1st Berg Inf

Flag of the 1st Regiment (1806-1809). Carried on a plain wooden stave topped by a gilt spear-shaped finial. Double gold cords and tassels were carried attached immediately below the finial. (Flag Source)

1st Berg Inf 2

Flag of the 1st Battalion of the 1st Regiment (1809-1813), Reg. number in the top corner and Batt. number in the bottom corner. (Same Flag Source)


 Allegiance Edit

A Line Infantry Regiment of the The Grand Duchy of Kleve Berg, a client state of the French Empire.

History Edit

  • 24th April 1806 – The First Berg Infantry Regiment established in Dusseldorf from The Bavarian Kinkel Infantry Regiment and a Battalion of Nassauers.
  • August 1808 – Regiment reorganised into the new 1st and 2nd Infantry Regiments.
  • October 1808 – Battalions from the existing 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regiments used to make a 4th.
  • 1810-11 – Stationed in Catalonia

Organisation Edit

  • April 1806 – 4 battalions, each with 6 companies of 100 men.
  • October 1806 – Regiment expanded to have 6 battalions.
  • 1808 – 3 battalions with 6 companies of 120 men.
  • 1809 – 2 field battalions with 6 companies (1 Grenadier, 4 Fusilier and 1 Votigeur) of 120 men + 1 Depot-Kompagnie.
  • January 1810 – Becomes part of the 3rd Division of the VII Corps of the Grande Armée

 Uniforms (Approx.) Edit

Company 1 (Gren) 2 (Fusil) 3 (Fusil) 4 (Fusil) 5 (Fusil) 6 (Volt)
Facings Sky Blue

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