This is a liederbuch (songbook) for Jäger-Bataillon Nr 3. Jäger-Bataillons had the best marksmen in the entire German Army. [During the Napoleonic Wars, it was their role to advance as skirmishers, engaging the enemy’s skirmishers and endeavoring to pick off enemy Infanterie and Kavallerie Regiment officers]. This particular songbook is from Brandenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr 3, which was founded in 1815. It was garrisoned in Lübben and assigned to the III. Armeekorps. It also participated in 1815’s Battle of Waterloo.
The small booklet measures ¼” x 4″ x 5 ½.” It has a full-color cover that displays a red enlisted man’s Bataillon shoulder strap. It is filled with many patriotic songs, including one specially created for Jägers.