Lusitania Dragoons

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Origin and History

No information available yet about the origin of the regiment

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 Details as per
the Album de Taccoli of 1759
Headgear black tricorne laced silver with a red cockade fastened with a white button
Neckstock white
Coat yellow with white buttons and white buttonholes
Collar none
Shoulder straps white aiguillette on the right shoulder
Lapels none
Pockets horizontal pockets, each with 2 rows of 3 white buttons
Cuffs black with 3 white buttons and 3 white buttonholes
Turnbacks yellow
Waistcoat yellow laced white with white buttons and white buttonholes
Breeches yellow
Gaiters black
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt none
Waistbelt none
Cartridge Box n/a
Scabbard n/a
Footgear black shoes
Horse Furniture
Saddlecloth yellow laced with a wide white braid decorated with a thin yellow braid
Housings yellow laced with a wide white braid decorated with a thin yellow braid
Blanket roll n/a


Officers

no information available yet

Musicians

Musicians wore uniforms similar to those of the troopers.

Guidons

The guidons were made of damask, fringed and embroidered with silver. The cords and tassels were mixed of crimson and silver.

Obverse: crimson field, the border embroidered with a vegetal pattern; centre device consisting of the Royal Spanish Arms surrounded by the necklace of the Order of the Golden Fleece and trophies; corner device consisting of a fleur-de-lys (rear corners only); all embroideries of silver.

Reverse: crimson field, the border embroidered with a vegetal pattern; centre device consisting of the regimental emblem, an archangel fighting Lucifer, besides the disk two wings, encircled by a large scroll with the mottos "QUIS UT DEUSOD ESO ESPERO" and "LUSITANIA TESSERA OMNIS ARMATURA FORTIUM"; a green hill with a silver base beneath the centre device; corner device consisting of a fleur-de-lys (rear corners only); all embroideries (excluding the hill) were made of silver.

NOTE: The devices on both sides were turned 90° to the staff.

References

Album de Taccoli, 1759

Regimiento "Numancia", 9º de Caballería

Sorando Muzás, Luis: Trofeos de las Campañas de Italia ( 1717 – 1748)

Acknowledgment

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

Volker Scholz for the information on the guidons.