Chevalier Guard Regiment

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Chevalier Guard Regiment
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Chevalier Guard Regiment in the Battle of Austerlitz
Country Russian Empire
Branch Army
Type Cavalry
Size Regiment
Part of 1st Guard Cavalry division
Garrison/HQ St. Petersburg
Officers of the Chevalier Guard. In left (1-2) is Gustaf Mannerheim

The Chevalier Guard Regiment (Russian: Кавалергардский полк) was a Russian heavy cavalry guard regiment, created in 1800 by the reformation of the Chevalier Guard corps, itself created in 1764 by Catherine the Great. As other Russian heavy cavalry guard regiments (the Life-Guards Horse Regiment, His Majesty's Life-Guards Cuirassier Regiment, and Her Majesty's Life-Guards Cuirassier Regiment), the Chevalier Guards were equipped as cuirassiers (with some differences in uniform and equipment from army cuirassiers and other guard cuirassier regiments).


Military uniform, 1914. Her Supreme majesty Empress Maria Feodovrvna Chevalier Guards regiment

The regiment was disbanded in 1918.

Many famous men served as Chevalier Guards including Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès, Grigory Potemkin, Denis Davydov, Mikhail Skobelev, Alexander Rodzyanko, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim and Alexander Ypsilantis.

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