Duc de Castiglione
eager for money and certainly possessing limited intellectual capability,
Pierre Augereau was nevertheless a good military tactician.
the French army in 1774, Augereau rose to colonel by 1793 and was
in a senior position during the La Vendee revolt. Later that year
he became a general of division and served against Spain.
1796, he took up arms with the Army of Italy and fought well at
Millesimo, Montenotte, Arcola
and particularly Castiglione.
damaged his standing with Bonaparte by opposing the coup of Brumaire
and remained largely inactive until promoted to the
Marshalate in 1804.
fought at Jena, where he lead the
French left, and battled illness during the snow storm at Eylau
where his VII Corps was ripped apart when it blindly closed in on
a 70-cannon Russian battery.
then had senior commands in Spain and Germany before being stationed
in Prussia during the 1812 campaign
1813, he won the battle of Naumburg and took part at Leipzig.
France a year later, the marshal lost the city of Lyons before joining
the restored royalist cause.
loyal to the king during Napoleon's return he fell out of favour
with the Bourbons when he refused to convict Marshal