Bon Adrien Moncey
Duc de Conegliano
of the oldest marshals of 1804, Bon Adrien Moncey had been a professional
soldier since 1769 and served in various units before being made
an officer in 1779.
years later he was a general of division and, after capturing San
Sebastian, led the West Pyrenees campaign for a year.
1797, he was removed from command after the leaders of the coup
of Fructidor suspected he was a pro-royalist.
returned to favour in 1800 and he firstly served in Switzerland
and Italy, before becoming Inspector General of the Gendarmes.
Spain, Moncey fought at Tudela and Saragossa, but did not see action
again until he led the Paris National Guard against the invading
allies in 1814.
Napoleon's final fall, Moncey was jailed for three months for refusing
to lead the court martial of Marshal Ney.