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Origin and History

On October 20 1761, baron Wrangel raised a regiment of “Yellow Hussars” counting 6 squadrons for a total of 800 troopers. The Blå Husarerna contributed 5 squadrons (about 320 men) for the constitution of this new regiment. The regiment was organised along the Prussian model. It took a lot of time to raise this regiment.

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

  • since October 20 1761: Colonel Baron (friherre af Adinal) Georg Gustaf Wrangel

This regiment only existed for a year.

Service during the War

To do: campaigns from 1761 to 1762

Uniform

Privates

Uniform in 1761-Source: CyberMonk from a  Not By Appointment template
Uniform in 1761-
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Uniform Details
Headgearlight brown busby with a white metal "death's head" badge and a yellow bag, white cords, and white plume
Pelisseyellow
Fur trimblack
Lacewhite
Buttonswhite
Dolmanblack with white braids and white buttons
Collaryellow edged white
Cuffsyellow with white lace
Cloakblack
Breechesstraw with black overtrousers edged white
Leather Equipment
Crossbeltyellow
Waist-sashyellow
Scabbardblack
Bootsblack edged white
Horse Furniture
Saddleclothblack, wearing a crowned monogram (AF) and bordered with a yellow scalloped lace
Sabretache black, wearing a crowned monogram (AF) and bordered with a yellow scalloped


Troopers were armed with a short, curved sabre, two pistols and a carbine.

Officers

The officers had silver lace trim and buttons rather than white lace trim and white buttons.

Musicians

Trumpeters wore uniforms similar to those of the troopers with silver decorations replacing white braids and laces.

Brass trumpets with white and silver cords.

Colours

This unit did not carry any standard.

References

Brolin, Gunnar, 18th C. Swedish Military Flags - Part I: Standards and Guidons, 18th Century Military Notes & Queries No. 5

Funcken, L. and F., Les uniformes de la guerre en dentelle

Großer Generalstab, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen - Dritter Teil: Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756–1763. Vol. 6 Leuthen, Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II (Publisher), Berlin 1904, pp.92-107, Annex pp. 11-16

Jönköping War Museum, Sweden

O'Hara, Danny, Eighteenth Century Wargaming Resources On-Line

Säve, Teofron; Sveriges deltagande i Sjuåriga Kriget Åren 1757-1762, Beijers Bokförlagsaktiebolag, Stockholm, 1915, p. 512

Schirmer, Friedrich, Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756-1763, published by KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg, Neuauflage 1989

Wilson, Peter, The Swedish Army in 1756, Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. X No. 1

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