Garnison-Regiment Hadell

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Origin and History

To do: date of creation and regimental history before the SYW.
To do: brief presentation of the organisation of the regiment at the start of the SYW
and indication of any change in organisation during the SYW with date of change.

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

  • since 1756: Hadell
  • from 1757: Kniestedt

In 1764, after the war, the regiment was reduced to 3 companies.

Service during the War

The regiment remained in the principality of Brunswick throughout the Seven Years' War, being used as a depot unit to replenish the ranks of the Brunswick contingent which had joined the Allied army.

By 1762, it counted about 720 men in 7 companies.



Uniform - Source: Ibrahim90 from a template by Hannoverdidi
Uniform Details
Musketeer black tricorne scalloped gold, blue within yellow within blue pompoms, black cockade fastened with a golden strap and a small yellow button
Grenadier n/a
Neckstock black
Coat blue with yellow buttons on the right side and 1 yellow button on each side at the small of the back
Collar white
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels none
Pockets horizontal pockets, each with 3 yellow buttons
Cuffs white with 2 yellow buttons
Turnbacks white fastened with a small yellow button
Waistcoat blue with yellow buttons and with horizontal pockets, each with yellow buttons
Breeches blue
Gaiters black
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt white
Waistbelt white
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard black
Scabbard black
Footgear black shoes

Troopers were armed with ???.








Ortenburg, Georg von, Braunschweigisches Militär, Elm Verlag, Cremlingen, 1987

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