5. Herzog Grenadiers

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Origin and History

This grenadier battalion was formed in 1762 from troops of the Leibgrenadierregiment. It was originally designated as the Hausgrenadierbataillon.

In June 1763, when another battalion was created with the name of Hausgrenadierbataillon (House's Grenadier Battalion. The battalion had to be renamed and was designated as the Herzogsgrenadierbataillon (Duke's Grenadier Battalion).

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

  • 1762: colonel Heinrich Franz Ludwig von Altenstein

The battalion was disbanded in 1765.

Service during the War

The regiment did not see active service during the Seven Years War.



Herzog Grenadiers - Source: Frédéric Aubert
Herzog Grenadiers in 1762 - Source: von Stadlinger, 1856
Uniform Details
as per L. J. Stadlinger, completed with other sources where necessary
Musketeer not applicable
Grenadier Prussian style mitre cap with a brass front plate decorated with a mirrored C (for Carl Eugen)
surmounted by a star and a ducal crown, with a yellow pompon
Neckstock black
Coat dark blue in Prussian cut with 2 yellow buttons and 2 white buttonholes with tassels under the lapel
Collar black
Shoulder Straps black fastened with a small wyellow button and with a white aiguillette on the right shoulder
Lapels black set with 8 yellow buttons and 8 white buttonholes with tassels
Pockets horizontal pockets, each with 3 yellow buttons
Cuffs black Swedish cuffs with 2 yellow buttons and 2 white buttonholes with tassels
Turnbacks carmine red fastened with a yellow button
Waistcoat yellow
Breeches white
Gaiters white (black during campaigns)
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt white
Waistbelt white
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard black
Scabbard black
Footgear black

Troopers were armed with a musket and a sabre.


not applicable


Stadlinger, L., J. von, Geschichte des Württembergischen Kriegswesens – von der frühesten bis zur neuesten Zeit, Stuttgart, 1856

Zahn, Michael, Die Herzoglich Württembergische Armee im Siebenjährigen Krieg, Manuskript, Stuttgart: January 2008