Basile Baltus de Pouilly
Basile Baltus de Pouilly was born in Metz. He was first a pupil of artillery in August 1780, second lieutenant in the regiment of La Fere in July 1781, captain in April 1791, and then a squadron leader in the 1st regiment of light artillery. Baltus was promoted to colonel in March 1806, Baron of the Empire in January 1809, and finally Brigadier General in March 1811. Baltus commanded the artillery in Hamburg (see Siege of Hamburg). In 1815, during the Hundred Days, he commanded the IV Corps Reserve Artillery and was present at the meeting on the morning of 17 June, when Marshal Grouchy decided to proceed to Wavre rather towards the cannon fire coming from the Battle of Waterloo. He was retired on 1 January 1816 according to the order of 1 August 1815. Baltus finally left the army 9 December 1826, with the rank of lieutenant general.
- Légion d'honneur
- Légionnaire (14/06/1804),
- Officier (26/12/1805),
- Commandant (11/07/1807).
- Chevalier de l’Ordre de Saint-Louis: ( juillet 1814).
- Chevalier de l'Ordre de Saint-Henri. (Saxony)
- Knight of the Order of the Sword
- Siborne 1848, pp. 308–309.