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Gardes

Livgarden til Hest

Livgarden til Fods

Line Infantry

Generalities about the uniforms

Grenaderkorpset
Dronningens Livregiment
Prins Christian
Prins Georg
Prins Carl
Sjællandske
Jyske
Fynske
Schack
Marine Regiment
Oldenborgske
Württemberg-Oels
Hansen
Baartig
Endens, raised in 1701

1703 Reorganisation of Regiments in Austrian Pay

In March 1703 the infantry of the Danish contingent in Austrian pay was reorganized along Austrian lines forming 3 regiments, each of 10 companies and a grenadier company:

1st Danske (Gyldenløve) (former Dronningen and Prins Georg)
2nd Danske (Haxthausen) (former Prins Christian and Prins Carl)
3rd Danske (Boyneburg) (former Sjælland and Jyske)

N.B.: the Marine battalion was divided among these three regiments

4th Danske (former Endens)

Cavalry

Livregimentet til Hest aka Reventlau
Oldenborgske Cuirassiers; 1702 Holstein aka Dewitz
Ahlefelt Cuirassiers; 1705 Württemberg
Ditmersens Cuirassiers, raised in 1701; 1706 Trappaud, 1707 Winterfeldt, 1707 Prehn, 1709 Dewitz aka Hungarian Cuirassiers
1st Sjællandske Cuirassiers
2nd Sjællandske Cuirassiers aka Numsen
3rd Sjællandske Cuirassiers
1st Jyske Cuirassiers
2nd Jyske Cuirassiers aka Utterwich
3rd Jyske Cuirassiers aka Brockdorff
4th Jyske Cuirassiers aka Rantzau, 1708 Grabow
5th Jyske Cuirassiers aka 1701 Prehn, 1702 Schmettau
1st Fynske Cuirassiers
2nd Fynske Cuirassiers

Dragoons

Livregiment Dragoons
Rodstens Dragoons
Joels Dragoons
Württemberg-Oels, raised in 1701

1703 Reorganisation of Regiments in Austrian Pay

The dragoons in Austrian pay were formed into one regiment of 12 companies in 4 squadrons.

Rodstens Dragoons (former Rodstens and Joels); 1704 Trampe, 1706 Gersdorff, 1708 Bülow, 1711 Holsten aka Hungarian Dragoons

Artillery

Danish Artillery Corps
Holsteiner Artillery Corps
Norwegian Artillery Corps

References

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 3, Vienna 1876, p. 281

Martinsson, Örjan: Tacitus.nu

Pelet and Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 1 p. 506

Rockstroh, K.C.: Et Dansk Korps' Historie 1701-1709 i Italien 1701-3, i Ungarn 1704-9, Kjøbenhavn 1895

Acknowledgement

Dan Schorr for additional information concerning the Danish Army