HISTORICAL MINIATURES BY GEORGE GRASSE

SPANISH  NAPOLEONIC LIGHT INFANTRY UNIFORMS c.1808

SPANISH LIGHT INFANTRY BATTALIONS c. 1808

SELECT A CATEGORY FROM THE TABLE BELOW OR SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW

REGIMENTAL FACING COLOR AND POSITIONS
NOTE ABOUT BUTTONS
SPANISH LIGHT INFANTRY BATTALIONS

 

REGIMENTAL FACING COLORS AND POSITIONS

Facing color positions are lapels, turnbacks (piping only), collar, cuffs, and cuff-flaps.  For clarity, the piping color of all battalions is either white or yellow and matches the button color.  Lapels and collars were in the facing color of the regiment (piped white) or in the plain dark blue uniform color piped in the piping (button) color.   Cuffs and cuff-flaps are in the facing color piped white or yellow.  The light infantry battalion jacket was dark blue without shoulder straps.  Note that the rear pockets were piped in red, yellow, or white.  The button color for all regiments was either white metal tin (silver for officers) or yellow metal brass (gold for officers).  Trousers for all regiments were slightly off white.  Information provided is based on Jose Maria Bueno's book "Uniformes Militares Españoles: El Ejercito y la Armada en 1808"

 

NOTE ABOUT BUTTONS: the rear pockets of the coat were horizontal with three buttons; the cuff-flap had three buttons (some sources say four buttons); the shoulder straps had one button each; the lapel had seven buttons on each side.

SPANISH LIGHT  INFANTRY BATTALIONS COLORING GUIDE

Name Facing Color Collar Lapel Buttons Rear Pocket Piping 
1o de Aragon Red Red Red White Red 
1o de Cataluña Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow 
2o de Cataluña Yellow Dark Blue Yellow Yellow Yellow 
Tarragona Yellow Yellow Dark Blue Yellow Yellow 
Gerona Yellow Yellow Yellow White Yellow 
1o de Barcelona  Yellow Yellow Dark Blue White Yellow 
2ode Barcelona Yellow Dark Blue Yellow White Yellow 
Cazadores de Barbastro  Red Red  Dark Blue White   White
Voluntarios de Valencia  Red  Red  Red  White  White
Campo Mayor Red  Dark Blue  Red  White   White
Navarra Red  Red  Dark Blue  White   White

 

GO TO?

RETURN TO NAPOLEONIC PAINTING GUIDE INDEX

RETURN TO PAINTING GUIDE INDEX

MANUFACTURERS INDEX

HISTORICAL PERIODS INDEX

NAVIGATE TO OTHER PAGES
TOP OF PAGE

© Copyright by George Grasse