ASAKIR-I MANSURE-I MUHAMMEDIYE
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It is an army corps established by the command of Sultan Mahmud II; after the abolition of the Yeniceri Corps. The target of this new military institution was to create a modern, very well educated army. At first, Aga Huseyin Pasha, one of the commanders of the Yeniceri Corps was appointed as the commander-in-chief of this army.

Asakir-i Mansure-i Muhammediye consists of eight units, each one them is called a disposition. Each of these dispositions were commanded by a major. These majors were under the command of “the head major”. Each disposition consisted of sixteen ranks. Each rank was within the authority of a captain. Each captain had two lieutenant assistants. There was a artillery in every disposition. These were commanded by an officer named “head-artillery”. The disposition, that consisted of sixteen ranks was divided into two; eight were on the left and the other eight were on the right. They were commanded by left and right adjutant-majors.

Two years later this institution was reorganised; “dispositions” were transformed in to the “regiments” and the “commanders” begun to be called as “colonel”. “Company” replaced “rank”. Each regiment consisted of three lines commanded by an major. Two adjutant-majors, a clerk, a stand bearer and apart from the captains and two lieutenants, a sergeant were appointed to each company. In each regiment there were an assistant of colonel and a lieutenant-colonel. Two regiments were commanded by a brigadier-general and three regiments were commanded by a general of division. The officers that were above the colonel were called pashas. The most important commander of “Asakir-i Mansure-i Muhammediye” was “Field-Marshall”.

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