Fijo de Oran Infantry
Origin and History
No information available yet about the origin of the regiment
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
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Service during the War
No information available yet about the service of the regiment during the Seven Years' War
|Coat||white with white buttons on the right side
Armaments consisted of a musket, a bayonet and a sword (brass hilt).
N.B.: the conde de Clonard illustrates an officer with green turnbacks while Taccoli shows white turnbacks.
The colonel, lieutenant-colonel, sargentos mayores and officers carried a spontoon and an officer stick. They used to hang this stick at the second button of the coat. The type of handle of the officer stick was different for each rank:
- gold for the colonel
- silver for the lieutenant-colonel
- silver (but only one finger wide) for the Sargento Mayor and the captains
- ivory for assistants, lieutenants and for the chaplain
- wooden with a silver ring for sub-lieutenants
Sergeants carried a halberd instead of a spontoon. Furthemore, their officer stick had no handle.
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The coronela (colonel flag) of the regiment was white with a red Burgundian cross terminated in each corner by a medallion carrying the arms of the regiment (unknown) surmounted by a golden crown. In the middle: the arms of Charles III surrounded by the necklace of the order of the Toison de Oro (Golden Fleece).
The batallonas (ordonnance flags) of the regiment were white with a red Burgundian cross terminated in each corner by a medallion carrying the arms of the regiment (unknown) surmounted by a golden crown.
Album de Taccoli, 1759
Clonard, Conde de, Álbum de la Infantería española, 1861
Juan José Torres and the Asociación Cultural de Modelismo Histórico Alabarda for the information and counselling provided for this article.