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La Grande Armee Ranks 1810?

Postby Pepestan » June 11th, 2017, 4:33 pm

What were the military ranks of La Grande Armee in 1810?
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Re: La Grande Armee Ranks 1810?

Postby jf42 » June 13th, 2017, 9:01 pm

Greetings Pepe.

You might want to narrow your question down a bit. Infantry? Cavalry? Artillery? Line or Garde Imperial? Staff?
In English or French. If you share the reason for your enquiry that might help members who might be interested in helping something to focus on.

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Re: La Grande Armee Ranks 1810?

Postby Senarmont198 » June 14th, 2017, 2:26 am

Perhaps this can be a start:

Soldat-infantry private.
cavalier-cavalry private.
canonnier-artillery private.
caporal-corporal in a 'foot' unit.*
brigadier-corporal in a mounted unit.*
caporal-fourrier-company clerk/supply sergeant in a 'foot' unit.
brigadier-fourrier-company clerk/supply sergeant in a mounted unit.
marechal des logis-sergeant in a mounted unit.
sergent-major-First sergeant.
marechal des logis chef-First sergeant in a mounted unit.
adjutant-sergeant major.
sous-lieutenant-2d lieutenant.
lieutenant-1st lieutenant.
chef de bataillon-major.
chef d'escadron-major in a mounted unit.
major-lieutenant colonel.
general de brigade-brigadier general.
general de division-major general.
marechal-lieutenant general.

*in the Grande Armee these were not considered NCOs.

Officer Titles:

adjoint-captain on staff duty.
adjutant commandant-colonel on staff duty.
Major general-chief of staff of the Grande Armee (title held by Berthier).
general en chef-general of division corps commander.
colonel general-inspector general.
commandant du place-fortress commander in time of war, regardless of rank.
governeur-fortress or city commander, regardless of grade, in peacetime.
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