VI Cavalry Corps (Grande Armée)

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VI Cavalry Corps (Grande Armée)
Active February to April 1814
Country France First French Empire
Branch Army
Type Army Corps
Size Corps
Engagements Napoleonic Wars
François Étienne de Kellermann

The VI Cavalry Corps of the Grande Armée was the name of a French military formation that had an ephemeral existence during the Napoleonic Wars. The all-dragoon unit was created in February 1814 and François Étienne de Kellermann was appointed as its commander. The corps was formed by taking the dragoon division of Samuel-François Lhéritier from the V Cavalry Corps and joining it with the newly arrived dragoon division of Anne-François-Charles Trelliard from the Spanish front. Kellermann led the corps in actions at Mormant, Troyes, and Bar-sur-Aube. After Emperor Napoleon abdicated in early April 1814, the corps ceased to exist.

Orders of Battle[edit]

The orders of battle are from the divisions of Trelliard and Lhéritier before they were transferred to the VI Cavalry Corps.

Pyrenees July-August 1813[edit]

  • Dragoon Division: General of Division Anne-François-Charles Trelliard (2,300)
    • 4th Dragoon Regiment
    • 14th Dragoon Regiment
    • 16th Dragoon Regiment
    • 17th Dragoon Regiment
    • 21st Dragoon Regiment
    • 26th Dragoon Regiment

Source: Smith, Digby (1998). The Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill. p. 439. ISBN 1-85367-276-9. 

Leipzig October 1813[edit]

  • 5th Heavy Cavalry Division: General of Division Samuel-François Lhéritier (1,700, 3 guns)
    • Heavy Cavalry Brigade: General of Brigade Mathieu Queunot
      • 2nd Dragoon Regiment (three squadrons)
      • 6th Dragoon Regiment (four squadrons)
    • Heavy Cavalry Brigade: General of Brigade Jean Antoine de Collaert
      • 11th Dragoon Regiment (four squadrons)
      • 13th Dragoon Regiment (two squadrons)
      • 15th Dragoon Regiment (three squadrons)

Source: Smith, Digby (1998). The Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill. p. 463. ISBN 1-85367-276-9.