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The Top Twenty French Cavalry Commanders of the Napoleonic Wars

By Terry J. Senior


This is not an easy exercise and requires a good deal of thought and appraisal. Many will find it surprising that such talented cavalrymen as Sebastiani, Exelmans, Arrighi di Cassanova, Jacquinot, Bourcier, Marulaz, Klein, Beker, and Coehorn failed to make my list. If I had been including the Marshals, I would go even further and say that Murat would have been number 3, Bessieres at number 8, but Grouchy would not be in my listing. For what it is worth, here are my top 20 cavalry commanders, and some comments on each of them.



If anyone wishes to enter into a discussion or offer any additional information or comment on the content of these articles, please contact me at my e-mail above or:

By mail:

Terry J. Senior
4, Parc-an-Pons, Green Lane
Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0HQ, England

By telephone or fax on 01736-711827 or by mobile on : 0781 352 9453.


Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2002



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