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11th Hussar Regiment (France)

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Active  1793-1814, 1873-1919
Branch  French Army
Role  Light cavalry
Country  France
Type  Regiment of Hussars
11th Hussar Regiment (France)
Garrison/HQ  Algeria 1874. Tunisia 1881-1883. Belfort 1883-1900. Tarascon 1900-1914.

The 11th Hussar Regiment (11e régiment de hussards) was a hussar regiment in the French Army.

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The Revolutionary Wars

It was raised on 28 July 1793 from personnel of the 24th Mounted Chasseurs Regiment. Also added were two volunteer regiments, the Germanic Legion, and the second squadron of the Hussards de la Liberté. Jacques-Philippe Avice was the regiment's chef de brigade.

The regiment fought in the War of the First Coalition, participating in the Second Battle of Wissembourg, the War of the Pyrenees, the War in the Vendée, the Battle of Friedberg, the Siege of Kehl and the Italian Campaigns of the War of the Second Coalition.

An early member of the regiment was Pierre David de Colbert-Chabanais.

The Napoleonic Wars

On 24 September 1803 it was renamed the 29th Dragoon Regiment.

A new 11th Hussars was set up on 18 August 1810 by splitting off personnel from the 2nd Dutch Hussars Regiment (régiment des hussards hollandais) within the French Army.

The new unit participated in the Russian Campaign in 1812 and the Battle of Leipzig in 1813.

It was disbanded in 1814 upon the Bourbon Restoration.

Renewal

A third 11th Hussar Regiment was set up at Sidi Bel Abbès in 1873, formed of one squadron from the 1st Chasseurs and other squadrons from the 1st, 3rd and 8th Hussars.

This regiment was disbanded in 1919, after serving in the First World War.

Uniform

Hackle: grey
Cord: white
Collar: grey
Dolman: green
Pelisse: green
Side stripe: grey
Braid: white
Breeches: grey

References

11th Hussar Regiment (France) Wikipedia


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