Zastrow/Militia Grenadiers

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Origin and History

In 1760, during the Seven Years' War, some grenadiers from von Zastrow infantry regiments were converged with grenadiers from the militia units into a single battalion counting four companies. Each grenadier company counted 141 men.

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

  • 1760 von Wittorf
  • 1761 von Rothenburg
  • 1761 von Koppelow
  • 1762 von Appelboom

Service during the War

In June 1759, the battalion was part of the main Allied army under the command of the duke Ferdinand of Brunswick.

To do: campaigns from 1760 to 1762

Uniform

The grenadiers wore the uniform of their own regiments. For details about these uniforms, please refer to the articles related to regiments von Zastrow and the various militia units.

Colours

The converged grenadier battalions did not carry any colour.

References

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

Schirmer; Friedrich, Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756 - 1763. Edited and published by KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg e.V., Magstadt, 1989

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.