Köhler's Company

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Origin and History

This company of 100 foot Jägers was raised by Lieutenant von Köhler on November 2 1761. The company consisted mostly of Swedes. By February 1762, 80 men were transported from Sweden to Stralsund. By May, the unit counted 75 Swedes, 17 Germans, 4 Frenchmen, 2 Saxons and 1 Dane. The unit was disbanded in July.

During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was commanded by:

  • since November 2 1761 to July 1762: Lieutenant von Köhler

Service during the War

The unit did not see action during the war.

Uniform

Privates

Uniform Details
Headgear black tricorne laced white
Neckstock black
Coat Russian green
Collar yellow
Shoulder Straps n/a
Lapels yellow (probably with white buttons)
Pockets n/a
Cuffs yellow
Turnbacks yellow
Waistcoat Russian green
Breeches Russian green
Footgear black boots
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt n/a
Waistbelt n/a
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard none
Scabbard black with brass fittings
Footgear black boots

Troopers were armed with a rifle.

Officers

The officers wore uniforms similar to those of the privates with the following distinctions:

  • no neckstock
  • silver laced tricorne

Musicians

The drummers and fifer wore uniforms similar to those of the privates with the following distinctions:

  • red neckstock

Colours

The unit probably did not carry any colour.

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

Leach, Jeff, Swedish Jägar Units of the Seven Years War - Part 1: Köhler's and Schwarter's Companies, Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. X No. 1

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.