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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse22 Sep 2015 3:26 p.m. PST

"The Guarani militias were created in 1804 under the name of "Guaraníes de Caballería (Guaraní Cavalry) or "Voluntarios de Caballería del Paraguay" (Volunteer Cavalry from Paraguay).It consisted of six hundred riders, divided into four companies for the defense of the old Guarani missions and commanded by profesional army officers.
The original uniform was a blue jacket with neck and back incarnate, white pants, all of cotonía of which was manufactured in the country and a short-brimmed round hat. Lancers wore a cap deerskin, like those of the Hussars. They were called to fitht the british invasions, travel to Buenos Aires and served in the Banda Oriental (Uruguay) where they received a new uniform
On August 4, 1806 a Regiment embarked on Pilar, Asuncion with seven companies amounting 534 militiamen and 12 officers, commanded by the Colonel Jose Espínola and Peña, Sergeant Mayor Fulgencio Pereira and assistant officer Juan de la Cuesta…"






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Carlos Alberto23 Sep 2015 6:48 a.m. PST

Muchas gracias Armand, como siempre, por tu gentileza de publicar estas fotos. Solo un pequeño comentario, si bien las Milicias fueron creadas en 1804, las figuras pretenden representar a estas tropas en 1807 cuando llegaron al Río de la Plata desde el Paraguay para colaborar en la defensa ante la invasión inglesa y recibieron los uniformes que lucen las figuras. Cordialmente, Carlos

Armand thank you very much, as always, for your kindness to publish these pictures. Just a little comment, although militias were created in 1804, the figures are intended to represent these troops in 1807 when they reached the Rio de la Plata from Paraguay to assist in the defense against the English invasion and they received the uniforms worn by figures. Cordially Carlos

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse23 Sep 2015 10:51 a.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)

Great job and superb link!


jambo124 Sep 2015 10:06 a.m. PST

Very interesting, nice uniform.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse24 Sep 2015 11:16 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed them my friend.


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