Regimental stein Abbreviation help

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    Hi, So I was hoping for a little help on the roster of a Regimental I purchased a while back… I know Gefreiter and it’s abbreviation. But can anyone tell me what the other abbreviation on the roster stands for? It is in both pictures, but it is also the first word above the roster located in the bottom pic, written right before “Regt. Prinz Albrecht”. Thanks!

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    That is a light cavalry unit. Chev is the abbreviation for Chevauleger, a Bavarian light cavalryman.

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    Thanks, Ron! I kept reading it as “Cher”. I need to get one of my sons to read the writing next time… Vision isn’t what it used to be.

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    This article might help you decipher the lettering on your stein.

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