Original German pre WW1 Veteran Badge of the Infantry Regiment "Alt-Württemberg" (3rd Württembergisches) No. 121. THE BADGE IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION, GOOD EXAMPLE WITH ATTRACTIVE TARNISH, GENUINE RIBBON, WORKING PIN DEVICE, MAKER MARKED: "OVERALL A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A RARE BADGE, SIZE (INCLUDING THE RIBBON): cca 71 mm
HISTORY OF THE REGIMENT:
The Infantry Regiment "Alt-Württemberg" (3rd Württembergisches) No. 121 was set up in 1808 as the Herzog Wilhelm infantry regiment from the Herzog Wilhelm musketeer battalion - a second battalion was added to this battalion , which had existed since 1804. In 1811 it was renamed the Infantry Regiment No. 2 Herzog Wilhelm. The regiment was wiped out in the Russian campaign in 1812, but reorganized in the same year with the same name. In the French campaign against Russia and Prussia in 1813, the regiment was destroyed and then re-established with the same name. The losses in the campaign against Napoleon in 1814 were due to the incorporation of the teams of the disbanded land regiments4 and 5 balanced. With the military reform in 1817, the addition fell away and the regiment was called the 3rd Infantry Regiment from March 31, 1817. Cenotaph of the regiment in Ludwigsburg After the conclusion of the military convention with the North German Confederation from the 21st / 25th On November 2, 1870, like all troops from Württemberg to distinguish troops from other German states, on October 2, 1871 it received the corresponding addition of the 3rd Württemberg Infantry Regiment. On December 18, 1871 all regiments of Württemberg received additional numbers. These corresponded to the consecutive numbering of all regiments of the German Armed Forces, regardless of their belonging to one of the contingents, the regiment received the number 121: 3rd Württemberg Infantry Regiment No. 121. On December 14, 1874, all troops were given the names in their final spelling and numbering:Infantry Regiment (3rd Württembergisches) No. 121. 1891 was the addition Alt-Wuerttemberg since the regiment its history to the 1716 established subsidies regiment Infantry Regiment Old Württemberg traced. The last name was Infantry Regiment "Alt-Württemberg" (3rd Württembergisches) No. 121. The regiment was dissolved on April 30, 1919.