Hästjägare

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Origin and History

In the autumn of 1757, 36 mounted jägers were assembled in Pomerania. On December 19 of the same year, Baron Ungern-Sternberg mandated the Hessian Lieutenant Johann von Schwartzer to raise a squadron of 100 mounted Jägers by the end of April 1758. The small unit of 36 mounted Jägers was incorporated into this squadron.

At the end of 1758, the unit was increased to 2 squadrons of 100 men each.

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

  • since December 19 1758: Major Johan Christoffer von Schwartzer

Service during the War

The unit served in Pomerania throughout the war.

Uniform

Privates

Uniform in 1758
Headgear no information available yet
Neckstock no information available yet
Coat green
Collar no information available yet
Shoulder strap no information available yet
Lapels no information available yet
Pockets no information available yet
Cuffs no information available yet
Turnbacks no information available yet
Waistcoat no information available yet
Breeches no information available yet
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt no information available yet
Waistbelt no information available yet
Cartridge Box no information available yet
Scabbard no information available yet
Bayonet scabbard no information available yet
Footgear black boots
Horse Furniture
Saddlecloth no information available yet
Housings no information available yet
Blanket roll no information available yet


Troopers were armed with a rifle and a pallasch sword.

Officers

No information available yet

Musicians

No information available yet

Colours

This unit probably did not carry any standard.

References

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

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