Military History/Prussia Military
Hello, I have a 3 part question about Prussia military.
1) What were the Prussian Military conscription/draft rules in the era 1860-1865, i.e. age and length of service.
2) My ancestors lived in Herbern, which is in present day Coesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (15 miles south of Munster) between 1700 and 1864. Where might I find their Prussian military records, and which units they may have been affiliated with?
3) Is there a good website that would show the progression of Prussian military uniforms through the years? Thank you!
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner and here is the answer to your questions:
You can contact the Department Of Military Archive located in Freiburg, Germany at
I hope this helps and May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard