Suabian Infantry Regiment Baden-Baden of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

Suabian Infantry Regiment Baden-Baden of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

Kreis-Infanterie-Regiment Baden-Baden consisted of two battalions with five füsilier companies and one grenadier company each, totalling 1690 men. The companies of the regiment were supplied by Baden-Baden (2 coys.), Öttingen-Wallenstein, Ellwangen, Schwarzenberg, Graf Fugger zu Glött, Hochstift Konstanz, Überlingen, Truchsess-Scherr, Truchsess-Wolfegg, Mindelheim, and Memmingen. The Memmingen company was of protestant faith, all others were catholic. The regiment also had two 3-pounder battalion guns. Owner of the regiment was the current Margrave of Baden-Baden, who did not personally command his regiment on campaign, however. Margrave Ludwig Georg Simpert von Baden-Baden was appointed General-Feldzeugmeister of the Reichsarmee, and he served with the I. Korps when the imperial army mobilized in January 1757. Elements of Kreis-Infanterie-Regiment Baden-Baden were captured 8. September 1759.

Proprietor

  • General-Feldzeugm. Markgraf Ludwig Georg Simpert von Baden-Baden, 1727-1761
  • Markgraf August Georg Simpert von Baden-Baden, 1761–1771

Commanding Officer

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Illustrations

  • Deutsche Uniformen im Zeitalter Friedrichs des Großen, Sturm Zigaretten, Dresden
  • Uniformen der Kaiserlichen Armee am Rhein, Philipp Franz Freiherr von Gudenus, Harenberg (1979)
  • Bilderlexikon der Uniformen von 1700 bis zur Gegenwart, Südwest Verlag

Uniform

  • blue coat of Prussian cut, with yellow buttons
  • white collar
  • white lapels with 4×2 buttons left and right
  • white cuffs with 3 buttons
  • white turnbacks
  • blue or white? shoulder strap on left shoulder
  • black stock
  • white Kamisol with yellow buttons
  • white breeches
  • black gaiters with yellow buttons
  • black tricorne hat with white edging and white pompom
  • dark brown fur grenadier cap, with blue bag, white lace, and white pompom

Campaign History

  • partially captured 8. September 1759

Lineage

  • Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 109, II. Bataillon, 1902
  • 14. (Badisches) Infanterie-Regiment, 1. und 2. Kompanie, 1921

Infanterie-Regiment Baden-Baden was not considered to be particularly reliable during the Seven Years' War.

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