Marshal Bessieres on Horseback
This picture of Marshal Jean-Baptiste Bessières on horseback may be set during the battle of Eylau where he led a charge that helped save Murat's command. Note the enemy headgear on the ground and part of a cannon.
Take from Histoire du Consulat et de l'Empire, faisant suite à l'Histoire de la Révolution Française by Louis Adolphe Thiers
Who was Who in the Napoleonic Wars, Philip J Haythornthwaite
Covers over one thousand of the most important political, military, civil and artistic figures of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period, from all of the combatant powers. A very useful reference book that shows just how widely this first 'Great War' spread its influence. Each biography is short, with three to a page, but this allows the author to fit in so many differing characters.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (4 November 2017), Marshal Bessieres on Horseback , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_bessieres.html