Austrian Dragoon Regiment Saxe-Gotha of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

Austrian Dragoon Regiment Saxe-Gotha of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

By Convention of 29 January 1718, Markgraf Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg-Anspach raised a dragoon regiment in Bavaria for six years of imperial service. The regiment was given to Feldmarschall-Leutnant Friedrich Herzog von Württemberg. Upon termination of the contract, the regiment was taken into imperial service. During the Seven Years' War the regiment fought at the Battles of Kolin, Moys, Breslau, Leuthen, Landeshut, and Liegnitz.

Proprietor

  • Oberst, later FM Johann August Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha, 1726–1767

Commanding Officer

  • Oberst Carl Graf O'Donell, 1753–1757
  • Oberst Franz Graf Pompeati, 1757–1768

Uniform

  • red coat with yellow buttons
  • light blue lapels with seven buttons and buttonholes left and right
  • light blue cuffs with three buttons
  • light blue turnbacks
  • light blue shoulder strap left
  • light blue aiguillette right
  • black stock
  • light blue vest with seven yellow buttons
  • light straw-coloured breeches
  • black gaiters with yellow buttons for dismounted service
  • white boot cuffs and tall black riding boots for mounted service
  • black tricorne with yellow border, and black cockade with yellow button
  • red saddlecloth with yellow border, and black and white rhombical design
  • black pistol holsters, with red holster covers and border design as above
  • round red mantlesack with border design as above
  • black leather bridle

Campaign History

  • Battle of Kolin, 1757
  • Battle of Moys, 1757
  • Battle at Breslau, 1757
  • Battle of Leuthen, 1757
  • Siege of Neiße, 1758
  • Engagement at Tepliwoda
  • Battle of Landeshut, 1760
  • Battle of Liegnitz, 1760
  • Engagement at Peilau, 1762

Dragoner-Regiment Sachsen-Gotha was distinguished from Dragoner-Regiment Modena by its yellow buttons.

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