21eme Regiment de Ligne
  Rank Distinctions
211. Grade Distinctions (1) Bardin 1811 p209

The second and third eagle-guards carry four chevrons on their sleeves (2) and a gold or silver bar, depending on their arm of the service. Their chevrons are of red wool-cloth 30cm (sic) wide.

The sergeant-majors wear on the exterior side of the forearm, two gold (or silver) tapes 22mm (10 lignes) wide, placed obliquely from one seam to the other, in such a manner that the end (tip) of the first which touches the interior seam, shall be 19mm (9 lignes) above the cuff and the end which touches the exterior seam shall be 10cm (3.5 inches) higher than the upper edge of the cuff, the second stripe is placed parallel to the first 13mm (6 lignes) above the first.

The sergeants’ carry a similar stripe placed as for the lower stripe of the sergeant-major.

The fourriers’ carry the same stripes as for the corporal, they have in addition a gold, or silver, stripe stitched obliquely on the outer side of the sleeve, above the elbow.

On the white habits, the stripes are garnished with an edging in the distinctive colour.

Corporals have stripes of wool cloth placed as for the sergeant-majors; in general they are of a yellow coloured cloth. (3)

The service stripes are of red wool cloth (4) the are worn on the left arm above the elbow.

The stripes of the corporals and service stripes are placed on the veste, but they are not so wide as those on the habits.

(1) (1) Reglement d’habillement 1st October 1786 article 3

(2) (2) Decree 8th February 1808, article 17; and Cicular of Ministre-Directeur du 18th March 1811. There are two chevrons on each arm, and not four chevrons on the two arms.

(3) (3) Instruction Provisoire 1st April 1791.

(4) (4) This usuage is borrowed from the National Guard. The Reglement d’habillement 1st Octobere 1786, article 3 paragraph 6, states that blue wool-cloth is used for the white habits, and of white cotton for the blue and red habits.

(5) (5) Arrete of 3 Thermidor an 10, article 5, Decree 25 Thermidor an 12. It is in doubt whether or not the sergeants and fourriers have service stripes, in some corps they are worn, in some they are not, sometimes in the same woolcloth as worn by the ncos. At the re-introduction of the “service” pay they were not worn, because this payment was particular to corporals and soldier; but this favour was arranged 13 months later, that is 25 Thermidor an 12, one sees in some regiments fourriers and sergeant-majors wearing service stripes in gold or silver, in others red wool-cloth is used.

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Chris Perko
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Chris Durkin
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Position of the Regiment
25th May
1790 Regiment Guyenne at Lyon
1792: Journal militaire:1st battalion arrived Besancon
1793 Landau, siege until 28th December.
1794 At Nice, General Kellerman formed a Polish battalion with men found in the 21eme demi-brigade, 9 companies of 3 officers and 70 men.
1796 Evening, Massena's division (21e) along left bank of the Ellero, from Mondovi to the Tanaro.
1798 Into garrison at Amiens, 2nd battalion at Nantes (formed March 1797), 3rd at Dunkirk
1799 Magnano, towards Brescia.
1800 Pas de Suse, and town of Suse.
1801 Battalion expeditionnaire formed on the Ile de Re, with 140 of the 21eme, 106 56th Line, 59 5th Light, 58 Colonial depot Ile de re, 28 legion Loire, 119 cannoniers 5th Foot artillery, on the frigate l'Africaine.
1803 Bruges Camp/Ostend, 3/4 battalions Flessigne until July 1804.
1804 3rd and 4th battalions to Cologne.
1805 Crossed the Danube at Pressberg, one battalion at Bruick, other in villages of Regelbrun, Arbestal, Collesbrunn, Willfersnauer, and Schadendorf, until 5th January 1806.
1806 Division Kreus Munster
1807 Division at the Hohenstein camp until 5th June.
1808 Juliers
1809 Division left Ebersdorf for Vienna
1810 Brunswick, until October.
1811 Stade
1812 Division Thorn
1813 Order to form 1st Corps, 1st division, 33rd Provisional demi-brigade (2/12, 2/21) forming near Erfurth, united into corps at Wittenberg.
1814 Bergen op Zoom
1815 Lille

1815 Between Quatre-Bras and Waterloo.
Waterloo 1985
Boulogne 1991 on the Video page.

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