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Mark RedLinePS24 Sep 2013 12:48 p.m. PST

I'm finding conflicting info on the uniform, some sources say black uniform with shako, sky blue facings, other green jacket, red facing with shako or with hat? Help please.

Prince of Essling24 Sep 2013 1:02 p.m. PST

The Oels wore:
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The Jager detachment wore the same shako, green jacket with light blue collar & cuffs, grey trousers with a thin light blue stripe.

Edwulf24 Sep 2013 3:48 p.m. PST

Yes. They were green riflemen with horse hair plumes, sky Blue facings. Quite smart.

The Black Brunswickers in Spain were hussars.

It's only in 1815 is the whole corps in black… Except the jagers in grey.

George Krashos24 Sep 2013 6:27 p.m. PST

Yep the detached companies wore the green uniform, while the black uniformed companies remained in the 7th Division.

Mark RedLinePS25 Sep 2013 10:59 a.m. PST

Thanks chaps, that clears it up.
Mark

Jemima Fawr03 Oct 2013 2:39 p.m. PST

The musket-armed 'line' companies that remained with 7th Division wore a uniform virtually identical to that worn by the Leib Regiment in 1815.

The rifle-armed detached Jaeger companies wore the uniform described above – green jacket with sky-blue collar, cuffs, shoulder-straps and trouser-stripes. White metal buttons. Grey trousers. Officers wore dolmans coloured as above, though with black hussar braid and lace. Shakos were the same for both 'sides' of the regiment – death's-head badges and falling black horsehair plumes.

The rifle companies were detached in the same manner as those of the 5/60th Rifles – to provide a bit of extra firepower to brigade skirmish-screens.

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