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Glenn J

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  1. Oops, sorry, it is the Baden Campaign medal of 1849. The 1813/15 is to the other side of his 25 year cross. Regards Glenn
  2. Glenn, that really is a wonderful rendition of Oberst Kusserow's medal bar. Much clearer now is the tiny little medal tucked between the Hannoverian Guelphic Order and the Russian Saint George; his campaign medal for the 1831 campaign to put down the uprising in Neufchâtel. Regards Glenn
  3. Certainly, BZL2 Baden order of the Zähringer Lion Commander‘s cross 2nd class FEL4 French Legion of Honour Officer‘s Cross HG3 Hannoverian Guelphen Order Knight‘s Cross HEK2 Hohenzollern Honour Cross 2nd class RG5 Russian Saint George Order 5th class Regards Glenn
  4. Hi, a different Kusserow; August Ferdinand Cusserow. He retired around 1846 and died on 2 March 1872. The extract from the 1835 Prussian Rangliste shows his Russian Anna and Stanislaus orders. An extract from the 1850 Prussian Rangliste shows our Ferdinand von Kusserow's orders as the commander of 14. Infanterie-Brigade. Regards Glenn
  5. Glenn, he was awarded the RG5 in 1835/36 as a Major in the General Staff of VIII. Armeekorps. He received the swords to his already held peacetime award of the Red Eagle Order third Class with Bow on 20 September 1849 as the regimental commander of the 26. Infanterie-Regiment for the campaign in Baden. Consequently we see in your portrait his RAO3SX with a wartime ribbon but the bow of the peacetime award. Regards Glenn
  6. Hi Glenn, super portrait of Oberst Ferdinand v. Kusserow around 1849/1850. He died in 1855 as a retired Generalleutnant. Regards Glenn
  7. Matt, that may well be Hauptmann Erich Poser. I have a note with him at FAA 212. Regards Glenn
  8. Nicolas, not too much but I have the following: Georg Pohl. Appointed Korpsstabsapotheker of the V. Armeekorps directly from civilian life on 19 December 1893. He was transferred to the VII. Armeekorps on 9 September 1897. He retired from military service on 12 May 1902. Regards Glenn
  9. Hi Komtur, Excellent and thank you for the book tip! Regards Glenn
  10. Morning Komtur, that is certainly the impression I have. See below an extract from the Royal Prussian "Ordensliste" of 1905. From this sample it can be seen that with the exception of the four non-Prussian individuals, all other awards were with the bow (m. Schl.) However, it would seem that non Prussian citizens in Reich service (Kaisermarine for example) would receive the bow/oak leaves to subsequent awards. See Admiral Hipper for instance (Bavarian). Regards Glenn
  11. Generally speaking the bow (Schleife) is the insignia of the second award (3rd class) of the red eagle order to an individual already holding the 4th class. Depending on whether the original award was with or without swords and whether the second award was a peacetime or wartime award would result in various permutations as follows: 1st and 2nd awards respectively RAO4 (peacetime) on statute ribbon RAO3S (peacetime) statute ribbon and bow RAO4 (peacetime) on statute ribbon RAO3SX (wartime) black/white ribbon and bow with swords RAO4X (wartime) black/white ribbon RAO3SXR (peacetime) statute ribbon and bow with swords on the ring RAO4X (wartime) black/white ribbon RAO3SX (wartime) 2 black/3 white ribbon and bow Typically the award of the 3rd class with bow was for officers holding the rank of Oberst and Oberstleutnant. Below is an extract from the Militär-Wochenblatt of 23 January 1878 listing the award of the RAO3S to colonels who are for the most part regimental commanders. Regards Glenn
  12. Chris, as I understand the situation, it was pretty much automatic when the individual reached the age limit for each levy of Landwehr service. However, an individual reserve officer could with the permission of his regimental commander remain as such always assuming he would (in peacetime) put in the necessary training obligations as required. Consequently one could encounter aged reserve officers and relatively youthful Landwehr officers. In the case of your officer, I am assuming at the time of his (voluntary) transfer into Landwehr service he had already reached the prescribed age for the 2nd levy. Regards Glenn
  13. My pleasure, he is flanked by General Staff officers Oberstleutnant Friedrich (Ritter von) Haack and Major Eugen Trautmann. Regards Glenn
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