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In this portrait the second breast that Of the LBgion d9Honneur,is presumably that of the E ~of Wii*emberg, ~ I ~ which he was awarded in 1806. arrogance were really the first symptoms of a mental malady which was beginning to get a hold on him'(25). After commanding the reserve arm\ in Germany in 1809Junot returned to the Peninsula, serving at Busaco and Fuentes de Ofioro. In the Russian campaign of 1812 he wac originally deputy to Eugene de Beauharnais with IV Corps, until in late July he replaced Jkr8me Bonaparte as commander of VIII Corps.
His greatest fame came at Eylau, le led his regiment despite suffering from severe rheumatism. It hey sat immobile under heavy artillery fire that Lepic called out Ibis fam ous remark: 'Heads up! ' - an mt immortalised by Detaille's painting of the incident, entitled by nench version of his exclamation: 'Haut les tBes! ' More significant, however, was Lepic's leadership in the cavalry charges which followed. He took his men through the Russi;m lines, rallied, and, declining a call to surrender, fought his way back, wounded.
Nalry as a private soldier in 1781, he was a corporal in Louis XVI's ('onctitutional Guard and was commissioned in 1792. After a number of r,~mpaignsand several wounds, in 1805 he was appointed colonel-major drhe Grenadiers 5 Cheval of the Imperial Guard, one of the most ~)testigiousregiments of the army. His greatest fame came at Eylau, le led his regiment despite suffering from severe rheumatism. It hey sat immobile under heavy artillery fire that Lepic called out Ibis fam ous remark: 'Heads up!