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Armand Lebrun de La Houssaye

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Service/branch  Cavalry
Rank  Divisional general
Died  June 19, 1848

Name  Armand de
Years of service  1791–1833
Allegiance  France
Armand Lebrun de La Houssaye
Born  20 October 1768 Paris, France (1768-10-20)
Battles/wars  War of the First Coalition Battle of Kaiserslautern (1793) War of the Third Coalition Battle of Austerlitz (1805) War of the Fourth Coalition Battle of Eylau (1807) Battle of Heilsberg (1807) Battle of Friedland (1807) Peninsular War Battle of Corunna (1809) Battle of Braga (1809) First Battle of Porto (1809) Second Battle of Porto (1809) Battle of Arzobispo (1809) Battle of Borodino (1812)
Awards  Legion d'Honneur, CC, 1804
Other work  Baron of the Empire, 1808

Armand Lebrun de la Houssaye (20 October 1768–19 June 1848) led a cavalry division during the First French Empire of Napoleon. He joined the army of the First French Republic in 1791 and fought at Kaiserslautern in 1793. He was appointed to lead a hussar regiment the following year. Promoted to general officer in 1804, he led a heavy cavalry brigade at Austerlitz, Eylau, and Heilsberg and a division at Friedland. Transferred to Spain, he commanded a dragoon division under Marshal Nicolas Soult at Corunna, Braga, First and Second Porto, and Arzobispo in 1809. In 1812 he led a cavalry division in the III Cavalry Corps during the French invasion of Russia where he was badly wounded at Borodino. While recovering in the hospital, he was captured by the Russians and held until the peace in 1814. Lahoussaye is one of the names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe on Column 6.

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