(Orderly to Colonel of Supplies and Ammunition)
He was one of the soldiers who dealt with amunition
and was entrusted with the task of protecting the powder magazine.
Djebkhane Chorbadjisi (Colonel of Supplies and
This was a Janissary officer who was responsible for
Bostandji (Member of the Imperial Guard)
The Bostandji was an official of the Imperial Palace
who carried out his duties either at vineyards and gardens or on the Sultan's
boat. There were two groups the Bostandjis of the private gardens
of the Emperor, and the Bostandjis of the vegetable gardens of the Emperor.
The first group looked after the gardens around the Imperial Palace and
the latter group were responsible for the kitchen gardens. Their commander
was called the Commander of the Imperial Guards -Bostanji Pasha- and he
had jurisdiction over the shores and waters of the Bosphorus. He also
had control of and sterred the Sultan's boat.