Dear Sir, One of my ancestors served in the Napoleon's cavalry. We had two paintings in the family depicting him in uniform. His name was Johan Baptist von Felix, born in 1770 in Ehrenbreitstein, Rheinland-Pfalz and drowned on 24 jun 1809 when he crossed the river Tictar in Spain during Napoleon's Spanischer Feldzug.Occording to our records he was Hauptman cavalerie. It would be great if you could help me confirming the location of his death and identifying his rank in each of paintings. Where can I post the pictures? Ertrank beim ubergang der Tristar (Manzenares), Espana.
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