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The MILITARY COSTUME OF TURKEY.
PUBLISHED BY THOMAS McLEAN JANUARY 1, 1813
From drawings by Octavien Dalvimart (d'Alvimart), engraved by F.H. Clark
SOLDIER OF TURKISH ARTILLERY.
Soldier of Turkish Artillery from the NYPL
The Turkish Artillery is served by a corps called Topchis, or gunners, which is said to consist of upwards of thirty thousand men. A corps called Suratchis, or diligents, was also organized for this service, by the Baron de Tott, who was employed by the Porte for that purpose.
The Turkish artillery is still, however, far behind-hand with that of the other European nations: they have, however, some extraordinary large pieces, which carry stone balls of several hundred weight, wherewith they managed to do some damage to a British fleet, under the command of Admiral Duckworth, in the passage of the Dardanelles, a few years back.
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