Dommartin, Elzéard-Auguste Cousin de

b. 26 May 1767, Dommartin-le-Franc (Haute-Marne)

d. 9 August 1799, Rosetta (Egypt)

"Pupil at the artillery school of Verdun on 1 September 1784; second-lieutenant in the artillery regiment of Auxonne on 1 September 1785; lieutenant in the 1st regiment of artillery on 1 April 1791; captain in the 4th artillery on 6 February 1792; commanding a company of light artillery (successively the 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th) on 25 March 1793; chef de bataillon of artillery on 2 September 1793; a few days later he was promoted chef de brigade by the Representatives of the People before Toulon; wounded at Ollioules (replaced as commander by Bonaparte); general of brigade on 23 September 1793 [sic]. Employed with the Army of Italy from 1795 to 1797. Appointed commander in chief of the artillery of the Army of the Rhine on 12 December 1797, and transferred in the same quality to the Army of the Orient on 12 January 1798, and embarked for Egypt. General of division (provisional) on 29 July 1798, he was grievously wounded on the Nile, on 1 August, and died of his wounds ... His name is inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe, on the south side, and on the marble plaques at the Museum of Versailles. (War Archive). Some of his papers were published by Alfred de Besancenet under the title 'Le portefeuille d'un général de la République'." Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, Paris, 1899, p. 656.

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