Swabian District Artillery

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Origin and History

The Swabian District artillery had a peacetime strength of about 80 men. Only the regimental artillery took part in the war, it was just one of the contingents forming the Reichsreserveartillerie, please see the latter article for details on origin, history and organisation of the unit.

Service during the War

See Reichsreserveartillerie

Uniform

Privates

Uniform Details Swabian District artillery
Headgear
Musketeer black tricorne
Neckstock no information available yet
Coat dark blue
Collar none
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels red with white buttons
Pockets no information available yet
Cuffs red with white buttons
Turnbacks red
Waistcoat red
Breeches red
Gaiters black
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt no information available yet
Waistbelt no information available yet
Cartridge Box no information available yet
Bayonet Scabbard no information available yet
Scabbard no information available yet
Footgear no information available yet


Uniform Details duchy of Württemberg artillery
as per Stadlinger completed with other sources where necessary
Headgear black tricorne edged yellow with a yellow/black pompon and a black cockade set with a yellow band set with a single brass button
Neckstock black
Coat dark blue in Prussian cut, later light blue
Collar black
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels black set with 6 brass buttons arranged in pairs
Pockets horizontal pockets, each with 3 brass buttons
Cuffs black Swedish cuffs with 2 brass buttons
Turnbacks black fastened with a brass button
Waistcoat white, later light blue
Breeches white
Gaiters black for campaigning
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt white
Waistbelt white
Scabbard black
Footgear black


Artillery protection company: Same uniform with the following exceptions: Fur cap with yellow shield and yellow aiguillette.

Officers

no information available yet

Musicians

no information available yet

Cannons

yellow

Colours

The artillery did not carry any colour.

References

Boehm, E.; Rottgardt, D., Weirich, W.-D.: Die Reichsarmee 1757-1763 II. Teil. Die einzelnen Einheiten, ihre Stärke, Zusammensetzung, Uniform und Feldzeichen, Manuskript, KLIO - Arbeitsgruppe 7jähriger Krieg, o.J.

Stadlinger, L., J. von, Geschichte des Württembergischen Kriegswesens – von der frühesten bis zur neuesten Zeit, Stuttgart, 1856