Neumark Jäger Corps von Sohr

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Origin and History

In June or July of 1757 the Chamber President of Neumark, von Rothenburg, personally requested Berlin for permission to recruit a militia force for the defence of the province. On August 10 1757 permission was granted to raise the units, which were to come under supervision of Department 6 of the General Directory.

The Jägers were placed under the command of Superintendent of Forests von Sohr. There were 60 Jäger zu Fuß (foot jägers) and 40 Jäger zu Pferde (mounted jägers).

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

  • since 1757: Superintendent of Forests von Sohr

Service during the War

no information found yet

Uniform

Privates

Uniform in 1759 - Source: Dal Gavan
Uniform Details from 1759 to 1763 as per Bleckwenn
Headgear unlaced, black felt tricorne with coloured pompoms and corner bobs; single brass button on left front.
Neckstock n/a
Coat Prussian blue with three brass buttons on the coat breast and 3 brass buttons on each side to fasten the skirts forming the turnbacks
Collar none
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels none
Pockets horizontal pockets piped red, each with 2 brass buttons
Cuffs red (Swedish pattern) with 2 brass buttons
Turnbacks red, fastened with a brass button
Waistcoat white with brass buttons
Breeches white
Gaiters black (if supplied)
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt one belt over the left shoulder for the cartridge box (and maybe one narrower belt over the right shoulder for the haversack). Colour believed to be white, but may have been buff or natural leather.
Waistbelt n/a
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard n/a
Scabbard n/a
Footgear black shoes


Privates were armed with a musket

NCOs

no information found yet

Officers

Officers wore the same uniforms as the men, but their hats were laced in gold, with gold pompoms and side-bobs. Their buttons were gilt.

Musicians

no information found yet

Colours

Colours were not carried by militia units.

References

Bleckwenn, Hans: Die friderzianischen Uniformen 1753-1786, Osnabrück 1984

Cremer, Peter: Die Preussischen Landregimenter & - milizen, die Stettiner Haff-Flotille und das Verpflegungswesen der Armee 1756-1763, KLIO-Arbeitsgruppe 7jähriger Krieg, Friderzianische Epoche, Manuskript, o.J.

Acknowledgments

Dal Gavan and TheBaron for the initial version of this article