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Tango0111 Apr 2021 10:21 p.m. PST

Quite interesting details here…



Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2021 5:45 a.m. PST

Good find Armand. Unusual amount of detail for sure.


MarbotsChasseurs12 Apr 2021 7:44 a.m. PST


I appreciate you showcasing my blog again! You seem to bring more views whenever you post these topics here than I ever have been able to obtain.


I have spent the majority of this year researching the officers and men who fought at the Battle of Thann using archival information, the Base Leonore database, and countless books to find the most accurate information I can find on the men who served. Hopefully, it sheds some light on who these men were and their experiences.


Tango0112 Apr 2021 12:15 p.m. PST

Your's is one of my favourites my friend…!

Congrats again for the goo job!


SHaT198412 Apr 2021 2:06 p.m. PST

>>Good find Armand. Unusual amount of detail for sure.

Oh yes the IRONY for sure.
The author posts original work HERE and gets largely ignored except by us enthusiasts….

and then gets 'sponsored' by a site-bomber (no offence T.!) under parole, and finds favour… oohhhh the irony.
Wheres Dylan when you need him…

MarbotsChasseurs12 Apr 2021 5:06 p.m. PST


The way I look at it is that not everyone likes certain types of history. I am not a huge fan of grand-tactical stuff. I like learning the stories of the men who served and smaller battles with Corps vs. Corps or less. If Tango can lead someone to my blog and they learn something and helps them find their passion for research, then I am happy. I randomly found a blog one day that sparked my interest in archival research, and the rest is history.

The goal is a book on the battle one day, but right now, I am enjoying helping others discover the officers of the French Army in 1809.

Tango0112 Apr 2021 9:11 p.m. PST

Thanks my friend….

Too many crows this days…


Bernard180912 Apr 2021 9:50 p.m. PST

Comme tu viens pas souvent sur le site français, je me permets de t'interroger içi!

MarbotsChasseurs a écrit : ↑Ven Avr 09, 2021 8:03 pm

Qui est le soldat ? J'ai peut-être plus d'informations sur lui s'il devient officier.

Un simple soldat du 12e de Ligne.

Par contre j'ai toujours pas compris où tu trouves les fiches des officiers que tu mets en ligne pour le 17e de ligne. :?: :?:
Je suis toujours à la recherche du prénom du capitaine Lafontaine aide de camp du général de division St-Hilaire à Thann.
Tu peux peut-être m'aider?


MarbotsChasseurs13 Apr 2021 6:31 a.m. PST

Hey Bernard,

I put the reference on the Napoleonic discussion forum for the file for the officers which is 2YB 17e Ligne an X-1811. I do not have any information on Capit. Lafontaine, but found this on Saint Hilaire's ADC Capit. BARACAN, Jean Pierre Joseph link


Tango0113 Apr 2021 1:10 p.m. PST



SHaT198413 Apr 2021 2:33 p.m. PST

Too many crows this days…


Well if pointing out irony is a felony now, it's another tool I'll have to removes from my box. I do't begrudge anyone the publicity or how it comes about

MarbotsChasseurs15 Apr 2021 5:41 a.m. PST

Well, Tango is a very effective marketer! Since he has posted, I have gotten almost over 300 views on that post. I know the information can be too much for some, but I am glad more people can see those who actually did the fighting and not just the big generals.

Lord Hill15 Apr 2021 8:12 a.m. PST

What a blog! Absolutely fascinating stuff. I could look at documents like that all day long ( do!)

Keep 'em coming!

Tango0115 Apr 2021 12:50 p.m. PST

Oh!… those old glory days… (smile)

If we have more fellow members like you mon ami Mike…


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