I. L’ARMEE DES COTES DE CHERBOURG AND L’ARMEE DES COTES DE LA ROCHELLE (April to July 1793): Nature of the struggle in the West. The Republican reinforcements. Berthier amid the confusion.
II. L’ARMEE DES COTES DE BREST AND L’ARMEE DE L’OUEST (July 1793 to July 1794):
Effects of the surrender of Mayence and of Valenciennes, Grouchy, Rossignol, and Augereau. Successes and failures of the Vendeans. Cruelty of Turreau.
III. L’ARMEE DES COTES DE BREST.,L’ARMEE DES COTES DE CHERBOUGH, AND L’ARMEE DE L’OUEST (July 1794 to November 1795): Hoche comes to the West. First pacification of La Vendee. Renewal of the Struggle. Quiberon.
IV. L’ARMEE DES COTES DE L’OCEAN AND L’ARMEE D’IRLANDE. (December 1795 to January 1797): Hoche and Grouchy. Hoche as “Dictator in the West”. Second pacification. Expedition to Bantry Bay.
V. L’ARMEE DU MIDI, L’ARMEE DES APLES, AND L’ARMEE D’ITALIE (April 1792 to July 1793): Characteristics of the armies in the South. Occupation of Savoy and Nice. Kellermann suspected. Massena, Serurier and Victor.
VI. MARSEILLES AND LYONS (July to October 1793): Revolt of Lyons and Marseilles. Kellermann’s successful defence of the frontier. His removal and imprisonment.
VII. TOULON (September to December 1793): Carteaux, Doppet, and Dugommier. Bonaparte’s share in the siege.
VIII. THE SPANISH INVASION (October 1792 to December 1793): Composition of the armies of the Pyrenees. French and Spanish leaders. Moncey, Lannes, Perignon, Bessieres and Augereau. Spanish advance in the western Pyrenees.
IX. PERPIGNAN (April 1793 to February 1794): Confused campaign in the eastern Pyrenees. Spanish victory at Trouillas. Struggle between Dagobert and the Representatives. Rise and fall of d’Aoust.
X. DUGOMMIER (January to September 1794): Reorganization of the French Army in the eastern Pyrenees. Dugommier’s victory at Boulou. Augereau crosses the frontier with the right wing. He successes.
XI. MONCEY (July 1974 to April 1795): Muller’s advance in the western Pyrenees. San Sebastian occupied by Moncey. Moncey in command. His talents.
XII. THE FRENCH IN SPAIN (November 1794 to August 1795): Battle of the “Montagne Noir” in the eastern Pyrenees. French and Spanish commanders killed. Perignon in command. Moncey’s advance in the west. Peace declared. Effect of this campaigns on the Peninsular War.
XIII. THE PLAN OF 1794 (November 1793 to May 1795): Dumas with “Alpes” and Dumerbion with “Italie” capture the crest-line. Massena’s successes. Bonaparte’s responsibility for the plan. Effect of Thermidor on the operations. Dego and Vago occupied by “Italie”.
XIV. KELLERMANN (May to August 1795): Danger from the rear. Kellermann’s fortifications. The Allies attack. French right wing withdrawn. The English fleet. Kellermann’s plans for advance.
XV. SCHERER (September 1795 to March 1796): The “Italie” group of future Marshals now complete. Battle of Loano. Criticism of Scherer. Destitution of the army. Bonaparte appointed to command.
LIST OF MAPS:
1. Operations in the West of France, 1792-6.
2. Operations of the Armies of the Alps and Italy.
3. Operations in the Neighbourhood of Toulon. Based upon the map in A. Chuquet, “La Jeunesse de Napoleon”, 1899, by permission of Libraririe Amand Colin, Paris.
4. Operations in western Pyrenees, 1793-4.
5. Operations in eastern Pyrenees, 1792-5.
6. Operations of the Right Wing of the Armee d’Italie, 1794-5.
ARMIES OF THE FIRST FRENCH REPUBLIC AND THE RISE OF THE MARSHALS OF NAPOLEON I VOLUME III: The Armies in the West, 1793 to 1797; The Armies in the South, 1792 to March 1796
Monumental cornerstone work on the Revolutionary/Napoleonic Army and its commanders. This is a thoroughly documented work of immense scholarship. It is the treatise of an experienced and seasoned military man, whose criticism of strategy and tactics is always intelligent and to the point. He contributes something new to the campaigns with which he deals, even though his main interest in them is with the careers of the future Marshals. The French Field Armies of the Revolutionary Wars (1793–1800) formed the military education of the future Marshals.