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1804 Pattern Flags

Porte-aigle 1804 The new flags issued at this time measured approx 80cm square for infantry and 60cm square for cavalry and each battalion and squadron of the French army received one of these flags. The flags were nailed with glit headed studs to a blue wooden staff, 3cm in diameter and 2m 10cm long (including the eagle itself). Double gold cords and tassels were attached immediately below the eagle.

Left: NCO Porte-aigle Line Infantry c.1808.

Links to the French 1804 Flag Pages
Imperial Guard Infantry Regiments 1804-1811
Imperial Guard Infantry Regiments 1811-1813
1st to 10th Line Infantry Regiments
11th to 20th Line Infantry Regiments
21st to 30th Line Infantry Regiments
32nd to 43rd Line Infantry Regiments
44th to 50th Line Infantry Regiments
51st upwards Line Infantry Regimentsunder construction
1st to 10th Light Infantry Regiments
12th to 22nd Light Infantry Regiments
23rd to 32nd Light Infantry Regiments
1st to 30th Dragoon Regiments
1st to 31st Chasseur a Cheval Regiments
1st to 11th Hussar Regiments
1st and 2nd Carabinier and 1st to 14th Cuirassier Regiments

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