Created in 1857 by Napoleon III for issue to surviving soldiers of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grande Armée (French, Belgiums, Dutch, Danish, Irish, etc..) who had served between 1792 and 1815.
The document is named ‘LULLE CHASSEUR A CHEVAL AU 26 REGIMNENT’ and numbered; ‘109607’. Document a little worn, with some staining and old pin marks centre right. Medal with original ribbon.
The 26th Regiment was disbanded after Napoleon’s abdication in 1814 and therefore Lulle would have seen service prior to this point. Among the many battles and campaigns they took part in, were the following:
1805 – Ulm, Austerlitz
1807 – Straslund, Passarge
1808 – Roleia, Vimeiro
1809 – Medellin, Talavera
1810 – Ciudad Rodrigo
1812 – Renda, Arapiles
1813 – Duero, Pirna, Dresde, Wachau, Leipzig
1814 – Saint-Croix, Saint-Dizier, Chalons, Bar-Sur-Aube
Quite scarce document to the a cavalry regiment that saw much service in the Peninsular War as well as some of Napoleon’s great battles of Ulm and Austerlitz.