The above titled book by Chef de Bataillon JB Avril, and published in June 1824 is an excellent history of the infantry, both line and light, of the French Army from the end of the Ancien Regime to the first restoration and the Bourbon reorganization of the French army to the organization of 1820.
The amalgamations of the Revolutionary Wars are covered and all of them show the lineages of the regiments and their final organization under Napoleon. This volume is highly recommended for any study of the organization and reorganization of the French infantry arm, including the lineages, amalgamations, and reorganizations of that arm from 1789-1820.
I have found the book to be superior to any other on the same subject.
From the title page:
'D'un essai historique sur l'infanterie francaise, d'un precis sur l'origine des grades militaires en France, et d'une notice abregee sur la forme des armes offensives et defensives, dont les francais se sont servis avant et depuis l'invention de la poudre.'