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Grande Armee for Russia 1812

1812

1812 Invasion of Russia
Preparations
French Command Structure
Russian Command Structure

On the Road with the Grande Armee
Map of the first stages of the Great Retreat

Map of the last stages of the Great Retreat
Jean-Roch Coignet's Description of the Retreat
Coignet's Brush With Cossacks

Command Structure
(under Napoleon Bonaparte)

Chief of staff
Berthier
Imperial
Guard

47,000
(Fr,Po*,Du,
He,Pr,Sw)
I Corps

72,000
(Fr,Ba*,Me,
Sp*)
II Corps

37,000
(Fr,Sw,Cr,
Pt*)
III Corps

40,000
(Fr,Pt*)
I & II Cav

22,000
(Fr,Po,Pr,
Wu)
Support
Armies
X Corps

32,500
(Pr,Po,Bv,
We)
A of Italy

10,000
(Fr,It,Sp,
Bv,Ge)
2nd Army


(Po,Sx,We,
He)
Austrian
Corps

34,000
(Au)
Reserve
Corps
Sch'zenberg
IV Corps

46,000
(It,Fr,Cr*
Sp)
Polish
V Corps

36,000
(Po)
IX Corps

35,000
(Fr,Po,Bd,
Ge,Be)
Eugene
VI Corps
25,000
(Bv)
VII Corps
17,000
(Sx)
XI Corps
50,000
(Fr,It,Ge,
Ne )
Reynier
III Cav
10,000
(Fr,Bv,Sx)
VIII Corps
18,000
(We,He)
IV Cav
8000
(Po,Sx,We)
Latour-
Maubourg
Nationalities
Fr
French
It
Italian
Bv
Bavarian
Po
Polish
Sx
Saxon
Pr
Prussian
We
Westphalian
Ge
Minor German
He
Hessian
Au
Austrian
Du
Dutch
Bd
Baden
Sw
Swiss
Sp
Spanish
Cr
Croats
Me
Mecklenberg
Pt
Portuguese
Wu
Wurtemberg
Be
Berg
Ne
Neapolitans
* 1 Regiment

 

 
 
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