Soldier of the Empire - The Note-Books of Captain Coignet by Jean-Roch Coignet
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Soldier of the Empire - The Note-Books of Captain Coignet
By Jean-Roch Coignet

Soldier of the Empire - The Note-Books of Captain Coignet

By (author) See other recent books by Jean-Roch Coignet
Edited by Bob Carruthers See other recent books by Bob Carruthers
Introduction by Bob Carruthers See other recent books by Bob Carruthers
Format: Paperback / softback

Checking availability...



Soldier of the Empire - The Note-Books of Captain Coignet by Jean-Roch Coignet

Book Description

Jean-Roch Coignet (1776 - 1865) was a French soldier who served in the military campaigns of the Consulate and First French Empire, up to the Battle of Waterloo. Coignet was conscripted in 1799 and served as a grenadier in the 96th Line. Early in his career he fought hard at the Battle of Montebello and the Battle of Marengo, after which he was promoted to the guard and awarded the Legion d'honneur. As a grenadier of the guard Coignet fought at Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau and Friedland. After being promoted to corporal, he took part in the invasion of Spain and the Battle of Somosierra and the pursuit of the British army. Coignet then fought at Aspern-Essling. After victory in the campaign Coignet rose to the rank of sergeant, eventually becoming baggage-master. Coignet was sent on a series of solo missions for the Emperor during the disastrous invasion of Russia. After this, Coignet was promoted to captain in Napoleon's staff. Coignet participated in the campaigns of 1813-1814 and rejoined the Emperor during the Hundred Days. He was present at Ligny and survived Waterloo. Coignet settled in Auxerre, running a tobacconist's shop. He later wrote his memoirs detailing his military service in The Notebooks of Captain Coignet after the death of his wife in August 1848. These were initially published in Auxerre between 1851 and 1853 under the title Aux Vieux de la Vieille.

Buy Soldier of the Empire - The Note-Books of Captain Coignet book by Jean-Roch Coignet from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781781581315
ISBN-10: 1781581312
Classification: Military history
Format: Paperback / softback (234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Archive Media Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Archive Media Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-2012
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


You might also like...

Bearskins, Bayonets & Body Armour by Trevor Royle Bearskins, Bayonets & Body Armour by Trevor Royle

Centenary history of the Welsh Guards, based on original documents and exclusive interviews with senior figures. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings from the Regiment's extensive collection.

Bannockburn by Angus Konstam Bannockburn by Angus Konstam

This book, published to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the battle, will draw on the latest scholarship and archaeological evidence to provide a fast-paced, highly readable and clear narrative of this important story.

Army and Nation by Steven I. Wilkinson Army and Nation by Steven I. Wilkinson

Steven I. Wilkinson explores how India has succeeded in keeping the military out of politics, when so many other countries have failed. He uncovers the command and control strategies, the careful ethnic balancing, and the political, foreign policy, and strategic decisions that have made the army safe for Indian democracy.

For God and Kaiser by Richard Bassett For God and Kaiser by Richard Bassett

The definitive history of Austria's multinational army and its immense role during three centuries of European military history

» View more books like these...

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Soldier of the Empire - The Note-Books of Captain Coignet book by Jean-Roch Coignet and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jean-Roch Coignet close
»
Recent books by Bob Carruthers close
Visions of War - Private Hitler's War by Bob Carruthers
Visions of War - Spirits of the Somme by Bob Carruthers
7th Panzer Division in France and Russia by Bob Carruthers
German Airforce I Knew 1914-1918 by Bob Carruthers
SS on Trial by Bob Carruthers
Gestapo on Trial by Bob Carruthers
From Stalingrad to Berlin by Bob Carruthers
Servants of Evil: Voices from Hitler's Army by Bob Carruthers
SS Terror in the East Einsatzgruppen by Bob Carruthers
Into the Gates of Hell by Bob Carruthers
Tribes of Ancient Britain and Germany by Bob Carruthers
Arnhem 1944 by Bob Carruthers
Recollections of the Great War in the Air by Bob Carruthers
Wehrmacht in Russia by Bob Carruthers
Motorcycle Courier in the Great War by Bob Carruthers
Me. 262 Stormbird Ascending by Bob Carruthers
Sun Tzu The Art of War Through the Ages by Bob Carruthers
Renaissance Warfare by Bob Carruthers
Crimean War by Bob Carruthers
Barbarossa: Hitler Turns East by Bob Carruthers
»
Recent books by Bob Carruthers close
Visions of War - Spirits of the Somme by Bob Carruthers
Visions of War - Private Hitler's War by Bob Carruthers
7th Panzer Division in France and Russia by Bob Carruthers
German Airforce I Knew 1914-1918 by Bob Carruthers
SS on Trial by Bob Carruthers
Gestapo on Trial by Bob Carruthers
From Stalingrad to Berlin by Bob Carruthers
Servants of Evil: Voices from Hitler's Army by Bob Carruthers
SS Terror in the East Einsatzgruppen by Bob Carruthers
Into the Gates of Hell by Bob Carruthers
Tribes of Ancient Britain and Germany by Bob Carruthers
Arnhem 1944 by Bob Carruthers
Recollections of the Great War in the Air by Bob Carruthers
Wehrmacht in Russia by Bob Carruthers
Motorcycle Courier in the Great War by Bob Carruthers
Sun Tzu The Art of War Through the Ages by Bob Carruthers
Me. 262 Stormbird Ascending by Bob Carruthers
Renaissance Warfare by Bob Carruthers
Crimean War by Bob Carruthers
Barbarossa: Hitler Turns East by Bob Carruthers
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close