Königl. Sächs Schützen (Füsilier) Regiment Prinz Georg Nr 108 was a VERY different infantry regiment that was fielded by Saxony. As you can see from the regiment’s formal title, it was considered both a Schützen and a Füsilier regiment. The regiment was founded in 1809 during the Napoleonic Wars. It was garrisoned at Dresden, where it was attached to the Saxon XII. Armeekorps. Another difference with the regiment was that they did not wear a pickelhaube as their dress helmet. Instead, they wore a shako with a black parade plume. It was like a Saxon version of the Jäger-Bataillone, although that is not 100% correct. Saxony also created two Jäger-Bataillone in the same year, and they also wore the shako. Also, the Jäger-Bataillone’s wappens were different from that of Königl. Sächs Schützen (Füsilier) Regiment Prinz Georg Nr 108. So, perhaps it was more of a variation, but enough of my speculation.
Today our offering is a full-figure metal statue of a soldier from this regiment. The statue’s overall height is 12.” The statue’s base also is metal, but it is mounted on a marble base that measures 4″ x 4.” The man is wearing his shako with the plume, as is correct. He wears all of his gear, including his slung Mauser, pack, and cartridge boxes. His left shoulder clearly displays the regiment’s number (108).
At the marble base’s front is a small engraved plaque that states “Zur Erinnerung am mein Regiment” (In remembrance of my Regiment). On the statue’s back is its artist’s name, Hans Leuner. The statue is just a tad “wobbly” on the marble base. That said, it is NOT in danger of becoming detached, but the new owner should exhibit care in the statue’s handling and display. [It will cost more for shipping due to its weight, 4 lbs. 5 oz.0].