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French Order-of-Battle during the Golymin and Pultusk Campaign: Reserve Cavalry Corps

French Order-of-Battle during the Golymin and Pultusk Campaign: Reserve Cavalry Corps

By Greg Gorsuch

Réserve de Cavalerie.

Présents sous les armes au 30 novembre 1806.
(Note 1)

Présents sous les armes au 1er janvier 1807 (Note 2)

 

Hommes

Chevaux

Hommes.

Chevaux.

             

Officier.

Troupe.

d’officiers. (Note 3)

de troupe.

du train.

de réqui-sition..

Officiers.

Troupe.

d’officiers.

de troupe.

de trait.

                       

Brigade de hussards

45

774

104

760

43

700

97

639

                       

13e de chasseurs

25

434

59

440

                       

1er division de grosse cavalerie

161

2,847

347

2,694

72

157

2,650

2,949

                       

2e division de grosse cavalerie

87

1,458

200

1,304

80

                       

1er division de dragons

171

2,117

421

1,966

88

181

2,521

442

2,364

128

                       

2e division de dragons

90

1,352

201

1,265

88

                       

3e  division de dragons

181

2,600

364

2,556

184

2,578

468

2,522

                       

4e  division de dragons

145

2,334

330

2,165

                         

5e  division de dragons

124

1,731

301

1,573

                       

Parc d’artillerie

16

485

42

76

469

25

                       

Pontonniers, 1er bon, 7e cie

2

68

                         

923

14,469

2,068

13,226

797

25

689

10,180

1,308

10,047

128

(Note 4)

 

Notes:

  1. The summary situation of November 30 carries the following annotation:  The situation of the hussars, the 2nd Division of Cuirassiers and of the 2nd and 3rd Dragoons are of the 20th; but by this time they would have to had increased.
  2. The summary situation of 1 January 1807 is at Czerwonka, and includes only the 1st Reserve Cavalry.  The gap of the 2nd Reserve Cavalry is filled in by the situation of this unit on the date of December 25.
  3. From the beginning of the campaign, the chief-of-staff had recommended to General Belliard to break out the horses of the officers in a special column; but in many of these situations they are confused with horses of the troops; in this case, it is necessary to count 2 horses per officer and to increase the number thus obtained from approximately 20 to 25 horses per division.
  4. The situations of the brigades of Milhaud and Watier are missing; to help with the situations of these 2 brigades on January 17, one can suggest without too much error, that in early January, the 1st Reserve Cavalry counted approximately 784 officers, 11,568 cavalrymen, 1,508 horses of officers, 11, 424 horses of troops present under arms.

Source:

Foucart, P. Campagne de Pologne: Novembre-décembre 1806-Janvier 1807. Paris: Libraire Militaire Berger-Levralt & Co.; 1882.

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