Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: Dutch units sent to Suriname,W Indies 1802 -07

And a small part of the contingent of Curacao (8th and artillery) was send to St Martin and St Eustatius.

In 1807 2 auxiliary artillery companies were sand to Curacao as reinforcements but unknown to them Curacao had allready surrendered by then. Even worse; they shipwrecked near the Orkney islands.

Officially the wore blue uniforms with green facings with white piping. White metal buttons with jagerhorns and number. Shako. Black leatherwork and black canvas backpacks. But on arrival those uniforms were put in the depot and only used on special occassions. Normaly they used off-white linen jackets and trousers; green collar and shoulderpatches for Jagers and red for artillery. Black gaiters and black leather caps as used by the british.
In Demerary they even made new linen trousers with 'attached gaiters'.
They did not have bicornes, only officers did. The osprey drawing of Chatrand is not correct.

See link for the drawing of P. Groenia, captain of the 5th Jagers who served in Surinam himself. The drawing is made after retruning to Holland in 1804 as regular white eatherwork is used. Their original gear had to be turned of to the British upon surrender. But for the rest this drawing is the best on the subject.

http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/zoom/index/&language=nl&i=http%3A%2F%2Fresolver.kb.nl%2Fresolve%3Furn%3Durn%3Agvn%3ALEMU01%3A00012865%26size%3Dlarge

Gr. Martijn

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Loftie's British Officers' Uniforms, 1795-1814.
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