SPANISH NAPOLEONIC CAVALRY UNIFORMS c.1808
SPANISH LINE AND DRAGOON CAVALRY REGIMENTS c. 1808
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|REGIMENTAL FACING COLOR AND POSITIONS|
|NOTE ABOUT BUTTONS|
|SPANISH CAVALRY REGIMENTS OF THE LINE c.1808|
|SPANISH DRAGOON REGIMENTS OF THE LINE c.1808|
REGIMENTAL FACING COLORS AND POSITIONS
Uniform components of the jacket that were common for all regiments was the jacket color (dark blue for the line cavalry and yellow for the dragoons), the collar insignia (a yellow rampant lion for the line cavalry and a white crossed sword and feather for the dragoons), trousers (dark buff for the line cavalry and yellow to match the jacket for the dragoons), cuff insignia (fleur de lys for the line cavalry but cuff flaps with four buttons for the dragoons)., and solid red turnbacks for all line and dragoon regiments.
One decorative item common to the dragoon regiments was the button hole lace on the lapels which were white (silver for officers). Not all line cavalry regiments had button hole lace and the ones that did had either white (silver for officers) or yellow (gold for officers).
Piping around collars, lapels, rear pockets, and cuffs, differed between regiment, there being no standard application other than being unique for each regiment.
The rear pockets of the line cavalry were horizontal with three buttons; the dragoons had vertical rear pockets with four buttons.
All dragoon regiments had white metal buttons (silver for officers). The line cavalry displayed either white or yellow metal buttons.
Only the dragoons had cuff flaps adorned with four buttons. The line cavalry did not have cuff flaps but the cuff was surmounted by a fleur de lys.
Information provided is based on Jose Maria Bueno's book "Uniformes Militares Españoles: El Ejercito y la Armada en 1808"
SPANISH CAVALRY REGIMENTS OF THE LINE c. 1808 COLORING GUIDE
|Name (all regiments wore a dark blue jacket and buff trousers)||Collar & Piping||Lapels & Piping||Cuffs & Piping||Rear Pocket Piping||Button Hole Lace||Buttons|
|Regimiento del Rey||Red Piped Yellow||Red Piped Yellow||Red Piped Yellow||Red||Yellow||Yellow|
|Regimiento de la Reina||Mid Blue Piped Red||Mid Blue Piped Red||Mid Blue Piped Red||Red||White||White|
|Regimiento del Principe||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red||White||White|
|Regimiento de Infante||White Piped Yellow||White Piped Yellow||White Piped Yellow||White||Yellow||Yellow|
|Regimiento de Barbon||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red||None||White|
|Regimiento de Farnesio||Red Piped Yellow||Red Piped Yellow||Red Piped Yellow||Yellow||None||White|
|Regimiento de Alcántara||Red Piped Green||Green Piped Red||Red Piped Green||Green||None||White|
|Regimiento de España||Yellow Piped Red||Red Piped Yellow||Red Piped Yellow||Red||None||White|
|Regimiento de Algarbe||Yellow Piped Red||Yellow Piped Red||Yellow Piped Red||Red||None||White|
|Regimiento de Calatrava||Red Piped Red||Mid Blue Piped Red||Mid Blue Piped Red||Red||None||White|
|Regimiento de Santiago||Red Piped Red||Red Piped Red||Red Piped Red||Red||None||White|
|Regimiento de Montesa||Red Piped Red||White Piped Red||Red Piped Red||Red||None||White|
|Name (all regiments wore a yellow jacket and matching trousers)||Collar||Lapels||Cuffs & Cuff Flaps||Rear Pocket Piping||Button Hole Lace||Buttons|
|Regimiento del Rey||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red||White||White|
|Regimiento de la Reina||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red||White||White|
|Regimiento de Almansa||Mid Blue Piped White||Mid Blue Piped White||Mid Blue Piped White||Mid Blue||White||White|
|Regimiento de Pavia||Yellow Piped White||Red Piped White||Red Piped White||Red||White||White|
|Regimiento de Villaviciosa||Green Piped White||Green Piped White||Green Piped White||Green||White||White|
|Regimiento de Sagunto||Yellow Piped White||Green Piped White||Green Piped White||Green||White||White|
|Regimiento de Numancia||Black Piped White||Black Piped White||Black Piped White||Black||White||White|
|Regimiento de Lusitania||Yellow Piped White||Black Piped White||Black Piped White||Black||White||White|
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