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==Origin and History==
 
==Origin and History==
The jägers were formed along with the mounted [[Bückeburg Carabiniers|Carabinier]] company in 1753. The company of jägers consisted of roughly 50 men.
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In 1753, a light corps was raised. It included the mounted [[Bückeburg Carabiniers|Carabinier]] company and, from 1754, the present company of jägers (approx. 50 men). For the most part, they cam from the count's forest staff, who were distinguished by their dexterity and good shooting skills.  
  
 
The regimental ''inhaber'' was [[Schaumburg-Lippe, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst zu|Count Wilhelm von Schaumburg Lippe]] but the unit was commanded by:  
 
The regimental ''inhaber'' was [[Schaumburg-Lippe, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst zu|Count Wilhelm von Schaumburg Lippe]] but the unit was commanded by:  
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==Service during the War==
 
==Service during the War==
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According to the subsidies contract with Hanover, Count Wilhelm had to provide an infantry regiment and a few artillerymen to serve the battalion guns. However, he was allowed to bring with him the 2 companies of his [[Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg Grenadier-Garde]] and his [[Bückeburg Carabiniers|Carabiniercorps]] (including the present Jägers), which would remain at his own disposal. During the war, the unit (an average of 90 men) was very active in scouting and skirmish duties and had the reputation neither to give nor to take quarter.
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During the war, the unit was engaged at Bielefeld, Ritterhude, Orlephausen, Gildehaus, Rheinberg, [[1758-06-23 - Battle of Krefeld|Krefeld]], [[1758-10-10 - Battle of Lutterberg|Lutterberg]], Lippstadt, [[1758-07-23 - Combat of Sandershausen|Sandershausen]], [[1759-04-13 - Battle of Bergen|Bergen]] and [[1759-08-01 - Battle of Minden|Minden]].   
 
During the war, the unit was engaged at Bielefeld, Ritterhude, Orlephausen, Gildehaus, Rheinberg, [[1758-06-23 - Battle of Krefeld|Krefeld]], [[1758-10-10 - Battle of Lutterberg|Lutterberg]], Lippstadt, [[1758-07-23 - Combat of Sandershausen|Sandershausen]], [[1759-04-13 - Battle of Bergen|Bergen]] and [[1759-08-01 - Battle of Minden|Minden]].   
  
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===Privates===
 
===Privates===
[[File:Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg Jägers Uniform Plate.jpg|left|frame|Uniform in 1756 - Source: [[User:RCouture|Richard Couture]] from a template by David from [http://nba-sywtemplates.blogspot.com/ Not By Appointment] ]]
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[[File:Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg Jägers Uniform Plate.jpg|left|frame|Uniform in 1756 – Copyright Boris Brink]]
 
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==References==
 
==References==
 
Düring, G. W. von: ''Geschichte des Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburgischen Karabinier- und Jäger-Korps''. Berlin 1828 - [http://books.google.de/books?id=E7sRAAAAYAAJ online Google books]
 
Düring, G. W. von: ''Geschichte des Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburgischen Karabinier- und Jäger-Korps''. Berlin 1828 - [http://books.google.de/books?id=E7sRAAAAYAAJ online Google books]
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Hübinger, Erich: ''Graf Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe und seine Wehr'', Verlag Robert Noske, Borna-Leipzig 1937
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Klein, Hans. H.: ''Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe'', Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1982
  
 
Knötel, R.: Uniformkunde, Lose Blätter zur Geschichte der Entwicklung der militärischen Tracht, Rathenow, 1890-1921, Vol. XV, Plate 36, Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg. Jäger, Grenadier, Musketier, Bombardier, Ingenieur. 1765.
 
Knötel, R.: Uniformkunde, Lose Blätter zur Geschichte der Entwicklung der militärischen Tracht, Rathenow, 1890-1921, Vol. XV, Plate 36, Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg. Jäger, Grenadier, Musketier, Bombardier, Ingenieur. 1765.
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User Winterfeldt for contemporary illustrations of the uniform
 
User Winterfeldt for contemporary illustrations of the uniform
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Boris Brink for the major revision of this article
  
 
[[Category:Schaumburg-Lippe Land Unit]]
 
[[Category:Schaumburg-Lippe Land Unit]]

Revision as of 19:48, 18 April 2021

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Origin and History

In 1753, a light corps was raised. It included the mounted Carabinier company and, from 1754, the present company of jägers (approx. 50 men). For the most part, they cam from the count's forest staff, who were distinguished by their dexterity and good shooting skills.

The regimental inhaber was Count Wilhelm von Schaumburg Lippe but the unit was commanded by:

  • from 1753: von Buttlar
  • from1760: von Lindau

Service during the War

According to the subsidies contract with Hanover, Count Wilhelm had to provide an infantry regiment and a few artillerymen to serve the battalion guns. However, he was allowed to bring with him the 2 companies of his Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg Grenadier-Garde and his Carabiniercorps (including the present Jägers), which would remain at his own disposal. During the war, the unit (an average of 90 men) was very active in scouting and skirmish duties and had the reputation neither to give nor to take quarter.

During the war, the unit was engaged at Bielefeld, Ritterhude, Orlephausen, Gildehaus, Rheinberg, Krefeld, Lutterberg, Lippstadt, Sandershausen, Bergen and Minden.

The unit took part in countless other small actions during the war. It was very active in scouting and skirmish duties.

Uniform

Description of the uniform of 1762 based on Wilmans' document kept in the Staatsarchiv Bückeburg.

Privates

Uniform in 1756 – Copyright Boris Brink
Uniform Details
Headgear
Musketeer plain black tricorne with a small pewter button
Grenadier none
Neckstock black
Coat dark green with 9 pewter buttons
Collar pale yellow
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels none
Cuffs pale yellow without buttons
Turnbacks dark green
Waistcoat pale yellow with pewter buttons
Breeches dark green
Gaiters none white knee covers instead
Leather Equipment
Waistbelt white
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard black
Scabbard none
Footgear black ankle boots


Troopers were armed with a rifle and a bayonet, and a pistol.

NCOs

NCOs wore the same uniform as privates with the following distinctions:

  • silver braid edging the collar and the cuffs

Officers

n/a

Musicians

n/a

Colours

None known.

References

Düring, G. W. von: Geschichte des Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburgischen Karabinier- und Jäger-Korps. Berlin 1828 - online Google books

Hübinger, Erich: Graf Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe und seine Wehr, Verlag Robert Noske, Borna-Leipzig 1937

Klein, Hans. H.: Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1982

Knötel, R.: Uniformkunde, Lose Blätter zur Geschichte der Entwicklung der militärischen Tracht, Rathenow, 1890-1921, Vol. XV, Plate 36, Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg. Jäger, Grenadier, Musketier, Bombardier, Ingenieur. 1765.

Wilmans, M.: Anciennete von Seiner Hoch-Reichs-Gräflichen Erlauchten! des Regierenden Herrn Graffen zur Schaumburg-Lippe, und Sternberg, Ritter des Königl-Preushen Grossen-Ordens, von Schwarzen Adler! General en Chef Seiner Königl. Maj. von Portugal Combinirten Armée, Infanterie Regiment, Grenadier-Garde, Carabenier zu Pferd, und Jäger zu Füss, imgleichen Artillerie, wie auch Ingenieur, und Mineur-Corps; Benebst denen Fahnen-Divisen, und Uniform, Bückeburg den 12. Juny 1762, Staatsarchiv Bückeburg au F 1 A XXXV 18 Nr 73

Acknowledgement

User Winterfeldt for contemporary illustrations of the uniform

Boris Brink for the major revision of this article