5. Herzog Grenadiers
Origin and History
This grenadier battalion was formed in 1762 from troops of the Leibgrenadierregiment. It was originally designated as the Hausgrenadierbataillon.
In June 1763, when another battalion was created with the name of Hausgrenadierbataillon (House's Grenadier Battalion. The battalion had to be renamed and was designated as the Herzogsgrenadierbataillon (Duke's Grenadier Battalion).
During the Seven Years' War, the battalion was commanded by:
- 1762: colonel Heinrich Franz Ludwig von Altenstein
The battalion was disbanded in 1765.
Service during the War
The regiment did not see active service during the Seven Years War.
|Coat||dark blue in Prussian cut with 2 white buttons and 2 white buttonholes with tassels under the lapel
|Gaiters||white (black during campaigns)|
Troopers were armed with a musket and a sabre.
Stadlinger, L., J. von, Geschichte des Württembergischen Kriegswesens – von der frühesten bis zur neuesten Zeit, Stuttgart, 1856
Zahn, Michael, Die Herzoglich Württembergische Armee im Siebenjährigen Krieg, Manuskript, Stuttgart: January 2008