Alt-Dömitz Infantry

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Origin and History

In 1747 the battalion counted 3 companies.

In 1756 the battalion had 2 companies with 84 men each, including several invalids.

In 1757, 16 grenadiers were added.

During the Seven Years' War, the chef of the regiment was:

  • no information found yet

Service during the War

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Uniform

Privates

Uniform Details
Headgear
Musketeer black tricorne laced white
Grenadier mitre with silver-plated front plate decorated with the ducal arms and trophies of war and a red pompom
Neck stock black
Coat dark blue in Prussian cut lined red with tin buttons
Collar black
Shoulder Straps no information available yet
Lapels no information available yet
Pockets no information available yet
Cuffs black
Turnbacks red
Waistcoat white
Breeches white
Gaiters black in winter, white in summer
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt white
Waistbelt white
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard probably brown with brass fittings
Scabbard probably brown
Footgear black shoes


Colours

no information found yet

References

Keubke, Erna und Klaus-Ulrich; Mumm, Ralf: Das Mecklenburger Militär und seine Uniformen 1701-1918, Schriften zur Geschichte Mecklenburgs, Band 15, Schwerin 2005

Jahrbücher des Vereins für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde (Mecklenburgische Jahrbücher) 1836-1940

  • Schäfer, Ernst: Mecklenburgs Militärwesen vor und in den Freiheitskriegen: Vortrag, gehalten im Verein für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde am 21. Oktober 1913, bei der Erinnerungsfeier an die Leipziger Schlacht; Vol. 80 (1915), pp. 97-114

Acknowledgements

Volker Scholz for the initial version of the article