Hungarian Army 1848-49

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There are several nationalities who fought on the Hungarian side in this conflict. The most important of them is the Polish Legion.
Hungarian Army 1848 49

Polish cavalry, infantry and officers

From left to the right: Soldier of the German Legion, the Polish Legion and a jaeger of Tyrol
Here are some generals:

Arthur Görgey the most talented brilliant Hungarian general

János Damjanich who was never defeated in battle

Józef Bem the Polish commander of the Hungarian army in Transylvania

Karl August Graf zu Leiningen-Westerburg general of the Hungarian 3rd. corps

Ernst Ritter Poelt von Poeltenberg general of the Hungarian 7th. corps a valiant hussar

And finally some hussars
The Habsburg Empire’s army had 14 hussar regiments out of these 10 fought in the war on the Hungarian side. In the rest 2 regiments fought in Italy and the other two was not rallied of Hungarians but Croatians and they fought against Hungary during the conflict. Hungary recruited four more regiment during the war and called them honvéd hussars. I’m going to present these 14 regiments that formed the cavalry of the Hungarian army.

1st. Kaiser (Császár) Hussar Regiment

2nd. Hannover Hussar Regiment

3rd. Ferdinand Hussar Regiment

4th. Alexander (Sándor) Hussar Regiment

6th. Württemberg Hussar Regiment

8th. Coburg Hussar Regiment

9th Nicholas (Miklós) Hussar Regiment

10th Wilhelm (Vilmos) Hussar Regiment

11th Székely Huszár Regiment

12th Palatinus (Nádor) Hussar Regiment

13th. Hunyadi Honvéd Hussar Regiment

14th Lehel Honvéd Hussar Regiment

15th Mátyás Honvéd Hussar Regiment

16th Károlyi Honvéd Hussar Regiment

17th Bocskai Honvéd Hussar Regiment
18th Attila Honvéd Hussar Regiment

Forschungsmitarbeiter Mitch Williamson is a technical writer with an interest in military and naval affairs. He has published articles in Cross & Cockade International and Wartime magazines. He was research associate for the Bio-history Cross in the Sky, a book about Charles ‘Moth’ Eaton’s career, in collaboration with the flier’s son, Dr Charles S. Eaton. He also assisted in picture research for John Burton’s Fortnight of Infamy. Mitch is now publishing on the WWW various specialist websites combined with custom website design work. He enjoys working and supporting his local C3 Church. “Curate and Compile“
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