Cantonist

Cantonists (Russian language: Кантонисты, the term adapted from Prussia for `recruiting district`) were underage sons of Russian conscripts who from 1721 were educated in special `canton schools` (Кантонистские школы) for future military service (the schools were called garrison schools in the 18th century). The can...
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Cantonist

[Prussia] Cantonists (German: Kantonist, a person living in a canton) were recruits in the Prussian Army from 1733-1813, liable for draft in one of the cantons. Each canton was responsible for creating its own regiment. The canton system was introduced by King Frederick William I of Prussia. ...
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