Napoleonic Wars - Military Uniform buttons

 


During the French Revolution years France declared war on several European countries. Between the years 1792 and 1815 French armies fought or passed many cities and countries - Breda/Holland was also one of these. In the Breda area i found some uniform buttons dating from this era:


 Standard French Army buttons

 









Napoleonic button 1 (1792-1793)                                                                   Top: Hat between letters                                                                          Bottom: Crossed branches between letters                                                   Backside: no shank   


Napoleonic button 2 (1792-1793)                                                                   Top: Hat between letters                                                                            Bottom: Crossed branches above letters                                                         Backside: cast shank; 4 holes


Napoleonic button 3 (1792-1793)                                                                   Top: Hat beneath letters                                                                             Bottom: Crossed branches above letters                                                      Backside: cast shank; 2 holes


Napoleonic button 4 (1792-1793)                                                                   Top: Hat between letters                                                                            Bottom: Crossed branches between letters                                                     Note: front side very detailed                                                                   Backside: O-shaped wire shank


French Artillery button


Napoleonic Artillery button (1792-1794)                                                        Notice the small canons on the bottom of the button                                     Backside: no shank



Napoleonic 142nd Regimental button                                                                    142 Régiment de ligne                                                                            Backside: cast shank; 4 holes