Many of you were promoted to a superior rank these last days but too much taken by this offensive, I neglected to congratulate you.
I thus congratulate you collectively on these promotions (and these units in more for the 3rd regiment)
Besides, joined us Captain JR Coignet and his 4 companies as well as the Sous-lieutenant Wol_oif who has the peculiarity to be an American volunteer in the service of the Emperor ( He speaks regrettably only English). I wish them welcome to the 3rd. Welcome Mr Wol_oif.
Sirs, I want to repeat you my pride to be in the head of a regiment which is more successful every day.
Commanding the 3rd infantry regiment
" Of Granite and Steel "
1st army/ " Rhine and Volga "