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The picture of 'the two curaissiers' is just wonderful! Note: That guy on the right in red is I believe is a trumpeter (or in French a Trompette folks!)

Officers from a Cuirassier Regiment in front of a Country House by Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille

French; Cavalry Trumpeter 23rd Dragoons and Hussar 8th Hussars by Alphonse Lalauze

Cavalry Trumpeter Dragoons and Hussar Hussars by Alphonse Lalauze

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Favourite cavalry unit of the French Imperial Guard - Page 6 - Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History

French Foot Dragoons-Keith Rocco.  Napoleon first conceived of the dismounted dragoons during the Channel Encampments, when planning for the invasion of England. The dismounted dragoons would be part of the invasion force, and would find horses upon arrival - the naval transportation requirmenets for horses was simply too daunting. Until dismounted dragoons served as infantry with the Grande Armee in 1805, as the army abruptly left the coast for war with Austria and Russia.

Napoleon first conceived of the dismounted dragoons during the Channel Encampments, when planning for the invasion of England. The dismounted dragoons would be part of the invasion force, and would find horses upon arrival.

Carica dei cacciatori a cavallo della guardia imperiale francese

Carica dei cacciatori a cavallo della guardia imperiale francese

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