Hanoverian Engineers

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Origin and History

The origin and history of the unit were probably closely tied to that of the Hanoverian Artillery.

In March 1757, the Ingenieurkorps counted 19 officers and drivers.

Service during the War

Would have been closely tied to that of the Hanoverian Artillery.

Uniform

Engineers

Uniform in 1759 - Source: Hannoverdidi
Uniform Details
Headgear
Musketeer black tricorne laced gold with a sprig of oak leaves, 3 red pom poms and a black cockade fastened with a gold button and a golden braid
Grenadier not applicable
Neckstock black
Coat light blue with 3 golden buttons and 3 buttonloops under the lapels
Collar none
Shoulder Straps golden silk aiguillette (right shoulder)
Lapels red laced gold with 6 golden buttons and 6 golden buttonloops
Pockets horizontal pockets laced gold, each with 3 golden buttons and 3 golden buttonloops
Cuffs red slashed cuffs laced gold (in the British pattern) with 7 golden buttons and 7 golden buttonloops on the sleeve just above the cuff
Turnbacks red front turnback
Waistcoat red laced gold with 10 golden buttons and 10 golden buttonhols, and with 2 horizontal pockets laced gold, each with 3 golden buttons
Breeches red
Gaiters white (some description rather mention black boots)
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt n/a
Waistbelt n/a
Cartridge Box n/a
Bayonet Scabbard n/a
Scabbard black
Footgear black shoes (some description rather mention black boots)

Engineers were equipped with a sword and a wooden stick.

Musicians

n/a

Colours

n/a

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 5 Hastenbeck und Roßbach, Berlin, 1903, p. 4

Pengel & Hurt: German States in the Seven Years War 1740 to 1762, Imperial Press