Napoleon Series Archive 2002

Re: Miquelets

. - Miquelete: from the catalonian " miquelet", name that in this region received the mountain infantry, and that come from the name of one of his first liders, Miquelot de Prats, becoming later extensive to designate to alls the catalonian volunteers listed in time of war.In 1808 the spanish new unit of voluntiers en catalonian provinces ( Barcelona, Tarragona, Lérida and Gerona) was named Tercios de Miqueletes, and his flag is black, whit the number of the Tercio. In 1810 the Miqueletes are transformed in " Legiones Catalanas".

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