M. L. Wedell
K. G. Malzahn
K. A. Danckwardt
J. B. Eichstädt
W. A. Schack-Wittenau
H. J. Arnoldt
1700-1713 Paille-yellow (straw) coat with red
facings and lining. Cloak (cassock) red with paille-yellow facings and
lining. White buttons on the coat and yellow on the cloak.
Red leg clothes and vest. The officers had from 1708 ponceau red coats with
1713-1716 Red coat with paille-yellow facings and lining as well as white
buttons and buttonholes. leg clothes and vest in paille-yellow. Cuffs
and collar edged with silver.
1716-1750 Same as above but with red leg clothes.
The Postmaster in Malmö
stated in his spy report from December 1709 that the uniforms of the
Guard consisted of "red coats and cloaks with yellow facings and
collars". If this is true then the Guard should have received
m/1711 uniforms several years earlier than 1713 as Karsten Skjold Petersen writes. But also Torstein Snorrason question the accuracy of the postmaster's
report. It is possible that the postmaster was misled by the red cloak.
According to Daniel Schorr the regulations from 1711 and 1716
decreed that the Guard's
"white" buttons were to be covered with silver. He also claims
that the cuffs should be of the A type, i.e. without silver edge and
embroidered buttonholes. Skjold Petersen is also alone in mentioning
that the collar had a silver edge 1713-1773 even though the drawing to
the right (which is taken from his book) shows a collar without
silver edge from 1728.
Furthermore the drawing appear to show that the guardsmen had hats with
gold lace in 1728. It is therefore possible that they also had gold lace
during the Great Northern War.
Private belonging to Livgarden
til fot 1728. The buttonholes were embroidered with white thread.
All soldiers still had a mustasch, later that became in the infantry
exclusive for grenadiers. Worgewitz 1728. Tøjhusmuseet.
("Grenaderkorpset" in Danish)
K. F. Staffeldt
1701-1716 Red coat and light blue (bleumerant) facings
with silver edge and white buttons and buttonholes. Lining, vest
and leg clothes also light blue.
1716-1750 Same as above but with red leg clothes.
Schorr states that the regulations from 1711 and 1716 decreed that
the Grenadier Corps was supposed to have silver-plated ("white") buttons and
cuffs of the
A type, i.e. without silver edge and embroidered buttonholes.
The uniform which was issued in 1709 has been described in the
sources and was very expensive with wide silver lace around the buttonholes, silver
edged bandoliers of yellow velvet and gilded grenadier caps. The
grenadier caps had gilded metal plates already when the corps was
created in 1701, but in 1728 they were completely made of embroidered
Note that the model drawing below to the right shows a uniform
with dark blue facings instead of light blue. The written sources are
however very clear when they state that the Grenadier Corps had light blue facings.
According to Karsten Skjold
Petersen this kind of inconsistence between written sources and pictures
are common and he explains it by saying that the colours on the pictures
may have degraded and got darker with time, or that the artist may have
worked in badly lit rooms and thus failed to see the proper colours of
Grenadier from the Grenadier Corps at the funeral procession of
Christian V's half brother Christian Gyldenløve in 1703.
Engraving by Andreas Reinhard c.
1707. Published with obituary and eulogy by Hector Gottfried Masius
and Jobs Trellund in 1709.
Uniform of a private in the Grenadier Corps 1735. As something new
"klapper" were introduced on the cuffs. The Livgarde and
Grenadier Corps had five buttons on these instead of four as in
the regular infantry regiments. Model drawing. Rigsarkivet, kgl
resolution nr. 125/1735
(Queen's Life Regiment)
J. D. Haxthausen
G. W. Sponeck
1700-1702 Red coat with yellow lining and facings
(officers had scarlet coats).
?-1711 Yellow coat with yellow lining and facings.
1712-1765 Red coat with yellow lining and facings.
1716-1735 Vest and leg clothes in red.
The only information Karsten Skjold Petersen has on the button colour is
that it was yellow 1705 (i. e. brass). According to Daniel Schorr the
regulation from 1711 and 1716 decreed that Dronningen's Livregiment
should have pewter buttons.
In 1702 the officers should have a scarlet coat, white
stockings, white feathers on the hat and a white sash around the waist.
The grenadier caps were at the same time made of yellow plush, but with
a front plate of black velvet and
silver embroidery with the regimental name in the middle ("Königin"
or "Dronningen"). Apart from the coat the soldiers also
had a red cassock with facings and collar of yellow plush.
caps of the mitre type are also mentioned in a contemporary description
from 1705 of the battalion which was sent to Austria. The cap was
described during a troop parade as being of red plush with a yellow shield and
on the back the regimental name (“Dronningen") embroidered in silver”.
The spelling ought to have been in Danish because the Holy Roman Empress
asked the Danish ambassador what the word meant. It was on this
occasion the regiment was reported to have had
According to the spy report from postmaster in Malmö had Dronningen's Livregiment in
December 1709 the same uniform colours as the Guard (i. e. red coats
with yellow facings).
The regiment is described to have been dressed in red, blue and grey
uniforms at Gadebusch 1712. There were then coats that had been repaired
with 40 patches of different colours. The state of the uniforms were so
bad that the regiment had been forced to take uniforms from one battalion and
let it remain in quarters, in order to equip the other battalion so that
it could participate in the battle.
Uniform of a private in Dronningen's
Livregiment 1735. The pocket flaps on the private's uniforms were
decoration. Collar on the coat was introduced first in 1747. Model
drawing. Rigsarkivet, kgl resolution nr. 125/1735.
F. K. Bielke
J. D. Lattorf
J. K. Rewentlow
1700-1712 Light grey coat with red facings ("iron grey" 1702, "white-grey"
1712-1716 Red coat with yellow buttons as well as black lining,
collar and cuffs (black leg clothes?).
1716-1721 Red coat with white buttons and light blue buttonholes,
light blue lining, light blue cuffs and collar with a black stripe as well as
red vest and red leg clothes.
1722-1735 Same as above but with a light blue vest.
cuffs on the large image furthest to the right have the same appearance
as in the plate from 1716 which is depicted in Karsten Skjold Petersen's book. Both Skjold Petersen and Lars-Eric Höglund have however
written descriptions that would suggest that the cuffs only had one black stripe. Daniel Schorr has
on the other hand clearly described two black stripes on the facings,
but in a different order than in the plate
(see the small image).
According to Snorrason the stockings were red in 1702, i. e. in the
present regimental colour which further defined as dark red. Cloaks/cassocks in
the same colour as the coat are mentioned 1702 and 1709.
The officers were 1702 reported to have had the same colour as the
privates on their coats except for the lining, as well as wearing a red
The grenadiers had at the same time caps made completely of fur.
Although in Austria (1705?) they are mentioned to have had grenadier
caps of cloth with the regimental name embroidered on the back.
K. V. Repsdorff
1700-1704 Blue coat with orange/dark yellow facings and lining.
1705-1711 Uniform completely unknown but the coat is red from 1711.
1717-1721 Red coat with white buttons and aurora lining as well as
cuffs and collar in aurora with a blue stripe. Vest and leg clothes red.
According to Snorrason the regiment was supposed to have grey coats in 1691 but according to Skjold Peterson they had blue coats 1700-1704. Facings
and lining were however always orange.
cuffs on the later uniform should according to Schorr have had a
(small image to the right) then what Skjold Petersen, Höglund and
the plate from 1716 states (large image to the right).
Furthermore Snorrason mention that many uniform descriptions incorrectly
say that the regiment's coats were green. This is the result of a
publisher's misreading of the handwriting of the 19th century historian
Otto Vaupell, in which he read steel green instead of steel grey.
J. B. Schwärtzel
H. J. Schack
1700-1704 Blue coat.
1704 Red facings and red lining.
1704-1716 Uniform unknown except the red coat that was introduced 1712.
1716-1722 Red coat with white buttons, light blue lining as well as light blue
cuffs and collar with a orange stripe. Vest and leg clothes red.
1722-1735 Red coat with yellow buttons and buttonholes, yellow lining as well as
yellow cuffs and collar with a light blue stripe. Light blue vest and red
According to Snorrason this regiment should have
had grey coats
with yellow lining in 1691 but Skjold Peterson give it
completely different colours for the period 1700-1704.
just like the preceding regiments Schorr give the cuffs a different
appearance in 1716 (small image) than what Skjold Petersen, Höglund
and the plate from 1716 say (large image).
Snorrason also mentions a source (Vrigny) who wrote that the newly
raised dragoon regiment Württemberg-Oels had grey coats with yellow facings
but thinks that the source is actually describing Prince Carl's regiment
which was deployed in the same area. This is because the enlistment
patent of the dragoon regiments prescribes blue
coats with red facings. Skjold Peterson has on the other hand assumed
that Vrigny got the right name. This means that two uniforms and two
regiments have been combined in a completely different way by Snorrason and Skjold Petersen.
G. K. Puttkammer
L. De Boiset
D. E. Zepelin
1704 Blue coat with facings and lining in white.
1708-1730 Yellow buttons.
1712-1716 Red coat with facings, lining and leg clothes in feuille
1716-1723 Same as above but with red vest and leg clothes.
1724-1735 Red coat with yellow lining and white buttonholes.
Cuffs and collar yellow with a white stripe. Red vest and leg clothes.
Snorrason states that Sjællandske Regiment had light grey coats with dark blue lining
during the 1690s. He also mention a decision from 1707 that they
furthermore should have brass buttons and blue wool
for the buttonholes as well as blue breeches and stockings. This
suggests that the uniform colours of the 1690s were still used the
following decade even though Skjold
Petersen does not mention anything about grey coats
H. F. Boyneburg
J. P. Ingenhoven
H. H. Scheel
1700-1713 Light grey
coat with red lining and facings.
1713-1766 Red coat with lining, facings and buttonholes in white.
1715-1766 White buttons.
1716-1735 Leg clothes and vest red.
Schorr states that the regulations from 1711 and 1716 determined that
the regiment should have brass buttons, i. e. yellow and not white buttons.
Snorrason refers to Vrigny who in 1702 wrote that the Jutlanders were
completely dressed in white with red and the same colours for the
as well as red stockings and a black neckcloth. The hat was laced with red and
white wool, and had a cockade with the same colours.
That the Jutlanders had an overcoat/cloak with the same colours as the
coat is also confirmed in the spy report from the Malmö postmaster in December 1709.
H. H. Erffa
H. K. Schönfeldt
1700-1712 Light grey
coat with green lining and facings. White buttons 1702 and yellow 1712-35.
1700-1702 Green vest for the privates and Grey-white vest for
1702-1716 Green leg clothes.
1713-1766 Red coat with green lining and facings.
1716-1721 Leg clothing and vest red.
1728-1735 Dark green cuffs, collar, buttonholes, lining and vest.
Red leg clothes.
Apart from the information above Vrigny wrote in 1702 that the
regiment's hats had a yellow braid (gold lace for the officers) and a
green and white cockade. The coat also had red collar (which could
possibly be a mistake and actually be a reference to a neckcloth). They
also had Grey-white cloaks with green lining, which is confirmed by the postmaster in Malmö 1709
who also mentions green collars.
The plate from 1716 has depicted Fynske Regiment's cuffs with a light
green colour and perhaps that was the shade they had all the time. I
have however chosen not to portray the regiment in the images above with
a light green shade because another regiment with light green cuffs in
the 1716 plate is reported to have had dark green facings in 1728.
Furthermore, other regiments which explicitly were supposed to have light blue facings have
been depicted with dark blue on the plate.
H. Schack's regiment
J. B. Schwängeln's regiment
Prince of Hessen's regiment
This regiment which was disbanded 1714 is oddly enough
not included in Karsten Skjold Petersen's book.
The only information from Torstein Snorrason is the regulation from
1691 according to which the regiment should have light grey coats with lining
in feuille morte. Schorr mentions the regulations from 1711 and 1716
which calls for red
coats with facings and lining in feuille morte (Lars-Eric Höglund also mentions
that collar should be in feuille morte).
According to the postmaster in Malmö the regiment had in December 1709 white coats and
coats with brown-yellow facings and collars.
("Marineregimentet" in Danish)
A. A. Gaffron
1709 Grey coat with orange facings.
1710 Red coat with lemon yellow facings.
1710-1767 Red coat with yellow buttons 1712-1716 and white buttons
1715-1716 Steel grey facings and lining
1716- (before 1722) Facings and lining in aurora
1716-1735 Red leg clothes and red vest.
1722 Green facings.
1728-1762 Light green cuffs, collar and lining. White buttonholes.
Marine Regiment does not appear to have had any stabile uniform colour.
According to Snorrason the coats were grey with white lining 1691-95 and
thereafter completely grey. In 1707 a decision was made that they in the
future should have grey-white coats with blue lining, facings, collars, breeches and stockings.
But according to Skjold Petersen the regiment had orange facings in 1709 and in
December that year the postmaster in Malmö reported that they had red coats and
with lemon yellow facings and collars. The facings colour was then steel grey
and aurora in 1716. Höglund mentions that the coats of m/1711 and 1716 had
Fredrik Wilhelm av Sønderborg
H. Ph. Praetorius
F. A. Wedel-Jarlsberg
1712-1764 Red coat with yellow buttons.
1712-1716 Light green facings with a white
stripe (light green leg clothes?).
1716-1722 Light green lining, light green facings with a stripe in aurora.
1716-1735 Red vest and leg clothes.
1722 Green facings with two orange stripes.
1728-1735 Cuffs and collar dark green with a yellow stripe.
and dark green lining
According to the regulations from 1691
the Oldenborgske Regiment should have had grey coats with lining in "muscus".
Höglund writes: "Light grey coat with blue?".
A. F. Trampe
K. A. Lepel
J. S. Birkholtz
A. A. Praetorius
1700-1712 Light grey coat (blue lining, collar and
1712-1730 Red coat with light blue lining, light blue facings with two white stripes and light blue
collar with a white stripe as well as light blue buttonholes.
1716-1750 Red leg clothes and at least until 1721 a red vest.
1728-1735 Yellow buttons and light blue vest.
was created in 1703 by merging one battalion each from
Dronningen's and Prince Georg's regiments as well as a third of a battalion from
the Marine Regiment.
I have followed the instructions from Daniel Schorr regarding the
cuffs in the images to the right, even though Karsten Skjold Petersen notes
that the cuffs had two white stripes.
Höglund and the plate from 1716 seem to support Schorr.
The 19th century historian Otto Vaupell specified the regimental
colour as light blue
and states that the regiment was not allowed to participate in the
Scanian campaign because Frederik IV
thought “the purchased regimental cloth was in the wrong shade”.
J. D. Haxhausen
K. G. Osten
W. A. Schack
H. J. Arnold
W. A. Ingenhaef
H. J. Schack
C. A. av Sønderborg
1703-1712 Light grey
coat with blue lining and facings.
?-1721 Red coat. Red leg clothes and vest from 1716.
The regiment was created in 1703 by merging one battalion each
from Prince Christian's and Prince Carl's regiments as well as a third
of a battalion from the Marine Regiment.
The cuffs in the image to the right follow Daniel Schorr's
description of the regulations from 1711 and 1716. But all the so called "Danish
regiments" seem to have had the same type of cuffs. This could mean
that the cuffs should have two stripes just like what Karsten Skjold Pedersen
has noted for 1st and 3rd Danish. Höglund supports Schorr while the
plate from 1716 only has one stripe but with reversed colours (if I
interpreted it correctly).
H. F. Boyneburg
K. G. Malzahn
A. A. Gaffron
1703-1713 Light grey coat which 1703-1704 had yellow lining and facings.
1713-1765 Red coat.
1716-1735 Red vest and leg clothes.
1728-1735 Dark green lining, dark green facings with two white stripes and
dark green collar with a white stripe as well as dark green buttonholes.
The regiment was created in 1703 by merging one battalion each from Sjællandske and Jyske regiments as well as
a third of a battalion from the Marine Regiment.
According to Snorrason the regiment had yellow lining also in 1709 when
it returned to Denmark from Austrian service.
I have, just like the in the case of the two preceding regiments, chosen
to follow Daniel Schorr's description of the m/1711 and m/1716 cuffs and
Karsten Skjold Petersen. Höglund and the plate from 1716 support Schorr.
O. K. Callenberg
A. von der Lühnen
1703-1712 Light grey coat
with red lining and facings.
1712-? The grey coat was replaced with a red coat at an unknown
1716-1721 Red coat, vest and leg clothes.
The regiment was created in 1703 by merging von Enden's and von Malzahn's battalions.
I have, just like the in the case of the three preceding
regiments, chosen to follow Daniel Schorr's description of the m/1711 and m/1716
cuffs. Höglund agrees with Schorr, but I find it difficult to identify
this regiment in the plate from
1716 (does it have the colours reversed on the cuffs?).
von Enden's battalion
battalion was recruited in Oldenburg 1703 (1702?) as a part of the
contingent sent to Austria. In Tyrol it was reinforced with K. G. von Malzahn's
battalion and the unit was thereafter called the 4th infantry regiment.
The enlistment patent from October 1701 called for blue coats with white
facings, but when the regiment returned from Austrian service in 1709 it had
grey coats with red facings
von Malzahn's battalion
The battalion was purchased from Mecklenburg 23
April 1703 and then hired to Austria which used it against Hungarian
rebels. It was attacked on the night to 27 May 1704 and completely
shattered. The remainder was incorporated with the 4th regiment.
(according to Snorrason, Lars-Eric Höglund states that Malzahn's battalion
was incorporated with the 3rd Danish Regiment). The uniform consisted
in 1701 of a light grey coat with blue lining and facings, cloak the
same, as well as leather breaches and blue stockings.
Recruited in Westphalia 1711 and incorporated with the
4th Danish regiment 25 April
A battalion which was used to reinforce other existing
regiments. It was purchased fully equipped from the duke of Sachsen-Meiningen
1712 and the remainder was incorporated with the 4th
Infantry Regiment 25 April 1713. According to a letter from 28 February
1712 the uniform consisted of a white coat and camisole with red lining and
facings. Red breeches and stockings.
J. P. Bonar
Christian Ulrik of Württemberg-Oels
1701-? Light grey coat with blue lining and facings.
Snorrason writes that from 29 November 1701 the two Würtemberg-Oels regiments
could have been dressed in light grey and yellow. This according to Vrigny's
eye witness account which contradicts the instructions in the enlistment
patents for the Würtemberg-Oels regiments.
According to Höglund the regiment had in 1712 a red coat with blue
collar, cuffs and lining. Höglund is however the only one to mention
this because the regiment was hired to the Maritime powers and thus not
included in the regulation from 1711, and not in the regulation from
1716 either because the regiment was disbanded 1714. When the regiment
was disbanded its soldiers were transferred to Oldenborgske Regiment.
Just like Schorr,
but in opposition to Skjold Petersen, Höglund claims that all Danish
regiments after 1711 were issued red vests, breeches and stockings.
1710-1712 Light grey coat with red lining, facings and leg
1712-1713 Red coat with green lining and white facings as well as red
Snorrason adds that the regiment in 1710 had a Grey-white camisole (vest) and
a blue stripe on the cuffs.
Lars-Eric Höglund deviates from Karsten Skjold Petersen regarding
the later uniform. According to Höglund Hansen's regiment had
1711 a red coat with white collar and steel grey lining.
was recruited in Germany
and Holland and it only existed 1710-1713. One battalion was
transferred to Prince Christian's regiment 1712 and the other was disbanded
1710-1712 Light grey coat with red lining, red facings with a blue
stripe as well as red leg clothes.
1712-1713 Red coat with orange lining and facings.
Snorrason adds that the regiment in 1710 had a Grey-white
The regiment was raised 1710 but never
reached more than a battalion's strength before it was disbanded and had
its men transferred to 1st Danish Regiment 1713.
According to Höglund another regiment was raised by Baartig 1717. This
time from Swedish prisoners of war who were then sold to the Republic of
Venice (however the soldiers mutinied on their way to Venice and
returned to Sweden via Holland). The uniform Höglund describes for this
regiment appears to be the same to the one which according to
Skjold Petersen was worn 1712-1713.
K. G. Malzahn
R. R. Biegen
1701-1714 Light grey coat with yellow buttons as well as lining and facings i
dark red/wine red.
1714-1730 Red coat with yellow buttons and light blue lining.
1714-1716 Striped facings (red-white-light blue) as well as light blue vest
and leg clothes.
1716-1730 Red vest and leg clothes.
1728 Light blue cuffs and collar. On the cuffs two light red stripes
each surrounded by two white stripes. On the collar only one set of
these three stripes.
1730 Light blue cuffs and collar. On the the cuffs two red, two white
and one light blue stripe. On the collar one white stripe. White buttonholes.
("South Sjællandske" from 1717)
J. H. Bippen
1701-1714 Light grey coat with yellow buttons. Lining and facings
in aurora 1701 and blue 1712. Pie coat had blue facings 1701.
1712-1716 Aurora lining and striped facings in aurora, red
1714-1730 Red coat with yellow buttons.
1716-? Facings and lining in feuille morte.
1716-1722/1725 Lining in aurora. The two battalions then change
1716-1730 Red vest and leg clothes.
1722 Paille facings.
1728 Cuffs and collar in paille with two dark green stripes and a
light red stripe in the middle of the cuffs as well as a dark green and light
green stripe on the collar. White buttonholes
K. F. Bielke
1701-1714 Light grey
coat with yellow buttons. Facings and lining were 1701 Zinober red.
1712-1717 Green lining and leg clothes.
1714-1728 Red coat with yellow buttons. Cuffs and collar green with
multi-coloured ribbon (red-white-green 1717).
1717-1730 Red vest and leg clothes.
1728-1730 Red coat with yellow buttons. Cuffs and collar dark green with
two white stripes on the cuffs and one on the collar.
wrote in 1702
that the regiment also had hats edged with red and with a red cockade.
The stockings had red stripes on the sides and back. They also only
carried one colour per battalion.
1701-1714 Light grey coat with yellow buttons.
Facings and lining were brown 1701, feuille morte 1708 (likewise leg
and "fire yellow" to 1711.
1712-1716 Yellow lining and 1712 facings i red-blue-yellow
(1713-1717 cuffs and collar yellow with multi-coloured ribbons).
1714-1730 Red coat with yellow buttons which 1730 had light brown lining.
Some companies were issued grey coats 1718.
1716-1730 Red vest and leg clothes. Some companies were issued
leather breaches 1718.
1717-? Facings in red-blue-yellow.
?-1730 Light brown lining
I suspect that the facing
colours for the period 1701-1711 (brown, feuille morte and "fire yellow")
are different names for the same shade. The plate from 1716 shows the
blue colour on the facings as
1701-1714 Light grey coat
with yellow buttons. Dark blue facings and lining 1701. Facings in red-black-blue and blue lining 1712.
1714-1730 Red coat with yellow buttons 1714-16 and white buttons
1728-30. Blue lining 1712-1717 and light blue lining 1730. Cuffs and
collar blue with multi-coloured ribbons 1714-17 (red-black-blue 1717-?).
1728-1730 light blue facings with two white stripes and light blue
collar with one white stripe.
1716-1730 Red vest and leg clothes.
The plate from
1716 (image below to the right) shows facings with a light blue shade.
Musketeer of Århusiske National
1728. The national militia were not issued vests and therefore had
their coat buttoned. The infantry still use gauntlets of yellow
leather. The drawing clearly shows the belts. Worgewitz 1728. Tøjhusmuseet.
Plate with cuffs for the entire
army 1716. As something new, stripes are introduced on the cuffs. Rigsarkivet,
Landetatens arkiv, Krigskancelliet.
(Click here to see the the image
in a larger scalea)
H. J. Arnold
1701-1714 Light grey
coat with yellow buttons. Light green lining and facings 1701. Yellow lining,
facings and leg clothes 1712-1714.
1714-1730 Red coat with yellow buttons. Some companies were
issued grey coats 1718.
1714-1717 yellow lining and leg clothes. Cuffs and collar black with multi-coloured ribbons.
1716-1730 Red vest and from 1717 red leg clothes (some companies
were issued leather breaches 1718).
1717-? Red lining and red facings with one à two blue stripes.
1728-1730 Cuffs, collar and lining "blommefarvet" (bleumerant
or flower coloured?) with two light blue
stripes on the cuffs and one on the collar. Red buttonholes.
Schorr the facings from 1717 were supposed to have looked like the small
image to the right. A plate from 1716 show however a different order on
(as well as showing a light blue shade). I have interpreted Skjold Petersen and
Höglund as describing the order of the plate and not Schorr's.
1701-1714 Light grey coat with yellow
buttons. Yellow lining and facings.
1714-1717 Red coat with yellow buttons and paille-yellow lining.
The facings were possibly paille-yellow 1714-1716. The facings were 1717 in
the colours red-paille-green.
1716-1717 Red vest and leg clothes.
H. J. Samsø
1704-1714 Light grey coat with yellow buttons and lining
in feuille morte. Probably vest and leg clothes also in feuille morte
until 1716. The facings were in feuille morte 1704.
1714-1730 Red coat with yellow buttons and lining in feuille morte.
1714-1716 Facings in feuille morte with white and blue stripes.
1716-1730 Cuffs and collar in feuille morte with 2x3 stripes i
white-light blue-white on the cuffs and 1x3 on the collar. Red vest and
Höglund deviates by stating red-yellow instead of feuille morte for
the light grey uniform and brown-yellow for the red. Feuille morte is
French for "autumn leaves" or literally: "dead leaves".
deviates both from Skjold Petersen and Höglund by having the facings in
four colours 1714 (red-blue-white-feuille morte). The
plate showing the army's cuffs from 1716 seems to support Schorr.
The plate also shows the blue colour as a light blue shade.
1700-1716 Unknown uniform
1716-1777 Red leg clothes and vest (infantry)
Bornholm militia was a special garrison unit which 1699 consisted of
three infantry companies, one cavalry company and an artillery company.
All in all with a combined strength of
613 men. Unfortunately neither Torstein Snorrason
or Lars-Eric Höglund have any information about their uniforms
On several places in Denmark there were Free Companies garrisoning
redoubts. At the outbreak of the war there were two with 50 men each at Fladstrand and Hitler skans, and
a 83 men strong company at Christiansö outside Bornholm. In 1706 a fourth company was created inKorsör. Torstein Snorrason states that the
two former should have had
light grey coats with dark red lining according to the regulation of 1699.
Finally there was also the prestigious Drabantgarden with 57 men
(including officers) which served as the King's body guard. They also
served as officers at the Foot Guards (Livgarden til Fods) and other
line regiments. According to Snorrason the drabants were almost
eliminated at the battle of Helsingborg and according to Höglund most of
the corps was killed at Gadebusch. Karsten Skjold Petersen does not mentions the unit but Höglund and Snorrason states
that the uniform consisted of a crimson coat with blue facings. On a
picture from Christian V's time they are also seen wearing a red cassock decorated
with "C5" in gold.