Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

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Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

Post by wdrenth » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:58 pm

all,

Having some time for research with the force isolation &c, I wanted to ask about the Krassow brother during the late 17th and early 18th centuries,

We have
Ernst Detlof von Krassow (1660-23 Jan 1714). An officer in Swedish service, ultimately reaching the rank of lieutenant-general. The German wiki (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Detlof_von_Krassow) is pretty ok, detailing is command of a Swedish regiment in Dutch service during the NYW, and his commands during the GNW.
Adam Philipp von Krassow (5 May 1664-2 Feb 1736). He seems to have been in service of Mecklenburg-Schwerin after the NYW; before he served in his brother's regiment. The German wiki (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Philipp_von_Krassow) lists his carrier.

My question: during the WSS, Mecklenburg provided two regiments of foot as subsidy troops for the Dutch army (Buchwald and Schwerin)
For the second regiment, the colonels (inhabers) were are follows:
von Schwerin
von Uffeln (from 1704)
von Krassow (from 1708)

I am trying to identify which of the brother. 'Het Staatsche Leger' (the Dutch history on the Dutch States army) mentions Ernst Detlof.
From the biographies this doesn't make sense, and I tend to believe Adam Philipp was the colonel. Some resources, unfortunately, only mention 'Krassow' without any name.

I hope someone on this forum has some further insights.

kind regards, WIenand
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Re: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

Post by Glorfindel » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:04 am

Hi Wienand,

Robert Hall confirms the Colonel is Ernst Detlof but I expect this is taken from the same source you mention
below ('Het Staatsche Leger').

I have also checked his work on the two Mecklenburg states but this doesn't clarify the situation either.

Different spellings don't help (Krassau / Krassow etc) - norm for the era.

Sorry !



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Re: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:25 pm

Adam Phillip seems to have had only a field Command in the Service of Mecklenburg (Rank General) his "occupation" is stated as:

Geheimerådet och presidenten i krigskommissariatet samt licenskollegium i Mecklenburg,

While only Ernst Detlof did reach a Military Rank in Swedish Service
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Re: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

Post by wdrenth » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:51 pm

hi all,

Thanks for the replies.

Still not convinced :-) It simply doesn't make sense for Ernst Detlof to be busy in Mecklenburg, whilst pursuing other things in Sweden and who was busy in Poland around 1708 and 1709.
Also, the wiki on Adam Philipp states he commanded a regiment of dragoons, was promoted major-general, etc.
There is also a biography on the Krassows, Geschichte des adlichen, freiherrlichen und gräflichen Geschlechts von Krassow, (the wiki probably relies on this), which refers to Adam becoming colonel of the regiment in 1708, without being able to command in person.

Based on this, I am quite certain about my earlier remark, and that Adam Philip was colonel of the Mecklenburger regiment in Dutch service, and not his brother.

kind regards, Wienand
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