Napoleon Series Archive 2009

Eagle bearers accoutrements

Infantry eagle bearers supported the weight of the flag and eagle on a strap to which a cup was fitted. But what of cavalry eagle bearers? I have seen one illustration which seems to show some sort of miniature platform or stirrup arrangement to take the weight, but it is not clear.

It also makes me curious with regard to lancers. Surely they were not expected to hold the lance all the time?

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