Origin and History
On March 14 1758, Count Fredrik Ulrik Putbus received a warrant to raise a corps of 50 foot Jägers dressed like hussars and armed with rifles and attached to the Blå Husarerna. In the autumn of 1758, the unit was increased to 100 jägers.
In 1761, the unit became independent from the Blå Husarerna as the Rosenquist Foot Jägers company.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
- from 1759: K. Rosenquist
Service during the War
On November 18 1758, a detachment of the unit was part of general von Lingen's force at the combat of Güstow.
To do: campaigns from 1759 to 1762
No specific information has been found yet on the uniform of this unit. For now, we assume that it was similar to the uniform of the Blå Husarerna.
|Headgear||yellow mirliton with a black scarf edged yellow, yellow cords and a small yellow rosette on the front of the hat.|
|Dolman||cornflower blue with yellow braids and yellow buttons
|Breeches||straw with dark cornflower blue overtrousers edged yellow|
Troopers were armed with a short, curved sabre, two pistols and a carbine.
The officers had gold lace trim and buttons rather than yellow lace trim and yellow buttons.
No information available yet.
The unit probably did not carry any colour.
This article contains texts translated from the following books which are now in the public domain:
- 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
N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.