4. Heimburg Grenadiers

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Origin and History

This grenadier battalion was created in 1761.

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

  • 1761: colonel Christian Friedrich von Heimburg

The regiment was diabanded in 1767.

Service during the War

The regiment did not see active service during the Seven Years War.

Uniform

Privates

Heimburg Grenadiers - Source: Frédéric Aubert
Heimburg Grenadiers in 1761 - Source: von Stadlinger, 1856
Uniform Details
as per L. J. Stadlinger, completed with other sources where necessary
Headgear
Musketeer not applicable
Grenadier Prussian style mitre cap with a brass front plate decorated with a mirrored C (for Carl Eugen)
surmounted by a star and a ducal crown, with a blue bag, a brass headband, yellow pipings
and a yellow pompon
Neckstock black
Coat dark blue in Prussian cut with 2 yellow buttons under the lapel
Collar rose
Shoulder Straps rose fastened with a small yellow button and with a yellow aiguillette on the right shoulder
Lapels rose set with 9 yellow buttons
Pockets no detail available yet
Cuffs rose Swedish cuffs with 3 yellow buttons
Turnbacks rose fastened with a yellow button
Waistcoat white
Breeches white
Gaiters white
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt white
Waistbelt white
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard black
Scabbard black
Footgear black


Troopers were armed with a musket and a sabre.

Colours

no information available yet

References

Stadlinger, L., J. von, Geschichte des Württembergischen Kriegswesens – von der frühesten bis zur neuesten Zeit, Stuttgart, 1856

Zahn, Michael, Die Herzoglich Württembergische Armee im Siebenjährigen Krieg, Manuskript, Stuttgart: January 2008