marshal Victor

Marshal Victor Claude Victor-Perrin, Duke of Belluno (1764-1841)


Argument of the Chapter
Marshal Victor Claude Victor-Perrin"

         Early years. Service in the artillery regiment of Grenoble. Resignation. Victor as a volunteer of National Guard of Valence. Victor as a brigade commander. Participation in the siege of Toulon. Fight for the fort Petit Gibraltar. Service in the Army of Eastern Pyrenees on the Spanish border. Victor as a brigade commander in the divisions of generals Perignon and Sauret. Campaign of 1794. Fight at Collioure. Fight for the fortifications of Monte-Negro. Upgrade to the rank of brigade general. Transfer to the Italian Army. Participation in the battle at Loano.
        The Italian campaign of 1796. Battles at Dego and Cheva. The shown merit in the fights at Peskhiera and San-Marco. Victor as a commander of the mixed reserve of the Italian Army. Campaign of 1797. Three-day time battle at Rivoli. Defeat of Proveras column at ntua. Division general. Offensive at Vienna. Capture of Papal States. Slaughter in Verona. Transfer to Nantes for garrison service. Victor as the commander of military division in La Rochelle. Victor as the commander of an infantry division in the Italian army.
        The spring campaign of 1799. Fight at Santa-Lucia. Attempts to supersede the Austrians from Verona. Description of the battlefield. Battle at the walls of Verona. Fight at Magniano. Concentration on the Adda river. A trap on the Poe river for the Austrian grouping of general Rosenberg. Deviation of the Italian army. Defeat on the Adda river. Fight on the Trebbia river.
        The campaign of fall 1799. Skirmish at Marenne. Victory at Fossano. Pitiable position of the Italian army on winter apartments. Defensive fight at Santa-Anna. A regrouping of strengths and preparation for new campaign. Victor as the chief of the Reserve armys staff.
        The Italian campaign of 1800. Victor as a Army Corps commander. The duly help to Lannes in the battle at Montebello. Battle at Marengo. Defense of positions at San Guliano. Efficiency of the French Corps system. The Batavian republic army commander. Frustrated assignment to the French overseas colony Louisiana as captain - general. Diplomatic mission to Denmark.
        The Prussian campaign of 1806. Heavy contusion in the battle at Jena. Battle at Pultusk. Victor gets in the plan to Russian partisans on January 23, 1807. Siege of Graduentz. Victor as the commander of the marshal Bernadottes Corps. Prelude to the battle at Friedland and the battle itself. Receiving of marshals baton. Marshal Victor as the military governor of Berlin. Marshal Victor as the Duke of Belluno.
        The Spanish camapign. A trap at Guenes. Fight at Espinosa. Offensive advance at Madrid. Coming through Samossierra pass. The victory at Ucles. Fight for the bridge at Almaras. Success at Medellin. Defeat at lavera. Intrusion into ndalusia. Siege of Cadix. Drawn fight at Chiclana. Unsuccessful siege of Tarifa.
        Preparation for Russian campaign. Intrusion into Russia. Not taken place replacement of Jerome Bonaparte with Victor. The Central army reserve. Retreat maneuver of Grand Army. The unmatched actions of Victor and Saint-Cyr against Wiettgenstein. Defeat at Old Borisow. The trap on Berezina. Wonderful salvation. Dramatic crossing. A case with division commander Partouneaux. Heroic defense while crossing.
        Campaign of 1813. Offensive to Berlin. Saxon campaign. Battle at Dresden. A prologue to the battle at Leipzig. The battle of the nations. Rout of the Bavarian Corps of Vrede at Hanau.
        Campaign of 1814. Surrender of Strasbourg and Nancy without fight. A useless victory at Brienne. Success at La-Rothier. An inexcusable sluggishness at Montreux. Brilliant cavalry attack of Pajol. Discharge from Corps command. Wound in the battle at Craonne on March 7. Transition to the side of Bourbons. Participation in the law-court against marshal Ney. Marshal Victor as the war minister of Louis XVIII. Death. The analysis of military leaders career of marshal Victor.

Maps of the Chapter Marshal Victor Claude Victor-Perrin"

1. Battle at Espinosa.
2. Battle at Ucles.
3. Battle at Medellin.
4. Fight for the Almaras bridge.
5. Battle at Talavera (July 27).
6. Battle at Talavera (July 28).
7. The vicinities of Chiclana.
8. Battle at Chiclana.
9. Cadix, 1810.
10. Battle at Chashniki.
11. Situaation in Russia (October 4, 1812).
12. Crossing over Beresina.
13. Defense on Beresina.
14. Battle at Espinal.
15. Battle at La Rothiere.

Illustrations of the Chapter Marshal Victor Claude Victor-Perrin"

1. Bragade general Victor.
2. Portrait of general Dugommier.
3. Portrait of general Pelletier.
4. Portrait of general Despinoy.
5. Portrait of general Grenier.
6. Portrait of general Championnet.
7. Victor (on the left) and Bluecher (at the right) in 1807.
8. Portrait of marshal Victor.
9. Portrait of Philipp de Segur.
10. Portrait of general Mathieu Dumas.
11. Portrait of Joseph Bonaparte.
12. Portrait of general Cuesta.
13. The Francfort contingents uniforms:
14. The Regiment of Joseph-Napoleon soldierss uniforms:
15. Spanish award for Talavera.
16. Portrait of general Copons.
17. Spanish award for Aranjuez.
18. Spanish award for Seville.
19. Portrait of Duke Wellington.
20. Spanish award for Cadix.
21. Spanish cross for Chiclana.
22. The British Dragoons uniforms.
23. Portrait of general Wiettgenstein.
24. Portrait of general Garpe.
25. Crossing over Beresina.
26. Portrait of general Vial.
27. Portrait of general Bulow.
28. Portrait of general Lauriston.
29. Portrait of general LHeritier.
30. Portrait of general Forestier.
31. Portrait of general Pajol.
32. Marshal Victors grave.

The structure of military-historical monograph
Military campaigns of Napoleons marshals

Chapter 1 marshal Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, Prince of Ponte Corvo (1763-1844).
Chapter 2 marshal Louis Alexander Berthier, Prince of Neuchatel, Prince of Walange, Prince of Wagram (1753 1815).
Chapter 3 marshal Jean Baptiste Bessieres, Duke of Istria (1768-1813).
Chapter 4 marshal Guillaume-Marie-Anne Brune (1763-1815).
Chapter 5 marshal Victor Claude Victor-Perrin, Duke of Belluno (1764 1841).
Chapter 6 marshal Laurent Gouvion Saint-Cyr, marquess (1764-1830).
Chapter 7 Emmanuel Robert de Grouchy, marquess (1766-1847).
Chapter 8 marshal Louis Nicolas Davout, Duke of Auerstaedt, Prince of Eckmuhl (1770-1823).
Chapter 9 marshal Jean Baptiste Jourdan, count (1762-1833).
Chapter 10 marshal Francois Etienne Christophe Kellermann, Duke de Valmy (1735-1820).
Chapter 11 marshal Jean Lannes, Duke of Montebello (1769-1809).
Chapter 12 marshal Francois Joseph Lefebvre, Duke of Danzig (1755-1820).
Chapter 13 marshal Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexander Macdonald, Duke of Tarente (1765-1840).
Chapter 14 marshal Auguste Frederic Louis de Viesse Marmont, Duke of Ragusa (1774-1852).
Chapter 15 marshal Andre Massena, Duke of Rivoli, Prince of Essling (1758-1817).
Chapter 16 marshal Bon Adrien Jeannot Moncey, Duke of Conegliano (1754-1842).
Chapter 17 marshal Adolphe Edouard Casimir Joseph Mortier, Duke of Treviso (1768-1835).
Chapter 18 marshal Joachim Murat, King of Naples (1767-1815).
Chapter 19 marshal Michel Ney, Duke of Elchingen, Prince of Moskwa (1769-1815).
Chapter 20 marshal Pierre Francois Charles Augerau, Duke of Castiglione (1757-1816)
Chapter 21 marshal Dominique-Catherine Perignon, marquis de Grenade (1754-1818).
Chapter 22 marshal Joseph Antoine Ponyatovsky, prince of Poland (1763-1813).
Chapter 23 marshal Jean-Mathieu Philiber Serurier (1742-1819).
Chapter 24 marshal Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, Duke af Dalmatia (1769-1851).
Chapter 25 marshal Louis Gabriel Suchet, Duke of Albufera (1770-1826).
Chapter 26 marshal Nicolas-Charles Oudinot, Duke of Reggio (1767-1847).

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