After reaching my research material limit for the Battle of Thann, I have moved on to the Combat of Dunzling (Peysing) with General de Division Montbrun Light Cavalry Division and the 7e Legere. We are lucky to have the 5e and 7e Hussrds regiment histories found below.
However, we are also lucky to have a few biographies with some great small details from General Montbrun and Pajol. Also, we have a great memoir by Hippolyte d'Espinchal, who was a Capit. Adj. Maj. of the 5e Hussards. He was in constant contact with his Colonel d'Hery or Dery and well versed in the numbers of men per squadron and such administrative duties. So my question is do we believe d'Espinchal who was at the combat, or do we believe the detailed work by Martinien and the regimental history? I would usually say using both is the way to go, but some details do not match.
According to d'Espinchal, Colonel Dery was seriously wounded and forced to relieve command of the regiment on April 19th. He later writes Colonel Dery was forced to wear his arm in a sling. This shows nowhere in multiple secondary sources on the campaign or on his service record.
d'Espinchal cites 5 officers wounded, 9 NCO's and hussards killed, 13 wounded.
Martinien cites 3 officers wounded and the regimental history cites 3 wounded officers (no Colonel), and 3 Nco's and soldiers wounded, and 2 killed hussards.
3. Even the Austrian sources such as Binder's Krieg 1809 does not mention Colonel Dery's wounding as well as multiple Austrian regimental histories.
Below is what I have so far,
Officers: 3 (1) WIA
NCO's & Soldiers: 6 KIA, 13 WIA, 1 POW
NCO's & Soldiers Killed in Action:
Officers Wounded in Action:
Colonel Pierre Cesar Dery (D'Hery)*
S. Lieut. Georges Richardot: Saber cut on the right hand
S. Lieut. Arre Epinat: Shot that smashed the left leg
S. Lieut. Devaud Armand Gondoin: A sabre cut to the head and two to the arms
NCO's & Soldiers Wounded:
Adjudant Sous-Officier Jean Engelbert Vollet: Saber cut to the head, right hand, and a dislocated shoulder; taken prisoner (returned 04/20/1809)
Marechal des logis-chef Charles Françcois Auguste Kauffer: Shot in the left side
Hussard Acker: Saber cut to the face
Thank you for the help,