Emigre Troops in British Service: 1792-1803 by Rene Chartrand, Patrice Courcelle

By Rene Chartrand, Patrice Courcelle

Following the Revolution in 1789, participants of the aristocracy have been more and more persecuted, and lots of of them fled out of the country. those exiles grew to become identified jointly as 'Г©migrГ©s', and regardless of preliminary confusions and indecision, a lot of them have been taken into British provider. This advantageous textual content by way of RenГ© Chartrand examines the enterprise, uniforms and insignia of the Г‰migrГ© troops in British carrier from 1793 to 1802, followed through lots of illustrations together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Patrice Courcelle.

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1795, but with little response. Less that 400 eventually reached the Isle of Wight, and were also drafted into Loyal Emigrant on 13 December. 1793 by Louis, Comte de Bouillé; mostly ex-soldiers of French Royal army with some Swiss and Germans. Attached to British army in Flanders from November 1793, saw action in many skirmishes. Initially with 250 men, raised to 350 in February 1794 at Menin; third squadron added in June, but only 300 present out of establishment of 600 by September. 1795, one squadron making brilliant charge over ice and snow.

1799 in Switzerland by Baron Rodolphe de Salis-Marschlins, former general in the French Royal army, to have six fusilier companies a n d o n e of chasseurs. In action J u n e 1800 at Kempten; defence of Feldkirch, 13 July; thereafter retreated into Tyrol. 1801. On 23 May five officers a n d 200 m e n j o i n e d Watteville's new regiment (qv). Uniform: Green coatee, sky blue collar, cuffs a n d turnbacks, brass buttons; sky b l u e p a n t a l o o n s , black half-gaiters; black shako with black turban, yellow cockade loop, black cockade, yellow p l u m e t i p p e d black, g r e e n oakleaf; white a c c o u t r e m e n t s .

An illustration of the 'Regiment de Houd' shows a soldier wearing an elaborate red uniform faced black and trimmed with yellow piping and cords. Wurtemberg German regiment raised 1786 for colonial service with Dutch East India Company by Duke Charles Eugen of Wurtemberg. 1796. Men of regiment then joined British service, and distinct 'Wirtemberg' company formed. This took part in capture of Dutch island of Ternate in Moluccas on 21 June; probably amalgamated into other units later. Uniform: In Dutch and probably early British service, blue coat faced with yellow; black leather dragoon-style helmet, the same as Meuron's Swiss.

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