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Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Armies >> Bavarian Army >> Hohenzollern Dragoons

Origin and History

To do: info on creation and history 

At the beginning of the Seven Years' War, the regiment counted ? squadrons.

During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:

  • ????

Service during the War

To do: participation in the SYW

Uniform

Privates

Uniform in 17?? - Source: Frédéric Aubert
Uniform in 17??
Headgear black tricorne (?no lace?) with a ?black cockade? fastened with a small ?white? button and ?white within red pomponm?

N.B.: for combat, the tricorne was reinforced with an iron cap

Neckstock ?black?
Coat ?blue? with ?2 white buttons? under the lapel and ?3 white buttons? on each side to fasten the skirts forming the turnbacks
Collar ?red?
Shoulder strap ?left shoulder: blue fastened with a white button?
right shoulder: ?white with a white aiguillette?
Lapels ?red with 6 white buttons grouped 2 by 2?
Pockets ?horizontal pockets each with 2 white buttons?
Cuffs ?red with 2 white buttons?
Turnbacks ?red?
Waistcoat ?straw yellow with one row of small white buttons and horizontal pockets, each with white buttons?
Breeches ?buff?
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt ?white?
Waistbelt ?white?
Cartridge Box ?black leather?
Scabbard ?brown leather?
Bayonet scabbard ?brown leather?
Footgear ?black boots?
Horse Furniture
Saddlecloth ?red with pointed corners; bordered with a wide white braid decorated with 2 thin blue braids?
Housings ?red pointed housings; bordered with a wide white braid decorated with 2 thin blue braids?
Blanket roll ?blue?


Troopers were armed with a sword, a pair of pistols, a musket and a bayonet.

Officers

 To do: peculiarities of the officer uniform if known

Musicians

 To do: peculiarities of the musician uniform if known

Colours

?Standards were made of damask. They were swallow-tailed and measured some 50 cm along the pole, 65 cm from the pole to the extremity of a point and 50 cm from the pole to the centre of the indentation. The cords and knots were of silver threads. The pole of the standard was a black tournament lance reinforced with iron hinges. The finial was ???.

Colonel Standard (Leibstandarte): field, fringe, centre device, scroll with motto, corner devices. Embroideries in ?gold/silver?. Squadron Standard (Eskadronstandarte): field, fringe, centre device, scroll with motto, corner devices. Embroideries in ?gold/silver?.
File:Hohenzollern Dragoons Colonel Standard.jpg
Colonel Standard – Source: Frédéric Aubert
File:Hohenzollern Dragoons Squadron Standard.jpg
Squadron Standard – Source: Frédéric Aubert

References

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