Bavarian Leibgarde Trabanten

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Origin and History

This guard unit was established in 1320 and incorporated into the Leibgarde Hartschier in1807.

In 1747, the unit consisted of:

  • 1 captain
  • 1 first lieutenant
  • 1 second lieutenant
  • 1 sub-lieutenant
  • 1 quartermaster
  • 4 Rottenmeister
  • 4 Vice-Rottenmeister
  • 1 surgeon
  • 1 clerk
  • 2 drummers
  • 2 fifers
  • 100 guards

In 1749, the unit consisted of:

  • 1 captain
  • 1 first lieutenant
  • 1 second lieutenant
  • 1 sub-lieutenant
  • 1 quartermaster
  • 4 Rottenmeister
  • 4 Vice-Rottenmeister
  • 1 surgeon
  • 100 guards

In 1756, the unit consisted of:

  • 1 captain: Johann Claudius d´Aix, General-Wachtmeister
  • 1 first lieutenant: Joseph Anton Count von Lodron zu Haag, Colonel
  • 1 second lieutenant: Carl Count von Taufkirch, Lieutenant-Colonel
  • 1 sub-lieutenant: Louis Frere de Lachaise, Captain
  • 1 quartermaster: Johann Joseph Mayr
  • 4 Rottenmeister
  • 4 Vice-Rottenmeister
  • 1 surgeon
  • 100 guards

In 1763, the unit consisted of:

  • 1 captain: Joseph Anton Count von Lodron zu Haag, General-Wachtmeister
  • 1 first lieutenant: Carl Count von Taufkirch, Colonel
  • 1 second lieutenant: Andreas Anton Count von Capris, Lieutenant-Colonel
  • 1 sub-lieutenant: Louis Frere de Lachaise, Captain
  • 1 quartermaster: Johann Joseph Mayr
  • 4 Rottenmeister
  • 4 Vice-Rottenmeister
  • 1 surgeon
  • 100 guards

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

  • in 1756: Johann Claudius Seiffel d´Aix, General-Wachtmeister, since 1760 General-Feldmarschall-Lieutenant
  • from 1762: Joseph Anton Count von Lodron zu Haag, General-Wachtmeister

Service during the War

The unit served as palace guards and had only ceremonial functions.

Uniform

no information on the uniform available yet

Colours

Leib Standard: no information available yet

Regimental Standard: no information available yet

References

Bayerisches Heeresarchiv, Geschichte des bayerischen Heeres: Geschichte des kurbayerischen Heeres unter Kurfürst Karl Albrecht und Kurfürst Max III. Joseph 1726-1777

Fischer, Martin: Chur-bayrischer Hof-Calender und Schematismus: Auf d. Jahr 1750 bis 1764