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Duc LauzunThis very rare engraving of Lauzun is owned by Leslie Andrich. Leslie and her Mother, a respected antique dealer in the Midwest, stopped in a shop in Illinois several years ago. Leslie was perusing through a 3-ring binder labeled "19th Century Engravings" and there, second to last, was this engraving listed at an incredibly low price.  It was printed sometime around 1820-30. Needless to say, Leslie restrained herself just long enough to make the purchase and rush outside.

STATISTICAL/DEMOGRAPHICS TABLES
BIRTHPLACE TABLE
Province
or
Country
Officers Enlisted Personnel Combined 
Officers & 
Enlisted 
Chasseurs Grenadiers  Hussars Regimental 
Artillery 
Enlisted
Totals
America             1 0.22%     1 0.10% 1 0.09%
Austria     1 0.63% 2 1.06% 10 2.16% 2 0.86% 15 1.44% 15 1.36%
Belgium         1.59%  0.43%  0.86%  0.67%  7 0.64% 
Bohemia                 1 0.43% 1 0.10% 1 0.09%
Denmark     1 0.63%              1 0.10% 1 0.09%
England 2 3.57%                     2 0.18%
France 36 64.29% 84 52.83% 91 48.15% 59 12.77% 132 56.65% 366 35.09% 402 36.58%
Alsace/Lorraine 3 5.36% 38 23.90% 55 29.10% 303 65.58% 78 33.48% 474 45.45% 477 43.40%
German States 3 5.36% 9 5.66% 17 8.99% 57 12.34% 12 5.15% 95 9.11% 98 8.92%
Holland     2 1.26%     5 1.08% 1 0.43% 8 0.77% 8 0.73%
Hungary             7 1.52%     7 0.67% 7 0.64%
Ireland 1 1.79%         2 0.43%     2 0.19% 3 0.27%
Italy             1 0.22%     1 0.10% 1 0.09%
Luxembourg 1 1.79% 1 0.63% 2 1.06% 3 0.65% 1 0.43% 7 0.67% 8 0.73%
Martinique         1 0.53%         1 0.10% 1 0.09%
Poland 3 5.36%         1 0.22&     1 0.10 4 0.36%
Prussia         1 0.53% 3 0.65% 1 0.43% 5 0.48% 5 0.45%
Russia     1 0.63%             1 0.10% 1 0.09%
Sweden 1 1.79%                     1 0.09%
Switzerland     1 0.63% 5 2.65% 6 1.30% 1 0.43% 13 1.25% 13 1.18%
Blank/NotListed 6 10.71% 21 13.21% 12 6.35% 2 0.43% 2 0.86% 37 3.55% 43 3.91%
Totals 56 100% 159 100% 189 100% 462 100% 233 100% 1043 100% 1099 100%

STATUS TABLE
ITEM Officers Enlisted Personnel Combined 
Officers & 
Enlisted 
Chasseurs Grenadiers  Hussars Regimental 
Artillery 
Enlisted
Totals
Discharged in America     2.52%  12  6.35%  22 4.76% 11  4.72%  49 4.70% 49 4.46%
Killed in Action in America  3 5.36%  0.63%  1.59%  4 0.87% 0.43%  9 0.86% 12 1.09%
Died of Other Causes1 3.57%  7 4.40% 10 5.29% 35 7.58% 8 3.43% 60 5.75% 62 5.64%
Deserted in America     14  8.81%  18  9.52%  87  18.83%  13  5.58%  132  12.66%  132 12.01% 
Deserted & Captured2         1.06%      0.43%  0.29%  3 0.27% 
Hard Punishment3         3 1.59%     1 0.43% 4 0.38% 4 0.36%
Wounded in Action 3 5.36%                     3 0.27%
Totals 8 14.29% 26 16.35% 48 25.40% 148 32.03% 35 15.02% 257 24.64% 265 24.11%
Note 1:  Sickness was the main cause of death; there was 1 drowning.
Note 2: Two were executed, one sent to the galleys for 16 years.
Note 3:  Punishments ranged from hard drill to running the gauntlet and rods; infractions ranged from cheating to insubordination

AVERAGE AGE & HEIGHT TABLE
ITEM Officers Enlisted Personnel Combined 
Officers & 
Enlisted 
Chasseurs Grenadiers  Hussars Regimental 
Artillery 
Enlisted
Average
Average Age NA   23 25  22 23  23 NA
Average Height1 NA  64.38 66.37 64.36 63.88 64.75 NA
Note 1:  Height has been converted from French pied, pouce and lignes to modern inches.  A French pouce equals 1.0384 inches.

Compiled by Leslie Andrich from original regimental controles for the Enlisted Men and Dictionnaire des Officiers de l'armee royale.....by Bodinier for the Officers.
Copyrighted 1999 Leslie Andrich


Links to Other Resources

American Revolution.org Whether you're doing grade school homework or research for a PhD thesis, this link should be your first stop for information about the American  Revolution. 
Northwest Territory Alliance An American Revolutionary War reeanctment organization located in the American Midwest. We have over five hundred members from states as far west as Iowa, east to Ohio, north to the Canadian border and south to Tennessee.
85ème Régiment de Saintonge In 1781, the 85ème Régiment de Saintonge and four other regiments of the French army marched south from Newport, Rhode  Island to Virginia where they would join the American forces under General Washington and make the critical contribution to the final  defeat of the British Crown forces at Yorktown. Today, we maintain the élan and esprit de corps that characterized these crack troops. Our faithfulness to that spirit has made the recreated Régiment de Saintonge widely known and respected both on and off the field. 
Royal Deux Ponts The Royal Deux Ponts is a living history organization dedicated to portraying the life and times of the common soldier of the American Revolution. It is a member unit of the Brigade of the American Revolution and the Northwest Territorial Alliance and participated in the bicentennial events at Yorktown, Virginia and ceremonies celebrating the Return of the Rochambeau's Army to France in 1983. 
RevWar'75 Continental Army Orderly Books, Crown Forces Orderly Books
Articles from Military Collector and Historian
A Brief Profile of the Continental Army Detailed Information about Continental and British Armies
Prairie Rose A new film that tells the fictional historical drama of a young women’s adventure to rescue her husband from a Civil War Union POW camp in Chicago in the fall of 1862.