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Gabriel Neigre (French General of The First Empire)

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Gabriel Neigre , born July 28 , 1774at La Fère ( Aisne ), died on August 8 , 1847 in Villiers-sur-Marne ( Val-de-Marne ), is a French general of the First Empire .

Pair of France , lieutenant-general of artillery, grand cordon of the Legion of honor and baron of Empire on September 29, 1809, child of troop in 1780, captain at 19 years, he owes all his ranks to his merit.

At the beginning of 1812, the Emperor appointed him to the general direction of the artillery parks of the Grande Armée . He obtained the rank of brigadier general on January 10, 1813, that of general of division on November 25 following, then the title of baron, well deserved reward of his efforts during the campaign of Russia .

In 1815 he attended the battle of Waterloo , and during the retreat he deployed all his energy to save the equipment of the artillery entrusted to his care. After the dismissal of the Army of the Loire , he comes again to sit on the committee of the artillery. He was called in 1831 to the commander-in-chief of the artillery of the Army of the North , destined to restore to Belgium the citadel of Antwerp . He was made peer of France on October 11, 1832, and January 22, 1839, he was appointed director of the department of powders and saltpeter.

He is buried in Père-Lachaise Cemetery (Division 56).

Bourbon Restoration document, Commercy, 1814. A military leave document signed at the conclusion by Neigre.

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