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Personal logo paxx88 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

Hi all I have posted pictures of the 1st Garde de Pasris on my Blog page French Infantry regiments.

Thanks for Looking:


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 9:29 a.m. PST

Well done, sir!

Brownand23 Jan 2018 1:33 a.m. PST

I like them very much but were they all in bearskin?

Personal logo paxx88 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 4:29 a.m. PST

Brownan there are varying conflicting sources,contemporary prints (Martinet) have centre companies in shakos by 1807 with the green uniform and it is likely I think that the changes to the shako from the hat were in common with the rest of the French army but saying who wore what when exactly is difficult.

Knotel has them in the original uniform coats that were green with red facings He has the voltiguers in shakos, but I've seen other sources that have them in carabinier bearskins. I've also seen sources vary as to whether the center companies wore bicornes or shakoes with the original uniform.

The light companies of the Garde de Paris were termed ‘chasseurs' and wore the light infantry carabinier-style bearskin. Both they and grenadiers of 1st and 2nd regiments are depicted in contemporary illustrations (Otto Manuscript)wearing their bearskins in 1807 when they were part of the Grande Armee en route to Poland.

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