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Title: Letter from an Austrian Officer in Hungary, 1848-1849
Authors: Baron, W.
Keywords: Hungary
Habsburg Empire
Personal narrative
South Slavs
Grenzer (border troops)
Issue Date: 1850
Publisher: E.H. Butler and Company
Citation: W. Baron, "Letter II," in Scenes of the Civil War in Hungary, In 1848 and 1849 with Personal Adventures of an Austrian Officer (Philadelphia, E.H. Butler and Company, 1850), pp. 24-38.
Abstract: The letter of an Austrian soldier describing the military frontier and the border soldiers (Grenzer or Granicari) around the Hungarian periphery. Covers the following themes: Military Frontier of Hungary; its Extent and Situation--Frontier troops--The Seressans; their personal appearance, costume--Dress of the other Border Troops their character; military spirit of their Women; their personal beauty; their costume--Villages of the Borderers--Family houses--Patriarchal manners--Service required of the Border-Soldier--Guard-posts.
Description: 5 pages
Appears in Collections:1848-1900: Revolution, Liberalism, Modernization

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