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Napoleonic Europe

Armies of 1815

by Peter Kessler, 1 April 1999

 

 

French Armée du Nord of 1815

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
CHIEF OF STAFF: Marshal Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult
COMMANDER OF THE LEFT WING: Marshal Michel Ney
COMMANDER OF THE RIGHT WING: Marshal Grouchy
COMMANDER OF RESERVE CAVALRY: Marshal Grouchy

ADCs: Staff of 600
To the Emperor: Général de Division Baron Gourgand
Général de Division Charles de la Bédoyčre
Général de Division Bertrand
Général de Division Comte Pierre-Francois Dejean
Général de Division Comte de Flahaut
Colonel Comte de Forbin-Janson
Colonel Heymes
Secretary: M Fleury de Chaboulon
To Ney: Colonel Octave Levasseur
To Soult: Colonel Auguste-Louis Pétiet (Hussar)
Major Baudus

BAGGAGE MASTER
Captaine Jean-Roch Coignet

ARMY STRENGTH:
IMPERIAL GUARD (Strength 20,775 men, 96 guns)
I CORPS (Strength 19,484 men, 46 guns)
II CORPS (Strength 24,715 men, 46 guns)
III CORPS (Strength 17,099 men, 38 guns)
IV CORPS (Strength 15,013 men, 38 guns)
VI CORPS (Strength 10,292 men, 38 guns)
I CAVALRY CORPS (Strength 2,972 men, 12 guns)
II CAVALRY CORPS (Strength 3,392 men, 12 guns)
III CAVALRY CORPS (Strength 3,856 men, 12 guns)
IV CAVALRY CORPS (Strength 3,115 men, 12 guns)

TOTAL:120,713 men, 366 guns

In Depth

 

 

Imperial Guard (Strength 20,775 men, 96 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Comte Druout Aide-Major-General
Marins de la Garde (147) (Captain de Frígate Tailhede)

DIVISION OF GRENADIERS: Général de Division Count Louis Friant (4,490)
     1st Infantry Brigade: Général de Division Count Louis Friant (2,371)
          1st (Old Guard) Rgmt de Grenadiers (1,500) (Marechal de Camp Petit)
               1st Bataillon (Major Loubers)
               2nd Bataillon (Major Combes)
          2nd (Old Guard) Rgmt de Grenadiers (1,100) (Marechal de Camp Christiani)
               1st Bataillon (Major Martenot - Chadelais de Courdoux )
               2nd Bataillon (Commandant Colzio)
          Artillery:
               5th (Old Guard) Company of Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5" howitzer (212) (CO n/k)

     2nd Infantry Brigade: Général de Division Count Roguet (1,623/18th)
          3rd (Middle Guard) Rgmt de Grenadiers (Marechal de Camp Baron Poret de Morvan)
               1st Bataillon (Commandant Guillemin)
               2nd Bataillon (Commandant Belcourt)
          4th (Middle Guard) Rgmt de Grenadiers (Marechal de Camp Baron d'Harlet)
               1st and 2nd Bataillons combined on 18th (500) (Major Lafargue)
          Artillery:
               Auxiliary Line Foot Artillery Rgmt: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5" howitzer (223) (CO n/k)

DIVISION OF CHASSEURS: Général de Division Count Charles-Antoine Morand (5,019)
     1st Infantry Brigade: Général de Division Count Charles-Antoine Morand
          1st (Old Guard) Rgmt de Chasseurs (1,306) (Marechal de Camp Count Cambronne)
               1st Bataillon (Major Duuring)
               2nd Bataillon (Major Lamouret)
          2nd (Old Guard) Rgmt de Chasseurs (1,239) (Marechal de Camp Pelet-Clozeau)
               1st Bataillon (1) (550) (Major Colomban)
               2nd Bataillon (1) (550) (Major Mompez)
          Artillery:
               6th (Old Guard) Company of Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5" howitzer (193) (CO n/k)

     2nd Infantry Brigade: Général de Division Count Michel (d.18th)
          3rd (Middle Guard) Rgmt de Chasseurs (1,128) (Marechal de Camp Malet, d.18th)
               1st Bataillon (Major Cardinal)
               2nd Bataillon (Major Angelet)
          4th (Middle Guard) Rgmt de Chasseurs (941 on 18th) (Marechal de Camp Baron Henrion)
               1st and 2nd Bataillons combined on 18th (Major Agnés)
          Artillery:
               Auxiliary Line Foot Artillery Rgmt: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5" howitzer (223) (CO n/k)

YOUNG GUARD DIVISION: G de D Count Philbert-Guillaume Duhesme (d.18th) (4,283 men, 16 guns)
     1st Infantry Division: Général Count Barrois
     Chief of Staff: Adjutant-Commandant Mellinet
          1st Brigade: Marechal de Camp Chevalier Chartrand
               1st Rgmt de Tirailleurs (2) (26/1,083) (Colonel Trappier de Malcolm)
               1st Rgmt de Voltigeurs (2) (31/1,188) (Colonel Sécrétan)
          Brigade Artillery
               12/7th Rgmt Artillerie á Pied: 6 x 6-pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (4/107)
               10/6th Train Escadron (3/171)
          2nd Brigade: Marechal de Camp Guye
               3rd Rgmt de Tirailleurs (2) (28/960) (Colonel Pailhčs)
               3rd Rgmt de Voltigeurs (2) (32/935) (Colonel en Seconde Hurel)
          Brigade Artillery
               13/7th Rgmt Artillerie á Pied: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (3/102) (Commander n/k)
               Line Auxiliary Train Company (1/107)

     2nd Infantry Division: Detached in the Vendée

Cavalry of the Guard: Marechal Mortier
     Guard Heavy Cavalry Division: Général de Division Comte Claude-Etienne Guyot (2,068)
          1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Jamin, Marquis of Bermuy (d.18th)
               Rgmt de Grenadiers á Cheval (1,042) (Général de Brigade Jamin)
          2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Letort (d.15th)
               Rgmt de Dragons L'Imperatrice (935) (Général de Brigade Letort, d.15th)
          Division Artillery
               3rd (Old Guard) Company of Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5" howitzer (178) (CO n/k)
               4th (Old Guard) Company of Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5" howitzer (172) (CO n/k)
     Guard Light Cavalry Division: Général de Division Comte Charles Lefebvre-Desnoëttes (2,439)
          1st Brigade: Général de Division Baron Francois-Antoine Lallemand
               Rgmt de Chasseurs á Cheval (12) (1,197) (Général de Division Lallemand)
          2nd Brigade: Général de Division Baron de Colbert-Chabanais
               Rgmt de Chevau-Légers Lanciers (4 Polish, 1 Dutch) (964) (Col Edouard de Colbert)
               Escadron de Garde d'Honneur (1) (87)
     Division Artillery
          1st (Old Guard) Company of Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5" howitzer (185) (CO n/k)
          2nd (Old Guard) Company of Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5" howitzer (177) (CO n/k)

Young Guard Division Artillery: Général de Division Jacques-Louis St Maurice (1,087)
          No reserve. Batteries distributed between divisions.
          Horse artillery detached to IV Corps

Reserve Artillery Park: Neigre (4,900)
          1st (Old Guard) Company of Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (234) (n/k)
          2nd (Old Guard) Company of Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (228) (n/k)
          3rd (Old Guard) Company of Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (234) (n/k)
          4th (Old Guard) Company of Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (220) (n/k)
          1st (Old Guard) Company of Horse Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (234) (n/k)
          2nd (Old Guard) Company of Horse Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (228) (n/k)
          3rd (Old Guard) Company of Horse Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (234) (n/k)
          4th (Old Guard) Company of Horse Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (220) (n/k)
          3/? Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (171) (n/k.)
          Engineers: Lieutenant Général Haxo (125)
          Old Guard Sapeurs-Mineurs: Colonel Boissonnet
          Old Guard Équipage des Marins: Capitaine de Frégate Tailhade (147)
          Gendarmerie d'Élite: Maréchal de Camp d'Autancourt (absent)
          1st Company (106) (Capitaine Dyonnet)
          Train des Équipages Militaires: Chef d'Escadron Gubert (300)

 

 

I Corps (Strength 19,484 men, 46 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Marquis Jean Baptiste D'Erlon

1st Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Joachim Q du Passage (Allix CO) (4,182)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Quiot (2,110)
          54th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Charlet)
          55th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Morin)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Bourgeois (1,881)
          28th Rgmt de Ligne (Chef de Bataillon Senac)
          105th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Gentry)
     Division Artillery:
          20/6th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (191) (Captain Hamelin)

2nd Infantry Division: Général de Division Francois Donzelot (5,317)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Schmitz (2,932)
          13th Rgmt de Légere (Chef de Brigade Gougeon)
          17th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Chevalier Guerel)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Aulard (2,200) (d.18th)
          19th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Trupel)
          31st Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Baron Rignon)
     Division Artillery:
          10/6th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (185) (Captain Cantin)

3rd Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Pierre-Louis Binet de Marcognet (4,081)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Noguez (1,925)
          21st Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Baron Carre)
          46th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Dupre)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Grenier (1,977)
          25th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Chevalier Galte)
          45th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Chapuset)
     Division Artillery:
          19/6th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (179) (Captain Emon)

4th Infantry Division: Général de Division Count Durutte (4,037)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Pegot (2,129)
          8th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Ruelle)
          29th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Rousselot)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Brue (1,731)
          85th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Masson)
          95th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Garnier)
     Division Artillery:
          9/6th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (177) (Captain Bourgeois)

1st Light Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Charles-Claude Jacquinot (1,661)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Bruno (804)
          7th Rgmt de Hussars (Colonel de Marbot)
          3rd Rgmt de Chasseurs (Colonel Lawoestine)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Gobrechet (702)
          3rd Rgmt de Chevau-Légere Lanciers (Colonel Martigue)
          4th Rgmt de Chevau-Légere Lanciers (Colonel Bro)
     Division Artillery:
          2/1st Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (155) (Captain Bourgeois)

Reserve Artillery: Général de Brigade Jean-Charles Desales (206)
          11/6th Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (206) (n/k.)
          2/1st Rgmt de Genie (5 cos) (350)

 

 

II Corps (Strength 24,715 men, 46 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Honor‚ Reille

5th Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Gilbert Desiree Joseph Bachelu (4,290)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Husson (1,918)
          3rd Rgmt de Ligne (2) (42/1,101) (Colonel Baron Vautrin)
          61st Rgmt de Ligne (2) (41/817) (Colonel Bouge)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Campi (1,999)
          72nd Rgmt de Ligne (2) (42/953) (Colonel Thibault)
          108th Rgmt de Ligne (3) (51/1,046) (Colonel Higonet)
     Division Artillery:
          18/6th Rgmt Artillerie á Pied: 6 x 6-pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzers (4/86) (Captain Deshaulles)
          3/1st Train Escadron (2/99)

6th Infantry Division: Général de Division Prince Jérôme Bonaparte (8,019)
ADC: Captain Bourdon de Vatry
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Baudin (4,229) (d.18th)
          1st Rgmt de Légere (3) (64/1,824) (Colonel Despans-Cubieres)
          2nd Rgmt de Légere (3) (94/2,247) (Colonel Maigro)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Soye (3,590)
          1st Rgmt de Ligne (3) (59/1,736) (Colonel Cornebise)
          2nd Rgmt de Ligne (3) (65/1,730) (Colonel Trippe)
     Division Artillery:
          2/2nd Rgmt Artillerie á Pied: 6 x 6-pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzers (4/92) (Captain Fivel)
          10/1st Train Escadron (2/102)

7th Infantry Division: G de D Baron Jean Baptiste Girard (4,678) (wounded 16th, d.27th)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron DeVilliers (2,105)
          11th Rgmt de Légere (Colonel Sebastiani)
          82nd Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Matis)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Piat (2,393)
          12th Rgmt de Légere (Colonel Moutett)
          4th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Foullin)
     Division Artillery:
          3/2nd Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (180) (Captain Barbeaux )

9th Infantry Division: Général de Division Count Maximilien Foy (5,493)
ADC: Major M Lemonnier-Delafosse
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Gauthier (2,554)
          92nd Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Tissot)
          93rd Rgmt de Ligne (Chef de Bataillon Massot)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Jamin (2,752)
          4th Rgmt de Légere (Colonel Peyris)
          100th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Braun)
     Division Artillery:
          1/6th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (187) (Captain Tacon)

2nd Light Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Hippolyte Piré (2,025)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Hubert (1,045)
          1st Rgmt Chasseurs á Cheval (4) (Colonel Simoneau)
          6th Rgmt Chasseurs á Cheval (4) (Colonel Fandouas)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Wathiez (817)
          5th Rgmt Chevau-Légers Lanciers (4) (Colonel Jacqueminot)
          6th Rgmt Chevau-Légers Lanciers (3) (Colonel de Galbois)
     Division Artillery:
          2/4th Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (163) (Captain Gfonnier)

Reserve Artillery: Général de Division Baron Jean Baptiste Pelletier (210)
          7/2nd Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (210) (Captain Gayat)
          1/1st Rgmt de Genie (5 cos) (400)

 

 

III Corps (Strength 17,099 men, 38 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Dominique Vandamme

8th Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Etionne-Nicolas Lefol (5,245)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Billard (2,952) (d.15th)
          15th Rgmt de Légere (Colonel Brice)
          23rd Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Baron Vernier)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Corsin (2,107)
          37th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Cornebise)
          64th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Dubalen)
     Division Artillery:
          7/6th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (186) (Captain Chauveau)

10th Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Pierre-Joseph Habert (5,771)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Gengoult (2,761)
          34th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Mouton)
          88th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Baillon)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Dupeyroux (2,823)
          22nd Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Fantin des Odoards)
          70th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Baron Maury)
          2nd (Swiss) Infantry Rgmt (730) (Colonel Stoffel)
     Division Artillery:
          18/2nd Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (187) (Captain Guerin)

11th Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Pierre Berthčzčne (4,734)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Dufour (2,488)
          12th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (41/1,171) (Colonel Baron Beaudinot)
          56th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (42/1,234) (Colonel Delahaye)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Logarde (2,050)
          33rd Rgmt de Ligne (2) (39/1,096) (Colonel Baron Maire)
          86th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (44/870) (Colonel Pelicier)
     Division Artillery:
          17/2nd Rgmt Artillerie á Pied: 6 x 6-pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (4/96) (Captain Cheanne)
          5/5th Train Escadron (2/94)

3rd Light Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Jean-Simon Domont (1,197)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Dommanget (699)
          4th Rgmt de Chasseurs (Colonel Desmichaels)
          9th Rgmt de Chasseurs (Colonel Dukermont)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Vinot (318)
          12th Rgmt de Chasseurs (Colonel de Grouchy)
     Division Artillery:
          4/2nd Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (180) (Captain Durnont)

Reserve Artillery: Général de Division Baron Jerome Doguereau (152)
          1/2nd Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (152) (Captain Vollee)
          2/2nd Rgmt de Genie (2 cos) (2/48)

 

 

IV Corps (Strength 15,013 men, 38 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Maurice-Etienne Comte Gérard

12th Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Marc-Nicolas-Louis Pécheux (4,346)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Röme (2,363)
          30th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Ramaud))
          96th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Jean Gougeon)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Schoeffer (1,787)
          6th Rgmt de Légere (Chef de Bataillon Gemeau)
          63rd Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Laurede)
     Division Artillery:
          2/5th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (202) (Captain Fenovillat)

13th Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Louis Joseph Vichery (4,153)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron le Capitaine (2,013) (d.16th)
          59th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Chavalier Laurain)
          76th Rgmt de Ligne (Chef de Bataillon Condamy)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Comte Desprez (1,943)
          48th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Perald)
          69th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Herve)
     Division Artillery:
          1/5th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (197) (Captain Saint-Cyr)

14th Infantry Division: Général  de Division Comte Louis de Bourmont (defected 14th) (Hulot) (4,570)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Hulot de Mazerny (commanded division from 15th) (2,327)
          9th Rgmt de Légere (3) (43/1,218) (Colonel Baume)
          111th Rgmt de Ligne (3) (43/1,023) (Colonel Baron Sausset)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Toussaint (1,885)
          44th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (43/934) (Colonel Paulini)
          50th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (40/867) (Colonel Lavigne)
     Division Artillery:
          3/5th Rgmt Artillerie á Pied: 6 x 6-pdrs, 2 x 5.5" Howitzer (8/172) (n/k.)
          1/2nd Train Escadron (8/170)

7th Light Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Antoine Maurin (1,549)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Vallin (816)
          6th Rgmt de Hussars (Colonel Prince de Savoie-Carignan)
          8th Rgmt de Chasseurs (Colonel Schneit)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Berruyer (560)
          6th Rgmt de Dragoons (Colonel Mugnier)
          11th Rgmt de Dragoons (n/k)
          16th Rgmt de Dragoons (n/k)
     Division Artillery:
          3/3rd Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (173) (Captain Tortel)

Reserve Artillery: Général de Brigade Pouilly
          5/5th Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (395) (n/k.)
          Guard reserve horse artillery assigned to IV Corps
          2/2nd Rgmt de Genie (3 cos) (200)

 

 

V Corps (Strength 23,000 men, 00 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Comte Rapp
(Named The Armée Du Rhin and based at Strasbourg on observation duties)

 

 

VI Corps (Strength 10,292 men, 38 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Comte Georges Mouton de Lobau
Chief of Staff: Général de Brigade Durrieu

19th Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Francois-Martin-Valentin Simmer (4,151)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Bellair (2,147)
          5th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (950) (Colonel Rouselle)
          11th Rgmt de Ligne (3) (1,190) (Colonel Aubree)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Thevenet (1,760)
          27th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (821) (Colonel Gaudin)
          84th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (939) (Colonel Chevalier)
     Division Artillery:
          1/8th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (244) (Captain Parisot)

20th Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Jean Baptiste Jeanin (3,311)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Bony (2,317)
          5th Rgmt de Légere (2) (886) (Colonel Curnier)
          10th Rgmt de Ligne (2) (1,431) (Colonel Roussel)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Comte Tromelin (735)
          47th Rgmt de Ligne (1) (Colonel Danlion)
          107th Rgmt de Ligne (1) (735) (Colonel Drouot)
     Division Artillery:
          2/8th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (259) (Captain Paquet)

21st Infantry Division: Général de Division Baron Francois-Antoine Teste (2,616)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Lafitte (938)
          8th Rgmt de Légere (1) (938) (Colonel Ricard)
          40th Rgmt de Ligne (194) (organising at Senlis)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Penne (1,484) (d.18th)
          65th Rgmt de Ligne (Chef de Bataillon Boumard)
          75th Rgmt de Ligne (Colonel Mathiuet)
     Division Artillery:
          3/8th Foot Artillery: 6 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (194) (Captain Duverrey)

Cavalry Division: Unattached

Reserve Artillery: Général de Division Baron Henri-Marie Noury
          4/8th Foot Artillery: 6 x 12pdrs, 2 x 6" howitzer (214) (n/k)
          2/3rd Rgmt de Genie (2 cos) (200)
     Attached from Imperial Guard Corps
          3/2nd Co Line Horse Artillery of the Guard: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (171) (n/k.)

 

 

I Cavalry Corps (Strength 2,972 men, 12 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Comte Claude-Pierre Pajol

4th Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Pierre-Benoit Soult (1,485)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade St Laurent (900)
          1st Rgmt de Hussars (Colonel Clory)
          4th Rgmt de Hussars (Colonel Blot)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Ameil (428)
          5th Rgmt de Hussars (428) (Colonel Baron Liegard)
     Division Artillery:
          1/1st Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (157) (Captain Cotheraux )

5th Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Jacques-Gervais Subervie (1,487)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Comte Louis-Pierre-Alphonse de Colbert (835)
          1st Rgmt de Chevau-Légere Lanciers (Colonel Jacquinot)
          2nd Rgmt de Chevau-Légere Lanciers (Colonel Sourd)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Antoine Francois Eugene Merlin (485)
          11th Rgmt de Chasseurs (485) (Colonel Baron Nicolas)
     Division Artillery:
          3/1st Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (167) (Captain Duchemin)

 

 

II Cavalry Corps (Strength 3,392 men, 12 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Count Exelmans

9th Cavalry Division: Général de Division Chevalier Jean-Baptiste Stroltz (141/1551)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Burthe (930)
          5th Rgmt de Dragons (Colonel Canevas Saint-Amand)
          13th Rgmt de Dragons (Colonel Saviot)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Vincent (762)
          15th Rgmt de Dragons (Colonel Choillot)
          20th Rgmt de Dragons (Colonel Briqueville)
     Division Artillery:
          4/1st Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (151) (Captain Gudet)

10th Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Louis Pierre Chastel (1,549)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Bonnemains (705)
          4th Rgmt de Dragons (3) (35/330) (Colonel Bouquerot des Essarts)
          12th Rgmt de Dragons (3) (30/310) (Colonel Bureaux de Puzy)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Berton (699)
          14th Rgmt de Dragons (3) (34/339) (Colonel Seguier)
          17th Rgmt de Dragons (3) (39/287) (Colonel Labifle)
     Division Artillery:
          4/4th Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (4/141) (n/k.)
          8th Train Escadron (2/81)

 

 

III Cavalry Corps (Strength 3,856 men, 12 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Francois Etienne Kellerman, Comte de Valmy

11th Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Samuel-Francois L'Heritier (2,062)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Picquet (1,110)
          2nd Rgmt de Dragons (594) (Colonel Planzeau)
          7th Rgmt de Dragons (4) (41/475) (Colonel Leopold)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Guilton (791)
          8th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Garavaque)
          11th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Courtier)
     Division Artillery:
          3/2nd Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (161) (Captain de Marcillac)

12th Cavalry Division: Général de Brigade Baron Roussel D'Urbal (1,794)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Blanchard (847)
          1st Rgmt de Carabiniers (Colonel Roge)
          2nd Rgmt de Carabiniers (Colonel Beugnat)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Chevalier Donop (791)
          2nd Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Grandjean)
          3rd Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Thurot)
     Division Artillery:
          2/2nd Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (156) (Captain Lebau)

 

 

IV Cavalry Corps (Strength 3,115 men, 12 guns)
Commanded by Général de Division Comte Edouard Jean Baptiste Milhaud

13th Cavalry Division: Général de Division Comte Getil de Saint-Alphonse (1,376)
          1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Dubois (779)
          1st Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Comte Ordener)
          4th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Habert)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Travers de Jever (438)
          7th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Richardot)
          12th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Thurot)
     Division Artillery:
          5/1st Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (159) (Captain Duchet)

14th Cavalry Division: Général de Division Baron Jacques Antoine Adrien Delort (1,739)
     1st Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Forine du Creux (877)
          5th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Gabert)
          10th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Lahoberdierre)
     2nd Brigade: Général de Brigade Baron Vial (697)
          6th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Martin)
          9th Rgmt de Cuirassiers (Colonel Bigarne)
     Division Artillery:
          4/3rd Horse Artillery: 4 x 6pdrs, 2 x 5.5" howitzer (165) (n/k.)

 

 

     
Text copyright © P L Kessler. An original feature for the History Files.