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FRENCH NAPOLEONIC HUSSAR UNIFORMS

FRENCH HUSSAR REGIMENTS 1804-15

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TROOPERS AND OFFICERS UNIFORMS
TRUMPETERS UNIFORMS
BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

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TROOPERS AND OFFICERS UNIFORMS

(REFER TO NOTES AT END OF TRUMPETER TABLE)

Regt Dolman Pelisse Breeches Lace ¹ Cuffs Collar
1 sky blue sky blue sky blue white red sky blue
2 brown brown sky blue white sky blue brown
3 blue grey blue grey blue grey red red blue grey
4 dark blue red dark blue yellow red dark blue
5 sky blue white sky blue yellow white sky blue
6 red dark blue dark blue yellow dark blue dark blue
7 green green red yellow red red
8 green green red white red red
9 red sky blue sky blue yellow sky blue sky blue
10 sky blue sky blue sky blue white red red
11 dark blue dark blue dark blue yellow red red
12 red sky blue sky blue white sky blue sky blue
13I brown brown sky blue white sky blue sky blue
13J red sky blue sky blue yellow sky blue red
14 green red red white green red

 

TRUMPETERS UNIFORMS*

(REFER TO NOTES AT END OF TRUMPETER TABLE)

Regt Dolman Pelisse Breeches Lace ¹ Cuffs² Collar
red red sky blue white sky blue sky blue
2 sky blue sky blue brown white brown brown
3 red red red blue grey blue grey red
4 red dark blue red yellow dark blue dark blue
5 sky blue red red yellow white sky blue
6 red red red yellow red dark blue
7 red red green yellow green green
8 red red green white green green
9 yellow red sky blue white red red
10 red red sky blue white sky blue sky blue
11 white white dark blue yellow sky blue dark blue
12 sky blue red red white red red
13I sky blue sky blue brown white brown brown
13J white white red yellow sky blue sky blue
14 red green green white red green

 

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NOTES TO UNIFORM TABLES ABOVE

Nr. ITEM NOTES
* Trumpeters in general Generally, trumpeters were supposed to wear their uniform in the reverse colors of the regiment.   They rode white or gray horses with a black sheepskin saddle cover.  Since the uniforms were furnished by the regimental commander, many variations have been noted but not furnished here except for the 1st Hussars (see note ³ below). 
¹ Lace Color Braid, shako flounders & cords, piping, and button color (white = pewter/silver for officers or yellow = brass/gold for officers). Exception: 3rd Hussars red piping, white/silver button color.
² Cuffs Facing color on dolman cuffs.
³ 1st Hussar Trumpeter Variations 1806 - sky blue pelisse (Buquoy 19), 1809 - red pelisse (Buquoy 20), blue pelisse (Buquoy 69), 1810 - blue pelisse (Buquoy 86), 1811 - red pelisse (Buquoy 93), 1812 - white pelisse (Osprey G3), 1814 - white pelisse (Buquoy 102).
13I 13th Hussars Formed 1795 disbanded 1796.  Reformed 1813 from Italian recruits.  Served with the Grande Armee in the 1813 Saxon Campaign with distinction but suffered heavy losses.   Disbanded and the remaining men transferred to the 14th Hussars in December 1813.
13J 13th Hussars Reformed in January 1814 from the Regiment de Hussards Jerome- Napoleon.  Served as part of the Armee d’Italie. DisbandedAugust 1814.

 

FRENCH CAVALRY ORGANIZATION AND RANK INSIGNIA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Splendeur des Uniformes de Napoléon: CavalerieÉditions Charles Hérissey, Évereux, France, 2002.  ISBN 2914417071.

La Cavalerie Légere, Les Uniformes du Premier Empire, Collection du Cdt E. -L. Buquoy, Jacques Grancher, Editor, Paris, 1980.

L'Armée Française, Plate #'s 9, 22, 51, 54, 57, and 82, Hussards 1804-1815.  Lucien Rousellot.

Napoleon and Austerlitz, "The Glory Years" of 1805-1807, Volume 1.  Scott Bowden, The Emperor's Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1997.  ISBN 0962665576.

Napoleon's Hussars.   Emir Bukhari with colour plates by Angus McBride, Osprey Publishing Ltd, London, 1978.  ISBN 0850452465.

Napoleon's Regiments, Battle Histories of the Regiments of the French Army, 1792-1815.  Digby Smith, Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania, 2000.  ISBN 1853674133.

Miniaturas Labayen Color Guides, Series 31 (Hussars).  Ramon Labayen, Spain. 

 

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