- 22/11/2016 at 05:21 #52803Jonathan GingerichParticipant
I would offer my own OB for Borodino, http://zaotlichiye.net63.net/BorodinoOB.html as a reliable source of the cossack regiments present.
Note that Tartar and Tatar are both English words for the people, but the former has negative connotations and is less phonetically accurate. Therefore Tatar is the prefered term.
Cossack regiments were nominally 500 men, but probably fielded about half that.
I am aware of 3 images of the Crimean Tatars. From the poorly sourced Vinkhuijzen collection at the NY Public Library:http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-c8c6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99. A Wolf/Cappi plate: http://www.napoleon-online.de/Bilder/cappi_russen_tafel21.jpg. And an illustration in the Elberfeld Manuscript. Note this is not the Manuscript, but an attempt by Jose Maria Bueno to copy it: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CmCU8VToOuw/UgUxCp35e_I/AAAAAAABMaM/NaTJqa2Y_AU/s640/ELBERFELD+18c.jpg.
The gist seems to be mixed cossack equipment with a d.green coat with red facings and perhaps a fur hat with red or d.green hide.
05/12/2016 at 17:49 #53436BanditParticipant07/12/2016 at 15:57 #53511jannerParticipant
- This topic was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by Jonathan Gingerich.
I’d wondered what had happen to 3rd Selenginsk – very useful, thank you
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