Jean Lannes

 “The Marshal died this morning of wounds received on the field
of honour.  My sorrow is as deep as yours.  I lose the most distinguished
general in my armies, my comrade in arms during sixteen years,
he whom I considered my best friend.”
Napoleon to Mme. Lannes, May 31, 1809

IN THE WORDS OF NAPOLEON – The Emperor Day by Day
Edited by R. M. Johnston – New Material by Philip J. Haythornthwaite