Costa de Granada Cavalry

From Project Seven Years War
Jump to: navigation, search

Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Armies >> Spanish Army >> Costa de Granada Cavalry

Origin and History

The regiment (12 companies) was raised on February 9, 1735 but could trace its origin as far back as the Reconquista at the end of the 15th century.

The regiment constantly patrolled the coast of Granada to prevent the landing of North African pirates. It maintained detachments in Málaga, at the camp of Gibraltar, in Sevilla, in the port of Santa Maria, at the mines of Almaden, in Bailen, along the canal of Murcia and in Lucena.

During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:

  • no information available yet

Service during the War

During the war, the regiment continued to patrol the Coast of Granada.

Uniform

Privates

Uniform in 1759 - Source: Ibrahim90
Uniform Details as per
the Album de Taccoli of 1759
Headgear black tricorne laced silver with a red cockade fastened with a white button
Neck stock white
Coat dark blue with white buttons on the right side, 1 white button on each side in the small of the back and 4 small white buttons on each side to fasten the basques
Collar none
Shoulder straps white aiguillette on the right shoulder
Lapels none
Pockets horizontal pockets with 4 white buttons
Cuffs yellow with 4 small white buttons
Turnbacks none
Waistcoat yellow with white buttons, horizontal pockets with white buttons
Breeches dark blue
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt none
Waistbelt none
Cartridge Box n/a
Scabbard n/a
Footgear black boots
Horse Furniture
Saddlecloth yellow laced with a wide white braid decorated with a thin yellow braid
Housings yellow laced with a wide white braid decorated with a thin yellow braid
Blanket roll n/a


Officers

no information available yet

Musicians

Musicians probably wore a uniform with reversed colours: yellow coat with dark blue facings.

Standards

The standards were bordered in gold and silver.

References

This article is mostly made of abridged and adapted excerpts from the following books which are now in the public domain:

  • Clonard, Conde de, Historia Orgánica de las Armas de Infantería y Caballería, vol. XVI, Madrid, 1851-62, pp. 73-82

Other sources

Album de Taccoli, 1759

Album de Taccoli, 1759

Acknowledgment

Juan José Torres and the Asociación Cultural de Modelismo Histórico Alabarda for the information and counselling provided for this article.