Brunswick Garde du Corps

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Origin and History

The regiment originated from the Leibgarde zu Roß which was transformed into a Garde du Corps after 1714.

At the beginning of the Seven Years' War, this unit consisted of 4 officers and 50 NCOs and privates.

In an additional company was raised.

After the Seven Years' War, the unit was reduced to a single company.

Service during the War

The regiment remained in the principality of Brunswick throughout the Seven Years' War.

Uniform

Privates

Uniform - Source: Ibrahim90 from a template by Hannoverdidi
Uniform Details
Headgear
Musketeer black tricorne laced silver; black cockade fastened by a silver strap; silver pompoms
Grenadier n/a
Neckstock black
Coat yellow with double laced silver buttonholes and silver buttons
Collar none
Shoulder Straps sky blue laced silver
Lapels none
Pockets horizontal pockets, each with 3 silver buttons and 3 double laced silver buttonholes
Cuffs sky blue with 2 double laced silver buttonholes
Turnbacks sky blue fastened with a silver button
Waistcoat straw with silver buttons and silver buttonholes
Breeches straw
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt n/a
Waistbelt sky blue edged silver
Cartridge Box n/a
Scabbard n/a
Footgear black boots

Privates wore a black breastplate with gilt ornaments, and sky blue lining, bearing the duke's crowned golden monogram.

Officers

Uniform - Source: Ibrahim90 as per Ortenburg
Officers wore a blue uniform edged silver and lined white with silver embroidered buttonholes; white cuffs with silver embroideries; black tricornes scalloped silver with a black cockade fastened with a silver strap.


Musicians

n/a

Colours

n/a

References

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