Chasseloup-Laubat, François, Marquis de

b. 18 August 1754, Marennes or Saint-Sornin (Lower Charente)

d. 6 October 1833, Paris

"From an old military family. Cadet in the Royal Corps of Artillery on 7 August 1770, second lieutenant pupil of the engineers at the school at Mézières on 1 June 1778, second lieutenant of the engineers on 1 June 1780, lieutenant of engineers on 16 February 1784, captain on 1 April 1791, chef de bataillon on 15 June 1793, chef de brigade on 8 November 1794, general of brigade on 21 February 1797, general of division on 18 September 1799.

He served in 1792 and 1793 in the Army of the Centre, fought at Givet, at the siege of Montmédy, and at Arlon on 7 and 9 June 1793. Transferred in 1794 to the Army of the Sambre and Meuse, where he distinguished himself at the siege of Maastricht, and in 1795 at that of Mainz. In Italy on 3 March 1796. Commander in chief of the engineers on 11 June 1796, he distinguished himself at Mantua." Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, 1899, p. 653. For Chasseloup's position and appointment to command, see p. 82 of this work.

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