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Jean 1806 Question

Post by 18th Century Guy » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:40 pm

I've read that the Guard cavalry was not present at Jean and that the 1st Hussars were the horse guard for Napoleon. But I still see OBs that show the Grenadiers a Cheval, Chasseur a Cheval, and Gendarme d'Elite present.

Which is correct? Was the Guard cavalry still en route to Napoleon at the time of Jena?
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Re: Jean 1806 Question

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:55 pm

18th Century Guy wrote:I've read that the Guard cavalry was not present at Jean and that the 1st Hussars were the horse guard for Napoleon. But I still see OBs that show the Grenadiers a Cheval, Chasseur a Cheval, and Gendarme d'Elite present.

Which is correct? Was the Guard cavalry still en route to Napoleon at the time of Jean?
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Re: Jean 1806 Question

Post by Yermolov » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:49 pm

Greetings...

Most of my Napoleonic books are still in boxes after moving house, but a little googling shows that the Guard Chasseurs were not at Jena, and the 1st Hussars did serve as Napoleon's bodyguard that day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chasseurs ... _Impériale
The regiment missed the battle of Jena (14 October 1806), where the 1st Hussars had the privilege of escorting the Emperor. The Chasseurs did, however, take part in Napoleon's triumphal entry into Berlin.
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