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The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers

These illustrations were published in the 1820s in a book called "Abbildung der Uniformen aller in Hamburg seit den Jahren 1806 bis 1815 einquartirt gewesener Truppen". They were drawn and painted by Christoph and Cornelius Suhr. Only four copies are known to be in existsence. These are from the copy owned by the Commerzbibliothek Hamburg.

"The VIII Corps of the Grand Army, which had been placed under his command, bore an international character that adequately paraded the far-reaching powers of the Emperor of the French: Dutch, French, Germans, and even Spaniards and Portuguese, had been attracted to his service."

From Friedrich Wencker-Wildberg's Bernadotte: a Biography. London: Jarrolds, 1936. P. 191

For information about the other contingents of the VIII Corps see:

The Dutch Army in Hamburg (1807 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The Spanish Romana Division in Hamburg (1807 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The Chevau-Léger Belge d'Arenberg in Hamburg (1807 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers

These drawings originally appeared on line in German by our partner, Napoleon Online and are used with permission of theCommerzbibliothek Hamburg. Please note that Markus Stein holds the copyright on all of these images.

 

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The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
Marshal and General Staff Officer
Aide-de-Camp to Marshal Bernadotte and His Son
Aide-de-Camp to Marshal Bernadotte in Dress Uniform
Aides-de-Camp to Marshal Bernadotte in Undress Uniform
       
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
Gendarmes
Ordnance Gendarmes
Maréchal-des-logis & Colonel of the Gendarmes
Horse Artillery
       
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
Guides of Marshal Bernadotte
Hussars of the 1st, 7th, and 2nd Regiments
Soldiers, Drummer, and NCO of the Foot Artillery
Infantry Officer
       
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
The French 8th Corps in Hamburg (1806 - 1808): the Uniform Plates of the Suhr Brothers
Soldier of the Line Infantry
Voltigeur Drummer and Light Infantry Sapper
Light Infantry
Gendarmes


Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2008

 

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