Hanoverian Garrison 1st Bn

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Origin and History

This garrison battalion was raised in 1756-57.

The battalion was disbanded in 1763.

Service during the War

On July 26 1757, during the battle of Hastenbeck, the battalion was assigned to guard the town of Hameln. Indeed, this battalion garrisoned Hameln for most of the war.



Uniform in 1759 - Source: Hannoverdidi
Uniform Details
Musketeer black tricorne laced white with a sprig of oak leaves, three red and white pom poms and a black cockade
Grenadier none.
Neckstock black
Coat red with 2 pewter buttons under the lapels
Collar none
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels red with 7 pewter buttons
Pockets horizontal pockets, each with 2 pewter buttons
Cuffs red
Turnbacks straw fastened with a pewter button
Waistcoat red horizontal pockets, each with 2 pewter buttons
Breeches straw
Gaiters black
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt natural leather
Waistbelt natural leather
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard black
Scabbard black
Footgear black

Troopers were armed with a musket and carried a dark brown haversack with a metal canteen on the left hip.


Officers had silver lace lining the cuffs and lapels, a black cockade hat, a gold gorget with the arms of Hanover in the centre and carried a yellow sash slung over the right shoulder.

Sergeants wore straw gloves. Partizans were carried.


Drummers wore a red coat with swallows nest and lace in white.

The drum pattern had red hoops and white drum cords over a brass drum with the Arms of Hanover in the centre.


The colours are unknown but it is likely that in keeping with the rest of the infantry that the Colonel's Flag was a white field bearing the arms of Hanover.

Regimental Flag: unknown.


German Wikipedia - Liste der Kur-braunschweigisch-lüneburgischen Regimenter

Niemeyer Joachim, Ortenburg Georg, The Hanoverian Army during the Seven Years War

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

Vial J. L., Nec Pluribus Impar