Alt-Zülow Infantry

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised at the end of 1747 as the Zülow Infantry Regiment with 150 NCOs and men drawn from the three garrison companies of the fortress of Dömitz. The regiment had an overall strength of 10 companies.

In 1754 the regiment was renamed Alt-Zülow and counted 5 companies of 80 men. Each company had 12 grenadiers.

In 1756 the regiment counted 6 companies with 396 men fit for duty.

In 1760 the regiment was augmented to 8 companies.

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

  • from the end of 1747 to 1765: Major General Ferdinand von Zülow

In 1765 the regiment was disbanded and incorporated into the regiments Both and Glüer.

Service during the War

no information found yet

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 red
Coat dark blue in Prussian cut lined red with a single row of 9 tin buttons on the right side
Collar white
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels none in 1747
Pockets no information available yet
Cuffs white, each with 3 pewter buttons
Turnbacks red
Waistcoat white
Breeches white
Gaiters black in winter, white in summer
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt white
Waistbelt white
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard brown with brass fittings
Scabbard brown
Footgear black shoes


Note: the uniform seems to be changed in 1760

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