Letter from an Austrian Officer in Hungary, 1848-1849
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.
E.H. Butler and Company
Hungary; Revolution; 1848; Habsburg Empire; Personal narrative; Croatia; Serbs; South Slavs; Grenzer (border troops); Bosnia
Previously Published As
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.