Napoleon I, Emperor of the French (1769-1821). Document signed ("Np").

Dresden imperial headquaters, 18 June 1813.

Small folio. 4 pp. on bifolium.


An imperial decree constituting the "Corps d'Observation d'Italie", with a total of seven divisions of French, Italian and Neapolitan troops, stating the composition of their infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments in detail: "[...] Art. 1er. Le Corps d'Observation de Vérone prendra le titre de Corps d'Observation d'Italie. Art. 2. Ce corps sera composé de 4 divisions françaises, 2 divisions italiennes et une division français-napolitaine, total 7 divisions. Art. 3. Les sept divisions seront formées ainsi qu'il suit [...]".

Written during the Truce of Pläswitz at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.

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