Origin and History
The regiment was raised in 1701 by Colonel von Pentz.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the successive regimental Inhabers were:
- from 1701: Colonel von Pentz (received command of the former Bennigsen Cavalry in 1704)
- from 1704: Colonel von Bannier (killed in action in the Battle of the Schellenberg in 1704)
- from 1704: Colonel von Reden
- from 1710 to 1713: Colonel von Grote
Service during the War
In April and May 1703, the regiment contributed to the capture of Bonn.
On 23 May 1706, the regiment took part in the Battle of Ramillies.
On 11 July 1708, the regiment took part in the Battle of Oudenarde.
On 11 September 1709, the regiment took part in the Battle of Malplaquet.
Until 1729, the uniform of the regiment consisted of a white coat lined dark blue, with dark blue distinctive and gold buttons.
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This article incorporates texts from the following books which are now in the public domain:
- Schwencke, Alexander: Geschichte der Hannoverschen Truppen im Spanischen Erbfolgekrieg 1701-1714, Hannover 1862, p. 134
- Wissel, Friedrich v. and Georg von Wissel: Geschichte der Errichtung sämmtlicher Chur-Braunschweig-Lüneburgischen Truppen, sammt ihren Fahnen, Standarten und Pauken-Devisen ..., Zelle, 1786, pp. 131-134