Duc de Valmy
the time he was given a marshalcy in 1804, Francois Kellerman had
seen more than 50 years service with the French army.
had fought inn the Seven Years War at Bergen and Friedberg and spent
much time helping the Poles reform their cavalry units.
became a general in 1792 and won the battle of Valmy.
long association with the army made him a target of suspicion during
the dark days of the Terror and he was detained in 1793. It took
him two years to return to command.
from field command in 1797, Kellerman continued to serve his country
by improving the calibre of reserve units and the National Guard.