Pelletier, Louis

b. 20 May 1754, Saint-Lubin-de la Haye (Eure-et-Loire)

d. 27 August 1843, Montpellier

"Soldier in the regiment of Lyonnais (the 27th) on 7 January 1771. Sergeant in the regiment of Maine (the 28th) on 25 November 1779. Sergeant major of grenadiers on 1 February 1786. Adjudant-sous-officier on 14 July 1791. Lieutenant in the 28th on 26 May 1792. Adjutant-major on 6 June 1792. Captain of grenadiers on 6 November 1792. General of brigade on 23 December 1793. Commander of the Department of Gard on 20 October 1811. Retired on 1 October 1814 ...

He had been wounded in the right cheek by a shot from a firearm at the camp of Raus on 12 June 1793, and had been in the campaigns of Nice, the Eastern Pyrenees, Italy, the Tyrol, and had distinguished himself above all at the blockade of Mantua, where he remained for the duration of the siege. (From material in the War Archive)." Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, Paris, 1899, p. 668.

Not listed in Hoefer, D. Nouvelle biographie universelle/générale, Paris, 1852-66 or Michaud. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, Paris, 1843-?.

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