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

Part IV: 31e - 40e Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

31e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1610: Created
1635: Regiment d'Aunis
1791: 31e Regiment d'Infanterie

1793: 31e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 16e Regiment de Infanterie
1er and 2e bataillons, Volontaires d'Ille-et-Vilaine

1796: 31e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

1er demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 1er Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol de la Butte de Moulins and 3e Bat Vol du Loiret)
109e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 55e Regt d'Inf, 7e Bat Vol de Seine-et-Oise and 5e bis Bat Vol de Rhone-et-Loire)
2e bataillon, 4e demi-brigade de bataille

1804: Incorporated into the 7e and 103e Regiments d'Infanterie de Ligne

There was no 31e Regiment d'Infanterie during the Empire period

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: De Barbantane (Hilarion-Paul-Francois) - Colonel
1791: De Losse de Bayac (Charles-Joseph) - Colonel, 1er bataillon
1793: Colle (Jean-Theodore) - Colonel, 1er bataillon
1794: Aubree (Rene-Francois-Jean) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Levrier (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Michel (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1798: Monnet de Lorbeau (Louis-Claude) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Vonderwiedt (Marie-Joseph-Simon-Alexis) - Chef-de-Brigade
1802: Baron (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1804: Aussenac (Pierre-Gabriel) - Chef-de-Brigade

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

De Barbantane (Hilarion-Paul-Francois)

Born: 8 March 1754
Colonel: 10 March 1788
General-de-Brigade: 6 October 1791
General-de-Division: 7 September 1792
Died: 27 March 1828

Colle (Jean-Theodore)

Born: 17 March 1733
Colonel: 11 February 1793
General-de-Brigade: 19 May 1793
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 March 1804
Died: 22 September 1807

Aubree (Rene-Francois-Jean)

Born: 23 June 1763
Chef-de-Brigade : 18 August 1794
General-de-Brigade: 19 September 1799
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 1 December 1808 (killed at Saragosse)

Monnet de Lorbeau (Louis-Gabriel)

Born: 1 January 1766
Chef-de-Brigade : 23 July 1796
General-de-Brigade: 5 april 1799
General-de-Division: 27 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 8 June 1819

Vonderweidt (Marie-Joseph-Simon-Alexis)

Born: 8 June 1771
Chef-de-Brigade : 5 April 1799
General-de-Brigade: 12 June 1802
Died: 9 August 1802

Aussenac (Pierre-Gabriel)

Born: 30 March 1764
Chef-de-Brigade : 6 October 1802 (74e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade : 6 December 1802 (7e demi-brigae d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade : 22 March 1803 (31e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1810
Died: 2 February 1833

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 31e Regiment d'Infanterie


No Colonels killed or wounded

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)


1792: Valmy
1793: Mayence, Sainte-Lucie and Le Mans
1794: Armee du Nord
1795: Armee de Sambre-et-Meuse
1796: Biberach
1797: Berne
1801: Saint-Dominique
1804: Saint-Dominique

Battle Honours

Valmy 1792

32e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Regimental History

1775: Created from 2e and 4e bataillons d'Aunis
1791: 32e Regiment d'Infanterie

1796: 32e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

21e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 11e Regt d'Inf, 2e Bat Vol du Var and 1er Bat Vol de la Haute- Garonne)
118e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat, 59e Regt d'Inf. 2e Bat Vol de la Drome and 3e Bat Vol de l'Isere)
129e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 70e Regt d'Inf and 1er and 2e Bat Vol de l'Herault)

1803: 32e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade


1792: Baussancourt (Joseph de) - Colonel
1793: Vimeux (Louis-Antoine) - Colonel
1794: Saint-Sauveur (?) - Colonel
1796: Rampon (Antoine-Guillaume) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Dupuy (Dominic-Martin) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Charlot (Hugues) - Chef-de-Brigade
1798: Darmagnac (Jean-Baptiste) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800: Darricau (Augustin) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Duranteau (Luc) - Colonel
1808: Aymard (Antoine) - Colonel
1813: Branger (Louis-Prudence) - Colonel

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

Vimeux (Louis-Antoine)

Born: 13 August 1737
Colonel: 11 January 1793
General-de-Brigade: 27 May 1793
General-de-Division: 6 september 1794
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 9 April 1811
Died: 23 June 1814

Rampon (Antoine-Guillaume)

Born: 16 March 1759
Chef-de-Brigade : 14 October 1793 (161e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 1 May 1794 (129e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 13 March 1796 (32e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 11 april 1796
General-de-Division: 25 January 1800
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Count of the Empire: 26 April 1808
Died: 2 March 1842

Dupuy (Dominic-Martin)

Born: 8 February 1768
Chef-de-Brigade : 25 February 1794 (21e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 26 May 1796 (32e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 6 December 1796 (refused promotion)
General-de-Brigade: 22 July 1798
Died: 21 October 1798 (of wounds sustained during the revolt at Cairo)

Darmagnac (Jean-Barthelemy-Claude-Toussaint)

Born: 1 November 1766
Chef-de-Brigade : 26 July 1798
General-de-Brigade: 27 April 1801
General-de-Division: 19 July 1808
Died: 12 December 1855

Darricau (Augustin)

Born: 5 July 1773
Chef-de-Brigade : 27 April 1801
General-de-Brigade: 14 February 1807
General-de-Division: 31 July 1811
Baron of the Empire: 27 July 1808
Died: 6 May 1819

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 32e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Dupuy: wounded 15 April 1796 and 11 November 1796
Chef-de-Brigade Darmagnac: wounded 11 May 1799
Colonel Aymard: wounded 28 July 1809
Colonel Branger: wounded 28 July 1813 and 13 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 32e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

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

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1791: Antilles
1793: Mainz
1795: Loano
1796: Montelgino, Dego, Lonato, Arcole and Saint Georges
1797: Rivoli and Mantoue
1798: Malta, Alexandrie and Les Pyramides
1799: El-Arish, Jaffa, Acre, Mont-Tabor, Aboukir and Damiette
1800: Heliopolis
1801: Alexandrie
1805: Haslach, Diernstein and Ulm
1807: Mohrungen and Friedland
1809: Talevera de de Reina and Almonacid
1810: Baza
1811: Ubida, Venta-del-Baul and Ticola
1812: Ossana
1813: Vittoria, Sorauren and Bayonne
1813: Lutzen,Wurschen, Buntzlau, Dresden and Leipzig
1814: Orthez and Toulouse
1814: Nogent-sur-Seine, Nangis, Monterau and Limonset
1815: Mundolsheim and Srasbourg

Battle Honours

Lonato 1796, Les Pyramides 1798 and Friedland


33e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1625: Created
1636: Regiment de Touraine
1791: 33e Regiment de Ligne

1793: 33e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 17e Regiment d'Infanterie
10e bataillon, Volontaires de Seine-et-Oise
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Nievre
1796: 33e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)
10e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat, 5e Regt d'Inf, 1er and 2e Bat Vol d'Indre-et-Loire )
90e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat, 45e Regt d'Inf, 8e Bat Vol des Federes and 4e Bat Vol du Nord)
5e bataillon, Volontaires de la Sarthe
1er bataillon Volontaires de Porte-au-Prince

1803: 33e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: De Maillou (Jean-Louis Ramaud) - Colonel
1792: D'Aigreville (Louis-Francois-Hector d'Haudore) - Colonel
1792: Charlot (Guillaume) - Colonel
1794: Bord (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Almain (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Laval (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Rouget (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Saint-Raymond (Jean) - Colonel
1807: Pouchelon (Etienne-Francois-Raymond) - Colonel
1812: Maire (Claude-Augustin) - Colonel

One officer attained the rank of General-de-Brigade

Pouchelon (Etienne-Francois-Raymond)

Born: 25 October 1770
Colonel: 7 January 1807
General-de-Brigade: 8 October 1812
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 7 July 1807
Baron of the Empire: 19 March 1809
Died: 4 September 1831

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 33e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Maire: wounded 16 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 33e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-one
Officers died of wounds: Seventeen
Officers wounded: One hundred and sixty-three

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Thionville
1793: Wissembourg, Kaiserlautern and Bischweiler
1794: Fleurus and Maastricht
1795: Loano
1796: Cembra and Rivoli
1797: Rivoli and Mantoue
1799: Pastrengo, Verona and Magnano
1805: Austerlitz
1806: Auerstadt and Czarnowo
1807: Eylau and Friedland
1809: Thann,Eckmuhl,Ratisbonne, Gospic, Wagram and Stettin
1812: Smolensk, La Moskowa, Krasnoe, Beresina and Wina
1813: Dresden, Kulm, Peterswald and Leipzig
1814: Defence of Luxembourg
1815: Ligny and Namur

Battle Honours

Austerlitz 1805, Wagram 1809 and La Moskowa 1812

34e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1775: Created from the 2e and 4e bataillons Regiment de Touraine
1775: Renamed Regiment de Savoie-Carigan
1785: Renamed Regiment d'Angouleme
1791: 34e Regiment d'Infanterie

1793: 34e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 17e Regiment d'Infanterie
4e bataillon, Volontaires de la Moselle
3e bataillon, Volontaires de la Meuse

1796: 34e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed romthe following)

1er and 2e bataillons, 67e Regiment d'Infanterie
85e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 43e Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol de la Haute-Marne and 5e Bat Vol du Haute-Rhin)
148e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat, 80e Regt d'Inf, 7e and 11e Bat Vol de la Gironde)
2e bataillon, Volontaires de Paris
3e bataillon, Volontaires de Seine-et-Oise
3e bataillon, Volontaires d'Arras

1803: 34e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: De Bisson (Simon-Francois) - Colonel
1792: Legrand (Francois-Jean) - Colonel
1792: Meunier (Hugues-Alexandre-Joseph) - Colonel
1794: Barrere (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Mazas (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Dejean (Jean-Antoine) - Colonel
1806: Dumoustier (Pierre) - Colonel
1807: Remond (Charles-Francois) - Colonel
1812: Dore de la Ricochais (Joseph-Marie) - Colonel
1812: Fondousse (Francois) - Colonel
1813: Faure-Labarbere(Joseph-Antoine) - Colonel
1815: Mouton (Jean-Antoine-Augustin) - Colonel

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

Meunier (Hugues-Alexandre-Joseph)

Born: 23 November 1751
Colonel: 24 August 1792
General-de-Brigade: 16 July 1795
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804
Chevalier of the Empire: 15 October 1809
Died: 9 December 1831

Dejean (Jean-Antoine)

Born: 25 November 1765
Chef-de-Brigade : 14 August 1793 (13e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 19 July 1796 (11e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 5 October 1803 (34e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 19 October 1804
Died: 6 November 1848

Dumoustier (Pierre)

Born: 17 March 1771
Colonel: 26 October 1804
General-de-Brigade: 30 December 1806
General-de-Division: 24 June 1811
Baron of the Empire: 27 November 1807
Count of the Empire:28 November 1813
Died: 15 June 1831

Remond (Charles-Francois)

Born: 2 November 1761
Colonel: 31 December 1806
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honeur: 17 December 1809
Baron of the Empire: 18 March 1808
Died: 24 June 1843

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 34e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Meunier: wounded 15 September 1792
Colonel Dumoustier: wounded 14 October 1806 and 26 December 1806
Colonel Remond: wounded 11 August 1810
Colonel Fondousse: Died of wounds 10 November 1813
Colonel Mouton: wounded 18 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 34e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-eight
Officers died of wounds: Nineteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and fifty-seven

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Jemmapes
1793: Nerwinden, Hondschoote and Wattignies
1794: Fleurus
1798: Antibes
1799: Novi and Mondovi
1800: Riviere, Genes, Sainte-Jacques de Ligurie and Sainte-Barthelemy de Ligurie
1805: Ulm and Austerlitz
1806: Saalfeld, Jena and Pultusk
1807: Ostrelenka and Friedland
1809: Saragosse, Lucena, Jaca, Arzobispo and Ocana
1810: Astorga, Villagarcia and Bussaco
1811: Badajoz, Gerboa, Albuhera and Arroyo-del-Molinos
1812: Burgos
1813: Saint-Sebastien, Bidassoa
1813: Lutzen, Wurschen and Leipzig
1814: Bayonne, Orthez and Toulouse
1814: Arcis-sur-Aube
1815: Ligny and Wavre

Battle Honours

Fleurus 1794, Austerlitz 1805 and Jena 1806

35e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Regimental History

1625: Created
1671: Regiment d'Anjou
1753: Renamed Regiment d'Aquitaine
1791: 35e Regiment d'Infanterie
1793: 35e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 18e Regiment d'Infanterie
3e and 4e bataillons, Volontaires de la Meurthe
1796: 35e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)
114e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat, 57e Regt d'Inf, 10e and 14e Bat Vol de la Gironde)
1er and 2e Bataillons Volontaires de Lot-et-Landes
29e demi-brigade Legere(29e and 30e Bat de Chasseurs a Pied and 3e Bat Chasseurs des Montagnes)
9e Bataillon volontaires de Dordogne
4e Bataillon Volontaires de Varcluse

1803: 35e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: De Precy (Louis-Francois-Perrin) - Colonel
1791: Dorsner (Jean-Louis) - Colonel
1792: De la Chaise (Jean-Pierre Grain) - Colonel
1792: Murnan (Jean-Bernard Gauthier) - Colonel
1792: De Santerre (Louis-Jacques Ruelle) - Colonel
1794: Moremberg (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797: Maucune (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Breissand (Joseph) - Colonel
1811: Penant (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel
1812: Figie (Pierre) - Colonel
1815: Buchet (Francois-Louis-Julien) - Colonel

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

Murnan (Jean-Bernard-Gauthier)

Born: 28 November 1748
Colonel: 7 August 1792
General-de-Brigade: 18 April 1793
Died: 27 September 1796

Breissand (Joseph)

Born: 2 April 1770
Colonel: 15 December 1803
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 26 June 1813
Baron of the Empire: 16 December 1810
Died: 1 December 1813 (of wounds sustained at Dantzig)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 35e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Breissand: wounded 15 April 1809
Colonel Penant: killed 24 October 1812
Colonel Figie: wounded 19 September 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 35e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirteen
Officers died of wounds: Fifteen
Officers wounded: Ninety-four

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Siege of Toulon
1794: Maastricht
1799: Novi and Coni
1805: Ulm and Vienne
1806: Lubeck
1807: Eylau and Heilsberg
1809: Pordenone, Piave River, Predi, Raab and Wagram
1812: Smolensk, La Moskowa, Malojaroslawetz and Krasnoe
1813: Glogau, Rosek and Tela
1814: Mincio

Battle Honours

Wagram 1809 and La Moskowa 1812

36e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1775: Created from 2e and 4e bataillons, Regiment d'Aquitaine
1791: 36e Regiment d'Infanterie
1793: 36e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 18e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon, Volontaires du Loiret
5e bataillon, Volontaires de la Somme

1796: 36e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

163e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 90e Regt d'Inf, 15e and 25e Bat Vol des Reserve)
4e bataillon, Volontaires du Morbihan
5e bataillon, Volontaires du Pas-de-Calais

1803: 36e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: De Contades de Giseux (Louis-Gabriel-Marie) - Colonel
1792: De Wildermouth (Jean-Henri) - Colonel
1792: Isambert (Augustin-Joseph) - Colonel
1793: De Saint-Laurent (Jean-Baptiste-Philibert Bodin) - Colonel
1793: De Glatigny (Jean-Jacques-Rene) - Colonel
1794: Quetard de la Porte (Jacques) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Sergent (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Lapisse (Pierre-Belon) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Graindorge (Jean-Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1805: Houdard de Lamotte (Antoine-Charles) - Colonel
1806: Berlier (Pierre-Andre-Hercule) - Colonel
1811: Metrot (Jean-Francois-Antoine) - Colonel

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

Isambert (Augustin-Joseph)

Born: 22 March 1733
Colonel: 29 June 1792
General-de-Brigade: 8 March 1793
Died: 9 November 1793 (executed by orders of the military tribunal)

Quetard de la Porte (Jacques)

Born: 5 December 1746
Chef-de-Brigade : 21 November 1794 (36e demi-brigade de bataille)
General-de-Brigade: 23 June 1799
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 14 June 1810
Died 10 september 1810

Lapisse (Pierre Bellon)

Born: 25 November 1762
Chef-de-Brigade :8 November 1795 (83e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 19 June 1796 (57e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade : 10 June 1799 (36e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 26 September 1799
General-de-Division: 30 December 1806
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 30 July 1809 (of wounds sustained at Santa Olalla, Spain)

Graindorge (Jean-Francois)

Born: 1 July 1770
Chef-de-Brigade : 26 July 1799 (84e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade : 7 November 1799 (36e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 1 February 1805
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 21 August 1809
Baron of the Empire: 29 October 1809
Died: 27 September 1810 (of wounds sustained at the Battle of Busaco)

Berlier (Pierre-Andre-Hercule)

Born: 10 October 1769
Colonel: 20 October 1806
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 March 1806
Baron of the Empire: 18 August 1810
Died: 14 August 1821

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 36e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Quetard de la Porte: wounded 22 November 1796
Colonel Houdard-Lamotte: wounded 2 December 1805 and killed 14 October 1806
Colonel Berlier: wounded 8 February 1807

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 36e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Forty-five
Officers died of wounds: Eighteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and fifty-eight

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Capture of Mayence
1793: Hondschoote
1799: Mainfeld, Ponte d'Alto, Matinsbruck, Nauders, Sus, Wasden, Zurich, Schwyz, Linth River, Saint Gotthard, Muottental and Netstall
1800: Hohentweil and Hohenlinden
1805: Ulm and Austerlitz
1806: Jena
1807: Eylau and Heilsberg
1808: Gamonal
1809: Burgos, La Corogne, Oporto and Gefrees
1810: Xeres and Bussaco
1811: Sabugal and Fuentes de Onoro
1812: Alicante and Les Arapiles
1813: Osma, Vitoria, Nivelle and Bayonne
1813: Kulm and Dresden
1814: Toulouse
1814: Mery-sur-Seine, Bar-sur-Aube, and Laon
1815: Strasbourg

Battle Honours

Hondschoote 1793, Zurich 1799, Austerlitz 1805 and Jena 1806

37e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1625: Created
1675: Regiment du Maine
1740: Renamed Regiment d'Eu
1775: Renamed Regiment de Nivernais
1778: Renamed Regiment Marechal-de-Turenne
1791: 37e Regiment d'Infanterie
1796: 37e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

111e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 56e Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol de l'Orne and 2e Bat Vol de la Meurthe)
173e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 95e Regt d'Inf, 5e Bat Vol de la Moselle and 6e Bat Vol des Vosages)

1803: 37e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: De Fressineaux (Joachim-Robin de Blair) - Colonel
1792: De la Crouziliere (Bernard-Martin Lambron) - Colonel
1793: Chantepie (?) - Colonel
1796: Lacroix (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1801: Petit (Claude) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803: Gauthier (Jean-Joseph) - Colonel
1812: Mayot (Melchior) - Colonel
1813: Fortier (Ferjeux) - Colonel

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

Petit (Claude)

Born: 14 June 1763
Chef-de-Brigade : 16 July 1801
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 3 June 1809 (killed while leading an attack on the bridge at Prebourg)

Gauthier (Jean-Joseph)

Born: 30 April 1765
Chef-de-Brigade : 20 July 1800 (38e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 14 November 1803
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 19 December 1809
Died: 26 November 1815 (of wounds sustained at Quatre-Bras)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 37e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Mayot: killed 18 August 1812
Colonel Fortier: wounded 28 November 1812 and 19 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 37e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-three
Officers died of wounds: Fifteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and sixty-eight

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Fort Vauban
1799: Zurich
1800: Moeskirch, Dillingen and Hohenlinden
1808: Girone and Molins del Rey
1809: Essling, Wagram and Znaim
1811: Tarragone
1812: Jacobowo, Oboiardszina, Polotsk and Beresina
1813: Lutzen, Bautzen, Leipzig and Hambourg
1814: La Rothiere and Monterau
1815: Ligny

Battle Honours

Zurich 1799 and Poltosk 1812

38e Regiment d'Infanterie

Regimental History

1629: Created
1762: Regiment de Dauphine
1791: 38e Regiment d'Infanterie
1793: 38e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 19e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon, Volontaires de la Somme
3e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Aube

1796: 38e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne( formed from the following)

42e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat, 21er Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol de la Somme and 3e Bat Vol de l'Aube)
200e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat Vol de Jura, 6e Bat Vol de l'Aine and Grenadiers de la Cote d'Or)

1803: There was no 38e Regiment d'Infanterie during the Empire period

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: Le Boeuf (Charles) - Colonel
1792: De la Gardiolle de la Cour (Charles-Philibert) - Colonel
1794: Dussaussay (Benigne-Louis) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Fabus (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Daumas (Marie-Guillaume) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800: Gauthier (Jean-Joseph) - Chef-de-Brigade

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

Daumas (Marie-Guillaume)

Born: 24 September 1763
Chef-de-Brigade : 7 August 1795 (200e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 21 March 1796 (38e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade: 20 July 1800
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 30 May 1833

Gauthier (Jean-Joseph)

Born: 30 April 1765
Chef-de-Brigade : 20 July 1800
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 19 December 1809
Died: 26 November 1815 (of wounds sustained at Quatre-Bras)

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

Chef-de-Brigade Daumas: wounded 25 March 1799, 14 August 1799 and 5 May 1800

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792: Jemmapes
1793: Nerwinden and Siege of Luxembourg
1794: Siege of Grave
1796: Lindau, Capture of Bregentz, Lautrach, Biberach, Eriskirch, Waldshut, Laufenbourg and Lorrach
1799: Mainfeld, Ponte d'Alto, Nauders, Sus, Wasen, Schwitz, Amsteg, and Sainte-Gotthard
1800: Moeskirch and Hohenlinden

Battle Honours

Jemmapes 1792, Sainte-Gothard 1799 and Moeskirch 1800

39e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1629: Created
1762: Regiment du Isle-de-France
1791: 39e Regiment d'Infanterie
1793: 39e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 20e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er and 2e bataillons, Volontaires des Basse-Pyrenees
1796: 39e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)
46e demi-brigade de bataille(2e Bat, 23e Regt d'Inf, 4e and 6e Bat Vol de l'Isere)
121e demi-brigade de bataille(1er Bat, 63e Regt d'Inf, 1er Bat Vol de l'Union and 7e Bat Vol du Var)
4e bataillon, Volontaires des Basse-Alpes
10e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Ain

1803: 39e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791: De Loran (Jean-Francois) - Colonel
1793: Prat (Jean-Francois-Regis-Alexis-Marie) - Colonel
1793: Thiballier (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Bellet (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795: Pourailly (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796: Prompt (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799: Maucune (Antoine-Louis Popon) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1807: Soyer (Jacques-Pierre) - Colonel
1810: Lamour (Francois-Marie) - Colonel
1811: Thevenet (Louis-Marie-Joseph) - Colonel
1814: Daries (Joseph-Hyacinthe) - Colonel
1815: Menu (Paul-Alexis-Joseph) - Colonel

Three of the above officers attained the rank of General

Maucune (Antoine-Louis Popon)

Born: 21 February 1772
Chef-de-Brigade : 25 March 1799 (39e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade: 10 March 1807
General-de-Division: 26 May 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805
Baron of the Empire: 10 September 1808
Died: 18 February 1824

Lamour (Francois-Marie)

Born: 22 August 1772
Colonel: 25 October 1810
General-de-Brigade: 4 May 1813 (two days after his death)
Died: 2 May 1813 (killed at the battle of Lutzen)

Thevenet (Louis-Marie-Joseph)

Born: 25 November 1773
Colonel: 13 June 1811
General-de-Brigade: 25 December 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 12 July 1809
Chevalier of the Empire: 12 November 1809
Died: 30 August 1846

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 39e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Maucune: wounded 15 August 1799, 28 May 1800 and 8 June 1800
Colonel Lamour: killed 2 May 1813
Colonel Thevenet: wounded 5 May 1811 and 13 December 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 39e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

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

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793: Le Boulou
1794: Sans-Culottes
1795: Loano
1796: Millesimo, Lodi, Mondovi, Mori,Castiglione and Arcole??
1797: Rivoli and Mantoue
1799: Trebbia River and Novi
1800: Defense of Var
1805: Elchingen and Ulm
1806: Jena
1807: Eylau, Guttstadt and Friedland
1809: Essling and Wagram
1810: Cuidad-Rodrigo, Coa River, Almeida, Busaco and Torres-Vedras
1811: Pombal, Redhina and Fuentes-d'Onoro
1812: Almaraz, Les Arapiles and Garcia-Hernandez
1813: Castro-Urdiales, Tolosa, Sorauren, Nivelle and Bayonne
1813: Lutzen, Siege of Dantzig, Leipzig and Dresden
1814: Toulouse
1815: Surzburg and Sufflweyersheim

Battle Honours

Arcole 1796, Ulm 1805 and Friedland 1807

40e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne


Regimental History


1598: Created as the Regiment de Graville
1630: Regiment de Grancy
1635: Regiment de Perche
1639: Regiment de Grancy
1749: Regiment de Briqueville
1762: Regiment de Soissonnais
1791: 40e Regiment d'Infanterie

1793: 40e Demi-Brigade de Bataille (formed from the following units)

2e Bataillon 20e Regiment d'Infanterie
3e Bataillon des Landres
3e Bataillon des Hautes-Pyrenees

1796: 40e Demi-Brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following units)

6e Bataillon de la Manche
2e Bataillon du Forez
10e Bataillon de la Manche
9e Bataillon du Pas-de-Calaise
2e Bataillon of the 104e Regiment d'Infanterie
27e Bataillon de Volontaires Nationaux des reserves
3e Bataillon de Rouen
2e Bataillon de l'Eure
Depot of the 15e Regiment d'Infanterie

1803: 40e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1792: de Lafont (Jean-Jacques Francois-Barth�lmy) - Colonel
1792: Brobecque (Jacques-Gr�goire-Louis) - Colonel
1793: Duportal (F�lix-Antoine) - Colonel
1793: Lefranc (Jacques) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800: Legendre d'Harvese (Francois-Marc-Guillaume) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803*
1805: Michel (Claude-Etienne) - Colonel
1806: Chasseraux (Thomas-Jean) - Colonel
1809: Millet (Th�odore) - Colonel
1812: Grom�ty (Jean-Joseph de) - Colonel
1813: Jacquemet (Michel) - Colonel
1814: Bougault (Louis-Loup-Etienne-Martin) - Colonel

Of the above Officers four went on to become General-de-Brigade and above

Lefranc (Jacques)

Born: 4 November 1750 (Mont-de-Marsan)
Chef-de-Brigade : 21 October 1793
General-de-Brigade: 24 March 1803
General-de-Division: 14 April 1794 (refused the promotion)
Commandant of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1803
Died: 5 November 1809

Legendre d'Harvesse (Francois-Marc-Guillaume)

Born: 1 November 1766 (Cormeray)
Chef-de-Brigade : 20 June 1800(40e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803 General-de-Brigade: 24 December 1805
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 December 1803
Baron of the Empire: 9 May 1808
Died:24 August 1828

Michel (Claude-Etienne)

Born: 3 October 1772 (Pointre)
Colonel: 27 December 1805
General-de-Brigade: 24 June 1811
General-de-Division: 20 November 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 6 April 1813
Baron of the Empire: May 1808
Count of the Empire: 23 March 1814
Died: 18 June 1815 (killed at Waterloo)

Chassereaux (Thomas-Jean)

Born: 7 November 1762 (Bain de Bretagne)
Colonel: 16 May 1806 (40e Regiment de Ligne)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 March 1803
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur:14 May 1807
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 17 December 1809
Baron of the Empire: 28 May 1809
Died: 5 October 1840

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 40e Regiment d'Infanterie

Colonel Chasseraux: Wounded19 November 1809

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 40e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804 -1815.

Officers killed: Forty-three
Officers died of wounds: Nineteen
Officers wounded: One hundred and seventy-six

Regimental war record(Battles and Combats)

1793: Lauterbourg and Geisberg
1795: Capture of Col d'Ispeguy
1796: Caldiero, Arcole and Passage of the Tagliamento
1800: Chiusella, Montebello, Marengo and Pozzolo
1805: Michelsberg, Hollabrunn and Austerlitz
1806: Saalfeld, Jena and Pultusk
1807: Ostrelenka
1808: Saragosse
1809: Arzopispo and Ocana
1809: Ebersberg, Essling and Wagram
1810: Villa-Garcia and Fuentes-Cantos
1811: Siege of Olivenza, Siege of Badajoz,Fuentes d'Onoro, Albuhera and Arroyo-dos-Molinos
1813: Cubiry, Saint-Sebastian and Nivelle
1813: Grossgohren, Lutzen, Bautzen, La Katzbach, Kulm,Leipzig and Hanau
1814: Saint-Pierre d'Yrube, Orthez and Toulouse
1814: Rosnay, Champaubert, Vauchamps, Laon and Paris
1815: Surzberg, Suffelweyersheim and Strasbourg

Battle Honours

Marengo 1800, Austerlitz 1805 and Saragosse 1809.


 

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