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Monday, March 30, 2015

Names of Officers in Napoleons Armies & Nicknames of the French Imperial Guard Units

FOR THE PERFECTIONIST : compiled by Bruno Just.

This is for those who like to know the names of their regimental colonels as well as general officers, as I do. In my French & Confederation Army, I identify the units by a label underneath the base of the command element, which gives the unit's name and number as well as the unit commander's name. Naturally, all my Marshals, Generals, Aides-de-Camp and Field Officers of Artillery are named. It gives an air of authenticity.
 FRENCH.
Artillery of the Guard and Line:
*[1]Colonel d'ABBOVILLE.
(Lost an arm at Wagram).
* Colonel CHAUVEAU.
Major[2] GREINER.
(Lost an arm at Wagram.)
*Colonel SAINT-MAURICE.
*Colonel VILLENEUVE.
Carabiniers:
1st. *Colonel LAROCHE.
            Colonel ROGE.
2nd. *Colonel BLANCARD.
            Colonel BEUGNAT.
Chasseurs a Cheval of the Guard:
*Colonel DAHLMANN.
Chasseurs a Cheval:
*Colonel MEDA.
*Colonel CASTEX.
Chasseurs a Pied of the Guard:
Major ANGELET.
*Major BELCOURT.
Cuirassiers:
1st. Colonel BERKHEIM;
            Colonel Count ORDENER.
2nd. Colonel CHOUARD;
            Colonel GRANDJEAN.
3rd. *Colonel RICHTER;
            Colonel LACROIX.
4th. Colonel Prince BORGHESE;
            Colonel HABERT.
5th. Colonel QUINETTE;
            Colonel GOBERT.
6th. Colonel d'AVENAY;
            Clonel d'HAUGERANVILLE;
            Colonel MARTIN.
7th. Colonel DUBOIS;
            Colonel RICHARDOT.
8th. Colonel GRANDJEAN;
            Colonel GARAVAQUE.
9th. Colonel PAULTRE;
            Colonel BIGARNE.
10th. Colonel L'HERITIER;
            Colonel LAHUBERDIERE.
11th. Colonel DUCLOS;
            Colonel COURTIER.
12th. *Colonel DORNEZ;
            Colonel THUROT.
Dragoons:
1st. Colonel DERMONCOURT.
3rd. Chef d'Escadron BARBUT.
5th. Colonel de SPARRE.
6th. Colonel Le BARON.
7th. Colonel de SERON;
            *Chef d'Escadron DEBERME.
8th. Colonel BECKLER;
            Colonel LEBRUN.
9th. Colonel MAUPETIT;
            Major DELORT.
11th. Colonel BOURDON.
17th. Colonel LEPIC.
19th. Chef d'Escadron COSNARD.
Dragons a Pied:
1st. Colonel PRIVE.
2nd. *Colonel Le BARON.
3rd. Colonel BECKLER.
4th. Colonel BARTHELEMY.
Dragoons of the Paris Guard:
*Colonel DERMONCOURT.
Flanquer-Grenadiers:
*Major DESALONS.
1st Fusilier-Grenadiers:
*Major CHERY.
2nd Fusilier-Chasseurs:
*Major HARLET.
Gendarmes d"Elite:
*Major HENRY.
Gendarmes d'Ordonnance:
Captain d'ALBUQUERQUE.
Captain Count d'ARBERG.
Grenadiers a Cheval:
Colonel LEPIC.
* Major CHASTEL.

Grenadiers a Pied of the Guard:
*Major AUGER.
Major DARRIULE.
Major LAFARGUE.
3rd Grenadiers Hollandaise:
*Colonel TINDAL (a Scot!)
Gardes d'Honneur:
Major LA TOURETTE.
*Major TESTOT-FERRY.
Hussars:
*Colonel de JUNIAC.
*Colonel LIEGARD.
Hussars "Jerome-Napoleon":
*Colonel BRINCARD.
Lanciers de Berg:
*Major HOFFMEYER.
Lanciers (Rouges) Hollandaise:
*Colonel de Bois de LA FERRIERE
Lanciers Polonaises:
*Colonel KRAZINSKI.
4th Lanciers:
*Major DELORT.
Lithuanian Tartars:
Major Mustapha MURSA.
Mameluks:
Captain ABDALLAH.
*Major KIRMANN
(A Frenchman, probably of German descent).
Marines of the Guard:
Captain BASTE.
Captain DAUGIER.
Captain Baron GRIVEL.
Tirailleurs of the Guard:
*Major CICERON.
Major DEBLAIS.
Colonel TRAPPIER de Malcolm.
Voltigeurs of the Guard:
*Major BOUVARD.
Major BEURMANN.
Colonel PAILHES.
Colonel SERETRAN.

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***NICKNAMES OF THE FRENCH IMPERIAL GUARD UNITS***
Chasseurs a Cheval:
The Invincibles, The Favoured Children, The Companions.
Gendarmes d"Elite:
The Immortals.
Grenadiers a Cheval:
The Gods, Big Heels, Giants.
Grenadiers a Pied:
Gaiter-straps, Grumblers.
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[1]The asterisk means that I am already using this name for an appropriate, little, metal soldier in my army.
[2]French Major is Lt.Colonel. French Chef de Battalion or Escadron is the same as Major in other nation's ranks.

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