Origin and History
A company of Leib-Grenadiers was raised in October 1759. By 1762, the corps had been increased to 4 companies and totalled about 540 men.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was commanded by:
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Service during the War
The regiment remained in the principality of Brunswick throughout the Seven Years' War.
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|Coat||??? with ??? buttons and ??? buttonholes
|Waistcoat||??? with ??? pockets, each with ??? buttons|
Troopers were armed with ???.
Officers wore uniforms similar to those of privates with the following distinction:
- a silver gorget with an inner red metal disc charged with a galloping white horse
- a silver sash interwoven with yellow
- no turnbacks on the coat
- an officer stick
Officers carried spontoons.
The officers of the grenadier companies wore tricornes and carried spontoons since 1754.
NCOs carried halberds (Kurzgewehr).
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