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8th Corps - November, 1805
This French Army Corps was formed during the 1805 advance on Vienna and placed under the command of Marshal Edouard Mortier. Troops composing the corps were drawn from various other army formations. Dupont's division was from Ney's Sixth Corps, and had nearly been destroyed during the fighting around Ulm because of Murat's incompetence. Gazan's division was from Lannes Fifth Corps, and Klein's Dragoon division was from Murat's Reserve Cavalry Corps. After the formation of Mortier's new corps, Murat again caused near disaster, this time for Gazan's division, which was nearly destroyed by the retreating Russian Army. It is ironic that Gazan was saved from destruction by the rapid approach of fellow general Dupont, the very commander who had so nearly experienced a similar fate. This order of battle gives Eighth Corps status as of late November, 1805. Of particular value are the absent returns, which graphically indicate the condition of formations which have seen heavy fighting. Note that men lost as prisoners are still listed in the regiments.

¹ H = In the hospital, P = Taken prisoner, A = Under arrest.
DIVISION REGIMENTS PRESENT DETACHED ABSENT¹ TOTAL
EFFECTIVES
H P A

General Dupont 9th Light 1,207 87 349 256 2 1,901
32nd Line 1,117 170 257 217 - 1,761
96th Line 1,158 252 326 88 - 1,824
1st Hussars 262 117 40 38 - 457

General Gazan 4th Light 531 - 162 756 207 ² 1,656
100th Line 1,309 153 337 169 - 1,968
103rd Line 1,616 53 332 173 - 2,174
4th Dragoons 123 101 6 65 - 126

General Klein 1st Dragoons 322 106 32 1 - 461
2nd Dragoons 231 181 12 - - 424
20th Dragoons - all - - - -
4th Dragoons - all - - - -
14th Dragoons 270 126 14 - - 410
26th Dragoons 358 78 8 4 - 448

 
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