Irlanda Infantry

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Origin and History

When it was raised, this regiment was known as Waucope. It was soon renamed Irlanda. During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment fought at the battles of Saragossa (August 20, 1710), Brihuega (December 8, 1710) and Villaviciosa (December 10, 1710) and took part to the siege of Barcelona (1714).

During the War of the Austrian Succession, the regiment fought against the Austrians in Italy from 1742 to 1748.

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

  • no information available yet

Service during the War

No information available yet about the service of the regiment during the Seven Years' War

Uniform

Privates

Uniform in 1759 - Source: Ibrahim90
Uniform in 1759 - Source: Ibrahim90
Uniform Details as per
the Album de Taccoli of 1759
Headgear
Musketeerblack tricorne laced yellow with a black cockade fastened with a yellow button
Grenadierblack bearskins probably with a red flame
Neckstockwhite
Coatred with 13 yellow buttons on the right side
Collarnone
Shoulder Strapsnone
Lapelsnone
Pocketshorizontal pockets with yellow buttons
Cuffsblue with 3 yellow buttons
Turnbacksblue
Waistcoatblue with 13 yellow buttons
Breechesblue
Gaiterswhite
Leather Equipment
Crossbeltnatural leather
Waistbeltnatural leather
Cartridge Boxnatural leather
Bayonet Scabbardblack
Scabbardbrown


Armaments consisted of a musket, a bayonet and a sword (brass hilt).

Officers

The colonel, lieutenant-colonel, sargentos mayores and officers carried a spontoon and an officer stick. They used to hang this stick at the second button of the coat. The type of handle of the officer stick was different for each rank:

  • gold for the colonel
  • silver for the lieutenant-colonel
  • silver (but only one finger wide) for the Sargento Mayor and the captains
  • ivory for assistants, lieutenants and for the chaplain
  • wooden with a silver ring for sub-lieutenants

Sergeants carried a halberd instead of a spontoon. Furthemore, their officer stick had no handle.

Musicians

no information available yet

Colours

No information available yet about the colours of the Irish regiments in the Spanish service.

References

Album de Taccoli, 1759

Wild Geese Heritage Museum and Library

Acknowledgment

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

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