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PRUSSIA – CYPHERS – OFFICER – ULANEN-REGIMENT Nr 13

SKU: 23-129

$175.00

This is a pair of brass cyphers that were added to the shoulder boards of an officer serving in Königs-Ulanen-Regiment (1. Hannoversches) Nr 13. The regiment was raised in 1803 and garrisoned at Hannover. Prior to the beginning of WW I, the regiment was assigned to the X. Armeekorps. [Although considered a Prussian regiment, it originally was one of the elite Hanoverian regiments assimilated into the Prussian Army when that Kingdom was defeated in the 1866 Unification War. The war ended Hannover’s days as an independent Kingdom]. The regiment had a very long, proud history, and saw extensive action with Wellington during the Napoleonic Wars. Eventually, although the regiment retained its Prussian status, the men were allowed to display their previously-earned bandeaux (battle honors) for their participation at the Peninsula, Waterloo, and Garzia-Hernandez. Furthermore, they were granted the honor of wearing Garde Stars on their tschapkas, even though it was not a true Garde regiment. Each of these cyphers measures 1 ½” x 2.” They are attached to a shoulder board’s center. They are quite scarce, and make an interesting addition to any collection.

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This is a pair of brass cyphers that were added to the shoulder boards of an officer serving in Königs-Ulanen-Regiment (1. Hannoversches) Nr 13. The regiment was raised in 1803 and garrisoned at Hannover. Prior to the beginning of WW I, the regiment was assigned to the X. Armeekorps. [Although considered a Prussian regiment, it originally was one of the elite Hanoverian regiments assimilated into the Prussian Army when that Kingdom was defeated in the 1866 Unification War. The war ended Hannover’s days as an independent Kingdom]. The regiment had a very long, proud history, and saw extensive action with Wellington during the Napoleonic Wars. Eventually, although the regiment retained its Prussian status, the men were allowed to display their previously-earned bandeaux (battle honors) for their participation at the Peninsula, Waterloo, and Garzia-Hernandez. Furthermore, they were granted the honor of wearing Garde Stars on their tschapkas, even though it was not a true Garde regiment. Each of these cyphers measures 1 ½” x 2.” They are attached to a shoulder board’s center. They are quite scarce, and make an interesting addition to any collection.

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