102nd Infantry Regiment (France)

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102nd Infantry Regiment, or 102e Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
Active 1677-
Country France
Branch French Army
Type Regiment of Infantry
Role Infantry of the Line
Garrison/HQ .
Motto Ex serviture libertas
Anniversaries Saint-Maurice
Decorations Décoré de la Croix de guerre 1914-1918 avec deux citations à l'ordre de l'armée
Il a le droit au port de la fourragère aux couleurs de ruban de la croix de guerre 1914-1918.
Battle honours Valmy 1792
Zurich 1799
Wagram 1809
Fort du Pei-ho 1860
L'Ourcq 1914
Reims 1918
Somme-Py 1918

The 102nd Infantry Regiment (French: 102e Régiment d'Infanterie, 102e RI) was an infantry regiment of the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

French Royal Army[edit]

Its ancestor regiments were the Infantry Regiment of the Line Le Dauphin (Nr. 29) and Royal-Deux Ponts (Nr 99). The Regiment was raised in 1667 by Michel De Fisicat, as Le Dauphin (nr. 29) and in 26 April 1775 split into two regiments. The 1st and 3rd battalions retained the old title and number and the 2nd and rth[clarification needed] battalions became the new Infantry Regiment Perche (Nr 30).[1]

The Revolutionary Wars as Infantry Regiment of the Line Perche (Nr 30)[edit]

Campaigns[edit]

Flag of the regiment

Iniitially, the Regiment served in the Army of the Center, at Metz. Following the Battle of Valmy on 20 September 1792, the Regiment was assigned to the Army of the Ardennes. In 1793, the Regiment saw action in the Meuse campaign. In 1794, it underwent its first amalgamation (17 May), under the Levée en Masse, and became the 2nd battalion 59th Demi-Brigade of Battle, with the 4th battalion, Volunteers of Paris, also called 'l'Oratoire and the 7th battalion of the Rhône-et-Loire, in the Army of the Moselle.[2]

Colonels of the Revolutionary Period

  • Henri François Thibaut de La Carte, Comte de La Ferté-Sennectère (10 March 1788)
  • Olivier Victor de Baudre (21 October 1791)
  • Germain Félix Tennet de Laubadère (26 October 1792)
  • Alexandre Alexis Dumas (8 March 1793)
  • Jean Baptiste Brunet (25 germinal an IV)

In 1797, the Regiment was part of the Armée de Sambre-et-Meuse. In 1798, as part of the Army of Germany and the Army of Mayence (Mainz), the Regiment saw action in the Rhineland. In 1799, as part of the Army of Mayence, it was transferred to the Army of the Danube, under the general command of Jean-Baptiste Jourdan; the Regiment was part of the I Division, under the immediate command of Pierre Marie Barthélemy Ferino, and participated in action at the Battle of Ostrach (20–21 March 1799), and the Battle of Stockach, 25–26 March 25–26, 1799. On 25 September 1799, the regiment fought at the Battle of Zurich.[3]

Battle of Caldiero

The Napoleonic Wars[edit]

War Of The Third Coalition[edit]

Battle of Austerlitz

War of the Fourth Coalition[edit]

Battle of Halle
Battle of Lübeck
Battle of Mohrungen
Battle of Friedland
Battle of Schleiz

The Peninsular war[edit]

Dos de Mayo Uprising
Battle of Pancorbo
Battle of Valmaseda
Battle of Espinosa
Battle of Talavera
Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro
Battle of Arroyo dos Molinos
Battle of Maya
Occupation of Pamplona,
Battle of the Bidassoa (1813), Spelleto, and
Battle of Bayonne

War of the Fifth Coalition[edit]

Battle of Essling
Battle of Wagram

War of the Sixth Coalition[edit]

Siege of Danzig, Wurschen, Gieshubel,
Battle of Dresden, Grieffenberg, Elsen,
Battle of Dohna,
Battle of Bautzen

War of the Seventh Coalition[edit]

Battle of Lille
Battle of Courtrai

Greek War of Independence[edit]

The Morea expedition[edit]

1828 : Expédition de Morée

World War 1[edit]

Sources[edit]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Digby Smith, Napoleon's Regiments: Battle histories of the Regiments of the French Army, 1792-1815, London: Greenhill, 2000, ISBN 1-85367-413-3, p. 149.
  2. ^ Smith, p. 149.
  3. ^ Smith, p. 149.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Smith, Digby. Napoleon's Regiments: Battle histories of the Regiments of the French Army, 1792-1815, London: Greenhill, 2000, ISBN 1-85367-413-3

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