Bavarian Military Uniforms 1812-1825

Napoleonic Wars, Bavarian, Military, Uniforms, Officer,
Gendarmerie Officer, Rittmeister. Artillery Officer, First Lieutenant. Carriage officer, Oberlieutenant.

On the history of costumes. Seventy-fifth sheet. XIXth century. Bavarian military. Münchener Bilderbogen No. 1004. Illustration by L. Braun.

Bavarian military uniforms at the time of the Napoleonic Wars (Coalition Wars).

Gendarmerie officer, Rittmeister (1812-1815). *)
Artillery officer, Oberlieutenant (Oberleutnant 1811-1825). **)
Carriage officer, Oberlieutenant (Oberleutnant 1811-1825).

*) Rittmeister is a historical rank designation for officers of the cavalry and other mounted units in Germany and Austria. The rank corresponded to that of captain in the foot troops.
**) ( lit. ‘Upper lieutenant’) In some earlier German armies of the 19th century, the gradation Oberleutnant (Premierlieutenant) (still valid today in French-speaking Switzerland) – Unterleutnant (Secondelieutenant) existed before 1871 without the actual grade “Leutnant”.

Source: Münchener Bilderbogen 1848 to 1898. On the history of costumes. Published by Braun & Schneider. Royal court and university printing office of Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn in Munich.

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