Jung-Dohna Infantry

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised in 1672 in Berlin by General Christopher Albrecht Count zu Dohna. It originally consisted of eight companies. Besides new recruits, soldiers were originally drafted from the garrison of the Fortress of Cüstrin.

In 1688, the regiment received two additional companies.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regimental Chefs were:

  • from 1698 to 1716: Count Christoph von Dohna

Service during the War

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment formed part of the Prussian contingent.

In 1702, the regiment gave two companies to the Markgraf Albrecht Infantry.

In 1703, two new companies were raised to replace those ceded on the previous year.

Uniforms

From 1700, each Prussian unit started to wear a distinguishing uniform. A regulation was issued in 1709 to standardize the uniform and equipment.

Privates

Uniform Details
Headgear
Musketeer a broad hat with turn up
from 1709: a tricorne
Grenadier mitre cap
Neck stock no info available
Coat blue
Collar no info available
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels no info available
Pockets horizontal pockets
Cuffs no info available
Turnbacks none
Waistcoat in 1700 = distinctive of the regiment
in 1709 = white or yellow
Breeches in 1700 = distinctive of the regiment
in 1709 = white or yellow (same colour as the waistcoat)
Stockings no info available
Gaiters white
Leather Equipment
Cross belt no info available
Waist belt no info available
Cartridge Pouch no info available
Bayonet Scabbard no info available
Scabbard none
Footwear low shoes


NCOs

To do

Officers

Uniforms of officers were always of finer cloth, better cut and better embroideries than those of the privates.

Officers carried a spontoon, an epee and a black and silver sash. From 1709, they also had a black and silver porte-epee and a gorget.

Musicians

To do

Colours

Tentative Reconstruction
Kompaniefahne - Copyright: Kronoskaf

References

Hohrath, Daniel: The Uniforms of the Prussian Army under Frederick the Great from 1740 to 1786; Vol. 2; Verlag Militaria, Vienna: 2011, p. 32

Seyfart, F.: Kurzgefassete Geschichte aller königlichen preussischen Regimented, welche bis in dem September 1760 fortgesetzet, Nuremberg, 1760, pp. 6-7

Fahnen und Standarten der brandenburgisch preussischen Armee, 1623-1713; Redlin, Reinhold, compiler & publisher 1975

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