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Sergeant and private soldier of the régiment suisse de Karrer

Caption: Sergeant and private soldier of the régiment suisse de Karrer

Sergeant and private soldier of the régiment suisse de Karrer, a Swiss mercenary unit in French service, c 1732. Sergeants carried halberds and had silver lace on their cuffs as a rank badge. Until the early 1730s, they also had a red plume border edging the brim of their hat. Reconstruction by Eugène Lelièpvre.