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SPANISH  NAPOLEONIC LINE INFANTRY UNIFORMS c.1808

SPANISH LINE AND FOREIGN INFANTRY REGIMENTS c. 1808

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REGIMENTAL FACING COLOR AND POSITIONS
NOTE ABOUT BUTTONS
SPANISH LINE INFANTRY REGIMENTS
FOREIGN LINE INFANTRY REGIMENTS

 

 

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 regiments is the facing color. If a facing color position is white, it is piped in the facing color.  Coat turnbacks were never colored except for piping in the regiment's facing color.  Lapels and collars were in the facing color of the regiment (piped white) or in the plain white uniform color (piped in the facing color).   Cuffs, cuff-flaps, and shoulder straps are in the facing color piped white.  The button color for all regiments was either white metal tin (silver for officers) or yellow metal brass (gold for officers).  Jackets and trousers for all regiments were slightly off white.  Information provided is based on Jose Maria Bueno's book "Uniformes Militares Espaoles: 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.
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SPANISH LINE INFANTRY REGIMENTS COLORING GUIDE

# Name Facing Color Collar Lapel Buttons
1 Rey Purple Purple Purple Yellow
2 Reina Purple Purple Purple White
3 Prncipe Purple Purple White Yellow
4 Saboya Black Black Black Yellow
5 Corona Black Black White White
6 Africa Black White Black Yellow
7 Zamora Black White Black White
8 Soria Purple White Purple White
9 Crdoba Red Red Red Yellow
10 Guadalajara Red Red Red White
11 Sevilla Black Black White White
12 Granada Light Blue Light Blue Light Blue Yellow
13 Valencia Light Blue Light Blue Light Blue White
14 Zaragoza Green Green Green Yellow
15 Espaa Green Green Green White
16 Toledo Light Blue White Light Blue Yellow
17 Mallorca Red White Red Yellow
18 Burgos Green White Green Yellow
19 Murcia Light Blue White Light Blue White
20 Len Red White Red White
21 Cantabria Light Blue Light Blue White White
22 Asturias Green White Green White
23 Fijo de Ceuta Green Green White White
24 Navarra Blue Violet Blue Violet Blue Violet Yellow
25 Aragn Red Red White White
26 Amrica Blue Violet Blue Violet Blue Violet White
27 Princesa Purple Purple White Yellow
28 Extremadura Carmine (Dk Red) Carmine (Dk Red) Carmine (Dk Red) Yellow
29 Mlaga Blue Violet White Blue Violet Yellow
30 Jan Blue Violet White Blue Violet White
31 Ordenes Militares Blue Violet Blue Violet White White
32 Voluntarios de Castilla Carmine (Dk Red) Carmine (Dk Red) Carmine (Dk Red) White
33 Voluntarios del Estado Carmine (Dk Red) White Carmine (Dk Red) Yellow
34 Voluntarios de la Corona Carmine (Dk Red) White Carmine (Dk Red) White
35 Borbn Carmine (Dk Red) Carmine (Dk Red) White White

 

     FOREIGN  LINE INFANTRY REGIMENTS COLORING GUIDE   

Name Coat Color Collar Lapel Piping Buttons
Regimiento Irlandes "Irlanda" Mid Blue Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow
Regimiento  Irlandes "Hibernia" Mid Blue Mid Blue Yellow Yellow White
Regimiento Irlandes "Ultonia" Mid Blue Yellow Mid Blue Yellow White
Regimiento Npoles Mid Blue Yellow Yellow Yellow White
Regimiento Suizos Nos. 1 - 5 Dark Blue Red Red White White
Regimiento Suizos de Preux Dark Blue Dark Blue Red White White

 

 

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