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

Part VI: 51e - 60e Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

51e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History
1651:��� Created
1685:��� Regiment de la Sarre
1791:��� 51e Regiment d'Infanterie
1794:��� 51e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)
1er bataillon, 26e Regiment d'Infanterie
3e bataillon, Volontaires des Hautes-Alpes
5e bataillon, Volontaires des Hautes-Alpes
1796:��� 51e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)
199e demi-brigade de bataille (2e Bat Vol de Lombards, 11e and 16e Bat Vol des Reserves)
3e Grenadier Company, 14e demi-brigade de bataille
13e bataillon, Provisoire
2e Grenadier Company, 26e demi-brigade de bataille
1803:��� 51e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade
1791:��� Du Pont de Compiegne (Charles-Leopold-Joseph) - Colonel
1791:��� D'Iversay (Joseph-Joulard) - Colonel
1792:��� Vail d'Allais (Charles-Guillaume) - Colonel
1792:��� Desperriers (Joseph-Marie Lavoine) - Colonel
1792:��� Dagobert (Louis-Simon-Auguste) - Colonel
1793:��� Dortoman (Jean-Jacque) - Colonel
1793:��� Massena (Andre) - Colonel
1793:��� Rivas (?) - Colonel
1794:��� La Balguerie (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795:��� Brenier (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Lafont (Elie) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Menizweig (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800:��� Bonnet d'Honnieres (Joseph-Alphonse-Hyacinthe-Alexandre) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1805:��� Baille (Louis-Paul) - Colonel
1812:��� Taille (Francois-Nicolas) - Colonel
1813:��� Douarche (Pierre) - Colonel
1814:��� Rignon (Jean-Antoine) - Colonel

Six of the above officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above, one becoming Marechal

Dagobert (Luc-Simon-Auguste)

Born: 8 March 1736
Colonel: 27 May 1792
General-de-Brigade : 20 September 1792
General-de-Division: 15 May 1793
Died: 18 April 1794

Dortoman (Jean-Jacque)

Born: 27 October 1738
Colonel: 22 November 1792
General-de-Brigade : 17 June 1793
Died: 23 February 1794 (Guillotined by orders of the revolutionary Tribunal)

Massena (Andre)

Born: 6 May 1758
Chef-de-Brigade : 17 August 1793
General-de-Brigade : 22 August 1793
General-de-Division: 20 December 1793
Marachal de l'Empire: 10 May 1804
Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 December 1803
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Grand Cross of the legion d'Honneur: 2 February 1805
Duke de Rivoli: 10 March 1808
Prince d'Essling: 31 January 1810
Died: 4 April 1817

Lafont (Elie)

Born: 15 October 1740
Chef-de-Brigade : 4 November 1793 (99e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 30 May 1796 (51e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade : 21 December 1796
Died: 28 December 1810

Bonnet d'Honnieres (Joseph-Alphonse-Hyacinthe-Alexandre)

Born: 11 March 1764
Chef-de-Brigade : 30� April 1797 (9e demi-brigade legere)
Chef-de-Brigade : 24 July 1800 (51e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade : 24 December 1805
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 11 February 1807 (of wounds sustained at Eylau)
Baille (Louis-Paul)
Born: 1 July 1768
Colonel: 27 December 1807
General-de-Brigade : 6 August 1811
Baron of the Empire: 7 June 1808
Died: 2 October 1821

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 51e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
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Colonel Taille: Killed 25 July 1813
Colonel Rignon: Killed 18 June 1815


Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 51e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Forty-one
Officers died of wounds: Nineteen
Officers wounded: Ninety-nine

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792:��� Armee du Midi
1793:��� Armee d'Italie
1794:��� Armee d'Italie
1795:��� Armee d'Italie
1796:��� Voltri, Montenotte, Dego, Lodi, Borghetto, Castiglione, Governolo, and Arcole
1797:��� Rivoli, Mantua, and Valvassone
1799:��� Bergen and Castricum
1800:��� Fribourg, Biberach, and Hohenlinden
1805:��� Austerlitz
1806:��� Auerstadt, Czarnonvo, and Golymin
1807:��� Eylau, Ostrelenka, Dantzi,g and Friedland
1808:��� Madrid, Valence, and Bilbao
1809:��� Talevera-de-la-Reina, Almonacid, and Fuente-Ovejuna
1811:��� Albuhera
1812:��� Tarifa and Cadix
1813:��� Vitoria and Maya
1813:��� Borisov, Kulm, and Dresde
1814:��� Orthez and Toulouse
1814:��� Arnheim, Herg-op-Zoom, and Coutray
1815:��� Waterloo

Battle Honours

Arcole 1797 and Eylau 1807

52e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1654:��� Created
1661:��� Regiment de la Fere
1791:��� 52e Regiment d'Infanterie
1794:��� 52e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 26e Regiment d'Infanterie
2e bataillon, Volontaires de Vaucluse
5e bataillon, Volontaires des Bouche-du-Rhone
2e bataillon, Volontaires des Requisitionnaires de la Montagne d'Aix

1796:��� 52e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

143e demi-brigade de bataille (2e Bat 78e Regt d'Inf, 4e Bat Vol du Loiret and 6e Bat vol de la ��Marne)
144e demi-brigade de bataille (2e Bat 79e Regt d'Inf, 7e and 8e Bat Vol de la Formation de Orleans
1er and 2e Bataillons, 4e Regiment d'Infanterie
3e bataillon, Volontaires de Loir-et-Cher
3e bataillon, Volontaires d'Ille-et-Vilaine

1803:��� 52e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791:��� Boyer (Francois-Raymond) - Colonel
1791:��� Noinville (Alphonse-Louis-Bernard de Rey de) - Colonel
1791:��� Rossi (Don Gratio) - Colonel
1793:��� Sailly (Antoine-Joseph de) - Colonel
1794:��� Gast (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Fery (Jean-Baptiste-Michel) - Chef-de-Brigade
1801:��� Pastol (Yves-Marie) - Chef-de-Brigade
1809:��� Grenier (Jean-George) - Colonel
1813:��� Muller (Jean) - Colonel
1815:��� Jaquet (Louis-Marion) - Colonel

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

Rossi (Don Gratio)

����������� Born: 25 March 1726
����������� Colonel: 21 October 1791
����������� General-de-Brigade : 8 March 1793
����������� Died: ?
����������� Fery (Jean-Baptiste-Michel)
����������� Born: 18 June 1757
����������� Chef-de-Brigade : 17 September 1795 (143e demi-brigade de bataille)
����������� Chef-de-Brigade : 5 October 1796 (52e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
����������� General-de-Brigade : 20 September 1800
����������� Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
����������� Died: 3 February 1809

Pastol (Yves-Marie)

����������� Born: 5 march 1770
����������� Chef-de-Brigade : 19 September 1801
����������� General-de-Brigade : 30 May 1809
����������� Officer of the Legion d'Honnneur: 14 June 1804
����������� Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
����������� Died: 31 May 1813 (killed in combat at Neukirch) �����������

Grenier (Jean-George)

����������� Born: 11 November 1771
����������� Colonel: 30 May 1809
����������� General-de-Brigade : 25 December 1813
����������� Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
����������� Died: 6 November 1835

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 52e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Pastol: Wounded 18 October 1805 and 19 January 1807

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 52e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Nineteen
Officers died of wounds: Ten
Officers wounded: One hundred and nineteen

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793:��� Toulon and Cagliari
1794:��� Siege of Bastia
1795:��� Armee d'Italie
1796:��� Armee des Cotes de l'Ocean
1800:��� Grandchamp and Valeggio
1805:��� Verone and Caldiero
1808:��� Capri
1809:��� Sacile, Piave River, Malborghetto, and Wagram
1811:��� Salinas-d'Anana
1813:��� Bautzen and Hanau
1814:��� Blockade of Genes
1815:��� Corps d'occupation du Jura

Battle Honours

Valeggio 1800 and Wagram 1809

53e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1656:��� Created Regiment d'Alsace
1791:��� 53e Regiment d'Infanterie
1794:��� 53e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following )

1er bataillon, 27e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon, Volontaires de la formation du Bas-Rhin
3e bataillon, Volontaires de la Moselle

1796:��� 53e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne ( formed from the following )

202e demi-brigade de bataille (2e Bat Vol de Puy-de-Dome, 6e Bat Vol de Rhone-et-Loire, 9e Bat �Vol de la formation d'Orleans and 10e Bat Vol de la Gironde)
2e bataillon, 176e demi-brigade de bataille
19e bis Legere

1803:��� 53e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791:��� Neuwinger (Francois-Joseph de) - Colonel
1792:��� Fladen (Charles-Louis de) - Colonel
1794:��� Rivet (Jean-Baptiste) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Vandermaessen (Lubin-Martin) - Chef-de-Brigade
1799:��� Camus (Louis) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1805:��� Songeon (Jean-Marie) - Colonel
1809:��� Joannis (Sebastien-Louis-Gabriel) - Colonel
1809:��� Grobon (Pierre-Andre) - Colonel
1814:��� Merdier (Jean-Etienne) - Colonel
1814:��� Bochaton (Jean-Marie) - Colonel

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

Rivet (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 14 November 1748
Chef-de-Brigade : 31 December 1793 (53e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 5 April 1796 (53e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade : 9 February 1796 (refused promotion and retained his rank with the 53e)
Died: 1805

Vandermaessen (Lubin-Martin)

Born: 11 November 1766
Chef-de-Brigade : 28 June 1794 (140e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 30 September 1798 (53e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade : 5 February 1799
General-de-Division: 27 August 1803
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 March 1804
Died: 1 September 1813 (of wounds recieved at Saint-Jean-de-Luz)

Camus (Louis)

Born: 16 march 1760
Chef-de-Brigade : 10 May 1794 (61e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 7 September 1796 (76e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade : 4 May 1799 (20e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade : 29 August 1799 (53e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 1803
General-de-Brigade : 1 February 1805
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 6 April 1813 ( while being held prisoner by the Russians)
Wounded: 1 October 1799

Songeon (Jean-Marie)

Born: 3 April 1771
Colonel: 1 February 1807
General-de-Brigade : 25 November 1813
Chevalier of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 28 September 1834

Grobon (Pierre-Andre)

Born: 5 January 1767
Colonel: 27 July 1807
General-de-Brigade : 1 January 1814
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 12 February 1813
Baron of the Empire: 6 October 1810
Died: 7 June 1815 (of wounds received at Saint-Gilles-sur-Vie, Vendee)


Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 53e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Joannis: Wounded 6 July 1809
Colonel Grobon: Wounded 15 November 1813 and� 8 December 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 53e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-four
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: One hundred and sixty five

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1793:��� Peyrestortes and Saint-Ferreol
��1794:��� Montesquiou, Le Boulou, Collioure, and Capture of Figuieres
��1795:��� Siege of Luxembourg
��1796:��� Kaiserlautern and Deux-Ponts
��1799:��� Ostrach, Stockach, Pastrengo, Zurich, and Muthenthal
��1800:��� Engen, Moeskirch, Ampflingen, and Hohenlinden
� 1805:��� Caldiero and Passage of the Tagliamento
��1809:��� Piave River, Tagliamento, San-Michele, Raab, Wagram, and Znaim
��1812:��� Witepsk, La Moskowa, Winkovo, Malojaroslawetz, and Krasnoe
��1813:��� Caldiero and San-Michele
��1814:��� Mincio

Battle Honours �����������

Zurich 1799 and La Moskowa 1812

54e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1657:��� Created Regiment Catalan-Mazarin
1661:��� Renamed Royal-Catalan
1667:��� Renamed Royal Roussillon
1791:��� 54e Regiment d'Infanterie
1793:��� 54e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 27e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon, Volontaires du Pay-de-Dome
1er bataillon, Volontaires de l'Indre

1796:��� 54e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

43e demi-brigade de bataille (1er Bat 22e Regt d'Inf, 4e Bat Vol de Seine-et-Oise and 3e Bat Vol du Lot)

1803:��� 54e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1792:��� Dumesnil (Pierre-Michel-Joseph-Salomon) - Colonel
1794:��� Glinec (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795:��� Sauvat (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Vare (Louis-Prix) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803:��� Philippon (Armand) - Colonel
1810:��� Saint-Faust (Jacques) - Colonel
1814:��� Charlet (Claude) - Colonel

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

Vare (Louis-Prix)

Born: 21 January 1766
Chef-de-Brigade : 20 August 1794 (43e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 14 June 1796 (54e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
General-de-Brigade : 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 14 March 1807 (of wounds sustained at Thorn)

�������Philippon (Armand)

Born: 28 August 1761
Chef-de-Brigade : 19 November 1800 (87e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Colonel: 10 October 1803 (54e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade : 21 June 1810
General-de-Division: 9 July 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 11 July 1810
Died: 4 May 1836


Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 54e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Philippon: Wounded 28 July 1809
Colonel Saint-Faust: Wounded 27 February 1814

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 54e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Twenty-three
Officers died of wounds: Fourteen
Officers wounded: Eighty-nine

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792:��� Valmy and Jemmapes
1793:��� Kaiserlautern
1794:��� Mayence
1799:��� Bergen and Alkmaer
1800:��� Hohenlinden
1805:��� Durnstein and Austerlitz
1806:��� Crewitz and Lubeck
1807:��� Ostrolenka and Friedland
1808:��� Espinosa and Somo-Sierra
1809:��� Essling, Wagram, and Talevera-de-la-Reyna
1810:��� Saint-Louis
1811:��� Chiclana, Fuentes-d'Onoro, and Zujar� ��� ����������� �����������
1812:��� Tarifa and Cadiz
1813:��� Oignon, Vittoria, Col de Maya, Dresde, Leipzig, and Dantzig
1814:��� Bar-sur-Aube, Fere-Champenoise, and Maestricht
1815:��� Waterloo

Battle Honours

Alkmaer 1799, Austerlitz 1805, and Friedland 1807

55e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1644:��� Created Regiment de Conde
1791:��� 55e Regiment d'Infanterie
1793:��� 55e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 28e Regiment d'Infanterie
2e and 3e bataillons, Volontaires de l'Ardeche

1796:��� 55e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 19e Regiment d'Infanterie
1er bataillon, 58e Regiment d'Infanterie
2e bataillon, Volontaires de la Haute-Vienne
6e bataillon, Volontaires de Seine-et-Oise
1er bataillon, Volontaires de la Moselle
2e bataillon, Volontaires des Reserve

1803:��� 55e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791:���� Ligniville (Rene-Charles-Elisabeth de) - Colonel
1792:���� Villionne (Pierre-Justin Marchand de) - Colonel
1793:���� Serviez (Emmanuel) - Colonel
1793:���� La Val (Anne-Gilbert) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795:���� Marguerit (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795:���� Ramand (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:���� Argoubet (Jean d') - Chef-de-Brigade
1799:���� Ledru des Essarts (Francois-Roche) - Chef-de-Brigade � and Colonel in 1803
1805:���� Silberman (Jean-Baptiste) - Colonel
1807:���� Perier (Rene) - Colonel
1807:���� Schwiter (Henry-Cesar-Auguste) - Colonel
1813���� Morin de Louvigne (Francois) - Colonel
1815:��� Monneret (Jean-Pierre) - Colonel

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

Ligniville (Rene-Charles-Elisabeth de)

Born: 22 February 1760
Colonel: 21 October 1791
General-de-Brigade : 13 january 1792
General-de-Division: 10 October 1796
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 28 January 1809
Died: 14 September 1813

Villionne (Pierre-Justin Marchand de)

Born: 30 May 1740
Colonel: 5 February 1792
General-de-Brigade : 8 March 1793
Died: 29 June 1813

Serviez (Emmanuel-Gervais de Roergaz de)

Born: 27 February 1755
Chef-de-Brigade : 8 March 1793
General-de-Brigade : 29 August 1793
Died: 19 October 1804

Argoubet (Jean d')

Born: 26 December 1762
Chef-de-Brigade : 10 November 1795 ( 37e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade : 15 August 1796 (55e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade : 30 June 1799
Died: 21 February 1844

Ledru des Essarts (Francois Roch)

Born: 25 April 1770
Chef-de-Brigade : 19 June 1799
General-de-Brigade : 24 December 1805
General-de-Division: 31 July 1811
Baron of the Empire: 24 February 1809
Died: 23 April 1844

Schwiter (Henry-Cesar-Auguste)

Born: 8 January 1768
Colonel: 22 June 1807
General-de-Brigade : 4 September 1812
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 July 1811
Baron of the Empire: 17 March 1808
Died: 11 August 1839

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 55e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Silberman: Died of wounds 8 February 1807
Colonel Perier: Killed 10 June 1807
Colonel Schwiter: Wounded 16 May 1811
Colonel Morin de Louvigne: Wounded 28 July 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 55e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Thirty-six
Officers died of wounds: Ten
Officers wounded: One hundred

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792:��� Valmy
1793:��� Landau
1795:��� Rosas
1796:��� Mantua
1797:��� Rivoli, Mantua, and Valvassone
1799:��� La Trebbia and Novi
1800:��� Genes
1805:��� Austerlitz
1806:��� Jena and Lubeck
1807:��� Eylau and Heilsberg
1808:��� Medina-del-Rio Seca
1809:��� Almonacid and Ocana
1811:��� Albuhera and Almandratero
1812:��� Campillo, Coin, Borisow, and Wilna
1813:��� Vittoria, Pampelune, Bautzen, Dresde, Culm and Arnheim
1814:��� Orthez and Toulouse
1815:��� Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours

Genes 1800, Austerlitz 1805, and Eylau 1807

56e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1635:��� Created
1686:��� Regiment de Bourbon
1791:��� 56e Regiment d'Infanterie
1793:��� 56e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

�2e bataillon, 28e Regiment d'Infanterie
�2e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Ariege
�2e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Aveyron

1796:��� 56e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

75e demi-brigade de bataille (1er bat,38e Regt d'Inf, 1er bat, Vol des Vosages and 17e bat, Vol de la Cote-d'Or)
208e demi-brigade de bataille (Bat, Vol de Paris, 2e bat, Vol du Rhone, 1er bat, Vol de la Montagne and 15e bat, Vol des Vosages)

1803:��� 56e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791:��� Francval (Pierre-Louis-Simon de) - Colonel
1791:��� Ruault de la Bonnerie (Jean-Baptiste-Andre-Isodore)
1793:��� Saint Quentin (Claude-Marie de) - Colonel
1794:��� Bugard (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1795:��� Eberle (Gaspard) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Morel (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Vignes (Francois-Felix) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803:��� Boutroue (Jules-Alexandre Leger) - Colonel
1806:��� Gengoult (Louis-Thomas) - Colonel
1811:��� Lejeune (Pierre) - Colonel
1812:��� Delhaye (Louis-Francois-Joseph) - Colonel ����������

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

Ruault de la Bonnerie (Jean-Baptiste-Andre-Isodore ���������

Born: 4 February 1744
Colonel: 21 October 1791
General-de-Brigade : 20 August 1792
Died: 13 April 1817

Eberle (Gaspard)

Born: 11 June 1764
Chef-de-Brigade : 4 November 1795
General-de-Brigade : 3 April 1802
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 15 June 1804
Chevalier of the Empire: 1 January 1814
Died: 16 February 1837

Vignes (Francois-Felix)

Born: 5 October 1769
Chef-de-Brigade : 28 October 1795 (208e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 21 january 1797 (56e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade : 5 February 1799
Died: 26 March 1799 (killed at the battle of Legnano)

Gengoult (Louis-Thomas)

Born: 20 Dedember 1767
Colonel: 13 May 1806
General-de-Brigade : 6 August 1811
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 26 March 1804
Baron of the Empire: 17 March 1807
Died: 13 June 1846������� ����������� ����������� �����������

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 56e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Chef-de-Brigade Eberle: Wounded: 18 April 1796 and 21 November 1796
Colonel Boutroue: Died of wounds 24 November 1805
Colonel Gengoult: Wounded 7 July 1809, 22 May 1809 and 18 August 1812
Colonel Delhaye: Wounded 18 October 1813 and 29 January 1814

Oficers killed and wounded while serving with the 56e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Forty-six
Officers died of wounds Twelve:
Officers wounded: One hundred and forty-three

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792:��� Valmy and Hondschoote
1793:��� Wattignies and Maubeuge
1794:��� Fleurus, Le Quesnoy, and Sprimont
1795:��� Loano
1796:��� Millesimo, Dego, Mondovi, and Saint-Georges
1797:��� Kehl and Huningue
1799:��� Pastrengo and Modena
1800:��� Noirmoutier
1805:��� Caldiero and Castel-Franco
1807:��� Stettin and Straslund
1808:��� Rosas and Girone
1809:��� Capellades, Igualada,Ekmuhl, Essling, and Wagram
1810:��� Molins-del-Rey and Hostalrich
1811:��� Figueras
1812:��� Dunabourg,Jacobowo, Drissa,� Polotsk, and La Beresina
1813:��� Dresde, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814:��� Brienne, La Rothiere, Meaux, and Magdeburg
1815:��� Ligny and Wavre ���������

Battle Honours

����������� Valmy 1792, Caldiero 1805, and Essling 1809

57e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1667:��� Created Regiment de Beauvoisis
1791:��� 57e Regiment d'Infanterie
1796:��� 57e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

83e demi-brigade de bataille (1er bat, 42e Regt d'Inf, 4e bat, Vol de la Drome and 2e bat, Vol de l'Isere)
122e demi-brigade de bataille (2e bat, 61e Regt d'Inf, 3e and 4e bat, Vol de la Haute-Marne)
3e bataillon, 209e demi-brigade de bataille
3e bataillon, 2e demi-brigade Provisoire
1er and 3e bataillons, 3e demi-brigade Provisoire
10e bataillon, Volontaires de l'Isere
1er bataillon, Volontaires de Loir-et-Cher

1803:��� 57e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1792:���� De la Martelliere (Etienne-Mauffre) - Colonel
1792:���� Chevalier (Pierre) - Colonel
1796:���� Bruno (Francois-Xavier) - Chef-de-Brigade
1803:���� Rey (Jean-Pierre-Antoine) - Colonel
1808:���� Charrierre (Jean-Louis) - Colonel
1812:���� Lejeune (Pierre) - Colonel
1812:���� Duchesne (Alexandre) - Colonel
1813:���� Laffont (Sernin) - Colonel

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

Chevalier (Pierre)

Born: 9th September 1730
Colonel: 12th July 1792
General-de-Brigade : 14th April 1793
Retired from service: 24th November 1793

Bruno (Francois-Xaviar)

Born: 11 February 1755
Chef-de-Brigade : 27 January 1794 (83e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 19 June 1796 ( 57e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
General-de-Brigade : 15 December 1803
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 28th May 1829

Rey (Jean-Pierre-Antoine)

Born: 21st December 1767
Colonel of the 57e: 11th November 1803
General-de-Brigade : 18th February 1808
Commandant of the Legion d'Honneur: 25th December 1805
Died: 12th January 1842

Charriere ( Jean-Louis)

Born: 3rd February 1765
Colonel 57e: 28th March 1808
General-de-Brigade : 21st September 1812
Commandant of the Legion d'Honneur: 10th August 1809
Baron of the Empire: 9th January 1809
Died: 11th August 1846

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 57e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne ����������

None

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 57e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815


Officers killed: Thirty-five
Officers died of wounds: Twenty-nine
Officers wounded: One hundred and eighty-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792:��� Capture of Spire
1793:��� Defence of Mayence
1794:��� Capture of Fontarabie and Siege of Pampelune
1797:��� La Favorite
1799:��� Zurich and Diessenhofen
1800: �� Engen, Moeskirch, Biberach, Hochstedt, Nordlingen, Oberhausen, Neubourg, Landshut, and Hohenlinden
1805: �� Memmingen, Ulm, and Austerlitz
1806: �� Jena and Lubeck
1807: �� Bergfried, Deppen, Hoff, Eylau, Lomitten and Heilsberg
1809: �� Thann, Abensberg, Eckmuhl, Ratisbonne, Essling, and Wagram.
1812: �� Mohilov, La Moskowa, Malojaroslavetz, Viasma, and Krasnoe
1813: �� Dresden, Pirna, Kulm and Rachnitz
1814: �� Defence of Strasbourg��

Battle Honours �����������

La Favorite 1797, Austerlitz 1805, and La Moskowa 1812 s

58e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1667:��� Created
1671:��� Regiment de Rouergue
1791:��� 58e Regiment d'Infanterie
1796:��� 58e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

67e demi-brigade de bataille (1er bat, 34e Regt d'Inf, 2e bat, Vol de Paris and 11e� bat, Vol de la �Manche)
197e demi-brigade de bataille (1er bat, 56e Regt d'Inf, 1er bat, Vol de l'Orne and 2e bat, Vol de la �Meurthe)
2e bataillon, 92e Regiment d'Infanterie
2e bataillon, 111e Regiment d'Infanterie
4e bataillon, Volontaires de la Gironde
Bataillon provisoire des Cotes-de-Brest

1803:��� 58e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

����������� 1791:��� De la Roque (Jean-Alexandre Durand) - Colonel
����������� 1792:��� Fee (Francois de) - Colonel
����������� 1795:��� Colomb (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
����������� 1800:��� Dufour (Pierre-Charles-Antoine) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
����������� 1804:��� Arnaud (Jean)� - Colonel
����������� 1808:��� Legrand (Jean-Baptiste-Henri) - Colonel
����������� 1812:��� Donnat (Auguste-Etienne) - Colonel
����������� 1813:��� Tholozan (Laurent) - Colonel

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

����������� Arnaud (Jean)

����������� Born: 24 March 1754
����������� Colonel: 22 October 1804
����������� General-de-Brigade : 13 September 1808
����������� Officer of the Legion d'Honner: 21 January 1808
����������� Baron of the Empire: 28 May 1808
����������� Died: 19 April 1823

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 58e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

����������� Colonel Arnaud: Wounded 14 June 1807
����������� Colonel Legrand: Wounded 28 July 1809 and 16 May 1811
����������� Colonel Donnat: Killed 28 July 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 58e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

����������� Officers killed: Thirty-two
����������� Officers died of wounds: Sixteen
����������� Officers wounded: One hundred and twenty-seven

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

����������� 1792:��� Thionville and Jemmapes
����������� 1793:��� Juliers, Nerwinden, and Geisberg
����������� 1797:��� Rivoli, Mantua, and Valvassone
����������� 1800:��� Fort Bard, Cremone, and Pozzolo
����������� 1805:��� Hollabrunn
����������� 1807:��� Heilsberg and Friedland
����������� 1808:��� Vimeiro and Valmeida
����������� 1809:��� Talevera-de-la-Reyna, Almonacid, and Ocana
����������� 1810:��� Huescal and Marbella
����������� 1811:��� Roncevaux, Albuhera, and Stepona
����������� 1812:��� Cartania and Malaga
����������� 1813:��� Vittoria and Pampelune
����������� 1813:��� Wurschen, Dresde, Leipzig, and Hanau
����������� 1814:��� Sarre, Orthez, and Toulouse
����������� 1814:��� Nogent, Monterau, Troyes, and Paris

Battle Honours

����������� Rivoli 1797, Friedland 1807, and Ocana 1809

59e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1688:��� Created
1791:��� 59e Regiment d'Infanterie
1794:��� 59e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

1er bataillon, 30e Regiment d'Infanterie
4e bataillon, Volontaires de Paris
7e bataillon, Volontaires de Rhone-et-Loire ����������

1796:��� 59e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

Detachments from the newly formed 20e and 28e Regiments
Various Conscripts

1803:��� 59e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne�������

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1792:��� d' Arcelin (Jean-Louis) - Colonel
1794:��� Dumas (?) - Chef-de-Brigade
1794:��� Jalras (Francois) - Chef-de-Brigade
1798:��� Bourdois de Champfort (Edme-Martin) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800:��� Magnier (Jean-Baptiste-Pierre) - Chef-de-Brigade
1805:��� Lacuee (Gerard) - Colonel
1807:��� D'Alton-Shee (Alexandre) - Colonel
1809:��� Coste (Pierre) - Colonel
1812:��� Loverdo (Nicolas) - Colonel
1813:��� Laurain (Frederic-Alexandre) - Colonel

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

Bourdois de Champfort (Edme-Martin)

Born: 11 March 1750
Chef-de-Brigade : 19 june 1795 (193e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 23 September 1795 (146e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 19 February 1796 (5e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
Chef-de-Brigade : 27 November 1798 (59e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade : 25 May 1800
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 24 December 1825

D'Alton-Shee (Alexandre)

Born: 20 April 1770
Colonel: 21 December 1805
General-de-Brigade : 21 March 1809
Baron of the Empire: 15 January 1810

Loverdo (Nicolas)

Born: 3 November 1773
Colonel: 7 January 1812
General-de-Brigade : 19 November 1813
Chevalier of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 26 July 1837

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 59e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonel Lacuee: Killed 9 October 1805
Colonel Loverdo: Wounded 2 August 1813
Colonel Laurain: Wounded 16 June 1815 and 18 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 59e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

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

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792:��� Jemmapes
1793:��� Toulon
1794:��� Fleurus
1800:��� Marengo
1805:��� Guntzbourg, Ulm and Austerlitz
1806:��� Jena
1807:��� Eylau, Wolfsdorf, and Friedland
1808:��� Somo-Sierra
1809:��� Essling, Wagram and Tamames
1810:��� Cuidad-Rodrigo and Benavente
1811:��� Miranda-del-Corvo and Fuentes-d'Onoro
1812:��� Arapiles
1813:��� Vittoria and Pampelune
1813:��� Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresde, Leipzig and Dantzig
1814:��� Orthez and Toulouse
1814:��� Luxembourg
1815:��� Ligny and Wavre

Battle Honours

Marengo 1800, Friedland 1807, Cuidad-Rodrigo 1810, and Fleurus 1815

60e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Regimental History

1669:��� Created
1791:��� 60e Regiment d'Infanterie
1795:��� 60e demi-brigade de bataille (formed from the following)

2e bataillon, 30e Regiment d'Infanterie
8e bataillon, Volontaires de la Cote-d'Or
12e bataillon, Volontaires de la formation d'Angers

1796:��� 60e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne (formed from the following)

Demi-Brigade des Cotes-du-Nord (1er bat, Vol des Cotes-du-Nord, 6e bat, Vol des Federes and 9e �bat, Vol de la Meurthe)
Portion of the 4e bataillon, Volontaires du Pas-de-Calaise

1803:��� 60e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

Colonels and Chef-de-Brigade

1791:��� Boulard (Etienne-Francois Morille de) - Colonel
1795:��� Lucotte (Edme-Aime) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Musnier de la Converserie (Louis-Francois-Felix) - Chef-de-Brigade
1796:��� Wouillemont de Vivier (Armand-Nicolas) - Chef-de-Brigade
1797:��� Roussel (Francois-Xavier) - Chef-de-Brigade
1800:��� Cossard (Etienne-Bernard) - Chef-de-Brigade and Colonel in 1803
1808:��� Castellan (Noel) - Colonel
1812:��� Lenud (Pierre-Augustin) - Colonel

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

Boulard (Etienne-Francois Morille de)

Born: 25 November 1746
Colonel: 23 November 1791
General-de-Brigade : 21 March 1793
Died: 29 November 1793

Lucotte (Edme-Aime)

Born: 30 October 1770
Chef-de-Brigade : 29 June 1795
General-de-Brigade : 21 November 1798
General-de-Division: 8 January 1808 (in the service of King Joseph)
General-de-Division: 5 April 1814 (in the service of France)
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Count of the Empire: 5 April 1814
Died: 8 July 1825 ����������

Musnier de la Converserie (Louis-Francois-Felix)

Born: 18 January 1766
Chef-de-Brigade : 5 September 1795(187e demi-brigade de bataille)
Chef-de-Brigade : 25 June 1796 (60e demi-brigade d'Infanterie)
General-de-Brigade : 17 December 1798
General-de-Division: 1 February 1805
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 28 August 1810
Baron of the Empire: 20 January 1811
Died: 16 November 1837

Wouillemont de Vivier (Armand-Nicolas)

Born: 19 December 1753
Chef-de-Brigade : 1 November 1796
General-de-Brigade : 21 May 1800
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 12 April 1813
Died:

Roussel (Francois-Xavier)

Born: 3 December 1770
Chef-de-Brigade : 18 April 1797
General-de-Brigade : 29 August 1799
General-de-Division: 26 January 1807
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 10 June 1807 (killed at the battle of Heilsberg)

Colonels killed and wounded while commanding the 60e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne ����������

None killed or wounded

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 60e Regiment d'Infanterie during the period 1804-1815

Officers killed: Seven
Officers died of wounds: Three
Officers wounded: Seventy-two

Regimental war record (Battles and Combats)

1792:��� Saint-Dominique
1793:��� Saint-Fulgent
1796:��� Wurtzbourg
1797:��� Herborn
1799:��� Bergen, Alkmaer, and Castricum
1800:��� Marengo and Vallegio
1801:��� Serravalle
1805:��� Caldiero
1809:��� Piave, Tarvis, Raab, and Wagram
1811:��� Figueras
1812:��� Roda and Guarigua
1813:��� Banolas and Salud
1813:��� Dresde
1814:��� Garris and Toulouse

Battle Honours

Marengo 1800, Wagram 1809, and Valence 1812

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