GEORGIAN HUSSAR REGIMENT (1738 - 1769): A SHORT HISTORY AND UNIFORMS DESCRIPTION
Angus Konstam, Bill Yunghusband
Excerpt from the book ”Russian Army of the Seven Years War”, London / 1996
Introduction: Andrew Andersen
In the middle of the 18th century, the Russian imperial government allowed the formation of special hussar regiments manned with various immigrants (sort of “foreign legions” in the Russian army).
That was the period when Serbian, Moldovan, Hungarian and other hussar regiments were formed within the imperial Army, Among them was the Georgian Hussar regiment formed as early as in 1738 (by that time Georgian states were not yetr incorporated into the Russian Empire, and thus the Georgian refugees and immigrants were foreigners in Russia).
Georgian hussars took part in a number of wars including Russo-Turkish (1739), Russo-Swedish (1741-43) and the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) where they were distinguished for high professionalism and bravery
Some details on their history and uniforms can be found below
Andrew Andersen, 2010-11-20
Georgian Hussar regiment had battle history different from other Hussar regiments. It fought at: Gross-Jagersdorf (1757), Zorndorf (1758) & Kunersdorf (1759) & was in Totleben's Corps captured Berlin (1760). During campaign 1761 Georgian Hussars under command of colonel Kniaz (Prince) Amilokhvarov were in Rumiantsev's Corps at Colberg & took part in countless skirmishes with Vernec Hussars & Frei-corps.
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