Simple soldier's equipment ...Army equipment 1700-1720

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Re: Simple soldier's equipment ...Army equipment 1700-1720

Post by pnorberg » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:21 am

Cavalry standards from the Great Northern War:
Turku ( Åbo) and Pori(Björneborgs) Cavalry Regiment
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Turku ( Åbo) and Pori(Björneborgs) Cavalry Regiment descended from the cavalry flags that were set in Finland (then part of Sweden) during the 1500s. The regiment was organized in 1632 as Turku and Pori County Cavalry Regiment and was in the 1690s TENEMENT. In 1634 of Government called the regiment as "Abo rider". Its first director was Hans Eckholtz. The regiment was sent in spring 1700 to Livonia and there came to be part of Wellingk department. Later they were included in Schlippenbach's army and suffered heavy losses. The remains of the regiment was in the summer of 1708 in General Lewenhaupt Corps marched through Lithuania to join the main Swedish army in the Ukraine. After the battle of Poltava, 28 June 1709 was with the regiment at the surrender at Perevolotnya few days later. The regiment had to be rebuilt after Poltava by doubling as a tribe and belonged to the then army in Finland. The regiment participated in the Norwegian campaign in 1718 where they were part of General Armfeldt title on 7500, as in August 1718 went into Norway from Jämtland. Year 1721 was the remainder of the regiment merged with the older and recruited Livdragonregementet and Upplands ståndsdragoner. They were called then (the younger) allotted livdragonregementet.
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Re: Simple soldier's equipment ...Army equipment 1700-1720

Post by pnorberg » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:23 pm

Småland Cavalry Regiment.
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Swedish name: Smålands kavalleriregemente.

The regiment was first established in 1628 as the Småland Horsemen (Smålands ryttare). The regiment was linked to the Allotment System in 1695.

The regiment received the name the Småland Cavalry Regiment (Smålands kavalleriregemente) in 1684. In 1792 the regiment carried the name the Småland Light Cavalry Regiment (Smålands lätta kavalleriregemente) and in 1802 the Småland Light Dragoon Regiment (Smålands lätta dragonregemente).
In 1808 the regiment received the name the Småland Dragoon Regiment (Småland dragonregemente).

The regiment was divided into two units in 1812. The former 2nd Battalion of the regiment was reorganized into infantry and received the name the Infantry Battalion of the Småland Dragoon Regiment (Smålands dragonregementes infanteribataljon).
The former 1st Battalion of the regiment kept the name "the Småland Dragoon Regiment". However this name was changed to the Småland Hussar Regiment (Smålands husarregemente) in 1822.

The regiment was disestablished in 1927.

The regiment's history goes back to the "fanor" that was raised in the counties of Kalmar and Kronoberg (province of Småland) in 1543.

The regiment was allotted with 1000 "rusthåll".
Hence, the Regiment had 1000 cavalrymen organized into 8 companies. All of the "rusthåll" were located within the province of Småland.

Names of the Companies making up the Regiment: The Life Company, The Lieutenant Colonel's Company, The Major's Company, Sunnerbo Company, Växjö Company, Jönköping Company, Vetlanda Company and Östra härads Company.

After 1812, when the former cavalry regiment was divided, the new dragoon regiment had 500 cavalrymen organized into 6 squadrons of 83 men each. The county of Jönköping had 250 "rusthåll" located within the county, the county Kalmar 138 and the county of Kronoberg 112.
The regiment was organized into 5 squadrons in 1833.

Location of the primary Garrison of the Regiment: From 1906, Eksjö. Training camp: From 1686 Ränneslätt, 1806 Qvarnarp, 1827 Ränneslätt.

Squadrons 1833:
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Re: Simple soldier's equipment ...Army equipment 1700-1720

Post by pnorberg » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:54 pm

Nylands och Tavastehus läns kavalleriregemente
Erected in 1632 as Uusimaa and Häme County Cavalry Regiment (1690s TENEMENT). 1721 Uusimaa and Häme Dragoon Regiment.

The regiment descended from Uusimaa riders, ranking 1618th Cavalry Regiment was the first director Lennart Stålhandske. The regiment reorganized in 1721 to dragoon regiment, Häme and Uusimaa Dragoon Regiment.

The regiment was sent in spring 1700 to Livonia and there came to be part of Wellingk department. From 1702 includes the regiment in the main army, except for the two companies. During 1705-06 they are part of Rehnskiölds department.
After the battle of Poltava, 28 June 1709 was with the regiment at the surrender of Perovolotjna few days later.
The regiment had to be rebuilt after Poltava by doubling as a tribe and belonged to the then army in Finland.
The regiment participated in the Norwegian campaign in 1718 where they were part of General Armfeldt title on 7500, as in August 1718 went into Norway over Jamtland.

In 1791 was reorganized many cavalry regiments in the Swedish cavalry to infantry. This also affected Uusimaa and Häme Cavalry regiment when the regiment was divided and reorganized into light infantry. The northern battalion was incorporated into Tavstehus county infantry regiment that this third regiment or battalion. The southern battalion (Livbataljonen) was incorporated into the Uusimaa infantry regiment.

As early as 1792 återuppsattes two squadrons of the regiment, namely Major or Squadron Porvoo and Helsinki squadron. Their were then related to the Karelian Dragoon Corps and became a 1803 re-mounted as well as the other two squads in the battalion they were in.
These four squadrons formed late with Kymmene Farm squadron from the Karelian Dragoon Corps of the Uusimaa Brigade associated Uusimaa dragonkår.
Uusimaa and Häme dragonkår battalion took part in the campaign in 1808 and disbanded after the capitulation of the Kalix 1809th
Regiment wolf ring was on the island at its fall.

Southern battalion comprised Livkskvadronen, Helsinki, Raseborg and Major Squadron.
Northern Battalion covered the top lieutenant, Lower Hållola, Upper Hållola and Säxmäki squadron.

The regiment was TENEMENT with 1000 numbers, 8 squadrons in Uusimaa and Häme province.
In the changing county subdivision in Finland in 1775 changed the area significantly. First, were added to Satakunta District from Pori County but was separated Upper Hollola district (156 number) of Kymi Province.

Uniforms: The Finnish cavalry unit had uniforms (1689/90) gray uniforms with feed and spread of landscape color.

Laying Location:? Training: Poldinaho, Hämeenlinna
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Post by pnorberg » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:45 pm

Hardships for soldiers
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Post by pnorberg » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:11 pm

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Post by pnorberg » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:03 pm

Artillery on the march somewhere
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Post by pnorberg » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:04 pm

20-21 November, I participated in the annual re-creation of the Battle of Narva in 1700 in just the city of Narva .. here are some pictures from this moment.
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Post by pnorberg » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:05 pm

20-21 November, I participated in the annual re-creation of the Battle of Narva in 1700 in just the city of Narva .. here are some pictures from this moment.
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Post by pnorberg » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:07 pm

20-21 November, I participated in the annual re-creation of the Battle of Narva in 1700 in just the city of Narva .. here are some pictures from this moment.
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Post by barr7430 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:35 am

This is a really fantastic thread. You have shared some brillaint material with us on the Forum. Thanks for that pnorberg 8)
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Post by pnorberg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:21 pm

Östgöta kavalleriregemente (Östergötland Cavalry Regiment)
The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in Östergötland in the 16th century. In 1619, these units—along with fänikor from the nearby Jönköping County—were organised by Gustav II Adolf into Östergötlands storregemente. Sometime between 1623 and 1628, the grand regiment was permanently split into three smaller regiments, of which Östgöta kavalleriregemente was one.

The regiment was officially raised in 1636 although it had existed since the 1620s. Östgöta kavalleriregemente was one of the original 8 Swedish cavalry regiments mentioned in the Swedish constitution of 1634. The regiment's first commander was Hans Rotkirch. It was allotted in 1687.

Östgöta kavalleriregemente was merged with Östgöta infanteriregemente in 1791 to form Livgrenadjärregementet. The reorganisation and renaming to a "life grenadier" title of honour was conducted in regard to the regiment's achievements during Gustav III's Russian War. Östgöta kavalleriregemente was renamed to Livgrenadjärregementets rusthållsdivision and retained some form of semi-independence.
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Post by pnorberg » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:12 pm

The Karelian or County of Viborg and Nyslott Cavalry Regiment
Swedish name: Kareliska eller Viborgs och Nyslotts läns kavalleriregemente.
The regiment was first established in 1632 as the County Viborg Cavalry Regiment (Viborgs läns kavalleriregemente). The regiment was linked to the Allotment System in the 1690's.
The regiment was disestablished in 1809.

The regiment was disestablished in 1721 and the horsmen organized into a dragoon unit. This unit received the name the Karelian or Kymmenegård Dragoon Squadron (Kareleska eller Kymmenegårds dragonskvadron) in 1724. In 1753 the Kymmenegård Company was reunited with squadron (separated in 1721).
The regiment's history goes back to the Karelian horsemen raised in 1618.
The regiment was allotted with 1000 "rotar".
Hence, the Regiment had 1000 horsemen organized into 8 squadrons.

Uniform before the standard uniform: Grey coat with cuffs in the county color. The regiment received the standard uniform (the blue and yellow Carolean uniform) in 1689/90.

Location of the primary Garrison of the Regiment: ??. Training camp: ??
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Re: Simple soldier's equipment ...Army equipment 1700-1720

Post by Captain of Dragoons » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:16 pm

Great stuff pnorberg.

Thanks for sharing.

Were any of the above cavalry regiments hired out to the Dutch Republic in the first half (1688-1693) of the War of the League of Augsberg before France's treaty with Sweden.

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Post by Tacitus » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:50 am

Captain of Dragoons wrote: Were any of the above cavalry regiments hired out to the Dutch Republic in the first half (1688-1693) of the War of the League of Augsberg before France's treaty with Sweden.
No, the provincial regiments with ethnic Swedes and Finns stayed home. I do not have much knowledge about the Swedish regiments who took part in that war, but they appear to have all been newly raised units composed mostly of Germans. As far as I know the only permanent unit that could trace lineage to them was the French regiment Royal Suedois which was created by Swedish prisoners of war.

Sending Swedish regiments to fight and die in a foreign war was something the Swedish king was very reluctant to do. He only did it to ensure support from the naval powers in the Holstein-Gottorp question and he was never going to send any of his best regiments.
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