Charles Claude Jacquinot
It made its studies with the Military academy of Pont-à-Mousson, and entered to the service in 1791 as lieutenant to the 1st battalion of the volunteers of the Meurthe; second lieutenant in the 1st regiment of the hunters with horse in 1793, lieutenant in 1795 and assistance-of-camp of the general-in-chief Beurnonville. He was captain with the Combat of Herbach close to Ulm, and was named major on the battle field.
In the absence of colonel Montbrun, Jacquinot ordered the hunters with the Bataille of Hohenlinden, it was wounded there while penetrating, with the head of its regiment, on the derrières of the enemy army; it still ordered this regiment with the combat of Schwanstadt and Vogelabruck, where two Austrian generals were made prisoners. The major Jacquinot passed, with this rank, with the 5th hunters.
With Austerlitz, it was assistance-of-camp of the general Duroc who ordered a pomegranate body there. He was colonel of the 11th hunters to the Bataille of Iéna, where he accepted several blows of saber in a load, and Brigadier general to the opening of the countryside of 1809. Its brigade, made up of and 2nd hunters, was distinguished with the combat from Abensberg, where it made captive a regiment of infantry, took her two flags, several parts of gun and carried out a brilliant load against the dragons of Dawencher and the hussards of OR. A division of the first of these regiments was almost destroyed. The Jacquinot brigade was also with the battles of Raab and Wagram.
In the countryside of Russia, it ordered a brigade made up of the 7th hussards and 9th lancers, and was distinguished with the engagements from Ostrovno, Witepsk, Smolensk, and with the Bataille of Moskowa. This brigade, only pressed on its two sides by a Polish regiment, supported firm footing and without losing only one man, close to Mosaïsk, several loads of the body of Platow, which ends up being withdrawn.
The Jacquinot general was wounded with the Bataille of Dennewitz, in a load of two squadrons of the 5th hunters on a Swedish battalion, and was named Major general after the Bataille of Leipzig. The enemy having passed the the Rhine close to Coblentz, a detachment of infantry ordered by the general Albert and one of the 5th hunters, ordered by the Jacquinot general, made captive close to Zinzig a Russian battalion and took a part of gun. Jacquinot division was distinguished with the Bataille from Bar-sur-Aube and the Combat from Saint-Dizier.
In 1814, the Jacquinot general was sent to Vienna to hasten the delivery of the prisoners of war. It was named on its return large officer of the Légion of honor and then commander of the Ordre of Léopold of Austria.
In 1815, the Jacquinot general ordered from Waterloo two divisions those of the general Subervic (and 2nd lancers and 11th hunters), and his made up of 3rd and 4th lancers, 3rd hunters and 7th hussards. They were distinguished there in loads carried out against the English brigade Ponsomby.
After the Second Restoration, it remained some time without activity, and had an general inspection of cavalry later. It ordered the camp of cuirassiers in 1833, with Lunéville, and that of the dragons in 1834.
Raised with the dignity of Even of France the October 3rd 1837, the Jacquinot general belonged to the 2nd section of the framework of the general staff, under the terms of the law of the August 4th 1839. An ordinance of the April 14th 1844 named it Grand Cross of the Légion of honor. He died in Metz, the April 25th 1848.
Its name is registered on the part Is Triumphal arch of the Star.
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