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Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Armies >> Mecklenburg-Schwerin Army >> Jung-Zülow Infantry

Origin and History

The regiment was raised on September 2, 1748 as Jensen Infantry Regiment. It was formed from the 3 companies of Zülow Infantry stationed at Rostock.

In 1754, when Hans Joachim von Zülow became colonel of the regiment, it was renamed Jung-Zülow to distinguish it from Zülow Infantry which was designated as Alt-Zülow Infantry. Jung-Zülow Infantry counted 5 companies of 80 men. Each company had 12 grenadiers.

In 1756 the regiment counted 5 companies with 283 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 1754 to 1763: Colonel Hans Joachim von Zülow

In 1763 the regiment was renamed as Gluer Infantry Regiment.

Service during the War

no information found yet

Uniform

Privates

Uniform Details (until 1763)
Headgear
Musketeer black tricorne laced yellow
Grenadier mitre with silver-plated front plate decorated with the ducal arms and trophies of war and a red pompom

Note: It is not known if the mitre had a brass or silver-plated front plate. In 1764, when the army was reduced, all grenadiers were disbanded and their mitres were sent to the arsenal. In 1784, the whole number of mitres were given to Both Infantry. A drawing of a Both grenadier shows only a silver-plated front plate.

Neck stock black
Coat dark blue in Prussian cut lined red with brass buttons (probably 7)
Collar none
Shoulder Straps none (blue from 1763)
Lapels red with yellow edging
Pockets no information available yet (horizontal pockets with 2 brass buttons from 1763)
Cuffs red with yellow edging
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


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