Lützow Free Corps
After the Treaty of Tilsit, the Pusse only has an army reduced to about 42,000 men, reforms are rapidly and widely used to train additional troops to strengthen considerably the regular troops. But alongside these, we could find the corps, units consisting solely of volunteers from all social and of course to equip themselves at their own expense for the crown avaie not really afford to equip all small world. The most famous of them being the Freikorps Lützow. February 18, 1813, AKO make official the creation of the body of Staff Won Lützow. This corps animated by a spirit of freedom but also revenge. Body of the most prestigious in the ranks of the Prussian army, recruitment mixed all castes of society Prussian bourgeoisie, students, peasants, and even two women!Theoretical constitution of the body:
The body of Major theory includes three arms, infantry, cavalry and artillery. Body strength is estimated at approximately 3700 men of the three weapons more than 150 men of the train. Infantry: The corps franc had 3 infantry battalions, the 1st and 3rd battalions were five companies and the second at 4 companies each theory being 200 men. Each battalion had a company hunter, it is noted that the company of the 2nd Battalion hunter is a company called Tyrolean indeed they wore a uniform and was inspired Tyrolean the one of the few units of the body to have a sufficient supply for it.
Arming companies of musketeers was all sources spoils of war, shotgun, rifle endowment made by Bernadotte English or old guns of the Prussian army. However, hunters are better off, in the spirit of the time hunters voluntary (and the body is no exception) is fitted to their costs and often see noble bourgeois origin, they often have what one commonly called striped rifles, the "brown bess 1809 model" or the "alte Büchse body."The infantry uniform:
The uniform of the infantry on the body is subject to a settlement but the reality is quite different. Litewka color black collar, facing and shoulder strap black red welt. In theory shako with line cord with tassel, snowshoeing black chinstrap scale copper. It is certain that there was not enough shako and some were fitted directly on the battlefield.Tyrolean hunters:
Habits mouse gray jacket and trousers with back neck facing and shoulder strap in green linen. Green stripe on the pants. They are also a black felt hat with a green band and a green plume of Austrian inspiration.