The Prussian period of reform, from 1808–1815/18, included the armed forces, which, with the transition to (general) conscription, now rested on a new societal base, and intentionally connected civic rights and obligations. The plausible consequence would have been equality of the burdens, however this was not achieved in either the process of enlisting for the military service or the material requirements. lt was the public sector which compensated for a Iack of infrastructure, as well as accommodation requirements, by making the traditional claim of public quarters. ln turn, the inadequate remuneration led to many lawsuits, which the financially ailing state could do little hinder, Iet alone provide investments to deal with the cause of the problem. As a result, some cities with stationed troops saw them take the initiative and ensure the quartering of ´their´ military in barracks. On the one hand, this was done to stop troops being billeted, while on the other hand secured economic benefits. The private and communal aid came in the form of subsidies, or in some cases retaining fees, with contractually negotiated repayment by the state and recognition of the anticipated and unconstrained fiscal costs of troop maintenance. Thus contours and income of the contributions were defined. This dealt with the unusual, partially discussed and partially practiced, financing of the required infrastructure through equity funds, which took place during the transition from early to high industrialization and led to the search for new ways of procuring funds. That some such corporations emerged before the standardization of company law and were met with considerable interest is proof of the timely approach.