In the summer of 2010 we visited the place Fougères (France, 48.21.08 N, 01.12.10 W).
This little town is the place of birth of Comte Général Jean Baston de Lariboisières. (1759-1812) He was a very old friend of Napoleon (already in 1793) and was artillery-general. His last job was to be the first inspector-general of the artillery. He has got a statue in Fougères.
He maintaind also a correspondance with with his boss. Napoleon sand him 73 lettres. Now these are collected in a kind of book.