Origin and History
In 1747, when the Bavarian Freikorps was disbanded, Balthasar Peter Pindter, formerly bailiff, was authorised by the Elector to raise his own civil dismounted troops of 39 men (SGBH, 160).
On 29 April 1757, the so-called Streif Corps was converted into a regulated Freikompanie (free company) and increased to 60, later 100 men.
During the Seven Years' War, the unit was under the command of:
- since 1747: Balthasar Peter Pindter (later captain in the Prussian Freikorps von Gschray)
On April 24 1765, the Freikompanie Pindter was disbanded in Munich. The same day, its former soldiers were incorporated into the newly raised Freibataillon Piosasque. übernommen.
Service during the War
The Freikompanie remained in Bavaria during the Seven Years' War.
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The Freikompanie probably did not carry any colour.
Nadler, Michael: Der besteuerte Genuss: Tabak und Finanzpolitik in Bayern 1669-1802, p. 154
Probst, Christian: Fahrende Heiler und Heilmittelhändler: Medizin von Marktplatz und Landstrasse, 1992
Bayerisches Heeresarchiv: Geschichte des bayerischen Heeres: Geschichte des kurbayerischen Heeres unter Kurfürst Karl Albrecht und Kurfürst Max III. Joseph 1726-1777
An anonymous contributor for the initial version of this article.