Armée des émigrés

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Armée des émigrés
Army of the Émigrés
Armees des emigres.jpg
Armée des émigrés at the Battle of Quiberon.
Active1792–1814
CountryDrapeau du royaume de France.png France
AllegianceRoyal Standard of the King of France.svg House of Bourbon

Allies:

Size20,000
Motto(s) Montjoie Saint Denis!
("Mountjoy Saint Denis!")
ColorsWhite
Engagements
Commanders
Commander Louis Joseph
Insignia
Royal Banner Drapeau du royaume de France.png

The Armée des émigrés (English: Army of the Émigrés) were counter-revolutionary armies raised outside France by and out of royalist émigrés, with the aim of overthrowing the French Revolution, reconquering France and restoring the monarchy. These were aided by royalist armies within France itself, such as the Chouans, and by allied countries such as Great Britain. They fought, for example, at the sieges of Lyon and Toulon.

English language West Germanic language

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Legitimists political party

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They were formed from:

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Main units

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Cavalier Noble
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The capture of François de Charette, 1796

Armée de Condé

Armée des Princes

Raised in Germany in 1792, at Trier, and commanded by marshals de Broglie and de Castries, under the aegis of Louis XVI's brothers, the comte de Provence and duc d'Artois. 10,000 strong, it returned to France beside the army of Brunswick and was dismissed on 24 November 1792, two months after the French victory at Valmy.

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Charles X of France King of France

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Armée de Bourbon

Other units

Légion des Pyrénées

Légion de Panetier

Siege of Toulon siege

The Siege of Toulon was a military operation by Republican forces against a Royalist rebellion in the southern French city of Toulon during the Federalist revolts.

Port-Vendres Commune in Occitanie, France

Port-Vendres is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Légion du Vallespir

Royal Roussillon

Régiment de Bourbon

See also

Notes

  1. 1792-1801
  2. 1801-1814

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