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MarbotsChasseurs06 Apr 2018 12:21 p.m. PST

Doing research on the 8e hussars I have been able to find almost every commanding officer during the Napoleonic war. During my research I found portraits of 22 officers from the 8e Hussars in 1803 painted my Boos link . The portraits were a gift for Colonel Marulaz and there is a portrait of his brother(killed at battle of Golymin) and his father who was a captain in his regiment. The site shows also Chef d'escadron Becker and Nicolas Thurot who will go in to command the 8e Hussars in 1813-1814. Some things I found interesting in the portraits are the different color colpacks of brown and black fur as well as one of the officers with a shako. I believe the site incorrectly names Colonel Marulaz because the 4th portrait closely resembles Francios Marulaz as well as the father Francios-Claude Marulaz. The richness of the pelisse compared to the named portrait of Colonel Marulaz leads to me to think it is a mix up.

Using this great website for the 8e Hussars also helped shed light on other colonels of the regiment. link

Brechtel19807 Apr 2018 4:51 a.m. PST

You can find the commanding officers of nearly all of the French regiments of the period, infantry, artillery, and cavalry, on the Napoleon Series.

MarbotsChasseurs07 Apr 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

Bretchtel98,

Portraits of the officers too? or just the great series from this link link I have used this website to search each regiment for Light infantry and cavalry. Some are easy to find and others not so much.

Brechtel19807 Apr 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

No-no portraits.

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