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Title: Uniform Batl. "von Barner'.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


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Title: Uniform Batl. "von Barner'.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


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Title: Uniform Batl. "von Barner'.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


Coat Pattern:The pattern for the coats was based on the Prussian dragoon coat. The pattern shows clearly the cut. The coats were made of wool material. The material was not as good as our material today. The weave was fairly course. We have to remember that the coat had only to last for a year. After that the coat went into the possession of the soldier and he could use the material for any purpose he wished. If he was married he might have passed the coat to his wife or he made a scarf or a similar garment out of it to protect himself from the cold.
Camp Layout:The top shows the older lay-out as used by many armies in Europe. The lay-out made deployment of the troops very difficult because companies had to assemble in the tent streets and march out to fall in with their units. The bottom shows the new layout adopted by the Prussian army after the Seven Years War. Now the units could fall-in right in front of their tents. In this way the units could be formed much quicker. The tent lines were arranged the same way the ranks were formed. The soldiers would fall-in between the camp-colors.