Wuerttemberg Füsilier Regiment von Truchsess, 1756–1763

Wuerttemberg Füsilier Regiment von Truchsess of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

Füsilier-Regiment von Truchsess was raised on 15 December 1752 from elements of the Garde zu Fuß. Only one battalion strong initially, the regiment was increased to two battalions of six companies each in 1757, to participate in the Silesian campaign with the other Wuerttemberg regiments.

At the Battle of Leuthen, 5 December 1757, Füsilier-Regiment von Truchsess stood on the right flank of the Wuerttemberg Infanterie-Brigade von Roeder.

The regiment was disbanded in the course of Wuerttemberg troops reductions in 1765. The men were transferred to other regiments, most of the officers were dismissed or retired.

Proprietor

  • Generalmajor Leopold Eusebius Graf von Truchsess, 1756–1759
  • vacant, 1759–1762
  • Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm von Württemberg, 1762–1765

Commanding Officer

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Organisation

  • Regimentsstab (regimental staff)
    • 1. Grenadier-Kompanie
    • 2. Grenadier-Kompanie
    • 1. Kompanie (Leibkompanie)
    • 2. Kompanie
    • 3. Kompanie
    • 4. Kompanie
    • 5. Kompanie
    • 6. Kompanie
    • 7. Kompanie
    • 8. Kompanie
    • 9. Kompanie
    • 10. Kompanie
    • two 3-pfünder Bataillonsgeschütze (battalion guns)

Campaign History

  • Silesian Campaign, 1757
  • Siege of Schweidnitz, 1757
  • Battle of Breslau, 1757
  • Battle of Leuthen, 1757
  • Hessian Campaigns, 1758–1759
  • Engagement at Lutterberg, 1758
  • Engagement at Lauterbach, 1758
  • Silesian Campaign, 1760
  • Siege of Wittenberg, 1760

Illustrations

  • Funcken, L. & F.: Historische Uniformen des 18. Jahrhunderts, 2. Band
  • Funcken, L. & F.: Historische Uniformen, p. 48
  • Deutsche Uniformen im Zeitalter Friedrichs des Großen, Sturm Zigaretten, Dresden

Uniform

  • dark blue coat of Prussian cut, with white buttons
  • black collar
  • black lapels with 3 × 2 white buttons,
    2 buttons below right lapel and two buttonholes below left lapel
  • black cuffs with 2 buttons
  • red turnbacks
  • black shoulderstrap on left
  • silver aiguillette on right shoulder
  • black stock
  • white Kamisol with white buttons
  • white trousers
  • black gaiters with white buttons
  • black tricorne hat with yellow border and yellow pompom
  • Prussian style grenadier mitre cap with brass plate

Sturm cigarette cards show a Füsilier of Regiment von Truchsess with three buttons on each cuff.

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