Regimental stein Abbreviation help

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  • #55492 Reply

    Jimbo

    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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  • #55500 Reply

    Ron

    JImbo,

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

  • #55502 Reply

    Jimbo

    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.

  • #55510 Reply

    George

    Jimbo,

    This article might help you decipher the lettering on your stein. https://stein-collectors.org/library/articles/fraktur/fraktur.htm

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