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 26 August 1849

Dornier, (Jacques-Louis)

Born: 13 February 1774
Colonel: 2 July 1813
General-de-Brigade: 25 February 1814
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 19 November 1813
Died: 3 March 1814 (killed at Troyes)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 26e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Pouget: Wounded 10 June 1807 and 21 May 1809
Colonel Campi: Wounded 11 July 1809
Colonel Gueheneuc: Wounded 20 October 1812
Colonel Dornier: Wounded 16 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 26e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Forty-seven
Officers died of wounds: Nineteen
Officers wounded: Two hundred and forty-seven

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1800: Suze, Brunette, and Bosano
1805: Ulm and Austerlitz
1807: Hoff, Eylau, Heilsberg, and Konigsberg
1808: Saragosse, Andujar, and Baylen
1809: Eckmuhl, Ebersberg, Essling, Wagram, Hollabrun, and Znaim
1812: Oboiardszino, Polotsk, Torezacew, Borisow, and Beresina
1813: Hambourg, Dresde, Leipzig, Freibourg, and Hanau
1814: Ligny and Brienne

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

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

27e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1796: Created 27e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)

4e bis demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere
15e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
11e demi-brigade Provisoire
2e bataillon, 52e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne
1er bataillon de Tiralleurs de Alpes
Grenadiers 1er bataillon des Gravillers

1803: 27e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

For the period 1796 - 1799 no available information
  
1799: Brunet (Jean-Baptiste) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1804: Charnotet (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel
1807: Lacoste (Clement-Jean-Etienne) - Colonel
1813: Deschamps (Pierre-Francois) - Colonel

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

Brunet, (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 7 July 1763
Chef-de-Brigade: 26 June 1794 (13e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere)
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  

Charnotet, (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 17 September 1761
Chef-de-Brigade: 13 January 1800 (89e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Chef-de-Brigade: 24 September 1803 (84e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel: 5 October 1803 (27e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1807
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 20 August 1809
Died: 3 November 1843

Lacoste, (Clement-Jean-Etienne)

Born: 27 December 1773
Colonel: 30 March 1807
General-de-Brigade: 30 May 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 23 January 1811
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 27 April 1814

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 27e Regiment d'Infanterie de Legere

Colonel Deschamps: Wounded 10 November 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 27e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Twenty-two
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: One hundred and thirty-seven

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1796: Tagliamento, Lodi and Rocca-d'Anfo
1805: Halm and Austerlitz
1806: Scheltz, Halle, and Lubeck
1807: Mohrungen and Friedland
1808: Madrid, Durango, Valmesada, Sandupe, and Espinosa
1809: Essling and Wagram
1809: Talevera-de-la-Reyna
1810: Medina-Sidona and Celerico
1811: Chiclana and Fuentes-d'Onoro
1813: Wurschen, Gieshubel, Dresde, Grieffenberg, Elsen, Dohna, Bautzen, and Dantzig
1813: Col de Maya, Pampelune, Bidassoa, Spelleto, and Bayonne
1814: Lille and Courtrai 

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

Austerlitz 1805, Jena 1806, Friedland 1807, Essling 1809, and Wagram 1809

28e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere 

Regimental History

1796: Created, 28e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)

Demi-Brigade de l'Ardeche
Demi-Brigade de Gers-et-Girone
Demi-Brigade de Gers-et-Bayonne
Demi-Brigade de Gironde-et-Lot
31e bataillon, Volontaires de Reserve
1er bataillon, Volontaires de Paris
4e bataillon, Volontaires de la Dordogne
5e bataillon, Volontaires de la Charente-Inferieure
12e bataillon, Volontaires de la Haute-Saone
4e bataillon, Volontaires de Main-et-Loire
14e bataillon, Volontaires de la formation d'Orleans
2e bataillon, Volontaires de Saint-Amand
Bataillon, Volontaires de Chinon

1803: 28e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

For the period 1796-1800 no available information
1800: Praefke (Jean-Andre) -  Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1804
1811: Camus (Jacques) - Colonel, promoted posthumously after his death on the 11 May 1811
1811: Foulon (Antoine-Joseph) - Colonel
1813: Genin (Jean) - Colonel

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

Praefke, (Jean-Andre)

Born: 5 March 1758
Chef-de-Brigade: 11 April 1800
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 19 May 1811 (Postumously)
Died: 17 May 1811 (of wounds)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 28e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Praefke: Wounded 26 May 1810, 16 May 1811 and died of wounds 17 May 1811
Colonel Foulon: Killed 21 June 1813
Colonel Genin: Wounded 13 December 1813 and 10 April 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 28e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Twenty-seven
Officers died of wounds: Thirteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and fifty

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1800: Suze and Brunette
1805: Wertingen and Ollabrunn
1806: Werting
1807: Ostrelenka and Friedland
1808: Saragosse
1809: Ebersberg, Essling, and Wagram
1810: Manzanares, Sierra-Morena, and Arecena
1811: Castiegas, Badajoz, Fuentes-d'Onoro, and Albuhera
1812: Badajoz and Los-Santos
1813: Dantzig, Weissenfels, Lutzen, Wurscen, Dresde, Buntzlau, Kulm, Peterswald, and             Leipzig
1813: Arena, Vittoria, Col de Maya, Pampelune, Bayonne, and Sauveterre
1814: Toulouse

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

Essling 1809 and Wagram 1809

29e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1793: Created, 29e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)

29e bataillon de Chasseurs (1er bataillon , Volontaires de la Legion des Pyrenees)
30e bataillon de Chasseurs (2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Legion des Pyrenees)
3e bataillon des Chasseurs des Montagnes

1797: 29e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation, formed from the following)

2e and 3e bataillons, 6e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
18e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (1st formation)
Demi-Brigade de la Haute-Saone

1803: 29e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere 

Colonels and Chefs-de-Brigade

For the period 1793 - 1795 no available information
1795: Boyer (Joseph) -  Chef-de-Brigade
1811: Bruneteau de Saint-Suzanne (Chrysostome de) - Colonel
1813: Magaud (Joseph) - Colonel
1813: Sebastini (Jean-Andre-Tiburce) - Colonel

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

Boyer, (Joseph)

Born: 4 May 1761
Chef-de-Brigade: 5 November 1795
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

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 29e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Colonel Magaud: Wounded 19 October 1813 and died of wounds 15 November 1813
Colonel Sebastini: Wounded 14 February 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 29e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-three
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-nine
Officers wounded: Seventy two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1796: Armee d'Italie
1797: Rivoli and Mantua
1798: Malta
1799: Novi
1812: Lukolm, Smoliany, and Borisow
1813: Lutzen, Wurschen, Buntzlau, Pirna, Dresde, Toeplitz, and Leipzig
1814: La Rothiere, Nogent, Vauchamps, Montereau, Gue a Treme, and Troyes

Battle Honours (1812 model Drapeaux)

No available information

30e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere

Regimental History

1793: Created, 30e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (formed from the following)

Four bataillons de la Legion Franche
One bataillon Chasseurs de la Legion Franche
1797: 30e demi-brigade d'Infanterie Legere (2nd formation,formed from the)      
Demi-Brigade de la Dordogne
3e bataillon, Volontaires de la Nieve
8e bataillon Volontaires de la Somme
3e bataillon, Volontaires des Vosges
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Haute-Saone
3e bataillon, Volontaires de Lot-et-Garonne
10e bataillon, Volontaires du Var
3e bataillon, Volontaires de la Charente-Inferieure
8e bataillon, Volontaires de la Sarthe
1er and 6e bataillon, Volontaires du Nord
1er bataillon, Volontaires de Cambrai
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Legion des Ardennes

1802: Disbanded

There was no 30e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere during the Empire period

Chefs-de-Brigade:

No available information

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Armee du Nord
1796: Armee de l'Ouest and Armee d'Italie

Battle Honours

No available information

Bibliography

Charavay, J. and N. Les Generaux morts pour la Patrie 1792-1815 Paris; 1893 Vol one and 1908 Vol two.

E-M de Lyden. Nos 144 Regiments de Ligne Paris; N.D.

Deprez, E. Les Volontaires Nationaux (1791-1793) Paris; 1908.

Garcin, M. La Patrie en danger (histoire des Bataillons de Volontaires 1791-1794)
Rhone; 1991.

Historique des Corps de Troupes de l'Armee Francaise Paris; 1900.

Martinien, A. Tableaux par Corps et par Batailles des Officiers tues et blesse pendant les guerres de l'Empire 1805-1815 Paris; 1899.

Mullie, M.C. Biographie des Celebrites militaires des Armes de Terre et de Mer
2 Vols Paris; 1851.

Quintin, D. and B. Dictionnaire des Colonels de Napoleon Paris; 1996.

Rousset C. La Grande Armee de 1813 Paris; 1892

Six, G. Dictionnaire Biographique des Generaux et Amiraux Francais de la Revolution et de l'Empire 1792-1814 Paris; 1934.

 
           


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