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.
|Headgear||black tricorne laced white|
Troopers were armed with a rifle.
The officers wore uniforms similar to those of the privates with the following distinctions:
- no neckstock
- silver laced tricorne
The drummers and fifer wore uniforms similar to those of the privates with the following distinctions:
- red neckstock
The unit probably did not carry any colour.
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.