The Army of Nassau 1806

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The Army of Nassau 1806

Post  wfrad on Tue 01 Sep 2009, 4:24 am

I may believe this to be correct!

The Army of Nassau
1806-15

Battalion Facings 1803-08
  • ..............................Unit Facings................Buttons................Waistcoat
    1st Leib-Bataillon .........Scarlet ....................Brass...................White
    2nd Bataillon................Brick-red...................Brass...................White
    3rd Jäger-Bataillon........Poppy-red.................White Metal...........Dark Green
    4th Bataillon................Claret-red.................White Metal...........White


Officers and N.C.O.s
The non-commissioned-officers of the Nassau regiments adopted a system of rank insignia
conforming to the French pattern in 1807 and rank was denoted by diagonal bars of lace worn above each cuff. Primarily the N.C.O.s, at least the senior grades, continued to wear the gold lace band around the upper edge of the shako, however this practice would seem to have been discontinued officially about 1809 as was the tradition of carrying the cane of office.
Feldwebel Two gold lace bars diagonally above each cuff with scarlet trim.
Sergeant As above, one gold lace bar only.
Kompanie-Quartiermeister Two scarlet bars above each cuff plus an inverted chevron of
gold lace on each upper sleeve.
Korporal Two scarlet bars above each cuff.

The coat issued in 1808 was dark green and single-breasted with short tails and was closed at the front with a single row of nine brass buttons. High collar and upright and open at the throat and cuffs were square cut with two buttons, one on the cuff actual and one above.
The collar and cuffs were black and the turnbacks scarlet and collar and cuffs were edged with orange tape and decorated with orange lace battons as had been worn by the old Leib-Bataillon.
After the 1809 Austrian campaign, alterations were made to the uniform, the lace decorations were removed from collar and cuffs and collar, cuffs and the front and base edges of the coat were piped with yellow, and the turnbacks became dark green with yellow piping.
The fusilier companies wore shoulder straps of black piped with yellow, orange prior to 1809, and the elite companies adopted the French style epaulettes, scarlet for the grenadiers and green for the voltigeurs.
The grenadier companies were further distinguished by scarlet grenade patches worn on the turnbacks and the voltigeurs by yellow buglehorn patches.
In 1813 the new 3rd Regiment received a coat of the same pattern, however, the elite companies adopted scarlet or yellow ‘Achselwülste’, or cloth roll wings, as worn by the British army, in 1814 and these continued to be worn by the reformed 1st Regiment although the 2nd Regiment retained the epaulettes through the 1815 campaign. The Nassau-Oranien Regiment appear to have worn the same shoulder decorations as the 1st Regiment.
Waistcoats were initially white as previously worn by the old battalions replaced in late 1809 with dark green waistcoats with brass buttons, piped at the edges and the pockets with yellow.

In 1808 the regiments were issued with mid-grey breeches worn with black knee-length gaiters, and these may have been re-issues of the stores held by the previous battalions as the 1st Regiment grenadiers are known to have worn the same pattern that had been issued to the old 4th Battalion with black Hungarian knots and stripes on the seams. These were replaced in 1809 with dark green breeches with yellow small knots and stripes and dark green overall trousers with yellow knots and a wide yellow stripe on the outer seam were issued for campaign wear.
During the Spanish campaign, mostly due to a general shortage of supplies, white or grey
overall trousers of local manufacture were adopted and in 1813 the green overalls with yellow decorations were prescribed for all duties.
Greatcoats were of the French pattern and were pepper-grey and single-breasted with high
collar and deep turned-back cuffs.


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