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5. irschky; 5. II. 1806, August Friedrich Erdmann von Krafft. Depots Sagan, Freistadt, Sprottau, Gruenberg. Battles I792-Valmy (20·9); I 793-Pirmasens (14·9), Kaiserslauten (28-30. 10). rap d'argent with white cross, yellow centre disc, gold embroidery. Regimental-drap d'argent with yellow cross, centre disc drap d'argent, gold embroidery, yellow pole with gold inlay. Regintent No. 12 Founded 1742, disbanded 1807. 6. I 780, Johann Nikolaus von Kalkreuth; 5. I I. 1806, Friedrich von del' Osten. icgel, Meseritz, Peisern.
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Based on a Fanfaro plate) H /: Noble, 1St Squadron, Regiment Towarc::,ys, /806 H2: Trumpeter, Regiment Towarc::,ys, IJ99 H3: Carabineer, Regiment Towarc::,ys, /806 Although a trooper is not illustrated here, it should be remembered that this was the only lancer formation in the Brandenburg-Prussian Army prior to the founding of the Vhlan regiments in 1808. This regiment originated in the 'Bosniaks' and, from 1800, was recruited from the lesser gentry of Prussia's newly acquired Polish provinces.