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THE FRENCH 8TH HUSSARS AT THE BATTLE OF OSTROVNO (OSTROWNO) (JULY 25 - JULY 27, 1812)

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Massena View Post
    Gourgaud continually referes to de Segur as 'the officer of the palace' even though he too was a staff officer. Gourgaud was Napoleon's trusted senior orderly officer of proven ability.
    Because it's really the title of de Ségur : Marshall of the Logis of the Palace (Maréchal des Logis du Palais).
    Duroc is the Grand Marshal of the Palace (Grand Maréchal du Palais), moreover he will write the "Regulations for the service of the Grand Marshal of the Palace". This to define the tasks and obligations of each, for the sleeping and the eating of the Emperor, but also to enforce the "étiquette" at the Imperial Court.
    To assist Duroc, two Marshals of the Logis of the Palace were appointed (de Ségur and Carnouville) to distribute the accommodation during the trips. During the campaigns, the Marshal of the Logis was sent forward for the requisition of housing for the "Maison" (House) or to erect the famous campaign tents.

    If it interests somebody, I can put the translation of an article concerning this "Regulations for the service of the Grand Marshal of the Palace" in another post...
    Last edited by daddut roger; 13 Jan 20, 14:05.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by daddut roger View Post

      Because it's really the title of de Ségur : Marshall of the Logis of the Palace (Maréchal des Logis du Palais).
      Duroc is the Grand Marshal of the Palace (Grand Maréchal du Palais), moreover he will write the "Regulations for the service of the Grand Marshal of the Palace". This to define the tasks and obligations of each, for the sleeping and the eating of the Emperor, but also to enforce the "étiquette" at the Imperial Court.
      To assist Duroc, two Marshals of the Logis of the Palace were appointed (de Ségur and Carnouville) to distribute the accommodation during the trips. During the campaigns, the Marshal of the Logis was sent forward for the requisition of housing for the "Maison" (House) or to erect the famous campaign tents.

      If it interests somebody, I can put the translation of an article concerning this "Regulations for the service of the Grand Marshal of the Palace" in another post...
      Yes please
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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      • #18
        Sergeant 1802 image0235933_10321.jpg Captain 1809 image_35189.jpg

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        • #19
          officer undress and hussar 1809-1810 image02797_10320.jpg Trumpet 1811 image02948_10324.jpg

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          • #20
            Hussars elite company 1812 image03171_10325.jpg trumpet 1812 image03342_10326.jpg

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            • #21
              hussar in road dress 1812 image0353094_10327.jpg Captain in city dress 1813 image0379540_10328.jpg

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              • #22
                Thank you for these images!

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                • #23
                  Can someone tell me which squadrons/companies of the French 8th Hussars were at the battle of Ostrovno?

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                  • #24
                    FRENCH FORCES AT OSTROWNO, JULY 25, 1812.
                    Elements of the 1st Cavalry Corps, General Nansouty
                    6,000 to 9,000 sabers.
                    1st light cavalry division, General Bruyères
                    3rd Brigade, Jacqueminot : 7th Hussars (917 sabers) and 9th Chevau-légers Lancers (707 sabers).
                    4th Brigade, Piré : 8th Hussars (778) and 16th Chasseurs (586).
                    5th Brigade Niemojewski : 6th and 8th Polish Lancers (677 and 483), 2nd combined Hussars (434 sabers, from 5th and 4th Hussars)
                    Battery of 6 guns (7th Company of the 6th Horse Artillery)
                    1st Division of Cuirassiers, General de Saint-Germain:
                    1st Brigade, Bessières : 2nd Cuirassiers (490).
                    2nd Brigade, Bruno : 3rd Cuirassiers (618).
                    3rd Brigade, Queunot : 9th Cuirassiers (700) and 1st Chevau-légers Lancers (223).
                    2 batteries of 6 guns each (1st and 3rd Cies of the 5th Horse Artillery)
                    Element of the 4th Corps, Eugène de Beauharnais:
                    1,700 to 2,000 bayonets.
                    Part of the Division Delzons :
                    Brigade Huart de Saint Aubin : 2 battalions of the 8th Light.

                    Nota : Each cavalry regiment is at 5 squadrons (decree of January 10) except the Chevau-légers (Light Horse) which remains at 4, as provided for by the organization of 1811.
                    The 5th squadron is that of dépôt, thus making it possible to receive and to instruct the conscripts.
                    A squadron has a complete theoretical strength of 250 men, which was to ensure for Napoleon, a strength of 850 to 900 sabers per regiment, on battle days.
                    In Ostrowno, the 8th Hussars charged with 4 squadrons, 778 men
                    In the 1st Division of Cuirassiers, the regiments are understaffed because some squadrons, coming from Berlin, are still marching to join them.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by daddut roger View Post
                      FRENCH FORCES AT OSTROWNO, JULY 25, 1812.
                      Elements of the 1st Cavalry Corps, General Nansouty
                      6,000 to 9,000 sabers.
                      1st light cavalry division, General Bruyères
                      3rd Brigade, Jacqueminot : 7th Hussars (917 sabers) and 9th Chevau-légers Lancers (707 sabers).
                      4th Brigade, Piré : 8th Hussars (778) and 16th Chasseurs (586).
                      5th Brigade Niemojewski : 6th and 8th Polish Lancers (677 and 483), 2nd combined Hussars (434 sabers, from 5th and 4th Hussars)
                      Battery of 6 guns (7th Company of the 6th Horse Artillery)
                      1st Division of Cuirassiers, General de Saint-Germain:
                      1st Brigade, Bessières : 2nd Cuirassiers (490).
                      2nd Brigade, Bruno : 3rd Cuirassiers (618).
                      3rd Brigade, Queunot : 9th Cuirassiers (700) and 1st Chevau-légers Lancers (223).
                      2 batteries of 6 guns each (1st and 3rd Cies of the 5th Horse Artillery)
                      Element of the 4th Corps, Eugène de Beauharnais:
                      1,700 to 2,000 bayonets.
                      Part of the Division Delzons :
                      Brigade Huart de Saint Aubin : 2 battalions of the 8th Light.

                      Nota : Each cavalry regiment is at 5 squadrons (decree of January 10) except the Chevau-légers (Light Horse) which remains at 4, as provided for by the organization of 1811.
                      The 5th squadron is that of dépôt, thus making it possible to receive and to instruct the conscripts.
                      A squadron has a complete theoretical strength of 250 men, which was to ensure for Napoleon, a strength of 850 to 900 sabers per regiment, on battle days.
                      In Ostrowno, the 8th Hussars charged with 4 squadrons, 778 men
                      In the 1st Division of Cuirassiers, the regiments are understaffed because some squadrons, coming from Berlin, are still marching to join them.
                      Thank you very much!

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