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...and with it comes the solution, I think. That´s why it is helpful to post all information available with the first post. It would have saved me time and effort.

This is not the Prussian Husaren-Leibregiment from Danzig, it´s the Hessian Husaren-Leibregiment from Hofgeismar. Hessen was an independant state and did not have anything to do military-wise with Prussia until after the war of 1866 in which the Hessians were on the loosing end.

After 1866 the 1st Hessian Husaren Leibregiment became the 1. Hessisches Husaren-Regiment Nr. 13 of the Prussian Army.

So you will have to find a Hessian Rank List of 1859 or the respective

Kurfürstlich Hessisches Hof- und Staatshandbuch.


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Ok guys, This is what I finally found on him:

Oberst Carl BÖDICKER (05.06.1808 – 14.04.1874)

Commander of the Regiment from 21.11.1857 to 16.07.1865

Second Lieut.: 26.04.1826

Premier Lieut.: 1838

Rittmeister: 1846

Major: 1852

Oberstlt: 1855


1835: Second Lieut.  2.Esc. Leib Dragoner Regiment

1838: Premier Lieut.  Adjutant (Staab)

1846: Rittmeister 1.Esc. Leib Husaren Regiment

1852: Major (Staab)

1852: Commandant zu Grebenstein

1858: Interim Commandeur 1. Leib Husaren Regiment

1859: Commandant zu Hofgeismar mit Führung der Geschafte


Militär Verdienstkreuz

30.09.1856: Wilhelm Orden IV Klasse

28.08.1861: Ritter der Wilhelm Orden

30.09.1863: Commandeur der Wilhelm Orden II Klasse


Anybody could add something?


Thanks again!

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