Date: August 29, 2009.
Niels Peter Lemche
From the left:
1: A chasseur from the regiment La Tour d'Auverne, date 1807. Source: A plate by Frederic Pouvesle found on the internet. The regiment La tour d'Auverne was formed by foreign soldiers among the prisoners taken at Austerlitz, and named after its honorary colonel.
2: A grenadier from the bataillon septinsulaire 1809-14. Source: Bucquoy: L'infanterie de ligne et l'infanterie légère (Grancher), p. 288 pl. 295. The bataillon septinsulaire was formed after 1809 after the Austrian debacle at Wagram.
3: A Chasseur from the Legion Piemontaise 1805-11. Source: Jacques Domange: L'armée de Napoleon (Les livrez chez vous pl. 131. The Legion Piemontaise was formed in 1803 consisting of soldiers formerly part of the possessions of the King of Sardinia.
Many thanks to Mr. Lemche.
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