Thursday 12 August 2010

More 1860s Hannover

Been trying to find out what the weapon of these Hanoverians was and it seems it was a 'pickelgewehr 1853' - some sort of Minie rifle but I can find no photos.
There is a German language account of the battle of Langensalza in this book (in full) Der deutsche Krieg in Jahre 1866

1 comment:

  1. Good thing the Hanoverians had different head gear from the Prussians. Tough to tell the difference from a distance. Thanks for posting these obscure (to me) items. It's like going down a small road and finding something "cool."