The Legion du Nord 1806-1808: Memoire of Major Coqueugniot
By Major Lazare Claude Coqueugniot
Translated by G.F.Nafziger
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 67 pages
$25 soft cover
Major Coqueugniot founded the Legion in 1806 using Polish prisoners of war taken from the Prussian Army after its collapse in 1806. This is a fascinating account of the formation of a legion of six battalions of infantry that would become the 5th Line Regiment in the Army of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw. The legion fought in the siege of Danzig. Its story is a fascinating peek behind the covers of the French Army and shows the infighting and incompetence of various generals in the Grande Armee.