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Regiment de Grenadiers-a-Cheval

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Escadron de Mameluks

2e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval

Regiment de Dragons de l�Imperatice

1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers

2e�Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers

3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers

Escadron de Lithuanian Tartares

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The Garde Imperiale and Its Commanders during the Period 1804 � 1815

Part I: The Cavalry Regiments

By Tony Broughton, FINS

As a large number of officers serving with the Garde Imperiale held the rank of General-de-Brigade and above, I have included officers with the rank of Colonel, Colonel-en- second, Colonel-Major and Major in this series of articles. For information on the early history of the Grenadiers-a-Cheval and Chasseurs-a-Cheval this information can be found in my previous article on the Garde Imperiale.

Regiment de Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1804: Created, Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Renamed, Corps Royal des Cuirassiers de France
1815: Reverted back to Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale
1815: Disbanded

Colonels

1801: Ordener ( Michel)
1806: Walther (Frederic-Henri)
1813: Guyot (Claude-Etienne)

Colonel-Majors and Majors

1804: Oulie (Antoine) - Major
1805: Lepic (Louis) - Colonel-Major
1805: Chastel (Louis-Pierre-Aime) � Colonel-Major
1812: Exelmans (Remy-Joseph-Isidore) - Major
1813: Castex (Bertrand-Pierre) - Major
1814: Levesque-Ferriere (Louis-Marie) - Major
1814: Jamin de Bermuy (Jean-Baptiste-Auguste-Marie) - Major

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

General Michel Ordener

Ordener, ( Michel)

Born: 2 September 1755
Chef-de-Brigade: 16 September 1796 (10e Regiment de Cavalerie Colonel: 18 July 1800 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde Consular)
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
General-de-Division: 25 December 1805
Commander of the Cavalerie de la Garde Imperiale: 28 August 1805
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 June 1800
Count of the Empire: 29 December 1808
Died: 30 August 1811

General Frederic-Henri Walther

 

Walther, (Frederic-Henri)

Born: 20 June 1761
Colonel: 20 May 1806 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 22 October 1793
General-de-Division: 27 August 1803
Grand Eagle of the Legion d�Honneur: 8 February 1806
Count of the Empire: 26 April 1808
Died: 24 November 1813

General Claude Guyet

 

Guyot, (Claude-Etienne)

Born: 5 September 1768
Colonel-en-Second: 5 June 1809 (1er Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 1 December 1813 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 19 November 1814 (Corps Royal des Cuirassiers de France)
Colonel: 19 April 1815 (Grenadiers a Cheval de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 9 August 1809
General-de-Division: 16 December 1811
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 30 June 1811
Baron of the Empire: May 1808
Died: 28 November 1837

Oulie, (Antoine)

Born: 10 August 1759
Chef-de-Brigade: 31 August 1803 (Commandant en second Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde des Consuls)
Major: 31 January (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde)
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 13 September 1827

General Louis Lepic

Lepic, (Louis)

Born: 20 September 1765
Chef-de-Brigade: 26 March 1799 (15e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval)
Colonel-Major: 21 March 1805 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 13 February 1807
General-de-Division: 9 February 1813
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 26 June 1809
Baron of the Empire: 3rd May 1809
Died: 7 January 1827

Chastel, (Louis-Pierre-Aime)

Born: 29 April 1774
Colonel: 16 February 1807
Colonel-Major: 7 August 1811 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
General-de-Division: 26 April 1812
Staff Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 13 September 1813
Baron of the Empire: 17 March 1808
Died: 18 October 1826

Exelmans, (Remy-Joseph-Isidore)

Born: 13 November 1775
Colonel: 27 December 1805 (1er Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval)
Major: 24 December 1811 (1er Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale)
Major: 9 July 1812 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 14 May 1807
General-de-Division: 8 September 1812
Baron of the Empire: 17 March 1808
Count of the Empire: 28 September 1813
Died: 22nd July 1852

Castex, (Bertrand-Pierre)

Born: 29 June 1771
Colonel: 20 October 1806 (20e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval)
Major: 9 February 1813 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 21st July 1809
General-de-Division: 28 November 1813
Died: 19 April 1842

Levesque-Laferriere, (Louis-Marie)

Born: 9 April 1776
Colonel: 8 March 1807 (3e Regiment de Hussards)
General-de-Brigade: 13 May 1811
Major: 9 February 1813 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Division: 28 November 1813
Comte of the Empire: 28 November 1813
Died: 22nd November 1834

Jamin de Bermuy, (Jean-Baptiste-Auguste-Marie)

Born: 17 February 1775
Colonel: 7 December 1807 (Regiment des Chevau-Legers de la Garde Napolitaine)
Major: 16 March 1814 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde)
Major: 14 April 1815 (Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 20 January 1814
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 February 1814
Died: 18 June 1815 ( killed at the battle of Waterloo)

Senior officers who served with the Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Ordener - wounded 14 August 1799 and 2 December 1805
Walther - wounded 18 March 1793, 5 June 1800, and 3 December 1800
Guyot - wounded 18 June 1815
Oulie - recieved no wounds
Lepic - wounded 21 September 1793, 26 March 1799, and 8 February 1807
Chastel� - wounded 16 March 1797
Exelmans - wounded 10 December 1812
Castex - wounded 26 August 1813 and 28 September 1813
Levesque-Ferriere - wounded 14 October 1806, 12 August 1809, 28 November 1809, 12 March 1811, 30 August 1813, 16 October 1813, 30 October 1813, and 7 March 1814
Jamin de Bermuy - killed 18 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Grenadiers-a-Cheval de la Garde during the period 1804 - 1815

Officers killed: Eleven
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: Sixty-five

Regimental History (battles and combats where officers and men were killed and wounded)

1805: Austerlitz
1807: Eylau
1812: Beresina, Wilna, and Kowno
1813: Dolnitz, Altenbourg, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: Montmirail, Chateau-Thierry, Vauchamps, and Craonne
1815: Waterloo�

Battle Honours (1813-1814 Drapeaux)

Maringo, Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau, Friedland, Eckmuhl, Essling, Wagram, Smolensk, Moskowa, Vienne, Berlin, Madrid, and Moscou

1er Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1804: Created, Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Renamed, Corps Royal des Chasseurs-a-Cheval de France
1815: Reverted back to, Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale
1815: Disbanded

Colonels

1802: Beauharnais (Eugene-Rose)
1808: Lefebvre-Desnouettes (Charles)

Colonel-en-Second, Colonel-Majors, and Majors

1804: Morland (Francois-Louis de) � Colonel-en-Second
1805: Dahlman (Nicolas) � Colonel-en-Second
1805: Guyot (Claude-Etienne) � Colonel-en-Second
1807: Thiry (Nicolas-Marin) - Major
1809: Daumensil (Pierre) � Major
1809: Corbineau (Marie-Louis-Hercule-Hubert) - Major
1809: Lion (Jean-Dieudonne) � Colonel-Major
1811: Haugeranville (Francois-Charles-Jean-Pierre-Marie d'Avranges d') - Major
1813: Exelmans (Remy-Joseph-Isidore) - Major
1813: Meuziau (Charles-Claude) � Colonel-Major
1815: Lallemand ( Francois-Antoine)

Eleven of the above Officers attained the rank of General-de-Brigade and above

 

General Eugene Beauharnais

Beauharnais, (Eugene-Rose)

Born: 3 September 1781
Colonel: 13 October 1802 (Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde de Consuls)
Colonel General de Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale: 1 July 1804
General-de-Brigade: 17 October 1804
Lieutenant-General of the Emperor: 24 January 1813
Grand Cordon of the Legion d�Honneur: 2 February 1805
Prince of France: 1 February 1805
Viceroy of Italy: 7 June 1805
Died: 21 February 1824

General Lefebvre-Desnouettes

Lefebvre-Desnouettes, (Charles)

Born: 14 September 1773
Chef-de-Brigade: 30 December 1802 (18e Regiment de Dragons)
Colonel: 18 January 1808 (Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde)
Colonel: 30 July 1814 (Corps Royal des Chasseurs a Cheval de France)
Colonel: 14 April 1815 (Chasseurs-a -Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 19 September 1806
General-de-Division: 28 August 1808
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 25 December 1805
Count of the Empire: 19 March 1808
Died: 22 April 1822

Lallemand, ( Francois-Antoine)

Born: 23 June 1774
Colonel: 20 November 1806 (27e Regiment de Dragons)
General de Brigade : 6 August 1811
Colonel-en-Second : 19 April 1815 (Chasseurs a Cheval de la Garde)
Baron of the Empire : 29 June 1809
Died: 9 March 1839

Morland, (Francois-Louis de)

Born: 11 June 1771
Colonel-en-Second: 9 June 1805
Died: 5 December 1805
Dahlman (Nicolas)
Born: 7 November 1769
Colonel-en-Second: 18 December 1805
General-de-Brigade: 30 December 1806
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 10 February 1807 (of wounds received at the battle of Eylau)

Guyot, (Claude-Etienne)

Born: 5 September 1768
Colonel-en-Second: 5 June 1809
General-de-Brigade: 9 August 1809
General-de-Division: 16 December 1811
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 30 June 1811
Baron of the Empire: May 1808
Died: 28 November 1837

Thiry, (Nicolas-Marin)

Born: 12 April 1769
Major: 16 February 1807
General-de-Brigade: 5 June 1809
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 4 September 1808
Baron of the Empire: 20 August 1809
Died: 31 May 1827

General Pierre Daumensil

Daumensil, (Pierre)

Born: 14 July 1777
Major: 15 June 1809
General-de-Brigade: 2 February 1812
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 March 1806
Baron of the Empire: 9 March 1810
Died: 17 August 1832

Corbineau, (Marie-Louis-Hercule-Hubert)

Born: 10 April 1780
Major: 13 June 1809
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 17 November 1808
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 5 April 1823

Lion, (Jean-Dieudonne)

Born: 28 October 1771
Colonel: 30 April 1809 (14e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval)
Colonel-Major: 11 August 1809 (Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 23 June 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 9 January 1810
Died: 8 August 1840

Haugeranville, (Francois-Charles-Jean-Pierre-Marie d'Avranges d')

Born: 6 October 1782
Colonel: 25 June 1807 (6e Regiment de Cuirassiers)
Major: 6 August 1811 (Chasseur a Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 27 February 1813
Baron of the Empire: 19 March 1808
Died: 27 August 1817

Exelmans, (Remy-Joseph-Isidore)

Born: 13 November 1775
Colonel: 27 December 1805 (1er Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval)
Major: 24 December 1811 (Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 14 May 1807
General-de-Division: 8 September 1812
Baron of the Empire: 17 March 1808
Count of the Empire: 28 September 1813
Died: 22 July 1852

Meuziau, (Charles-Claude)

Born: 18 February 1777
Colonel: 21 September 1809 (5e Regiment de Hussards)
General-de-Brigade: 4 December 1813
Colonel-Major: 14 May 1813
Died: 16 September 1834

Senior officers who served with the Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Beauharnais - wounded 1799
Lefebvre-Desnouettes � wounded 4 August 1808, 29 December 1808, and 18 October 1812
Morland � wounded 19 September 1795, 2 December 1805, and died of wounds 5 December 1805
Dahlman - wounded 17 September 1793, 8 February 1807, died of wounds 10 February 1807
Guyot - wounded 2 May 1813 and 18 June 1815
Thiry � wounded 2 December 1805, 8 February 1807, and 7 September 1812
Daumensil - wounded 19 August 1794, 1798, 22 May 1809, and 2 July 1809
Corbineau - wounded 24 April 1794, 29 April 1800, 30 August 1813, and 20 March 1814�����������������
Lion � wounded 30 April 1797, 22 May 1800, 8 February 1807, 21 May 1809, and 14 February 1814
Haugeranville� - wounded December 1800, 22 May 1809, and 18 October 1813
Exelmans - wounded 10 December 1812
Meuziau � wounded 7 September 1812 and 18 October 1812
Lallemand � wounded 18 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1804 - 1815

Officers killed: Seventeen
Officers died of wounds: Eight
Officers wounded: One hundred and thirty

Regimental History (battles and combats where officers and men were killed and wounded)

1805: Ulm and Austerlitz
1806: Lopaczyn
1807: Eylau, Heilsberg, and Friedland
1808: Madrid, Benavente
1809: Wagram
1811: Carascal
1812: Robrez,� Kalouga, Malojaroslawetz, Krasnoi, Borisow, and Wilna
1813: Lutzen, Reichenbach, Dresde, Altenbourg, Magdebourg, Leipzig, Weimar, Wach, Hanau, and� Breda
1814: Brienne, Montmirail, Chateau-Thierry, Monterau, Lisy, Soissons, Craonne, Laon, Braine, Paris, and Courtrai
1815: Waterloo

Battle Honours (1813-1814 Drapeaux)

Maringo, Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau, Friedland, Eckmuhl, Essling, Wagram, Smolensk, Moskowa, Vienne, Berlin, Madrid and Moscou

It should be noted at a Squadron of Mamalukes was attached to the 1er Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale, below is listed its commanders who each held the rank of Chef d�Escadron. Also included is its history and war record and casualties.

Escadron de Mamalukes

Squadron History

1799: Created, Mamalukes de la Republique
1801: Escadron de Mamalukes (attached to the Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale)
1814: Disbanded
1815: Reformed
1815: Disbanded

Chefs d�Escadron

1801: Montmarie (Aime-Sulpice-Victor- Pelletier) � Chef d�Escadron
1801: Rapp (Jean) � Chef d�Escadron
1803: Dupas (Pierre-Louis)� - Chef d� Escadron
1805: Delaitre (Antoine-Charles-Bernard) � Chef d�Escadron
1810: Kirmann (Francois-Antoine) � Chef d�Escadron

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

Montmarie, (Aime-Sulpice-Victor Pelletier)

Born: 13 November 1772
Chef d�Escadron: 29 January 1801 (Escadron de Mamalukes)
Colonel: 4 April 1807 (28e Regiment de Dragons)
General-de-Brigade: 22 July 1813
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 27 July 1809
Baron of the Empire: 9 Marcch 1810
Died: 2 November 1813 (Died of wounds sustained at the Battle of Leipzig)

General Jean Rapp

Rapp, (Jean)

Born: 25 April 1772
Chef d�Escadron: 13 October 1801 (Escadron de Mamalukes)
Colonel: 2nd May 1803 (7e Regiment de Hussards)
General-de-Brigade: 7 September 1803
General-de-Division: 24 December 1805
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 11 December 1803
Commandant of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1803
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 30 June 1811
Grand Cross of the Legion d'Honneur:23 August 1813
Count of the Empire: 28 January 1809
Died: 8 November 1821

Dupas, (Pierre-Louis)

Born: 13 February 1761
Chef d�Escadron: 2 May 1803
General-de-Brigade: 29 August 1803
General-de-Division: 24 December 1805
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 June 1804
Count of the Empire: 29 January 1809
Died: 6 March 1823

General Antoine Delaitre

Delaitre, (Antoine-Charles-Bernard)

Born: 13 January 1776
Chef d�Escadron: 18 December 1805
Colonel: 27 January 1811 (7e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval)
General-de-Brigade: 26 April 1812
Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1809
Died: 2nd July 1838

Kirmann, (Francois-Antoine)

Born: 2 October 1768
Chef d�Escadron: 10 September 1808
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire:� 1810
Died: ?

Senior officers who served with the Escadron de Mamalukes killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

1801: Montmarie � wounded 8 May 1809 and 7 September 1812
1801: Rapp � wounded 18 October 1793, 28 May 1795, 22 January 1799, 2 December 1805, 26 December 1806, and 7 September 1812
1803: Dupas � wounded 12 November 1796
1805: Delaitre � wounded 1798 and 27 November 1812
1810: Kirmann � wounded 22 My 1800, 24 October 1812, and 18 October 1813

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Escadron de Mameluks during the period 1804 - 1815

Officers killed: One
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Twenty

Regimental History (battles and combats where officers and men were killed and wounded)

1805: Austerlitz
1807: Eylau
1808: Madrid, Saragosse, and Benavente
1813: Altenbourg, Weimar and Hanau
Battle Honours (1813-1814 Fanion)
Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau, Friedland, Eckmuhl, Essling, and Wagram

2e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1815: Created, 2e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde Imperiale
(formed from the Regiment d�Eclaireurs Lanciers, formed 15 May 1815)
1815: Disbanded

Colonel-Major

1815: Merlin (Antione-Francois-Eugene)

Colonel Merlin held the rank of General-de-Brigade

Merlin, (Antione-Francois-Eugene)

Born: 27 December1778
Colonel: 1 September 1810 (1er Regiment de Hussards)
Colonel-en-Second: 15 December 1813 (4e Regiment de Garde d�Honneur)
Colonel-Major: 25 May 1815 (2e Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval de la Garde Imperiale)
General de Brigade: 14 July 1813Chevalier of the Empire: 20 July 1808
Died: 31 August 1854

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 2e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval de la Garde during 1815

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

Regimental War Record (battles and combats)

None

Battle Honours

None

Regiment de Dragons de l�Imperatice

Regimental History

1806: Created, Regiment de Dragons de la Garde Imperiale
1807: Renamed, Regiment de Dragons de l�Imperatice
1814: Renamed, Corps Royal des Dragons de France
1815: Reverted back to, Regiment de Dragons de l�Imperatice
1815: Disbanded

Colonels

1806: Arrighi (Jean-Toussaint)
1809: Saint-Sulpice (Raymond-Gaspard Bonardy de)
1813: Ornano (Philippe-Antoine)

Colonel-en-Second, Colonel-Majors, and Majors

1806: Fiteau (Edme-Nicolas) � Colonel-Major
1806: Letort (Louis-Michel) - Major
1809: Marhtod (Louis-Ignace) � Major
1813: Pinteville ( Pierre-Alexis de ) - Major
1813: Chouard (Louis-Claude) - Major
1815: Hoffmayer (Laurent)

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

General Arrighi de Casanova

Arrighi de Casanova, (Jean-Toussaint)

Born: 8 March 1778
Chef-de-Brigade: 31st August 1803 (1er Regiment de Dragons)
Major-Colonel: 19 May 1806 (Dragons de la Garde Imperiale)
Colonel: 25 June 1807 (Dragons de la Garde Imperiale)
General-de-Brigade: 25 June 1807
General-de-Division: 25 May 1809
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1804
Created Duc de Padoue: 20 March 1808
Died: 22nd March 1853

Saint-Sulpice, (Raymond-Gaspard Bonardy de)

Born: 23rd October 1761
Colonel: 26 October 1792 (12e Regiment de Dragons)
Chef-de-Brigade: 30 March 1797 (5e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval)
Chef-de-Brigade: 5 May 1799 (19e Regiment de Cavalerie)
Colonel: 12 July 1809 (Dragons de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 24 March 1803
General-de-Division: 14 February 1807
Count of the Empire: 6 June 1808
Died: 20 June 1835

Ornano, (Philippe-Antoine)

Born: 17 January 1784
Colonel: 18 January 1807 (25e Regiment de Dragons)
Colonel: 21 January 1813 (Dragons de la Garde)
Colonel: 19 November 1814 (Corps Royal des Dragons de France)
Colonel: 14 April 1815 (Dragons de la Garde)

General-de-Brigade: 16 June 1811
General-de-Division: 8 September 1812
Count of the Empire: 22nd November 1808
Died: 13 October 1863

Fiteau, (Edme-Nicolas)

Born: 9 August 1772
Chef-de-Brigade: 23rd September 1800 and Colonel in 1803 (3e Regiment de Dragons)
Colonel-Major: 13 September 1806 (Dragons de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 25 May 1809
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 25 December 1805
Died: Commited suicide 14 December 1810

General Louis Letort

Letort, (Louis-Michel)

Born: 28 August 1773
Major: 8 Octobre 1806
General-de-Brigade: 30 January 1813
General-de-Division: 13 February 1814
Baron of the Empire: 9 September 1810
Count of the Empire: 1814
Died: 15 June 1815 (killed while pursuing the Prussian rearguard)

Marthod, (Louis-Ignace)

Born: 7 November 1771
Major: 5 June 1809
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 16 November 1808
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 6 October 1812 (while in captivity)

Pinteville, (Pierre-Alexis de)

Born: 31 January 1771
Colonel: 20 August 1810 (30e Regiment de Dragons)
Major: 3 February 1813 (Dragons de la Garde)
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 1 July 1812
Baron of the Empire: 16 August 1813
Died: 27 August 18150

Chouard, (Louis-Claude)

Born: 15 August 1771
Colonel: 27 December 1805 (2e Regiment de Cuirassiers)
Major: 6 October 1813 (Dragons de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 23rd August 1814
Baron of the Empire: 27 November 1808
Died: 15 May 1843

Hoffmayer, (Laurent)

Born: 15 July 1768
Colonel: 29 March 1813 (2e Regiment de Dragons)
Major: 17 December 1813 (2e Regiment d�Eclaireurs)
Major: 14 April 1815 (Dragons de la Garde)
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 July 1813
Baron of the Empire: 4 December 1813
Died: 9 August 1842

Senior officers who served with the Dragons de la Garde Imperiale killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Arrighi � wounded 12 August 1798, 10 May 1799, 8 October 1805, and 30 March 1814
Saint-Sulpice � wounded 8 February 1807
Ornano � wounded 18 November 1812
Fiteau � wounded 21 March 1801 and 5 February 1807
Letort � wounded 18 March 1793, 26 December 1793, 30 March 1799, 14 October 1806, and 30 October 1813
Marthod - wounded 25 September 1812 and died of wounds 5 October 1812
Pinteville � wounded 7 September 1812 and 17 September 1813
Chouard - wounded 22 July 1793, 2 December 1805, and 7 September 1812

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Dragons de la Garde Imperiale during the period 1806 - 1815

Officers Killed: Eight
Officers died of wounds: Seven
Officers wounded: Eighty

Regimental History (battles and combats where officers and men were killedand wounded)

1806: Jena
1807: Friedland
1808: Medina-del-Rio-Seca
1812: Moskowa, Malajaroslawetz, Krasnoe, and Beresina
1813: Dresde, Toeplitz, Leipzig, Hanau, and Liege
1814: Langres, Bar-sur-Aube, Montmirail, Chateau-Thierry, Champaubert, Riems, Craonne, Laon, and Arcis-sur-Aube
1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours (1813-1814 Drapeaux)

Friedland, Eckmuhl, Essling, Vienne, Wagram, Madrid, Smolensk, La Moskowa, and Moscou

1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers de la Grade Imperiale

Regimental History

1807: Created Regiment de Chevau-Legers Polonaise de la Garde
1809: Renamed, Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde
1811: Renamed,1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale
1814: Disbanded, one squadron accompanying Napoleon on Elba
1815: Single squadron combined with 2e Regiment de Chevau-Leger Lanciers to form Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale under the command of General-de-Division Colbert

Colonels

1807: Krasinski (Vincent Corvin)

Colonel-Majors and Majors

1807: Delaitre (Antoine-Charles-Bernard) - Major
1807: Autancourt (Pierre d�) - Major
1812: Konopka (Jean) -� Colonel-Major
1812: Radziwill (Dominique-Hieronime) - Major
1812: Kozietulski (Jean-Leon-Hippolyte) - Major
1813: Jerzmanowski (Jean-Paul) - Major
Major: 14 April 1815 (Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale)

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

General Vincent Krasinski

Krasinski, (Vincent Corvin)

Born: 30 January 1782
Colonel: 17 April 1807
General-de-Brigade: 16 December 1811
General-de-Division: 28 November 1813
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 20 June 1811
Count of the Empire: 3 June 1811
Died: 24 November 1856

Delaitre, (Antoine-Charles-Bernard)

Born: 13 January 1776
Major: 7 April 1807 ( 1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Polonaise de la Garde)
Colonel: 27 January 1811 (7e Regiment de Chasseurs-a-Cheval)
General-de-Brigade: 26 April 1812
Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1809
Died: 2nd July 1838

Autancourt, (Pierre d�)

Born: 28 February 1778
Major en second: 6 April 1807 (1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Polonaise de la Garde)
Major: 28 November 1813 (1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 28 November 1813
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur:� 27 February 1814
Baron of the Empire: 26 April 1810
Died: 2 January 1810

Konopka, (Jean)

Born: 27 December 1777
Colonel: 15 July 1807 (1er Regiment de Lanciers Polonaise)
Colonel-Major: 27 January 1812 (1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde)
Colonel: 5 July 1812 (3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 11 December 1808
Died: ?

Radziwill, (Dominique-Hieronime)

Born: 4 August 1786
Colonel: 1 April 1811 (8e Regiment de Lanciers Polonaise)
Major: 27 October 1812 (1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde)
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 May 1813
Died: 11 November 1813

Kozietulski, (Jean-Leon-Hippolyte)

Born: 4 June 1781
Major: 30 May 1813
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 13 December 1809
Baron of the Empire: 15 March 1810
Died: 3 February 1821

General Jean Jerzmanowski

Jerzmanowski, (Jean-Paul)

Born: 25 June 1779
Major: 15 March 1814
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 April 1813
Baron of the Empire: 16 August 1813
Died: ?

 

 

 

Senior officers who served with the 1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Krasinski � wounded 2 May 1808, 6 July 1809, 7 September 1812, 21 October 1813 and 13 March 1814
Delaitre - wounded 1798 and 27 November 1812
Autancourt � recieved no wounds
Konopka � wouned 4 August 1808
Radziwill � wounded 27 July 1812, 30 October 1813 and died of wounds 11 November 1813
Kozietulski � wounded 30 November 1806, 6 July 1809 and 25 October 1812
Jerzmanowski � wounded 6 July 1809 and 18 June 1815

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 1er Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde during the period 1807 � 1815

Killed: Eleven
Died of wounds: Six
Wounded: Fifty-three

Regimental History (battles and combats where officers and men were killed and wounded)

1808: Madrid, Media-del-Rio-Seco, and Somo-Sierra
1809: Valladolid, Essling, and Wagram
1810: Santa-Cruz and Cerignano
1812: Woronowo and Kalouga
1813: Dresde, Peterswald, Leipzig, and Hanau
1814: Craonne
1815: Waterloo (there was only one squadron attached to the 2e Regiment de Chevau Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperial to form thr Regiment� de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale under the command of General de Division Colbert)

Battle Honours (1813-1814 Drapeaux)

Essling, Wagram, Smolensk, La Moskowa, Madrid, and Moscou

2e� Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1810: Created, 2eRegiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde (formed from)

Regiment de Hussards de la Garde a Cheval du Roi (Dutch Regiment)
3eRegiment de Hussards Hollandaise
Garde du Corps Hollandaise����

1814: Corps Royal des Chevau-Legers Lanciers de France
1815: Reformed with single squadron of the 1er Regiment de Chevau-Leger Lanciers de la�Garde to form Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale

Colonels

1811: Colbert (Pierre-David dit Edouard)
Colonel-Majors and Majors
1810: Hasselt ( Jean-Henri-Cornelis van) - Major
1810: Du Bois (Charles-Marie-Joseph) - Major
1813: Gauthier (Jean-Pierre) - Major
1813: Lalaing d�Audenarde (Charles-Louis) - Major
1815: Du Bois (Charles-Marie-Joseph) - Major

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

General Pierre Colbert

Colbert, (Pierre-David dit Edouard)

Born: 8 October1774
Colonel: 30 December 1806 (7e Regiment de Hussards)
Colonel: 6 March 1811 (2e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 9 March 1809
General-de-Division: 25 December 1813
Member of the Legion d'Honneur: 1806
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 1807
Commandant of the Legion d'Honneur: 17 July 1809
Baron of the Empire: 28 May 1809
Died: 28 December 1853

Hasselt, ( Jean-Henri-Cornelis van)

Born: 27 March 1776
Major: 30 October 1810
Died: 30 December 1812
Gauthier (Jean-Pierre)
Born: 23 February 1765
Colonel: 15 March 1810 (9e Regiment provisoire de Dragons)
Colonel: 23 August 1811 (25eRegiment de Dragons)
Major: 12 January 1813 (2e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 26 December 1813
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 25 March 1810
Died: 14 June 1821

Du Bois, (Charles-Marie-Joseph)

Born: 22 October 1772
Colonel: 9 August 1809 (Regiment de Hussards de la Garde Royale Hollandaise)
Major: 30 October 1810 (2e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde)
Major: 8 August 1814 (Corps Royal des Chevau-Legers Lanciers de France)
Major: 14 April 1815 (Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale)
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur : 24 October 1814
Baron of the Empire: 26 November 1813
Died: 4 July 1829

Lalaing d'Audenarde, (Charles-Louis)

Born: 13 November 1779
Colonel: 7 September 1811 (3e Regiment de Cuirassiers)
Major: 26 December 1813 (2e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde)
General-de-Brigade: 5 December 1812
Baron of the Empire: 15 October 1809
Died: 4 March 1859

Senior officers who served with the 2e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Colbert � wounded 1798, , 2 December 1805, 17 July 1807, 6 July 1809 and 18 June 1815
Hasselt � wounded 15 November 1805 and 28 November 1812
Du Bois � wounded 1793 and 1794
Gauthier � wounded 2 December 1805
Lalaing d�Audenarde � received no wounds

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 2e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers during the period 1807 � 1815

Officers killed: Eleven
Officers died of wounds: Nine
Officers wounded: Forty nine

Regimental History (battles and combats where officers and men were killed and wounded)

1812: Moskowa and Beresina
1813: Reichenbach, Dresde, Toeplitz, Altenbourg, Leipzig, and Narene
1814: Hochstraaten, Anvers, Liege, Hoogtken, Rothiere, Monterau, Craonne, Saint-Dizier and Paris
1815: Ligny and Waterloo

Battle Honours (1815 Drapeaux)

Marengo, Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau, Friedland, Wagram, La Moskowa, Lutzen, and Montmirail

3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale

Regimental History

1812: Created, 3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde Imperiale
1813: Disbanded and incorporated into 3e Regiment de Eclaireurs
Colonels
1812: Konopka (Jean)

Colonel-Colonel-Majors

1812: Tanski (Casimir-Alexandre) - Major
1812: Chlusowicz (Joseph) - Major

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

Konopka, (Jean)

Born: 27 December 1777
Colonel: 15 July 1807 (1er Regiment de Lanciers Polonaise)
Colonel: 5 July 1812 (3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers)
General-de-Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d�Honneur: 11 December 1808
Died: ?

Tanski, (Casimir-Alexandre)

Born: 4 March 1774
Major: 1 August 1812
Colonel: 2 July 1813 (7e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers)
Chevalier of the Legion d�Honneur: 29 May 1808
Died: 7 March 1853

Chlusowicz, (Joseph)

Born: 19 March 1776
Colonel: 22 March 1812 (2e Regiment d'Infanterie de la Legion de la Vistule)
Major: 11 August 1812 (3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers)
Officer of the Legion d�Honneur: 23 June 1810
Baron of the Empire: 31 March 1812
Died: ?

Senior officers who served with the 3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde killed and wounded while in the service of France during the years 1791-1815

Konopka � wounded April 1796, 20 June 1799 and 4 August 1808
Tanski � wounded 14 July 1806 and 27 August 1813
Chlusowicz� - wounded 12 June 1799, 14 July 1806 and 19 October 1812

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the 3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers-Lanciers During the period 1812 � 1813

Officers Killed: Four
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Fourteen

Regimental History (battles and combats where officers and men were killed and wounded)

1812: Malojaroslawetz and Slonim

Battle Honours

None

Attached to the 3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde was a squadron of Lithuanian Tartares, it had been proposed to form a Regiment but this never came about.

Escadron de Lithuanian Tartares

Squadron History

1812: Created and incorporated into 3e Regiment de Chevau-Legers Lanciers de la Garde
1813: Disbanded and remnants incorporated into the 3e Regiment de Eclaireurs

Chefs de Escadron

1812: Achmatowicz (Mustapha-Mura)
1812: Ulan (Samuel-Mirza)

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

1812: Achmatowicz (Mustapha-Mura)- Chef� d�Escadron

Born: ?
Chef d�Escadron: 24 August 1812
Died: 11 December 1812 (killed at the combat of Vilna)
Ulan (Samuel-Mirza)
Born: ?
Chef d�Escadron: 11 December 1812 (with the actual rank of Capitaine)
Died: ?

Officers killed and wounded while serving with the Lithuanian Tartares during the period 1812-1813

Officers Killed: Two
Officers died of wounds: None
Officers wounded: Eight

Regimental History (battles and combats where officers and men were killed and wounded)

1812: Vilna

Battle Honours

None

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