Ménard, Philippe-Romain

b. 24 October 1750, Liancourt (Oise)

d. 13 February 1810, Paris

"Soldier in the regiment of Champagne (7th infantry) from 1775 to 1791, when he reached the rank of sergeant. He was promoted second-lieutenant in the regiment on 12 January 1792, lieutenant on 26 April 1792, captain on 3 September 1792, and was appointed adjudant-général chef de brigade on 25 December 1793. General of brigade on 24 November 1794 (confirmed on 13 June 1795), general of division on 7 February 1798. He commanded the 23rd military division in Corsica from 1798-1799, and the 6th military division at Besançon from 1801-1805, then 1805-6. He became mentally unstable, and was retired on 25 June 1806 (decree of 20 May) ... (From material in the War Archives)." Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, Paris, 1899.

Not listed in Michaud. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, Paris, 1843-?.

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