Army of the Rhine (France)
||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (February 2013)|
- "Army of the Rhine" and "Army Of The Rhine" redirect here. For the British Army force of that name, see British Army of the Rhine.
The Army of the Rhine (Armée du Rhin) is the overall name for one of the main French Revolutionary armies, that operated in the German theatre along the River Rhine. La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, was initially titled Chant de guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin (War Song for the Army of the Rhine) and dedicated to Nicolas Luckner, the army's commander at the time.
People known to have served in this Armée include:
- General Baraguey d'Hilliers
- General Custine
- Antoine Marie Chamans de Lavalette
- The utopian socialist Charles Fourier (1794–1795)
- General Victor Claude Alexandre Fanneau de Lahorie
- Jean Théophile Victor Leclerc
- General Louis-Théobald Ihler
- General François-Joseph Offenstein
- Captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle writer of La Marseillaise
- General Charles Pichegru
- This page is a translation of its French equivalent Armée du Rhin.
- C. Clerget: Tableaux des armées françaises pendant les guerres de la Révolution (Librairie militaire 1905).
|This article about a specific French military unit is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|