Guys I’m looking for information/plates regarding the above unit ... CAMPAIGN uniform information, shabraque details , trumpeters, horse colour etc etc especially 1809-1814 please Peter
thanks to all for responses
in case you are interested in those topics, I suggest buying some references and in case some detail is missing, is to ask.
From Rousselot Plate Number 95 (This plate covers enlisted men only):
Dark blue habit, blue collar, red lapels, red cuffs, dark blue cuff flaps piped in red, 'white' buttons; buff belts with white trim on both sides; visored bearskin, dark blue horse furniture with white trim on the saddle cloth and pistol covers; red plumes, black horses (along with the Guard artillery a cheval and the grenadiers a cheval, this was a black horse outfit). Buff breeches and waistcoat. From 1801-1807 white grenades at the rear corners of the shabraque; from 1808-1815 white crowns in the corners. White trefoils on the shoulders. Dark blue portmaneau. The red turnbacks of the habit had dark blue grenades from 1801-1807 and white thereafter. Dark blue surtouts were worn on campaign and in the field as late as 1815. Aiguillettes were white for enlisted, mixed white and blue for NCOs and brigadiers.
Officers wore the same uniform but with silver distinctions instead of white. Senior officers would wear a white plume.
Trumpeters rode a white or grey horse and wore reversed colors (red habits with dark blue lapels, turnbacks and collars. The lapels had white lace around the lapels and white brandenburgs until 1807 when the habits changed to sky blue with the same distinctions. They also wore buff breeches and waistcoats. Horse furnishings were the same as for enlisted men. The aiguillettes were mixed white and blue as were the trumpet cords.
Do you not have access to the Rousselot plates? I'll look up mine, if I have that plate, and will post information tomorrow.