A Portrait of Clausewitz As a Young Officer

This is another article I wrote for WarOnTheRocks’ (W)Archives column. It discusses, again, the newly found drawing of Carl von Clausewitz. You can read my initial post on the subject here.

The new article explores the sketch’s possible dating. Dr. Gerhard Bauer, the expert historian of uniform and battlefield insignia at the Bundeswehr’s Museum of Military History in Dresden, was so kind to share his expertise with me. Based on the elements featured on the shoulders and the neckband, he suggests that the period between 1808 and mid-1810 is the approximate creation date of the drawing.

You can read the new article here.





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