Garde royal. Grenadier à Cheval. 2e Régiment 1825.
The Grenadiers à cheval de la Garde impériale were a regiment of heavy cavalry belonging to the Garde impériale of the First Empire.
A Guard already existed at the time of the Directorate and Consulate, but it was considerably enlarged after the establishment of the Empire in 1804 – among other things by the allocation of the (renamed for this purpose) regiment of the “Grenadiers à cheval de la Garde impériale”.
Source: Histoire de l’Armée et de tous les régiments depuis les premiers temps de la Monarchie jusqu’à nos jours par M. Adrien Pascal. Paris, Dutertre, Libraire -Editeur 1861. Illustré par M. Philippoteaux, E. Charpentier, H. Bellangé, de Moraine, Morel-Fatio, Sorieul, etc.
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