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GreatScot72 Inactive Member30 Jul 2012 6:32 p.m. PST

Interesting photo gallery from 1858:

I felt a little chill when I realized that many of these men were likely present at Waterloo. No big deal if you have already seen similar photos, but I thought that those like me who never have would enjoy it.

JLA10530 Jul 2012 9:34 p.m. PST

Nice link, thank you!

yorkie o1 Inactive Member31 Jul 2012 1:46 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2012 2:42 a.m. PST

Great find …


The uniforms really are spectacular – I love Napoleonics …

bgbboogie Inactive Member31 Jul 2012 4:38 a.m. PST

i love the last one that Sergeant is proud as new born father no wonder his troops did so well……old Bonney.

GreatScot72 Inactive Member31 Jul 2012 6:30 a.m. PST

Yes, several really left an impression on me as well:



The pride evident in these men, combined with the care they must have lavished on their old uniforms speaks volumes to me about the caliber of these soldiers. These reunions must have been quite nostalgic and moving for the participants.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2012 7:02 a.m. PST

The Old Guard Sergeant – 1809 – 1815 – would have have a few tales to tell! As noted, proud men – thanks for posting

jdr1066 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2012 9:46 a.m. PST

I have loved looking at these photos since I first saw them. Now I have a pedantic question. In the picture of M. Maire, 7th Hussars, 1809-15, the fur trim on the pelisse seems to be white (or at least a light color).

I thought the fur on the pelisse for the 7th Hussars should be black? Can anybody comment on this? I am in the middle of painting mine….


dam0409 Inactive Member31 Jul 2012 12:43 p.m. PST


This view shows one with white.

jdr1066 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2012 2:32 p.m. PST

Thanks for the reply -

I now think maybe officer's (and NCO's?) pelisse's used white trim?

I am really new to the period and my copy of the Funcken books is in French – which I only pretend to read. I might have missed that detail…

baltojake Inactive Member16 Aug 2012 5:32 p.m. PST

I have seen a few of these before but several are new to me. I really enjoy them. Thank you very much!!!

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