Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz

File this one under d'uh...

In searching for the Seven Years War uniforms of the two Mecklenburg duchies I was drawing a virtual blank. I mean not even Knotel.. That's because the two Duchies are not found under Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz that would be two darn easy, nope they are under Schwerin-Mecklenberg and Strelitz-Mecklenberg for the Seven Years War Period and Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz for the Napoleonic Period. Who thought that one up.

Uniform Details
Prussian Style Uniforms.
Blue Jackets - Red Turnbacks, Cuffs and Collars. White small clothes, belting, and hat lace. Black Gators.

Now to find the Regiments names.

1 comment:

greatredoubt said...

I was bored yesterday and did a little googling... not much to find in the SYW directly... the only mentions I found for regimental names were the ever-popular Erbprinz, a mention of the LiebGrenadiers (every duchy has one), and one mention of a "Von Hobe," but that was from the 1790's.

These links were the best ones I could find, though it's Napoleonic & later in time period...

http://home.att.net/~david.danner/militaria/schwerin.htm

http://home.att.net/~david.danner/militaria/strelitz.htm