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The Soldier

My Great great grandfather, Eric Wahlström, became one of the many farmhands that was drafted as a soldier for Uplands Royal Infantry Battalion as the war with Russia broke out in 1808.

Some letters from that period have inspired me for further research about his time as a soldier.

The story about Eric Wahlströms time as a soldier.
Erics letters to his parents.
Eric's regement's mark.
Cannon launches that was used in the war with Russia in 1808-1809.

Other interresting pages

The Swedish Army museum.

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