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Origin and History
On October 21, 1761, Baron Wrangel was authorized to raise a second regiment of hussars, often designated as the “Gula Husarerna” (Yellow Hussars) counting six squadrons for a total of 800 troopers. However, it took a lot of time to raise this regiment.
Finally, during the spring of 1762, the Kronprinsens Husarregemente (aka Blå Husarerna) contributed five squadrons (about 320 men) for the constitution of the new regiment, which was organised along the Prussian model.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
- from October 20, 1761: Colonel Baron (Friherre af Adinal) Georg Gustaf Wrangel
- from 1763: Lars Åkerhielm
- from 1764 to 1766: M. C. Lewenhaupt
In 1766, the present regiment and the Blå Hussars were merged back into a single regiment and renamed the Hussar Regiment under the command of Mörner.
Service during the War
To do: campaigns from 1761 to 1762
|Headgear||light brown busby with a white metal "death's head" badge and a yellow bag, white cords, and white plume|
|Dolman||black with white braids and white buttons
|Breeches||straw with black overtrousers edged white|
Troopers were armed with a short, curved sabre, two pistols and a carbine.
The officers had silver lace trim and buttons rather than white lace trim and white buttons.
Trumpeters wore uniforms similar to those of the troopers with silver decorations replacing white braids and laces.
Brass trumpets with white and silver cords.
This unit did not carry any standard.
Brolin, Gunnar, 18th C. Swedish Military Flags - Part I: Standards and Guidons, 18th Century Military Notes & Queries No. 5
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Gülzow, Erich: Präpositus Picht und General von Dycke, zwei Vorläufer E. M. Arndts im Kampf gegen die Erbuntertänigkeit, in: Rügisch-Pommerscher Geschichtsverein (Hrsg.): Pommersche Jahrbücher. Bd. 29, L. Bamberg, Greifswald 1935
Jönköping War Museum, Sweden
Kjellander, Rune: Sveriges regementschefer 1700-2000: chefsbiografier och förbandsöversikter 2003
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Wilson, Peter, The Swedish Army in 1756, Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. X No. 1
Jeffrey M. Johnson for additional information on this regiment