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Killerkatanas01 Dec 2019 10:17 p.m. PST

Can anyone tell me the organization for the French Cavalry during the Crimean War?

Thank you

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2019 7:53 a.m. PST

I think that the organization overall had not changed much from the Napoleonic Wars

Are you looking for specific orders of battle?

khanscom02 Dec 2019 9:22 a.m. PST

"Unit Organizations and Orders of Battle of the Great Armies of Europe 1853- 1870" by J.W. Brown has this:

"All the cavalry regiments had six squadrons but not all the regiments fielded six. Each squadron listed 200 men, but, in the field, squadrons often made due (sic) with between 120 to 150 men."

rmaker02 Dec 2019 9:29 a.m. PST

Per McClellan, "Armies of Europe":
Regiment – Staff (18 officers, 13 other ranks) + 6 squadrons
Squadron – 8 officers (18 horses) and 174 other ranks (154 horses)

Lilian02 Dec 2019 10:42 a.m. PST

The French Cavalry has known several major changes since 1815…

the 6th squadrons disbanded in 1834 were re-establihed in may 1854

the regiments joining the Armée d'Orient had 4 squadrons,

there were a whole Division with the 4 Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiments, an other Division with 1st and 4th Hussars, 6th and 7th Dragoons
a Reserve Brigade with 6th and 9th Cuirassiers

the 4 squadrons of the 4e Hussards had initally 31 officers and 667 men

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