6. Haus Grenadiers

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Origin and History

This grenadier battalion was formed in 1763 from the second battalion of the Leibgrenadierregiment. It was designated as the Hausgrenadierbataillon.

During the Seven Years' War, the battalion was commanded by:

  • 1763: colonel Maximilian von Harnach
  • 1765: colonel Georg Benjamin von Holle

The battalion was disbanded in 1767.

Service during the War

The regiment did not see active service during the Seven Years War.

Uniform

Privates

Haus Grenadiers - Source: Frédéric Aubert
Haus Grenadiers in 1763 - Source: von Stadlinger, 1856
Uniform Details
as per L. J. Stadlinger, completed with other sources where necessary
Headgear
Musketeer not applicable
Grenadier Prussian style mitre cap with a brass front plate decorated with a mirrored C (for Carl Eugen)
surmounted by a star and a ducal crown, with a yellow headband, a green bag, yellow piping and a yellow pompon
Neckstock black
Coat dark blue in Prussian cut with 2 yellow buttons and 2 white buttonholes with tassels under the lapel
Collar green
Shoulder Straps green fastened with a small yellow button and with a white aiguillette on the right shoulder
Lapels green set with 8 yellow buttons and 8 white buttonholes with tassels
Pockets horizontal pockets, each with 3 yellow buttons
Cuffs green Swedish cuffs with 2 yellow buttons and 2 white buttonholes with tassels
Turnbacks carmine red fastened with a yellow button
Waistcoat white
Breeches white
Gaiters white (black during campaigns)
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt white
Waistbelt white
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard black
Scabbard black
Footgear black


Troopers were armed with a musket and a sabre.

Colours

not applicable

References

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