Colonel Marc Antoine Côme Damien Jean Chrisostome Lacuée
Born: December 10, 1773
Place of Birth: Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France
Died: February 8, 1807
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Place of Death: Eylau, Prussia
The older brother of Gérard Lacuée, in February of 1793 Marc Antoine Côme Damien Jean Chrisostome Lacuée joined the French military as a lieutenant and aide-de-camp of his uncle General Lacuée. In August he joined the 4th Battalion of the Legion of Mountains and that year he served with the Army of the Western Pyrenees until some time in 1794 when he began serving with the Army of the Eastern Pyrenees. After his uncle was reinstated in the summer of 1795, Lacuée returned as an aide-de-camp to his uncle but only for a few months. At the end of October he joined the staff of the Army of the Interior and he also began serving with the topographic and historical cabinet of the Directory. In May of 1796 Lacuée was promoted to capitaine and named an aide-de-camp to General Sahuguet in the Army of Italy. In November of 1797 he was put on non-activity and sent home.
Recalled to active duty in May of 1799, Lacuée began serving with the staff of the Army of the Rhine. Only a few months later he was promoted to chef de bataillon in the 27th demi-brigade of light infantry. Lacuée's next promotion arrived in September of 1800 when he was promoted to chef de brigade of the 63rd demi-brigade which would become the 63rd of the Line. In 1801 he served with the Army of Observation of the South and then for the next few years he served at the camps of Bayonne, Montreuil, and Brest. In 1805 Lacuée continued to serve as colonel of the 63rd of the Line and he and his men took part in the campaign that year against the Third Coalition. The next year he served during the campaign against Prussia and then in 1807 he took part in the campaign in Poland. During the Battle of Eylau, Lacuée was wounded twice and then attended to by surgeons. Going against the surgeons' advice, he returned to the battle where he was shot in the lower abdomen and he died from this wound.
- Ambiguous Names on the Arc de Triomphe: Lacuée
- Lacuée's brother Gérard Lacuée
- Lacuée's uncle Jean Gérard Lacuée
Updated March 2023
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