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HappyHussar13 Apr 2018 12:47 p.m. PST

Looking for a color image of a Russian Cossack horse artillery gunner for the Eylau-Friedland campaign. Can anyone help?

I have an image for them for 1812-14. Not sure if it applies for the earlier period.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 10:23 a.m. PST

Not sure about Eylau-Friendland but my library says that Cossack horse artillery was established formally in 1798-9 or so; the image I have is a chap in a short blue jacket and blue trousers, red strip down the trousers and red time on the jacket collars and cuff; black busby with red bag and white cords

Hope this helps!

HappyHussar14 Apr 2018 10:12 p.m. PST

Yes, that helps. I went with the pic I found which corresponds with what you are saying. In other words it doesn't sound like the 1812-14 "uniform" was that much different at all (if any) from the earlier period.

Thanks for your response.

anchar197716 Apr 2018 2:08 a.m. PST


Horse artillery companies has the same uniforms like usual cossak horse companies.

Донская конная артиллерия.
До 1816 г. конные артиллерийские роты носили обмундирование такое же, как в конных полках. Вооружение сабля и пара пистолетов.

Before 1812 cossaks has old breed with the high collar mown in front. That's all differents.

Конные полки.
Казаки кафтан (чекмень) из тёмно-синего сукна, застёгивавшийся на груди на крючки. Носился с 1 сентября по 1 мая. Воротник низкий и прямой (часть казаков могли донашивать обмундирование старого покроя с высоким воротником, скошенным спереди) с красной выпушкой по внешнему краю, погоны и прямые обшлага, тёмно-синие с красной выпушкой.

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